spanish citiesSpain is blessed with more than 5000 km of coastline, a great part of which is occupied by wonderful beaches of fine sand revealing breathtaking views.

It is no surprise that tourists love Spain and come in thousands for their holidays every summer. The options for laying on the beach, soaking up the glorious rays of sun the sun and swimming in clear blue water are many, but there are a few beaches that are really special and should be pointed out.

The first one to start with is the beach Es Trenc in Mallorca. This beach is part of the wetland reserve Es Trenc Solobrar and is thus unspoiled and great for sunbathing. It is also favoured by windsurfers because of the breeze that it id found here. There are also dunes behind the beach and a café bar onsite where you can hire umbrellas.

The second beach that deserves mention is Cala Llenya in Ibiza, which is perfect for families with kids. This sandy beach is wide and very safe, and it also has some rocky areas that are ideal for practising snorkelling. The beach is surrounded by pine woods, where barbecues are often organised and features several beach bars to quench your thirst and appetite.

The third beach is in the Costa Del Sol and is called Torremolinos. This lovely beach area is nicely arranged with a promenade and several gardens and trees. It is also a place for various celebrations and boasts several good quality seafood restaurants located along Paseo Maritimo promenade.

The fourth beach called El Cotillo,is located in Fueraeventura, one of the Canary Islands. This beach is south of the fishing village El Cotillo, stretching along the west coast of the island. The beach is great if you want some solitude lying on the sand or if you love a quiet walk in the evening. The area is very beautiful with its cliffs and lagoons.

Another quiet beach is the Genoveses beach in Almeira. It has no bars and no restaurants, so you should take your own food, but the peacefulness is exceptional. The beach is part of the natural park Cabo de Gata Nijar where many flamingos can be seen in late autumn.

If you’re looking for a great time,  Benicassism in Costa Azahar organises annual music festivals with some really good bands participating. Yet another beach, actually one of the best city beaches, is La Concha in San Sebastian. This beach features trendy bars and designer shops nearby. It is ideal for surfers and is always full of people, as it is very close to the French border as well.

The best beach in Spain according to the locals however, is the beach La Barrosa in Cadiz. It has the Blue Flag award, it is clean, with lovely white sand and transparent sea waters and lifeguards. The beach is ideal for basically anyone – from families with kids, to singles, or elderly couples. There is a great promenade with many bars offering fresh seafood tapas.

Among this list of top beaches in Spain is Playa de Mazagon in Huelva, which is characterised with calm seas and white sand, being backed by pine trees and cliffs. This beach is close to National Park Donana; one of the biggest wetland reserves on the European continent.

Also worth a mention is Playa de Illetes . It is set in the small Balearic island of Formentera and is famous for its clear sea and fantastic sand. The place is ideal for walking, biking and sunbathers.

Talking about these fantastic locations, we can’t forget to recommend a visit to the beautiful city of Barcelona. It offers you so much and finding quality apartments in Barcelona is always just one mouse click away.

Have a great time!