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Best Beaches in Spain

Updated on October 16, 2014

Best Spain Beaches

Beautiful and fine beaches can be found along the vast coastline of Spain that spreads over 5,000 miles. Anyone who has visited Spain knows that the best beaches in Spain are just breathtaking. Costa Blanca and the Costa del Sol are the most famous beaches in addition to which there are many more nice beaches in Spain. It is always a good time to enjoy Spain Mediterranean coastline in solitude or with company.

A Resort in Spain
A Resort in Spain

1. La Concha, San Sebastian

The Playa de la Concha in San Sebastian is the best city beach in Spain. The sand in this beach is fine and  the sea is clean. This beautiful beach area is bounded by lush, rolling hills.

La Concha, San Sebastian
La Concha, San Sebastian

2. Beaches of Sitges, Catalonia, near Barcelona

Sitges is a small city along the Coast of Barcelona. Tourists come here because of it's lovely beaches, bars, restaurants, disco's. Sitges has more than 30 beaches and coves where you can rest and relax under the sun. Sitges is a well known gay resort, but the main beaches are mixed. There are also nudist beaches in Sitges making it one of the best beaches in Spain at least for some people.  Since Sitges is such a popular beach resort, it can be expensive, crowded and touristy, especially during the high season and on weekends. If you don't mind braving the hordes, though, you're guaranteed a great time at night and wide, sandy beaches during the day.

Beaches of Sitges, Catalonia, near Barcelona
Beaches of Sitges, Catalonia, near Barcelona

3. Playa de Las Catedrales, Galicia

Playa de Las Catedrales is famous for its rock formations. The name of the Playa de Las Catedrales Beach in Galicia in Spain translates as “Beach of the Cathedrals”. Best season to visit this beach is uring the ebb phase of the tidal phenomenon, when the tide is low. They are in the shape of arches found within churches. Those shapes are sculpted by the wind, waves and the briny water.

Playa de Las Catedrales
Playa de Las Catedrales
Playa de Las Catedrales
Playa de Las Catedrales

4. Ses Illetes, Formentera, Balaeric Islands

Ses Illetes is the famous beach of Formentera Island. The beach can be reach by boat from Ibiza and San Antonio. There are number of water sports offered at the beach.

Ses Illetes
Ses Illetes

5. Gandia, Costa Brava

Gandia is one of the beaches that is more popular with the Spanish than foreign tourists. The beach itself is enormous, with fine white sands stretching off into the distance. The restaurants and cafes nearby make a delicious change of pace.

Costa Brava
Costa Brava

More awesome beaches in Spain

The list does not end here...Continue reading the list of top beaches in Spain by checking out the second part of this hub -

 "Best Beaches in Spain - Part II"

Best beaches in Spain


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      MarieAlice 6 years ago from Peru

      Beautiful beaches in Spain!!! I live in the Costa del Sol and enjoy the sun and beaches of Mijas, in Malaga...

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      Megan Coxe 6 years ago from somewhere between here and there

      For such a small country, Spain has an amazing array of beautiful beaches. The trick is finding ones that aren't completely crowded!

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      CrisKat 6 years ago

      Gandia is not on the Costa Brava. The picture you have is from Tossa de Mar, in Girona.

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      Malaga-Holidays 7 years ago from Malaga

      Malaga has some great beaches too!, a visit to Nerja is recommended for those seeking beautiful beaches :)

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      Ibizabird 7 years ago from Ibiza, Spain

      Formentera is beautiful. I live in Ibiza and there are so many amazing little beaches and bays hidden all over the island, I think there are over 70 beaches here!! Great hub

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      Quinta do Lago 7 years ago

      There are some truly lovely beaches in Spain...

      I must say the photo "Playa de Las Catedrales" is totally amazing, very impressive!

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      Chris 8 years ago

      Hi, great hub, however, you should also mention the Playa de Monsul in the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata - Nijar in Almeria (Andalusia, Southern Spain). This is where Steven Spielberg left his footstep. If you right click on my name you'll find out more...

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      Frank 8 years ago


      great hub, definetly the best beaches are in the Balearic Islands, Canary Islands and may be northern Spain but a bit cooler up there. And Formentera certainly looks like the Caribean, wonderfull place

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      Steve 3.0 8 years ago from Cornwall UK

      I have been to San Sebastian, great place for a vacation. Will have to try some of the other beaches next time I go to Spain.

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      johnmce 8 years ago from Brighton, UK

      the pic of Ses Illetes is stunning, looks like the caribean

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      Ashraf Mir 8 years ago from Dhaka

      Wonderful! nice photos and nice description.

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      Nicolas A. 8 years ago

      I had a trip to Costa Brava, that's a wonderful place! Probably I'll make a hub with my pictures too;)))) I liked sangria very much)

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      LondonGirl 8 years ago from London

      great hub - fantastic photos! I might just go and grab a flight.......

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      advisor4qb 8 years ago from On New Footing

      WOW! Nice hub.