6 of Spain’s Best Beaches

We all know Spain for its fascinating architecture, unique festivals, world famous sports celebrities and some of the greatest artists that this world has ever seen. However, if none of those things are enough to convince you to plan your next trip to this South Western European country then perhaps you should visit Spain only because of its exotic beaches. Spain has over 5,000 miles of coastline, a major portion of which is blessed with exotic beaches. The Spanish coastline, that includes the famous beaches of Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol, is a wonder in it self and a must see for everyone.

This article discusses some of the best beaches in Spain, giving you an idea regarding how to plan your next holiday to Spain so you won’t miss out on these beautiful beaches.

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1. La Concha Beach, San Sebastian

La Concha is regarded as one of the best city beaches of not only Spain but of entire Europe. Located on the North Eastern corner of the country, near the Spanish-French border, the coastal city of San Sebastian is famous for its Pintxos( local term for tapas) and some of the most beautiful beaches you’ll ever see.

2. Playa De Las Catedrales, Galicia

In the North West of Spain is the city of Galicia, well know for its rocky yet exquisite beaches. The sea has created some of the truly exceptional rock formations in this area and even though the place rarely has a bright and sunny day still its one of the must see beaches in Spain.

3. Playa del Silencio, Asturias

Located in the northern part of Spain, the beaches of Asturias are considered by many as some of the must see beaches in Spain. Although the Asturian beaches are pretty much the same as Galicia in terms of sunshine but still the water, the rocky reefs and the exotic sceneries make up for the absence of Sun.

4. El Carabassi, Costa Blanca

Located near the Santa Pola on the Costa Blanca Coast, the beach of El Carabassi with its pale golden sand, flanked by salt pans, wetlands and sand dunes is one of the biggest holiday attractions for everyone specially families. Shallow waters, sun and refreshing views make El Carabassi beach one of the most popular beaches in Spain.

5. Platja de Llafranc, Costa Brava

Inviting green waters, golden sands and lavish beach resorts all combine to make the beaches of Llafranc at Costa Brava one of the biggest tourist attractions in Spain. The beach attracts large cosmopolitan crowds through out the year as locals and tourists alike come here to relax and have fun.

6. Ses Illetes, Formentera, Balaeric Islands

A lot of people consider the beaches of Formentera to be better than those of Ibiza, Menorca and Mallorca. Among the different beaches in Formentera, Ses Illetes is the one that you most certainly do not want to miss. It’s an easy one day trip to Formentera from the town of Ibiza and it’s a trip you shouldn’t be hesitant to make given the beauty of the beaches of Formentera.

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