If there’s one thing that people love across the globe, it’s beaches. Is it the twinkling sea views? The warm feel of the buttery soft sand between our toes? Who knows! One thing’s for sure, we can’t seem to get enough of these glistening golden grains.
But a beach is just a beach, right? Wrong! Here’s a handful of Spain’s best sandy spots and the thing that makes them unique. You’ll soon see that no two are the same! Are you ready? Here goes…
- Playa de Las Canteras, Gran Canaria
- El Cotillo, Fuerteventura
- Maspalomas Dunes, Gran Canaria
- Playa de los Genoveses, Costa de Almeria
- Playa de Muro, Majorca
- Cala en Turqueta, Menorca
- Papagayo Beach, Lanzarote
Playa de Las Canteras, Gran Canaria
Stretching a dazzling 3km and right in the beating heart of Las Palmas, this amazingly-located beach is one of a kind. It’s fabulous for families, with a playground, sports zones and beachfront cafés where you can grab a bite to eat and retreat from the midday sun. Expect all this while Gran Canaria’s capital city waits patiently just a few steps away.
El Cotillo, Fuerteventura
You know those beaches that sit on the centrefold of travel mags and look like they’ve been edited to within an inch of their lives? Well that’s what El Cotillo looks like, except with one difference – this beach’s beauty is 100% real. Watch the kite surfers as they drift across the waves or admire the crystal-clear waters of the island’s famous lagoons. Looking for paradise on earth? You’ve just found it.
Maspalomas Dunes, Gran Canaria
What makes this beach unique? Well it’s a bunch of sand dunes for a start! Ride across the rippled sands of Maspalomas Dunes by camel back and you’ll feel like you’re in the Sahara, not Gran Canaria! Did we mention it spans an unbelievable 400 hectares? This superb spot has been a Natural Reserve since 1987 too.
Playa de los Genoveses, Costa de Almeria
Positioned within the Cabo de Gata Natural Park, Playa de los Genoveses is backed by enchanting eucalyptus groves and surrounded by a rugged mountain landscape. Pick out a peaceful plot on the sand and admire the majestic scenery, while crickets chirp in the background!
Playa de Muro, Majorca
Fringed by pine trees and lined with cafés and restaurants, Playa de Muro is postcard perfection. Majorca’s famed for its wispy white sands and this idyllic eastern stretch is no exception. The beach stretches for six kilometres, making it one of the Balearics’ longest and it’s divided into four sections. Plus it spans its way along to the iconic resort of Alcudia where a fairytale old town awaits.
Cala en Turqueta, Menorca
A treasure that shines on Menorca’s
western shore, Cala en Turqueta promises sea in shades of emerald that you’ve never seen before. Now a beach this blissful hasn’t gone unnoticed, so it does tend to get busy, but don’t let that put you off! There’s a car park around 15 minutes’ walk away, and you reach the beach through a stunning pine forest that curves its way around the sand. When you’ve spent some time on these wondrous white grains, head back to the car and into the city of Ciutadella which is around a 30-minute drive away. The luscious lemon-coloured Old Town and Monday night artists’ market are two of the highlights.
Papagayo Beach, Lanzarote
With its white-sand shore and aquamarine waters, Papagayo Beach on Lanzarote's south tip is the island's finest sun spot. Its calm waters make it perfect for a day out with the kids and there are plenty of handy facilities available! Like to snorkel? This is one of the best places to do it.
Has all this beach talk got you in the mood for a sunshine getaway? Us too! Start planning your Spanish beach holiday today…
Posted: 22nd Apr 2019.