Whether you’ve ever traveled around Spain or not, chances are you’ll know that this country is home to some of the most awe-inspiring beaches in the whole of Europe – why do you think so many of us Brits return there every year? It’s certainly not for the “Only Fools And Horses” reruns you find in most the bars and restaurants on the strip.
With perhaps the most inviting climate of all the countries in the region, Spain has been a favourite with travelers from all over the world for the last 60 or so years, making it a truly culturally diverse location, perfect for both family holidays and couples looking for a romantic break.
So, you’d like to know more about some of the most popular beaches, right? Well, luckily for you I spent a couple of months in Spain last year, and I found some real gems. Just have a quick read through the rest of this post and i’ll let you know about some of the coolest.
La Concha Beach
At almost 2 kilometers in length, this beach is probably one of the most busy yet clean and beautiful areas I came across. Popular with British tourists, everybody I encountered spoke perfect English so I encountered no problems buying many exotic drinks from some of the really nice bars that run along the nearby seafront.
Playa De Bolonia
If you prefer more secluded areas away from other tourists and travelers, you’ll love this charming white-sand beach that offers a truly angelic aesthetic. The sea views from surrounding cliff tops are heart-stirring, and it’s located very near to some ancient Roman ruins that are sure to keep the curious amongst you occupied for hours on end.
This truly spectacular mix of white and golden sand is more popular with local residents than it seems to be with foreign tourists at the moment, but that could be because the Spanish remain tight-lipped in conversation whenever the area is mentioned. There’s even an old legend that suggests women who want to get pregnant can do so by bathing in its clear, clean, waters.
For anyone who prefers a little more luxury treatment that you usually get on average beaches, the Cala Bassa is most definitely for you. Here you’ll find expensive sun loungers and waiters who are willing to tend to your every need (for a price of course – ah capitalism). With crystal clear waters and an unusually calming atmosphere, it’s easy to see why so many people spend all day there.
Playa De Cofete
Although you probably don’t want to take small children to this beach (due to its wild atmosphere and very powerful sea), it’s perfect for couples and groups alike. You’ll need to travel around 40 minutes away from the nearest civilisation to find it, but when you do, you’ll feel overwhelmed by the panoramic view of the sea you encounter before climbing down a mountain path and reaching the beach.
So there you have it my beach-bum friends. Just remember that some of these sands are very far apart, in fact, some are on different islands, so you’ll need to book your accommodation at somewhere suitable. I always tell my friends to book at benal beach resort in Spain, as this is where I found to offer the most attractive prices, but it’s really all down to personal preference.