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Top 10 Beaches in Spain: From Northern Coasts to White-Sandy Bays

Spain has almost 8,000 kilometres of coastline bathed by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, with a wide variety of beautiful beaches for all kinds of tastes. Each coast has a different personality, with its own geological, climatic, and cultural characteristics.

Whether you’re looking for an all-night party, a relaxing family vacation, or intrepid adventures, you can’t miss this list of our favourite Beaches in Spain!

Platja des Coll Baix, Mallorca

The ideal coast for the more adventurous, Platja des Coll Baix, can be only accessed by hiking or by boat. Its accessibility makes this Mallorcan coast an oasis of peace surrounded by turquoise waters. What makes this beach a peculiar place is its grey rocky cliffs and gorgeous views of the Mediterranean horizon. An authentic paradise for nature lovers!

Platja de Ses Salines, Ibiza

Platja de Ses Salines is, without a doubt, one of the most fabulous beaches on the coast of Ibiza. Not only for its location in a Natural Park surrounded by beautiful dunes but for its crystal clear waters, thanks to the Oceanic Posidonia creating the perfect place to get a very desired golden tan and experience magic sunsets.

This beach is highly favoured by celebrities during the summer months, not only for its picturesque landscapes and clear waters but also for the variety of ambiances on different beach areas. The lounges, or more commonly known as chiringuitos, set the vibes along the coasts, from lush lounges with boat-service to hippie bars with a more casual and relaxed atmosphere.

Playa Oyambre, Comillas

Oyambres’ beach is located in the symbolic province of Cantabria, the north-eastern coast of Spain. This beach is a golden paradise and one of the best-preserved regions for its soft dunes, separating it from the estuary and its green landscapes. The spectacular waves of this beach make this coast heaven brought to earth for surf fanatics.

Playa de Torimbia, Llanes

Located in the rural province known for its scorpionfish pie and fizzy Sidra, is where you’ll spot Torimbias’ beach. With breath-taking views of the rocky headlands and beautiful hills, this shell-shaped beach is perfect for those who prefer a bit of nudist sunbathing on one of the area’s most incredible coasts.

Cala Mesquida, Mallorca

Located on the north-eastern part of the island, Cala Mesquida is one of the most scenic areas of Mallorca, with dunes, pines, and pearly white sand along the bay. With almost 400 metres of beach, Cala Mesquida is sheltered by beautiful blue waters. Run the sea with water bikes and taste a refreshing sangria in its beach restaurants, along with delicious seafood-inspired tapas and an extensive coast for the kids to play.

Playa de la Concha, San Sebastián

The Beach of La Concha, is situated in the heart of San Sebastián surrounded by woodlands Urgull and Igueldo sheltering the northern coast. A beach complete with golden sand and turquoise water, all within a few minutes’ distance from the city centre. 

Sunbathe in one of the most charming beaches of the country with wind-free weather and indulge yourself with a delicious meal from one of the unique culinary cultures in Spain.

Cala de Mónsul, Almeria

Cala de Mónsul is a famous beach located in Cabo de Gata Natural Park, well-known for its apparition in popular films such as Indiana Jones and one of the Spanish residents’ favourite destinations. This beach has the magic of the unspoilt places where nature rejoices.

Take advantage of this extraordinary coast and impressive landscapes where you can spot the peineta de Mónsul, a magnificent sizeable volcanic formation dividing the sand and conducting a large dune that guards a cove.

Flecha del Rompido, Huelva

Flecha del Rompido is a unique sandy arrow of 12 kilometres, creating one of the most spectacular Andalusian coastlines. This coast covered by kilometres of white sands and turquoise waters, unspoiled beaches being one of the best-preserved in Europe, marshy landscapes, statuaries and dune systems.

Top tip: you can’t access the beach by foot. A ferry service from the beaches El Rompido or Nuevo Portil will take you to “la orilla de enfrente” as its locals colloquially call this natural paradise.

Playa San Pedro, Almería

In the heart of Cabo de Gata Natural Park, untouched by the passage of time, you can find this sublime beach on Spain’s southern coast. The Cala de San Pedro invites you to a dream scenery full of energy and tranquillity.  Immerse in the smell of the ocean breeze, with crystal-clear waters, sub-desert landscape, and the greenery of the valley. Find on the beach’s edge the crumbled ruins from San Pedro’s castle built in the 16th century to prevent Barbary piracy. Access to this beach by foot from Las Negras and experience a lovely day at the beach surrounded by nature and history.

By Nora Garcia


KeiKei is a London-based award-winning journalist and videographer with a degree in Broadcast Media and Journalism from the University of the West of Scotland and an extensive reporting background in news, entertainment, travel, and lifestyle.

KeiKei has travelled the globe interviewing, reporting and reviewing. Her work has been published in worldwide media outlets including, The New York Post, The Guardian, The Mirror, The Daily Mail, National Geographic and Conde Nast publications.


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