Best Beaches in Spain
Whether you like to swim, snorkel or sunbathe, spending some quality down time on the beach is what holidays in Spain are all about. After all, the Costa Blanca itself stretches for 200km, with 170 beaches to choose from. From quiet cobbled coves on tranquil islands to buzzing mainland shores just steps away from clubs, bars and resorts, there’s a beach to suit any kind of traveller. Here’s our guide to some of the best beach holidays in Spain.
Playa la Granadella, Javea (Costa Blanca)
Ideal for couples and families looking for a more laid-back pace, this Blue Flag beach offers stunning views for the most memorable holiday snaps, giving visitors one of the best beach holidays in Spain. Situated between two rocky outcrops with a lush pine forest as its backdrop, this beach has been previously used to shoot Hollywood films, such as My life in Ruins and The Cold Light of Day, starring Bruce Willis. When you look at its beautiful white powdery sand and crystal-clear waters, it isn’t hard to see why. The calm waters here are alive with tropical fish and other aquamarine life, making it an ideal spot for snorkelling and other water sports like banana boating. After a day of relaxation on the beach, head home to your nearby Villa Trufa for some relaxation and dinner on your private terrace overlooking the pool.
Playa de La Malagueta, Malaga (Costa Del Sol)
Commonly given the accolade of one of the best beaches in Southern Spain, Playa de La Malagueta is difficult to miss thanks to the famous Malagueta sculpture that welcomes you on approach. Ideal for those who want to be just a stone’s throw from the facilities of the city and its shops, bars and restaurants, Playa de La Malagueta is very popular with locals and tourists alike, with a vibrant buzz that stretches its entire length of 1,200 metres. If you need to take time out from the heat, the palm trees offer plenty of shade, and parasols and sunbeds can be rented for relaxation. Make a day of it and grab some lunch in the middle of the day at one of the many nearby places to eat offering espeto (grilled fish on skewers). If you don’t have a car, you can reach the beach via one of the buses that make a stop at Paseo de Parque.
Playa de Corralejo (Fuerteventura)
Spain boasts some of the most beautiful islands in the world, including Fuerteventura. If you feel like venturing further from your luxury Villa Lugano, the resort of Corralejo boasts no less than five beautiful sand dune beaches, offering calm seas for swimming and snorkelling, and plenty of water sports to keep everyone entertained. Because the beaches are vast and cover an expansive stretch across several kilometres, this is the ideal place to come for some down time and to escape crowds. That said, there are plenty of services and amenities close by, including restaurants, bars and shops.
Playa las Teresitas (Tenerife)
Known as one of the most popular and beautiful beaches in Tenerife, Playa las Teresitas is situated on the island’s northeast coast. Featuring soft, golden sand and swaying palm trees, it is an oasis of calm and offers stunning views of the surrounding bay. A breakwater structure has been constructed to keep the waters calm, making it an ideal beach for families with small children. Stronger swimmers also have barrier-free access. The beach features volleyball courts, aerobics and yoga classes, sun loungers, showers, toilets and a host of bars and restaurants offering local and international fare.