Beach vacation in Spain

Where to go in Spain to enjoy a beach vacation.

Spain is lucky to have access to the sea. Wonderful beaches of the Mediterranean Sea in the south of the country, Gibraltar, the northwest, going straight to the Bay of Biscay of the Atlantic Ocean... It is hard with such opportunities not to be a country of beach tourism. And it's not hard to find it here.

The best vacation at sea in Spain offer many fashionable resorts. For a vacation with children, it is better to choose resorts located along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, there is a milder climate and calmer waves.

If you want a good tour to Spain with a vacation at sea, pay attention to these famous resort areas:

Costa Brava (Catalonia, province of Girona)

  • Ampuria-Brava
  • Blanes (the southernmost resort of the Costa Brava)
  • Cadacues
  • Lioret de Mar
  • Palamos
  • Plaia de Aro
  • Portbouw (the northernmost resort of the Costa Brava)
  • Puerto de la Selva
  • Rosas
  • Sagaro
  • Santa Cristina de Aro
  • San Feliu de Guixols
  • Tossa de Mar

Costa del Maresme

This is a part of the Balearic Sea coast south of the Costa Brava. It is located in Catalonia, province of Barcelona, comarca (district) of Maresme. The sandy beaches are protected from the north winds by a coastal mountain range. The region's official website can be found there.

Costa del Garraf

The coast is located 36 kilometers south of Barcelona.

  • Sitges, the central resort of the coast
  • Castelldefels

Costa Dorada

This is a stretch of coastline of the Balearic Sea (part of the Mediterranean Sea) in northeastern Spain. The coast stretches 200 kilometers from Vilanova y la Geltru in the north to the Ebro Delta town of Alcanar in the south. Costa Dorada covers the entire coast of the province of Tarragona. Popular resorts here include:

  • La Pineda
  • Salou
  • Tarragona

The Costa Dorada resort is interesting for those who want to vacation in Spain with children. It is home to the famous Universal Mediterranea, an amusement and recreation park for the whole family.

Costa Blanca

This is a strip of Mediterranean coastline, the province of Alicante in Valencia. Benidorm is the resort capital of Costa Blanca.

Costa del Sol

This is a region of southern Spain, located in Andalusia. It includes the coastal settlements of the province of Malaga. The region's resorts are well known:

  • Malaga
  • Torremolinos
  • Benalmadena
  • Fuengirola
  • Mijas
  • Marbella
  • Nerja
  • Estepona
  • Manilva
  • Torrox

Costa de la Luz

This resort region is located on the Atlantic coast in southwestern Andalusia, between the town of Tarifa on Cape Marroca, in the province of Cadiz, and the mouth of the Guadiana River in the province of Huelva. Kitesurfing is very popular here, mainly due to the strong constant winds in these areas.

Balearic Islands

Located in the Mediterranean Sea between Spain and Africa.

  • Formentera
  • Ibiza
  • Menorca
  • Mayorca

Canary Islands

Located in the Atlantic Ocean, known for their luxurious beaches and warm seas:

  • Fuerteventura
  • Lanzarote
  • Tenerife
  • Gran Canaria

There are no less than 480 beaches in Spain, including the Balearic and Canary Islands. Vacationing on Spain's beaches is mostly free. Beaches here are considered municipal property. Tourists pay around 2-3 EUR per day for the rental of sun beds and umbrellas.

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