I don’t want to brag too much, but our adventurous teammate embarked on an epic tour of the entire southern coast of Spain! And she took the time to handpick some favorite beaches just for you.
Now that you’re aware that you’re in for something special let me tell you that this article will give you a list of the information you need to travel to the best beaches in Spain.
From the bustling hotspots to the serene, off-the-beaten-path places where you can chill like a true Spaniard. And I won’t just leave you with words since we’ve got many videos to prove it!
Here’s the full playlist: Sensational Spain Beach Walks
So grab your sunnies and let me take you to the best beaches in Spain. Then you’ll see why we are one of the best destinations in the world for vacation.
Best Beaches in Alicante
1. Platja de Llevant
|🚏Access||From La Plaza del Castillo you can access this beach through typical narrow streets with white walls.|
|🏖️ Service||Accessible to people with reduced mobility. Bathroom, umbrella and hammock services. Lifeguard and first aid, Skate area, Volleyball and multi-basket net, Soccer area, Children’s games, Wifi|
|🤽🏻♀️Activities||Kayak, Snorkeling, Jet Ski, Water Skiing, Boat Trips, Parasailing, Flyboard|
We are starting with Levante Beach, one of the most iconic beaches in Alicante. It is two kilometers long and stands out for having excellent services and fine sand for long hours in the sun.
2. Cala del Moraig (Poble Nou de Benitatxell)
|📍Location||It is located between Moraira and Xàbia, in the municipality of Poble Nou de Benitatxell|
|🚏Access||Go through the town and take the Puig road, and then you will have to cross the Cumbre del Sol|
|🏖️ Service||Toilet services, Nudist (left side), Footbath, Red Cross, Blue flag, Access for Persons with Reduced Mobility, Walkways, Parking|
|🚗 Parking||€12 per car per day. Rervations can be made through the web. App: Cala Moraig Reservations|
|🤽🏻♀️Activities||scuba diving and snorkeling.|
Cala del Moraig is one of the most paradisiac beaches in Alicante. It has photogenic landscapes, crystal clear waters, and a beautiful setting by the Puig de la Llorença massif, collapsing as cliffs and coves as it falls into the water.
They have been taking measures to control the beach’s capacity. Visit their web, www.calamoraig.es for more info
3. Playa Cala Bosque (La Zenia)
|🚏Access||Easy walk / by car|
|🏖️ Service||Public toilets, rescue and first aid, footbath, beach bar, restaurant, umbrellas and hammocks, skates, jet skis, hotel, sports games, disabled parking, accessible beach, amphibious chair, accessible for people with reduced mobility|
|🚗 Parking||Yes. Up to 50 - 100 spots.|
|🤽🏻♀️Activities||diving, snorkeling, windsurfing and water skiing|
La Zenia is a beautiful, long, and urban sandy beach that does not have a promenade. Visitors can enjoy many activities outside the water; it is a familiar beach! There are two volleyball courts, a playground, and white and gold sand for playing with the little ones.
📌 FYI: You’ll have many other beautiful towns near Alicante! Find out here:Rising next to the sea? Fall in love with Spanish Beach Towns
Best Beaches in Tarragona
4. Playa del Llevant
|📍Location||Salou, Costa Dorada|
|🚏Access||Easy walk / By car / By boat. Walk: 10mins (thereabout) walk from Diagonal Mar. By car: along the Salou to Tarragona coastal road. By train Salou-Tarragona line, Salou station. By intercity bus (Salou-Tarragona line, stop 500 m away).|
|🏖️ Service||Access for people with reduced mobility, bathrooms, bar, Red Cross, showers, sun lounger rental, near port, restaurant, wifi, security, and vigilance service.|
|🚗 Parking||Interurban (Flat Area at 100 m)|
|🤽🏻♀️Activities||Windsurfing, parasailing, water skiing, kayaking, oxon, pedal boats, a floating marine platform, soccer and volleyball fields.|
Playa del Llevant in Tarragona has a fantastic sea for taking a relaxing dip and swimming with fishes. It’s also dog-friendly and very clean.
