What are the best beaches in Spain?

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In Spain there are at least 8000 kilometers of coastline surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. This is one reason why there is an immense variety of beaches that have been awarded by nature. At the same time, it has been made possible that there are beaches for all tastes, so that it is impossible to get bored. For this reason, we would like to present some of the best beaches in Spain.

Macarella and Macarelleta, Menorca

These are a series of pleasant minor bays that can only be reached by sea or on foot. These beaches are marked by a series of cliffs that are overgrown with vegetation, mostly pine trees, which have the appearance of falling into the sea.

Together, the three make up one of the most beautiful sets of the Balearic Islands. Many people love to photograph the beauty of the place. Many people usually visit them during the summer, but during the first hour of the day you can enjoy a lot of tranquility, making it one of the best beaches in Spain.

Benijo Beach

In this case, we highlight a beach that is located in the Canary Islands, specifically north of Tenerife. As with most of the beaches of the archipelago, the origin of this one is volcanic, and it is the most photographed beach in the region.

Many travelers are accustomed to the golden and white sands. But this area stands out for its black sands, which are a source of surprise. In addition, thanks to the fact that it is far away from large crowds, it is possible to disconnect from worries and get in touch with nature, specifically with its sunsets.

Nogales Beach

Similarly, within the Canary Islands we find some of the best beaches, specifically in the municipality of Puntallana, northwest La Palma, is the Playa de Nogales. It is located in a completely rural landscape, full of trails and multiple mountains.

To reach it, you only have to go down a cliff for about 15 minutes. It is worth noting that it is not a beach with calm waters. However, it is a toll that is worth the visit. In addition, those who like surfing enjoy an unparalleled experience on this beach of the archipelago.

Los Genoveses Beach

Moving deeper into the Cabo de Gata Natural Park, we can find Playa de los Genoveses, which is among the many unspoiled beaches in Almeria. It could be said that something that has helped a lot to its popularity has been the fact that it has become the setting for many films.

It is one of the best beaches in Andalusia. It is also possible to find some fine golden sand dunes. The prickly pears and the local Pitas are the main elements that characterize the locality, making bathing a real pleasure.

Granadella Cove

Once inside Alicante and the Valencian Community, we can find another of the best beaches in Spain, as is the Cala Granadella. It stands out for the fact that it is surrounded by mountains. You can walk from very early in the morning along its paths, listen to the sound of the waves and the sound of the stones under your feet.

To access it, just go to the tourist town of Javea, and enter through the Forest Park of La Granadella, which culminates in the cape of Nao. Its crystalline waters are turquoise and it is ideal for scuba diving.

Matalascañas Beach

It is a beach with a family atmosphere located in Andalusia, being one of the most popular in the province. This sandy beach is more than 5 kilometers long, being one of the largest of the Costa de la Luz.

Many people tend to recognize it easily by the peculiar stone that appears on the shore. It is not a geological formation, but the well-known Torre de la Higuera, one of the many that came to protect the coastline from enemy attacks, but not all of them resisted the Lisbon tidal wave of 1755. 

Rodas Beach

This beach located in the Cies Islands is shaped like a shell. Its glassy waters are emerald in color, and it is one of the most beautiful beaches in Spain. It is connected to Figueiras beach by a sand belt. The Cies Islands are part of the Atlantic Islands National Park, and can be reached by boat from Vigo.

Laga Beach

Within the Biosphere Reserve of Urdaibai and very close to the cape of Ogoño, one of the best beaches in the Basque Country stands out. Laga beach has a beautiful landscape in which stand out the golden dunes of fine sand.

This place is open to the sea, so it is an ideal place for surfing in the Cantabrian Sea with waves that are cut with right and left peaks.

Gulpiyuri Beach

In view of the fact that it is a very small sea beach that is located inland, it is considered one of the most special and unique beaches that exist within Asturias. 

It is only 50 meters long of white sand, which is received indirectly from the sea below the cliffs that surround it. It has even been catalogued as a National Monument. It is not so easily accessible, so to reach the beach you have to walk through an agricultural area full of meadows.

As we can see, there are many options available to you if you are looking to enjoy the best beaches in Spain. With this guide, you can make the most of the trip to all these tourist destinations that you will never forget, you just have to choose one that suits your needs and tastes.

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