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10 most pristine beaches in Spain

September 23, 2011

A beach in Spain

Spain is one of the most picturesque countries of Europe and one of the places that any globe-trotter, tourist, traveler or even a honeymoon couple would love to visit, and revisit. Added to this is the beauty of the rich culture of the country showcased through music, literature and many more, which qualify Spain to be one of the best tourist destinations in Europe. But what sets apart Spain’s beauty also, is the presence of beautiful beaches all over the country. Spain being a country having a coastline of over 5,000 miles and a fantastic Mediterranean climate, holds a fairly good amount of beautiful beaches, qualifying it more as a perfect getaway or a perfect holiday destination.

With so many beautiful beaches in this country, it is always hard to decide how many one chooses to visit while on a holiday. The top 10 beaches are listed below to make the decision easier:

1. Playa de Las Catedrales, Galicia

Playa de Las Catedrales

Playa de Las Catedrales, situated in Galicia, can by far be called the best beach of Spain. The name itself translates as ‘Beach of the Cathedrals’, which speaks volumes about how beautiful the beach is. For someone staying on mainland Spain, this beach qualifies as the most incredible place to explore. The rock formations caused by the sea are simply stunning and stand out as incredible artifices of Mother Nature’s creation. The caves around are an added feature to this explorative place.

2. Playa de la Concha, San Sebastian

Playa de la Concha

Playa de la Concha is a beach which is highly regarded in the world, left alone Spain or Europe. It has been voted as the best beach a number of times by Europeans, let alone the Spaniards themselves. Sprawling over the outskirts of San Sebastian city, which is one of the happening cities of Spain, the beach is one the most quintessential things to do while one’s stay in the city. The beach lies just at a walking distance of 10 minutes’ from the city.

Even though it becomes difficult to find an empty spot at the beach during summer, it still is one of the must-visit beaches in Spain. Added to the beauty of the beach itself, the varied landscapes and ambiance add to the beauty of the place.

3. Playa del Silencio, Asturia

Playa del Silencio

Playa de Silencio, the ‘Beach of Silence’ situated in Asturias stands out for its remoteness and is definitely one of the best offbeat beaches to visit in Spain. It is surrounded and protected by a circular rock formation. No doughnuts for guessing that the beach got its name due to beautiful landscape in and around the pristine beach brings in a sense of calm and peace.

4. Islas Cies, Galicia

Islas Cies

This remote island along the gorgeous Atlantic Coast of Northern Spain is another offbeat location in Spain, which the traveler should never fail to visit. Far from the maddening crowd, the island is filled with quiet and untouched beaches. Just a 40-minute boat ride from the town of Baiona in Galicia, the island is opened for the tourists only in summer.

5. Cala de Algaiarens, Menorca

Cala de Algaiarens

Menorca’s Cala de Algaiarens is another coastline situated away from Spain’s mainline. It is located in the Balearics and is another excellent place to explore the rugged coastlines.

6. Gandia, Costa Brava


A cluster of small towns aided by a number of pleasant beaches make the city of Costa Brava. Gandia is one of those pleasant beaches and is more popular with the natives than the foreign tourists, and that is what makes this beach so special and qualifies as one of the top ten beaches of Spain.

7. Tarifa, Andalusia


This windy beach is situated in Andalusia. Along with a mesmerizing windsurfing scene, Tarifa beach also has whale-watching and a fun nightlife to offer to its guests. But besides this, the uniqueness of this beach is the wind, unlike the other beaches where sunbathing is more common.

8. Marbella, Andalusia

Marbella, Andalusia

Marbella is another beautiful beach situated in Andulasia. Being a part of the town which holds some of the most exotic locations in Spain, this beach sets its beauty apart from all other beaches in Spain by its alleys full of palm tress and the medieval fortifications. To add to this, it is also a popular destination for many celebrities.

9. Moro Jable, Fuerteventura

Moro Jable

Moro Jable is the most popular beach among the six other beautiful beaches in Fuertvera, located in the Canary Islands. The beach showcases a beautiful expanse of landscape with 4 km of white fine sand within easy walking distance from facilities and hotels

10. Ses Illetes, Formentera, Balaeric Islands

Ses Illetes

Ses Illestes is the best beach in Formentera, which is situated in the Belaric Islands. Formentera being a place where there are so many beautiful beaches, Ses Illetes is definitely one which calls for a visit at least once for the traveller in Spain.

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