5. Cala Cranc
|🚏Access||By car along the Salou to Tarragona coastal road. By train: Salou-Tarragona line, Salou station. By intercity bus (Salou-Tarragona line, stop 500 m away).|
|🏖️ Service||Access for people with reduced mobility, toilets, bar, Red Cross, Showers, Deckchair hire, Sunshade hire, port, Kiosk-Thermal spa, and Security|
|🤽🏻♀️Activities||snorkelling, swimming or family water games.|
Cala Cranc is an extraordinary beach with great rocks to jump off from, fine sand without stones, and a convenient beach bar with food and drinks!
The best thing about this cala is that it’s on the way to Barcelona from Valencia, so you can do a quick pit stop, soak in some sun, and enjoy the views!
6. Playa de l’Arrabassada
|📍Location||It is located just over 2.5 kilometers from the Tarragona marina|
|🚏Access||By car on the N-340 road. By city bus (Lines 1 and 9).|
|🏖️ Service||Accessible for people with reduced mobility, bathroom, Red Cross, showers, nearby port, Kiosk-spa, wifi, security.|
This is an ideal beach for family tourism because it is extensive, you can do sports activities, it has fine golden sand, the waters are calm, and it is one of the most beautiful in the area to enjoy an authentic day at the beach.
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Best Beaches in Menorca
7. Cala Galdana
|📍Location||Cala Galdana is located 23 kilometers from Ciudadela and 36 from Mahón.|
|🚏Access||From both points it will take you half an hour to get there. By car: Road from Ciudadela to Mahón. Arrive at Ferreiras and take the detour to Santa Galdana.|
|🏖️ Service||Hammocks, parasols, kayaks, diving center, motor boat rental, boat trips, bars, restaurants, pharmacies nearby, public bathrooms with showers, lifeguards, tables to eat in the pine forest, inflatables, access for reduced mobility|
|🚗 Parking||It has a large parking lot behind the beach but during the high season months there are many problems parking.|
|🤽🏻♀️Activities||Riding “el lapiz” (the pencil), Rent pedal boats, paragliding, kayaks, stand-up paddle, diving|
Menorca is said to have the best beaches and coves in the Balearic Islands. And I must admit that I’ve seen some of the prettiest ones in Spain here!
Here’s one of my all-time favorites to enjoy with your family: Cala Galdana. It has all kinds of services to spend a good day at the beach on sun loungers and umbrellas. In addition, it is one of the most beautiful areas, in better condition and still virgin, intended for tourism and enjoyment.
8. Cala Morell
|📍Location||North coast of Menorca, 9 kilometers from Ciudadela.|
|🚏Access||Easy to rech by bus, by car or by bike. Go towards Ciutadella and follow the signs towards Cala Morell.|
|🏖️ Service||Showers, parking, restaurants nearby|
|🚗 Parking||100 meters (3 minutes)|
|🤽🏻♀️Activities||Snorkeling, walk to the Camí de Cavalls viewpoint|
Cala Morell is one of the best-connected beaches far from large urban centers. It is a well-protected urban cove surrounded by cliffs.
FYI: Cala Morell is one of the best coves for snorkeling rather than sunbathing. It has rocky bottoms instead of sandy areas but with lots of marine life!
9. Platja de Cavalleria
|📍Location||Northern area of Menorca. 10 kilometers from Es Mercadal.|
|🚏Access||It is a bit far away so you will need a car. Access from the municipality of Es Mercadal by a small rural road: “Camí de Tramuntana"|
|🏖️ Service||The parking lot has a beach bar and toilet, but there is no service on the beach.|
|🚗 Parking||There is a free parking located about 500 meters away (see map)|
|🤽🏻♀️Activities||Diving, surfing, hiking|
We are talking about a virgin beach very close to the Cavallería Lighthouse.
It has a very particular color that makes it unique. This beach is a place to relax and let yourself go with the flow. In other words, there is no wifi or services. But I promise you won’t need anything else than great company to have a wonderful beach day.
Be sure to pick up your trash and respect the area during your visit. Also, Cavalleria Beach is rich in clay, but do not apply it to your body to avoid damaging the ecosystem.
You will find an ideal picnic area at the top of the nearest viewpoint.
