Mon, March 19th, 2012 - By

Spanish Beaches

Spain has lots of great beaches. Below are a few, ranging from city beaches to off the beaten track on the Spanish islands and the mainland.

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

The enormous sand dunes, the lighthouse and the sea lake make Maspalomas beach in Gran Canaria pretty distinctive. Gran Canaria is my favourite Canary Island and is a great Winter sun destination.

Walking toward Maspalomas Dunes, Gran Canaria

Playa de Rodas, Islas Cies, Galicia

This beach has been labelled the best in the world. That’s a hard one to judge, but it does look very alluring. The islands are just off Ria de Vigo and it’s a pretty hefty 18 Euros for the return ferry trip.

Playa de Rodas

Playa de Levante, Benidorm

Part of Benidorm’s attraction over the decades has been the two kilometre long Playa de Levante beach. However, expect the beach to be packed in high season.


Puerto Pollensa, Majorca

For a more peaceful holiday in Majorca, Puerto Pollensa is perfect. The bay here is very sheltered and picturesque.

Puerto Pollenca

Cala Macarelleta, Menorca

This small white sandy cove is only accessible on foot or by boat. It’s one of the island’s so called “virgin beaches” and an unofficial nudist beach.

Menorca 2009 - Cala Macarelleta

Las Catedrais Beach, Costa Verde

At low tide you can admire the thirty metre high arches beneath the cliffs.

Praia de As Catedrais / Playa de Las Catedrales

Malagueta Beach, Malaga

If you want to combine the culture, shopping and nightlife of a city with some time on the beach, Malaga is ideal.

Malagueta Beach

Image credits: John O’Nolan, europealacarte, Mario Sanchez Prada, Ben Sutherland, hugos007, Andy Roberts

Karen Bryan

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Posted : Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 11:00
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One Response to “Spanish Beaches”

  1. John says:

    Not one in Costa Brava South. Your having a Giraffe . .

    You try getting on a beach in Benidorm in the Summer. .

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