The Top 7 Beach Destinations in Spain

Spain is known for its stunning beaches. In fact, the Spanish coastline is probably the country’s most attractive feature, along with the idyllic sunshine, which allows beachgoers to enjoy the Spanish Costas. Every year thousands of tourists from all over the world flock to Spain to enjoy the beautiful sun-filled holiday with their families. Here is our pick for the top beach holidays in Spain.


Situated far from the typical tourist trails, the breath-taking cliff-edge, emerald-green coastline of Asturias boasts some of the most exquisite beaches in Spain. Some of the key features of the area include rocky coves and low-key beach towns. If you are a keen surfer, you will find that the Asturias checks every single box for the perfect beach holiday.

Langre, Cantabria

Langre’s wild, secluded beaches are arguably Cantabria’s most spectacular. This area is hidden away amid the quiet, rural country of the Costa Trasmiera. Here you will find endless green meadows top sheer limestone cliffs and two golden arcs of sand, fronted by thundering waves that make this a top spot for surfing. Due to the area’s isolation, this beach was originally a massive hit with nudists.

West Coast Cantabria

When you visit western Cantabria’s beaches, you will be forgiven for believing you are in Sydney and not Spain. The one clear exception to this is that the 50km of the west coast Cantabria is dotted with stunning fishing towns and backed by peaceful green hills sprinkled with roaming cattle. Some of the farmsteads in the area are centuries old. One of the most attractive points of this area for many visitors is that much of the coastline falls within protected natural parkland. This ensures that the beaches are among the most pristine you will find anywhere on earth.

Tamariu, Costa Brava

If you are a fan of secluded coves and broad stretches of golden sands, this is the area for you. Tamariu features pink coral rocks, which give is a unique look and feel. The site is situated far from the local crowds and some larger resorts. To get here, you will need to drive approximately an hour north of Barcelona, but the beach, which is situated close to the French border, has some of the most transparent waters in the Mediterranean. Additionally, some of the small bays still have the feel of the fishing villages they originally were.

Javea, Costa Blanca

The Arenal beach in Javea is a wide sandy beach perfect for families. It is not as scenic as the other beaches we have mentioned, but the waters are very shallow, ideal for young children and less able swimmers. There is a children’s play area and a cordoned-off sports area. You wonpt find many hotels in Javea, but there are plenty of townhouses, villas, and apartments available.

Playa Del Inglés, Gran Canaria

Playa del Inglés and the dunes of Maspalomas have been attracting sun worshippers since the heady, happy days of the 1960s, and with good reason. This beach features seven miles of honeyed beach which transform into seductive dunes.

Cala Mesquida, Majorca

On the north-eastern tip of the island, Cala Mesquida is a stunning beach of pale sand framed by dunes and pine forests. If you need to stay somewhere with excellent facilities but want to explore a quieter part of Majorca, the Viva Cala Mesquida Resort should fit the bill. This beach is simply a must for any traveller.