Last Updated on March 28, 2021
Here you can read our guide on the best beaches in Spain according to their specialties such as the beached offering the best windsurfing, tanning, peaceful, family friendly, stunning scenery and more. Spain has everything; good food, great weather, fantastic scenery, world-renowned nightlife and a chilled way of life. There’s nothing quite like a beach holiday and Spain has some great ones. With so many places with beaches to visit, from Asturias and Valencia to Tenerife and Granada, how do you know which one is for you?
Cala Mesquida, Majorca – Peaceful and quiet
Majorca might be well-known for parties and midnight revelry but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t know anything about peace and quiet! Majorca is a quite a large island so while the parties happen in certain areas, there are lots of secluded spots to be enjoyed.
Cala Mesquida is located on the north eastern tip of Majorca and it is remote. There is a beautiful bay and the whole beach has quite a wild feel to it. The sand is soft and golden – and not a footprint to be seen. Also see the best beaches in the Balearics.
Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria – A great sun tan
Let’s face it, a good sun tan is sometimes you all want from a holiday. Stocking up on vitamin D and bronzing healthily can make you feel light years better. This beach in Gran Canaria has been attracting sun worshippers since the late 1960s.
There’s good reason for that as its over seven miles of glorious white sands stretching as far as the eye can see. There are sand dunes and sun loungers aplenty. Everyone here is interesting in one thing: turning into bronzed gods and goddesses.
Asturias – Stunning scenery
For traditional Spanish coastal beauty there’s only one place you can really go. Asturias, located in the north of Spain (close to Santander), has some of the world’s most beautiful scenery and its beaches are incredible.
Surrounded by rugged mountains and lush hills full of greenery, the beaches are fairly secluded and crystal clear. The beach towns here are lazy and very accessible. It’s definitely worth taking a trip up into the mountains while you’re here.
Es Pujols, Formentera – Family-friendly
This little island certainly packs a punch. Formentera is just south of neighbouring party island, Ibiza, but is every bit different.
Es Pujols is a great choice for families with young children as the water here is calm and shallow. The beach here is full of families and couples and there are good nearby amenities.
El Medano, Tenerife – Best Windsurfing
Tenerife is famed for its strong winds and hosts various windsurfing competitions. El Medano is one of the best beaches for both windsurfing and kitesurfing and there are three spots of note: the bay, the harbour wall and Cabezo beach.
The beach itself is stunning and there are a lot of professional windsurfing outlets that will help beginners get to grips with it.