📌 And, if you’re also visiting Mallorca, this article might be helpful:9 Best Beaches & Hidden Calas in Mallorca by a Local
Best Beaches in Ibiza
10. Cala Salada & Cala Saladeta
|📍Location||North of San Antonio, Ibiza|
|🚏Access||From San Antonio by car, take the PM-812 highway towards Santa Agnes. Take the detour to the left and go down until you arrive.|
|🏖️ Service||Sunbeds, umbrellas, showers, restaurant, lifeguards, parking, toilets and access for the disabled (also to enter the water under the supervision of lifeguards with an amphibious chair and special crutches)|
|🚗 Parking||Yes. If the parking is full, you can also park at the Can Coix sports center and take a direct bus to the cala (every 15 minutes)|
Okay, if you are in Ibiza, you must visit one of these beaches! They are some of the city’s best and most iconic, with spectacular views, a vast sand area, and water that makes you want never to leave.
The first beach is Cala Salada, and the next is Cala Saladeta. Both come together in a beautiful landscape. The quietest is Cala Saladeta, but in my opinion, the most impressive is Cala Salada, although it is more crowded.
11. Sa Pedrera de Cala D’Hort
|📍Location||Located in the municipality of Sant Josep de sa Talaia|
|🚏Access||Reached only by car, follow signposts from San José.|
|🏖️ Service||Hammocks, umbrellas, restaurants, beach boutique, lifeguards, access for people with reduced mobility|
|🚗 Parking||Free parking, but it is often full. Parking is also allowed on the shoulder of the adjacent road.|
|🍹Food||It has 3 beach restaurants.|
|🤽🏻♀️Activities||Kayaking, surfing, jet boat, Es Vedrà hike|
Cala D’Hort is a true gem in Ibiza. It is one of the most coveted places on the Island and a beach to add to your bucket list.
As you can see, it is a white sand beach with crystal clear waters, known for being surrounded by high cliffs.
This Cala has front-row views of the paradisiac (and mysterious) Island of Es Vedrà, which rises from the sea only several hundred meters from the shore.
I recommend all explorers and adventurers to hike to Sa Pedrera. It’s difficult (not for everyone), but nothing to worry about.
12. Platges de Comte
|🚏Access||By car From San Antonio, take the PM-803 highway towards San José. Or by bus or ferry from San Antonio.|
|🏖️ Service||Sun loungers, parasols, restaurants, bars, toilets, pedalos, beach boutique, lifeguards, access for people with reduced mobility.|
|🚗 Parking||Yes. You have a large space for parking on your left before the barrier. Don’t park at the beach although you see people doing it (they are wrong)|
Also known as Cala Conta, it is one of the jewels that the beautiful Island of Ibiza offers. Another charming beach to add to your list where you can enjoy some romantic evenings. Perfect to visit as a couple, with friends or family, since it has a lot of services that will make your visit more enjoyable.
Platges de Comte refers to two adjacent beaches: Platja de Tramuntana looking north and Platja de Ponent looking west.
It is probably one of the most visited in Ibiza, and it also has several restaurants nearby to enjoy a good meal by the beach.
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Best Beaches in Valencia
13. Playa de la Malvarossa
|📍Location||Coast of Valencia City.|
|🚏Access||Easy access from anywhere in the city|
|🏖️ Service||Railway Station, Restaurant, Red Cross, Urban and Open Beach, Access for Persons with Reduced Mobility, Taxi Rank, Blue Flag, Floating Platform, foot shower, bathrooms, walkways|
|🚗 Parking||Yes, and bike lane and bike rack.|
|🤽🏻♀️Activities||Kayak, snorkel, paddle surf, practice water sports, beach volleyball and beach soccer.|
Besides being one of the most beautiful in Spain, this beach is one of the main tourist attractions in Valencia. It is a large and beautiful beach that connects with other surrounding beaches and has a lot of places nearby to enjoy an excellent Valencian paella!
Many say that the city comes to life and color thanks to its proximity to the sea, so this spot is perfect to visit at any time to relax and disconnect from the bustling streets.
