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Some of the best beaches in Spain to go to with kids

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Holidays by the sea? In Spain the entire coastline is lined with beaches that are perfect for families: quiet, peaceful beaches, that are safe and secure, with showers nearby, good accessibility and a lifeguard service. Read on! 

El Sardinero beach, Santander, Cantabria

Enjoy a day out on this lovely wide beach. Pick a good spot and spend time with your family by the sea. An interesting thing about El Sardinero is that it's actually two beaches, called Primera and Segunda ("First" and "Second"), which only become one at low tide.

Kite-flying on Sardinero beach, Santander

La Roqueta beach, Guardamar de Segura, Alicante

A quieter beach with fine sand and calm waters, easy to reach with the kids and perfect for relaxing. It’s surrounded by fabulous natural landscapes, including Alfonso XIII Park and the Reina Sofía Park.

Lifeguard post in Guardamar del Segura, Alicante

El Castellar beach, Mazarrón, Murcia

You'll enjoy a beach of fine clean sand, that slopes so gently down into the water that you’ll need to walk a good few metres before it's deep enough to swim. Ideal for spending a peaceful day watching your kids have a great time. And you'll also be right next to the seafront promenade, with activities and restaurants.

Sunset on the beach in Mazarrón, Murcia

La Misericordia beach, Málaga

You can park your car nearby and plant your sunshades on this family friendly beach that's ideal for spending a lazy day. The sea's usually nice and calm, but careful with the towels when the tide comes in!

La Misericordia beach, Málaga

Las Canteras beach, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

You can build sandcastles and swim safely, as much of the beach is protected from the waves. On the seafront promenade very close by there are masses of options for enjoying an ice cream, buying a few souvenirs and finishing off the day having dinner while you look out over the Atlantic Ocean.

Cantera beach, Gran Canaria
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