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1) Playa de Sotavento, Fuerteventura
Fancy visiting an unspoilt beach with calm, turquoise water and the finest of sands? Then Playa de Sotavento in Fuerteventura on the Canary Islands could be the one for you. This beach it a wonderful location for snorkelling and swimming too and fans of extreme water sports love this beach as well.
The Kite Boarding World Championships are held there each year and although there aren’t any amenities at this particular beach, it is still a favourite with families too as at low tide, lagoons form along the shore where they can play safely. Fuerteventura is an ideal option for a holiday on the beach in Spain for so many reasons and a visit to Playa de Sotavento is a must if you are able to get around the island easily.
2) Playa de Ses Illetes, Balearics
Playa de Ses Illetes can be found on the coast of Formentera and it is apprently is a contender for the title ‘most beautiful beach in the world’! You’ll find deep-blue water and white sand at this beach which is located on the north coast of the island, inside a natural park. It is accessed with a walk through the dunes that surround it. During high season you will find lots of boats dotted the sea in front of the beach, because it’s a very popular stop for people on boating trips!
You might think that Ses Illetes is an untouched beach, which is great – but you can also take advantage of the local restaurants and shops which are only a couple of minutes away. Visitors can enjoy Playa Ses Illetes from any of the Balearic Isles by taking the ferry that connects the islands.
3) Playa Morro de Jable, Fuerteventura
Another beach in Fuerteventura which sounds just as beautiful. Playa Morro de Jable is supposed to be one of the most visited beaches in Fuerteventura so I’m guessing it could get busy at peak season? However we have visited in Spring and it really is a gem.
With its turquoise waters and fine golden sand, the beach is a favourite with families, since it’s located fairly close to the town of Morro de Jable which is a popular holiday resort. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars located on the beach’s board walk so you don’t need to worry about packing up lots of bags beforehand! There are even sunbeds for hire and a lifeguard service too.
4) Playa de Berellín, Cantabria
In the lesser known area of Cantabria, you’ll find the stunning cove of Playa de Berellín which is situated behind a pine forest. This tranquil beach is tucked away from the main currents, ensuring it has shallow, calm water which is perfect for kids when they are swimming.
There are some wonderful walking routes around here for visitors to discover too and a viewpoint which offers breathtaking views. There aren’t any amenities at this beach either so you will need to make sure you bring your own supplies. Pop in to the quaint village San Vicente de la Barquera while you are there too. It must be the most picturesque place in the whole of Cantabria?
So I hope you enjoyed reading about these special beaches in Spain. If you haven’t visited this charming country before then now is a great time to book yourself a holiday there and to discover this vibrant and simply stunning place. The Spaniards are so warm and friendly, the culture is beyond what you can imagine and the food is sublime too. Combine this with a visit to one of the best beaches on our list, I hope you’ll love it as much as I do too…