10 Stunning Beaches You Absolutely Can't Afford to Miss in Spain
1. Beach of La Concha
The Beach of La Concha is a beach in the Bay of La Concha in San Sebastián (Basque Country). It is one of the most famous urban beaches in Europe. It is a sandy beach and shallow substrate, in which the tide fluctuation affects greatly the area available for use. It can be considered an urban beach in widespread use.
2. Es Trenc - Famous beach in Mallorca
The beach of Es Trenc close to Campos on the southern coast of Mallorca. The beach is about 10 km long and extends from Sa Ràpita to Colònia de Sant Jordi. It is also popular as social nudity beach.
3. Agua Blanca (Ibiza)
Agua Blanca is a beach on the Spanish island of Ibiza. The nearest village is Sant Carles de Peralta, which is 2.4 miles (3.9 km) southwest of the beach. In the summer the beach is popular with families and is also a popular nudist spot. The waters are clean and safe for swimming. Along the near shore there are several rocky outcrops, providing an environment for snorkelling. The beach has a restaurant and a beach bar.
4. playa de ses illetes
Ses Illetes is a beach located on the island of Formentera, in the Autonomous Community of the Balearic Islands, Spain. It is one of the most popular beaches of Formentera. For its beauty and high landscape value it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is considered the best beach in Spain, the second in Europe and fifth in the world.
5. La Caleta, Spain
La Caleta is a beach located in the historical center of the city of Cádiz, Spain. It is a natural harbor by which Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans penetrated historically. It is the smallest beach in the city, and is isolated from the others. Its main attraction is its location, a scene that has inspired musicians and poets like Isaac Albéniz, José María Pemán, Paco Alba, and Carlos Cano. It runs in between the castles of San Sebastián and Santa Catalina and in front of the faculty of Economic and Enterprise Sciences of the Campus of Cadiz of the university of the same name.
6. Bolonia Beach
Bolonia is a beautiful beach in the municipality of Tarifa in the Province of Cadiz in southern Spain. It is located on the Atlantic shore, 22.9 kilometres by road west of Tarifa, but much less further in terms of coastal distance because there is no coastal road. The beach and bay is also known as Playa de Bolonia Ensenada de Bolonia, or Bolonia Bay. The beach is about 3.8 kilometres in length, with an average width of about 70 metres.
7. Playa de Las Canteras
Playa de Las Canteras (Las Canteras Beach) is the largest beach of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and is frequented throughout the year by most city dwellers and foreign visitors. It lies on the west side of the isthmus of Guanarteme, which links the peninsula of La Isleta, located to the northeast, with the rest of the island of Gran Canaria. The 3,100 m beach is oriented to the northwest in what is known as Confital bow or bay, and stretches from the foothills of La Isleta until shortly before the mouth of the ravine Tamaraceite. The beach is sheltered from the currents of the Atlantic by a natural barrier of coral sandstone popularly known as "the bar", which is in easy swimming distance from shore.
8. Barceloneta Beach
La Barceloneta is a neighborhood in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It is known for its sandy beach and its many restaurants and nightclubs along the boardwalk. With its modernity, La Barceloneta continues to inhabit the scent of salt and marine life. For many, this is considered a luxury. La Barceloneta also attracts many cruise ships to dock. Amongst the attractions on the Barceloneta's beach are German artist Rebecca Horn's "Homenatge a la Barceloneta" monument, and, where the beach gives way to the Port Olimpic, Frank Gehry's modern "Peix d'Or" sculpture.
9. Los Cristianos Beaches
Los Cristianos is a town in Spain, situated on the south coast of the Canary Island of Tenerife. The town is a popular tourist resort and includes a ferry port, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Los Cristianos is home to two popular beaches: The main beach (Playa de Los Cristianos) is a sandy beach sheltered by the Harbour and boasts a number of facilities including water sports, beach volleyball, showers and a children's play area. Las Vistas Beach is located in the next bay beyond the harbour and is man-made, protected by breakwaters, it also boasts a number of facilities including water sports, showers and a tourist information site.
10. Papagayo Beach
Papagayo Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Lanzarote, a Spanish island. This is a collection of smaller beaches that are separated by high cliffs, forming a number of sheltered bays. This area has been protected and is now a national park, which can be accessed by a rather bumpy dirt road. There is a small fee for all cars entering of €3. The coves can also be accessed on foot, via Los Coloradas. Signs point from next to the Papagayo Arena hotel, traversing over a sandy path down to the first of the coves.
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