Beaches in Spain that go on forever: swim and sunbathe with no-one around to disturb your day
Spain is, without a shadow of a doubt, synonymous with sun and beach. With over 8,000 kilometres of coastline where there are so many distinctive landscapes: long beaches of fine sand, little coves hidden among the rocks, and soaring cliffs with views to take your breath away. But if you’re someone who likes to take it easy and soak up sun and sea, we’ll show you some of the best beaches for peace and tranquillity, beaches that seem to go on forever.
Castilla beach, Huelva
During the time of the Reconquista, this was the first beach in the Kingdom of Castile that was bathed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, hence its name. This is the longest beach in Spain, with 17 kilometres of fine golden sand. It also stands out as it’s completely unspoilt: there are no facilities at all, but the wonderfully wild natural setting provides more than enough compensation. If you want to enjoy the sea in peace and tranquillity, then this is the place for you.
Cofete beach, Fuerteventura
This beautiful unspoilt beach is almost 14 kilometres long. You’ll find it on the Jandía peninsula in the south of Fuerteventura, right in the middle of the volcanic zone and protected by a rocky massif, in the Jandía Natural Park. It’s not so easy to reach and it takes some time to get there, but if you think of it as an excursion the reward waiting at the end makes it well worth the effort. Here you can enjoy spectacular scenery, the massif rises over 800 metres above sea level, creating an unforgettable panorama that you’ll always remember.
Carnota beach, A Coruña
There are also endless beaches in the north of Spain, like this one with over seven kilometres of white sand and turquoise waters. Could you possibly come up with a better combination? At low tide the beach is half a kilometre wide too, so it offers lots of wide-open space where you can enjoy the peace and quiet. And as if this wasn’t enough, you’ll also find dunes, wetlands and an inland lake that’s home to numerous animals and birds, including the snowy plover.
Punta del Fangar, Tarragona
In the Delta del Ebro you can walk through a landscape of sand dunes in one of the most beautiful natural areas in the province of Tarragona. The Punta del Fangar is a sandy peninsula some 7 kilometres long that stretches to the most iconic spot in the area, the Fangar lighthouse, from where you can enjoy a spectacular sunset. In those 7 kilometres the best thing to do is to stop along the way and enjoy the unspoilt beach that lies before you, perfect for a quiet, peaceful day of sun and sea.
San Juan beach, Alicante
At 6 kilometres, this is one of the longest urban beaches in Spain, where you can enjoy sun, sea and a whole host of amenities. It’s also a 100% accessible beach and has been awarded the Blue Flag. Here the peace and quiet is supplemented by beach bars toilets and showers that will add a relaxing touch of comfort to your day at the beach.
In Spain there are beaches that go on forever waiting for you, perfect for enjoying the peace and tranquillity, and relaxing while you admire the wonderful scenery.