Also, if you are visiting Valencia and want to stay healthy and active, visiting Malvarossa Beach for a quick ocean dip and a yoga session sounds like the perfect way to start your day!
|📍Location||City of Valencia. Fishermen Square|
|🚏Access||Easy access from anywhere in the city|
|🏖️ Service||Walkways, Red Cross, WC Services, Floating Platforms, Blue Flag, Parking, Access for People with Reduced Mobility, Restaurant, Footbath, Taxi Rank, Railway Station|
|🤽🏻♀️Activities||Sports Games, Sailing school, Water Activities|
It is an urban beach of fine golden sand located in Valencia. It is also the beach of Valencia’s old fishing district, so locals prefer to call it Las Arenas.
This long, sandy beach is very popular, and it has lots of restaurants nearby, entertainment places and hotels, and the renowned Marina Beach Club for drinks!
15. La Patacona
|📍Location||Southern end of Alboraya. Next to Malvarossa Beach|
Metrovalencia: 3, 4, 6
|🏖️ Service||Access walkway, free public toilets, showers, surveillance and lifeguard service, information points, tourist office, rental of umbrellas and hammocks, health posts, parking adapted for people with mobility reduced.|
|🤽🏻♀️Activities||Sports Games, all types of nautical activities|
This beach is your go-to if you want something similar to Malvarossa but less crowded and more to relax and enjoy views.
It is also one of the best options if you want to practice sports because it has an extended sandy area. Another pro of this beach is that you have some ideal restaurants nearby!
Best Beaches in Girona
16. Cala Cap Roig
|📍Location||Sant Antoni de Calonge, Baix Empordà|
|🚏Access||Take the Platja d’Aro road towards Calonge-Sant Antoni.|
|🏖️ Service||Parking, Showers and toilets, Beach bar, Bar Restaurant, Hammock and skate rental, Lifesaving and rescue service, Signaling|
|🚗 Parking||It is possible to park relatively close to the beach.|
|🤽🏻♀️Activities||Snorkeling and water activities.|
Cala Cap Roig is named after the islet of Cap Roig, which divides the beach in two, thus offering two distinct areas.
It is an excellent beach in La Costa Brava, with great sand and clean water. The beach has coarse sand and rocky depths, so it is also a good option for those who like diving and want to see underwater beauty. Also, it is perfect to go with children and spend the afternoon.
17. Sa Conca (S’Agaro)
|📍Location||Located in the area of s’Agaró|
|🚏Access||You can access the beach on foot along the coastal path from Platja d’Aro to Sant Antoni de Calonge|
|🏖️ Service||Accessible for people with reduced mobility, Bathroom, Red Cross, Adapted showers, Means of transport, Nearby port, Kiosk-spa, Surveillance, Walkways|
|🍹Food||Yes. You’ll find a chiringuito (beach bar) right there.|
|🤽🏻♀️Activities||Beautiful coastal path. Snorkeling and water activities.|
This beach has fantastic scenery, making it one of the most beautiful in Girona.
As with most beaches in Platja d’Aro, it is made of coarse sand, and the slope at the entrance to the water is quite steep.
You can access the beach on foot along the “Camino de Ronda” from San Feliu de Guíxols coastal path, which is beautiful. Along the way, each transparent cove leads to the next.
Also, it is perfect for watching the sunset or the sunrise or to jog or walk on the shore. Surprisingly, it is less crowded than other beaches in the area.
18. Torre Valentina
|📍Location||Sant Antoni de Calonge. Located at the end of the Palamós bay.|
|🚏Access||Easy walk / Car / Boat|
|🏖️ Service||Bar area, showers, toilets, footbaths, lifeguards, adapted for people with reduced mobility: access ramps and walkways, adapted showers and toilets, guide service for the visually impaired and bathroom assistance.|
|🤽🏻♀️Activities||Possibility of practicing water sports. Football or dinghy sailing and water skiing courses.|
Torre Valentina is an impressive beach of fine sand. It is ideal for families as it has a gentle slope with hardly any stones or rocks, while towards the other end, it is a steeper slope with boulders and large rocks.
The beach is very clean, and the most impressive is its fantastic walk around the cliffs with stunning views and access to other rocky shores.
