Couple enjoying sunset on the beach

The romantic beach destinations you’re looking for are right here in Spain


Spain has almost 8,000 kilometres of coastline and hundreds of different types of beach where you can enjoy a romantic evening. Choose between beaches bathed by the waters of the Mediterranean or the Atlantic, and between mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands or the Canaries. Here we have a rundown of just some of these lovely beaches:

  • Papagayo beach, Lanzarote, the Canary Islands

    Papagayo beach, Lanzarote, the Canary Islands

    At Punta de Papagayo you have a few different beaches to choose from near Los Ajaches, a natural monument in the Yaiza municipality. Beaches where you’ll find peace and tranquillity surrounded by white sands and turquoise waters, watched over by two huge walls of rock. There’s a beach bar nearby where you can dine on viejita, a delicious grilled fish, and sip a cocktail while you gaze out over the sea. You’ll fall in love with the landscapes in Lanzarote, but this beach will take your breath away!

  • Playa de las Catedrales beach in Ribadeo, Galícia

    Playa de las Catedrales beach, Ribadeo, Galicia

    Enjoy a beach that’s protected and to which access is restricted given its nature value, which means that it doesn’t suffer from overcrowding. A romantic spot with secret enclaves among huge, spectacularly shaped rocks, which form arches known as ollos up to 30 metres tall. You can only wander through them at low tide. As you walk among these arches of rock the sound of the sea is transformed, and you’ll hear it as never before. To see how the beach changes as the tide comes in requires patience, and you’ll need to be up above and not down on the beach itself!

  • View of Cala San Vicente, Mallorca, the Balearic Islands

    Cala San Vicente, Mallorca, the Balearic Islands

    One of the best destinations for a romantic holiday is the island of Mallorca, particularly Cala San Vicente. A beach with all the amenities you need, with sunshades and sun loungers, and lots of style. Comfort is assured, because while the beaches are small, you can find all the services you need to enjoy them. Nearby there are other coves that are a part of Cala San Vicente, such as Cala Barques, Cala Molins and Cala Clara. Which will you choose?

  • Cala de los Alemanes in Zahara de los Atunes, Andalusia

    Cala de los Alemanes, Zahara de los Atunes, Andalusia

    In the south of Spain, a cove with one and a half kilometres of fine golden sand awaits you in Tarifa, Cádiz. You’ll enjoy a beach that’s protected from the wind, and truly quiet and peaceful, even in summer as it’s not usually very crowded. To get to it you need to carefully make your way down to the breakwater area where the enormous rock formations make swimming easier. As you stroll along the coast you can look up and fantasise about one day owning one of the luxury villas where the rich and famous hide away in search of some peace and quiet far away from the city. A beach for total calm and relaxation, where the only thing you need to concern yourself with is smoothing on the sunscreen. 

  • Ballota beach in Llanes, Asturias

    Ballota beach, Llanes, Asturias

    Ballota is one of the lovely beaches in Asturias where you can take a break from stresses and strains of daily life on a shore of fine sand while you contemplate the Islote de Castro, a natural landscape that’ll give you a sense of peace and tranquillity. A fascinating place that is also a Landscape Reserve. Wander along the shore and walk up to the La Boriza viewpoint, where you’ll have a panoramic view of the shape of the coastline and the beaches, all in a natural green setting that you’ll fall in love with.

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