Illetes beach. La Savina, Formentera © Jorge Jiménez. Turismo de Formentera

Spain –the place to enjoy first-rate beaches


Close your eyes. Yes, you. Imagine you're lazing on a beach in Spain. The sun's shining and the fine sand feels good to the touch. You fancy taking a dip. You may be on the Mediterranean Sea, the Cantabrian or on the Atlantic Ocean. Wherever you are, the beach is bound to be fabulous. And that's because Spain has almost 600 beaches with the Blue Flag quality award.

Here we suggest ten of the loveliest beaches in Spain for you to discover. To find out where they are, all you have to do is click the image. But this is only a small selection. You'll find more information in our section "What do you want?-Beach destinations".

  • Illetes beach

    You can reach it on foot or by bike, and be rewarded by the spectacular scenic view.

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  • Las Catedrales beach

    Its enormous rocks form curious arches which you can walk through at low tide. This is where it gets the name of 'The Cathedrals".

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  • La Concha beach

    Do you fancy sitting in a jacuzzi overlooking this fabulous beach? More than likely...

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  • Playa de Bolonia. Barbate, Cádiz.

    You'll be amazed by the sand dunes on this endless beach. And don't miss the sunset!

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  • El Cofete beach

    This is one of the most famous undeveloped beaches in the whole of the Canary Islands.

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  • Cala Bassa, Sant Antoni de Portmany

    It's surrounded by a pine forest. What about a stroll along the shore?

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  • Las Canteras beach

    Where good weather is guaranteed almost all year round, and right near the city. Come at any time of year.

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  • Vista aérea de la Playa de Rodas. Vigo, Pontevedra.

    It was chosen by The Guardian newspaper as the best beach in the world. There must be a reason.

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  • Vista de la Playa de Tossa o Playa Gran. Tossa de Mar, Girona

    From the sand you'll be treated to a spectacular view of the old quarter and its medieval walls.

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  • Vista aérea de Playa Cué. Llanes.

    Ideal for anyone looking for peace and quiet, or the opportunity to go scuba diving. At high tide it forms a natural swimming pool.

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