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Playa de los Muertos beach in the municipality of Carboneras, Almería

Some of Europe’s most exotic beaches are to be found in Spain

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Read on and immerse yourself in some of the most striking beaches in the country. Exceptional surroundings, or having been the setting for a famous television series are just two of the reasons for a visit - you won’t regret it.

  • The secret Gulpiyuri beach, Asturias

    4Playa de Gulpiyuri, an oasis of peace and tranquillity

    Located in the north of Asturias, Playa Gulpiyuri nestles between valleys and limestone rock. Just 40 metres long, it’s a hidden coastal gem that was declared a natural monument in 2010. You’ll be amazed to see how the water gushes out from the caves. Water that’s cold, clear and transparent - ideal for blowing the cobwebs away! It’ll become your little hideaway of peace and tranquillity.

  • Sunset at Playa de los Muertos in the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Nature Reserve, Almería

    4Playa de los Muertos, a natural work of art

    Very near the municipality of Carboneras in Almería, the Playa de los Muertos is considered one of the best beaches in the Mediterranean. Declared a protected landscape within the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, it’s an idyllic place where you can sunbathe, swim, go snorkelling and relax as never before in crystal clear waters of an intense blue.

  • Views of Praia das Rodas, on the Cíes Islands, Galicia

    4Praia das Rodas, “the best beach in the world” according to The Guardian

    The Praia das Rodas beach is located on the island of Monteagudo. The island lies at the mouth of the Ría de Vigo; when you arrive you’ll leave the Dos Nenos lake behind you, and find some interesting hiking routes such as the Alto del Principe and the Monte Faro trails. Surrounded by a pristine landscape, you can sink your toes into the white sands and feel the tranquillity of this long stretch of beach with its emerald waters envelop you.

  • Sunrise on the beach at Barrika, the Basque Country

    4The beaches of Barrika, perfect for relaxing and letting go.

    In Barrika, one of the oldest villages in Bizkaia, the beaches of Muriola and Meñakoz await. You’ll be impressed by dizzying cliffs, golden sands and the strange rock formations known as the Flysch (from the word ‘flow’). Get ready to discover a wild landscape that was one of the settings for the Game of Thrones series.Do you dare?

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