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In a country with more than 5,000 miles of coastline, it’s hard to choose just a few beaches in our travel guide. Many tourists tend to head to the Costas but let’s not forget that there are some superb beaches scattered in other parts of the country. We always like to give a decent overview in our travel blog so here’s just a few of the best beaches in Spain, wherever you are:

Cala Conta and Ses Illetes, Formentera, Balearics.


Cala Conta Beach Ibiza

We have all heard of the Balearic Islands – Ibiza as Spain’s party island, Mallorca and Menorca as two of the most popular tourist destinations but Formentara often gets looked over. Just an hour’s ferry ride from Ibiza, the island is home to some fabulous beaches and Ses Illetes and Cala Conta two of the islands best.

Poo Beach, Llanes, Asturias.

Despite its unfortunate name, Poo Beach is great playground for the family. Caves and waves mix with warm shallow waters that are great for paddling –there are also a couple of little cafes perfect for a soda and some welcome snoozing in the shade!

La Concha, San Sebastian, Basque Country.

Many forget to mention the coastline in the Basque Country as they believe the beaches to be fairly ugly. OK, some are lacking some of the grace and attractions other beaches in Spain may offer, but those around the sophisticated and stylish city of San Sebastian in the North-East are lovely and La Concha has been considered one of the best city beaches in Europe.

Stiges Beaches, Catalonia, Near Barcelona


barcelona beaches

If paying a visit to the wonderful city of Barcelona, head to one of the beaches in nearby Stiges to top up the tan. The resort itself is well known on the gay scene but suited to everyone. Home to some fabulous restaurants, bars and nightclubs, why not spend a few days? The beaches in Stiges are mixed and you won’t be short of things to do and see locally.

Nerja Beach, Costa Del Sol, Andalucia

With so many still heading to the commercial Costas we have to mention at least one beach there! To be fair, although you have to fight for a sun-spot on many of the popular resort beaches in the likes of Torremolinos, there are some lovely stretches.  Head towards Nerja, 1.5 hours East of Malaga, to find a pretty white village and some glorious beaches perfect for catching some rays before heading out for a night on the town.

La Barrosa Beach, Chiclana De La Frontera, Cadiz

We can’t not mention the La Borrosa Beach on the outskirts of Cadiz as it has been awarded ‘Best Beach in Spain’ a number of times. Cadiz’s other city beach, Playa De la Victoria, is also lovely so an area well worth visiting if beaches are your thing!

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