Best Beaches in Catalonia
|📍Location||Seaside neighborhood of La Barceloneta in Barcelona|
|🚏Access||Easy access by meter, bus or train. Meter: L3, L4, L7|
Train: R2S, R4
Bus: 59, D20, V15, V17, V19
|🏖️ Service||Adapted public toilets, Adapted showers, Buoy-marked breakwaters and bathing areas, Footbridges, Lifeguard towers, Lockers, Public address system, Public fountains, Public telephones, Public toilets, Rubbish bins and recycling bins, Showers, First Aid and Rescue, Barcelona Wi-Fi, Deckchair hire, Bicycle hire, Parasol hire, Restaurants, Sea Space Centre, Sport installations|
|🤽🏻♀️Activities||Water-based activities, Paddle surf, kayak and windsurf, Guided tour in catamaran, Canoeing|
This iconic beach brings life to the Barceloneta neighborhood. It is the reason why this beautiful city has a Mediterranean soul. The beach is in Barcelona’s most maritime district, where locals eat fish dishes, seafood, and tapas.
You can’t miss visiting this beach as it is one of my favorite spots in the city and among the most important landmarks in Barcelona. The sand is grainy and dry, so it doesn’t stick to you. There’s a beautiful sight and plenty of cafes and restaurants.
People will generally visit this beach from around 11 am - 12 pm. So I recommend going around 8 am - 9 am. It will be quiet and clean then, but do not anticipate before the hour since you can see many drunk people coming out from clubs!
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20. Nova Mar Bella
|📍Location||Passeig Marítim de la Mar Bella, 128 08005. Barcelona|
|🚏Access||Easy Access by Metro: L4. By Train: R1R11R2R2N. By Bus: H16V29|
|🏖️ Service||Umbrella rental, Sun lounger rental, Signage for breakwaters, bathing areas, Adapted showers, Public toilets, Public fountains, Public address system, garbage cans, public telephones, Surveillance towers, Urban Police Information Point, Rescue and first aid.|
|🍹Food||Yes. (also beverage and ice cream kiosks)|
|🤽🏻♀️Activities||volleyball fields, water sports, sailing a catamaran, cruiser or kayak, windsurfing, etc.|
You can take a walk around this beach whenever you feel like it. The sea is much cleaner than in the other parts of Barceloneta, a wide and soothing place. You will find people surfing here.
It has all kinds of services, including two beach bars and a library service in summer! There are also well-kept showers with toilets and the possibility of renting deck chairs and umbrellas.
You should also expect to see occasional vendors and people offering you a massage, but they are zero annoying!
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21. Platja del Garraf
|📍Location||Next to the port of Garraf, in Barcelona.|
|🚏Access||By car: Ctra. C-31 Castelldefels highway. By RENFE: Baixador del Garraf, 25 m away.|
|🏖️ Service||Public toilets, walkways, rescue and lifeguard post, 2 beach bars, rental of sun loungers, umbrellas, access for people with reduced mobility|
|🚗 Parking||Yes. White area, limited. Less than 300 meters.|
|🤽🏻♀️Activities||Sports activities, light boats such as water scooters or kayaks, etc. Also, you can take an excursion through the Garraf Natural Park from the beach.|
Platja del Garraf is a small, peaceful, quiet beach during the weekdays, although it can get very crowded during the high season in summer.
It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sea’s sound and breeze.
You can rent an umbrella for 6€ a day. And, eat food at the chiringuito del Garraf! It’s amazing.
I recommend this beach on a weekday in mid-May for chilling out. However, it is not the best for swimming since half of the beach is full of stones.
Still, there’s a pleasant and lovely atmosphere to enjoy a nice beach day in the town of Garraf.
It has always seemed a very charming beach to Jimena and I, since it has little houses and picturesque “casetas.”
I imagine you must eagerly count the days to travel to these beautiful destinations.
In addition to being a country with beautiful beaches, which we have already talked about too much, the infrastructure to visit these places is highly adapted to tourism.
Almost all beaches are easy to access, and the locals are extremely friendly and willing to help you with any information.
Don’t forget to ask us any questions regarding your upcoming trip, and keep in mind your beach essentials. Happy travels!