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Three beaches in Spain that can only be reached on foot


The idea of beaches that can only be reached on foot goes hand in hand with finding the peace and quiet that you’re looking for more easily. Spain has almost 8,000 kilometres of coastline, and there are lots of beaches and coves where you can admire a virtually unspoilt landscape and immerse yourself in the joys of the natural world. Make sure you have good walking shoes, and your reward will be to discover some incredible places.

  • Cala Tortuga in Menorca, the Balearic Islands

    Cala Tortuga, Menorca, the Balearic Islands

    Every step of the path down to this cove is a treat. To get there you’ll need to take the Camí de Cavalls path, which offers some stunning views of the Menorcan coast, until reaching the Favàritx lighthouse. Cala Tortuga is a paradise of clear waters and tranquillity, as are other coves too. Don’t forget to take a hat, some water, and a pair of good shoes with you when you set out - no sandals!

  • Playa de Las Conchas, La Graciosa, Lanzarote, the Canary Islands

    Playa de Las Conchas, La Graciosa, Lanzarote, the Canary Islands

    A wild beach hidden away on the smallest island in the archipelago. An impressive stretch of beach that you can reach from the village of Caleta de Sebo. It’s at about six kilometres distance, and you can walk, go by bike, or with the help of a four wheel drive vehicle service. A mountain of red stone stands guard over the beach, and although swimming is not recommended, the memory of this beautiful spot is one that will stay with you. 

  • Barayo beach, located between Navia and Valdés, Asturias

    Barayo beach, Asturias

    At the mouth of the Barayo river there are wetlands and dunes that create a magnificent beach that you can enjoy within the Barayo Nature Reserve. To get to the place where the fresh water of the river meets the salt water of the sea, you’ll need to go down a tree-lined path that runs through green fields. A natural spectacle not to be missed. 

In Spain there are a multitude of unspoilt beaches where you can get away form it all and immerse yourself in the natural world. Walking through these landscapes is pure pleasure.

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