Spain has everything you need for the ideal beach vacation: great weather, a culture that values fun, and a seemingly limitless variety of beach settings.
It has two coastlines, one along the Atlantic and one along the Mediterranean, due to its peninsular location in Europe. Beyond those two coasts, and beyond continental Spain, the beaches of the Balearic Islands (particularly on Ibiza and Mallorca) and the Canary Islands, such as Gran Canaria, are among the best in the world. These archipelagos of islands are also part of Spain. Other than beaches, Spain has beautiful cities to visit, Barcelona and Madrid at the top of the best destinations in Spain.
From hidden coves bordered by pine-covered cliffs to broad, bustling areas packed with restaurants and resorts, Spanish beaches come in many kinds and sizes. With our list of the greatest beaches in Spain, you can discover the country’s most beautiful stretches of coastline.