Find out what the best beaches in Spain are as awarded by millions of real travelers.
Port d'Alcudia, Spain
Velvety white sand stretches along five miles of gentle waters in Puerto Alcudia, making it one of the longest beaches in Majorca. Go for a quiet stroll around the quaint beach-side fishing village or swim or snorkel in the electric-blue sea. Parts of the beach are a bit breezier, attracting windsurfers and paragliders galore. Interesting shops and ancient Roman ruins add to Alcudia's allure.
Benidorm offers beaches that are both tranquil and bustling with activity. Whether you choose a day of bathing under the sun or a day of thrills waterskiing, you’ll surely enjoy the stunning scenery surrounding this city. There are nearby rocky coves perfect for scuba enthusiasts who want to explore underwater treasures and the Canfali hills for trekkers who want to admire the panoramic views.
Playa del Ingles, Spain
This big resort—the largest on Gran Canaria—was developed in the 1960s specifically as a tourist area. And all types of tourists have found it. LGBT travelers, families with kids, au naturel sunbathers, honeymooners, groups of young singles… there’s a spot for everybody on the beach here (and a hotel or apartment for every budget).
Corralejo is the largest resort on Fuerteventura. Town Beach, with its calm waters, is best for families, but if you’re into windsurfing or kitesurfing, try breezier Flag Beach or Glass Beach. Diving, fishing, and tours to nearby islands are other popular pursuits.
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
Lanzarote’s largest resort area has much to offer visitors—in addition to the fine beaches, you’ll find casinos, great shopping, and tons of restaurant options. Puerto Del Carmen’s nightclubs and large hotels are a big draw for a youthful European crowd.
Salou is a picturesque town on the splendid Costa Dorada. Idyllic family beaches feature shallow water and fine, golden sand. Enjoy strolls along the coast, or choose from one of Salou's popular water sports options: windsurfing, sailing and canoeing.
Palma Nova, Spain
The palm trees of Palma Nova dance with the same excitement that fuels giddy vacationers. Three family-friendly beaches set the sandy scene for relaxation and play. Bordered by a busy promenade, the atmosphere is still tranquil, great for building sandcastles with the kids, catching a wave or just soaking up some rejuvenating rays.
The beach of Magalluf is a hotbed of activity, thanks to throngs of international tourists who flock to enjoy sunny sands and jumpin' nightlife. Recover from last night's dirty dancing with a rejuvenating sunbathing session on the pale gold beach. Feeling active? Swim the 400 meters out to Black Lizard Island in the middle of Magalluf Bay, where the coal-colored creatures scurry along happily.
Puerto Rico, Spain
Jam-packed with opportunities to jet ski, sail, dive, fish and windsurf, Puerto Rico is the ultimate destination for active adventurers. Dolphin-watching and glass-bottomed boat trips are always a hit with the kids, who will also have a blast making friends from all over the globe while frolicking and playing on Puerto Rico's honey-colored sands. Here, the waters are warm, the sun is toasty, and the vibe is sublime.
Cala d'Or, Spain
Cala d'Or is resort town on the south east coast of Mallorca. Its name means “golden cove,” which is a precise description. The resort is surrounded by golden sandy beaches. Cala d'Or is not quite as busy as other larger resort areas. Its ambiance encourages rest and relaxation. Agroturism (rural tourism) is increasing in popularity in Cala d'Or, and some visitors are opting for the older farmhouses or fincas for a peaceful countryside retreat. There’s a good range of shops, restaurants and bars in Cala d'Or, as well as rentable paddleboats and water tours on glass bottom boats.