Best beach getaways in Spain guest post written by Bridget Sandorford
Spain is known for its year-round temperate climate, and it has 5,000 miles of coast line, making it a haven for those who enjoy some time in the sand and the sun. Whether you are looking out over the Bay of Biscay, the Atlantic Ocean or the Mediterranean Sea, you’ll be looking at beautiful blue waters surrounded by the natural beauty of Spain’s landscape.
There are many great beaches to choose from in Spain, but we’ve picked a few top getaways to consider for your next trip:
La Concha, San Sebastian
La Concha, or Playa de la Concha, is one of the most
famous beaches in all of Europe, and it is certainly one of the best in Spain. Located near the northeast corner of the country, near the border of France, La Concha is a sandy beach with shallow waters and beautiful views. There are parks for children to play, lots of boutique shopping along the shore, and many tapas bars to stop and have something delicious to eat.
A bit different from a traditional beach view, Costa Verde includes a backdrop of lush green cliffs overlooking the sandy beach and the sea. Along the shore are examples of Romanesque architecture, including some medieval pilgrimage sites. You can enjoy both cultural exploration and relaxation on a getaway to this temperate shore.
Balearic Islands, Ibiza
The Balearic Islands have a more traditional beach atmosphere, where tourists come to party by the shore. The islands have 100 miles of coastline and about 50 beaches. There are numerous opportunities for water sports, as well as a variety of restaurants, shops and bars along the shore.
Playa de Las Catedrales, Galicia
Huge rock formations along the shore create cathedral-like shapes overhead, suggesting its namesake. The scenery along the shore is stunning, but the weather is typically a bit cooler here throughout the year – even in the summer. A trip to playa de las catedrales is best for those looking for a slower pace and a place to relax and enjoy some quiet contemplation.
Beaches of Sitges, Catalonia
These beaches near Barcelona offer a bit of diversity, including some nude beaches and a gay resort. This beaches are far enough off the beaten path that you can escape some of the tourist crowds, but not so far that the place is barren. There is a thriving nightlife along these beaches, and a festive atmosphere throughout the day.
With all the beaches available in Spain, there is something for every kind of traveler, from families to young college students looking for a party atmosphere. These are just some of the top beaches known for their beauty, their unique settings, or their offerings for tourists. Consider exploring one of these beautiful beaches on your next trip to Spain, or check out one of the many others to create an unforgettable trip.
Have you visited any of the beaches in Spain? Tell us about your favorite in the comments!
About the Author:
Bridget Sandorford is a freelance blog and culinary writer, where recently she's been researching international cooking schools. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, painting and working on her first cookbook.