Five Reasons to Visit the Beaches of Spain This Year
Golden sand, clear blue waters, warm sunshine. Everyone has an idea of their perfect beach, and Spain is one country that has beautiful beaches in abundance. Here are five reasons why you should visit, and fall in love, with the seas and sands of Spain this summer.
There’s a lot more to Spain’s coastline than busy beaches and high-rise developments. Take a short detour off the beaten path and you will find some of the most beautiful, unspoiled coves in Europe. You are guaranteed to be far away from crowds at Playa de los Genoveses in Almería, for example, a beautiful clam-shaped bay that can only be accessed by a dirt track.
On the weekends and during holidays, a day at the beach is a favorite activity for Spanish families. For this reason, most of Spain’s beaches are extremely family friendly, with plenty of sun beds, shades and pedalos to keep the whole family entertained. This is especially true of the beaches at some of Spain’s most popular resorts in Ibiza, Majorca and the Costas. Kids will love splashing in the sea while parents will be pleased to find plenty of child-friendly bars and restaurants for when the sun gets too much.
Some of Spain’s most vibrant cities are by the sea, making them ideal destinations for those looking for a holiday that combines sunbathing with a city break. Barcelona’s beach, for example, is a perfect place to join the fashionable set and see and be seen. La Concha at San Sebastian is widely thought to be the best urban beach in the whole of Europe – wander along the front and stop for authentic and delicious pintxos (tapas) and a cold beer at one of the bars.
Exhilarating Water sports
If you want to keep active while on holiday, there’s ample opportunity on Spain’s beaches. Costa Calma in Fuerteventura has always been a favorite with families, but in recent years it has earned a reputation as a super cool water sports destination too. The beaches are perfect for surfing and windsurfing, as well as being prime diving spots. If you are feeling really adventurous you might even think about giving kiteboarding a go!
Great Value Flights
We’ve noticed that getting to Spain has never been easier, or more affordable, thanks to a range of holiday companies and airlines offering both full packages and flight only options. You will find numerous airlines providing flights to Malaga, for example, at competitive prices. The summer does tend to be busiest, particularly July and August, so booking early is recommended.
With most of Spain’s beach destinations in close proximity to airports and resorts, there’s really no excuse. Get that bikini ready, pack your favorite book and whatever you do, don’t forget the sunscreen!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse of one of my favorite places!
Where are you off to this summer?
Post written in collaboration with Thomson Flights
Images by Stylemindchic Life,