Best Beaches In The Canary Islands, Spain

A coastline destination is one of the perfect holiday locations. If you are searching for such a location then read on to end your search. Sandy coves, trendy beaches full of cafes, water sports, bars, breath-taking landscapes, rocky terrains and some well-deserved peace and quiet are what Spanish beaches are all about.

The coastline extends to more than 5,000 miles and the Spanish territory includes the Canary Islands in Atlantic Ocean and Balearic Islands in Mediterranean. The expanse has given Spain some of the most beautiful beaches. Though Coast del Sol and Costa Blanca are the most popular ones among tourists there are many other beautiful beaches which make a perfect recreational location for the stressed.



Top Beaches In The Canary Islands

La Concha Beach, San Sebastian

This beach is located in the north-east corner of the country and is one of the most beautiful beaches in the whole of Europe. The city of San Sebastian is one of the nicest ones in Spain with a beautiful La Concha Beach gracing it. Many people even the Spaniards themselves vote this to be one of the most beautiful beaches.

Beaches In The Canary Islands

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In summer the beach is so full of people that you may find it very difficult to find a spot for sun bath. Playa de la Zurriola and Playa de Ondarreta are nearby so you can hop from one beach to another. The shallow waters of Ondarreta are perfect for kayaking while the strong waves of Zurriola let you enjoy surfing. The La Concha beach is only a ten-minutes’ walk away from the city.

Islas Cies, Galicia

Located along the Atlantic Coast Islas Cies is a remote island with untouched beaches. This is a great place for those looking for some peace and quiet vacation. The island a forty minutes boat ride away from Baiona.


Islas Cies, Galicia

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The Government has declared this isle as a national park and hence there are no hotels built here. However, you can easily find a campsite with a breath-taking view.

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Playa de Las Catedrales, Galicia

If you want to look at something beyond the ‘relaxing’ factor  this is the right place to go. Playa de Las Catedrales is the best beach in Galicia with astounding rock formations. These natural rock formations appear to be a sculpt work of Creator. Ribadeo and Foz are the nearest towns located.

Playa de Las Catedrales, Galicia

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Playa Papagayo, Lanzarote

Whether you are looking for an idle spot filled with some adventure then this is the right place. The area is a national park with a terrain nearby that is well-suited for biking and hiking. However, the hike which leads to the bay is not challenging. The beach is ideal for lazing and basking under the sun. The closes beach town is only a five-minute drive away. You must hire a bike or car to reach the national park.

Playa Papagayo, Lanzarote

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Cabo de Gata, Almeria

This one tops the list of beaches in Southern Spain. It is the biggest natural reserve and hence plenty of coastal beaches. Unlike other Spanish beaches, the landscape here is dry and desert-like.

Cabo de Gata, Almeria

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The terrain reminds the travellers of the Wild West. It is a great place for surfing, swimming, diving etc. There is a huge rock in the middle of the waters. Swimmers looking for some daredevilry can use this rock as a plunging board and dive straight into the sea.



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