Spain is known for its many beautiful beachesbut according to a new ranking, one specific beach is “widely regarded as one of the most beautiful in the country”. Spain-Vacationthat offers holiday rentals in Spain, has developed the ranking to help tourists who love the sea in determining the best destination for their next vacation.
Spain’s ‘best’ beaches 2022
Playa de Rodas, Galicia – 4.9 stars
The Playa de Rodas in Galicia was ranked as the “best” beach in Spain according to Spain-Holiday.
The experts said the beach “is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful in the country”.
This beach even won the title of “most beautiful beach in the world” in 2007.
The experts said: “Playa de Rodas is located in the paradisiacal Cies Islands off the coast of Vigo, an archipelago with incredibly clear waters and an impressive natural landscape.
“Enjoy half a mile of the finest white sand, surrounded by pine forests and gently sloping dunes.
“Playa de Rodas is a protected nature reserve. You will not find any facilities here, so bring everything you need for a day at the beach.”
The beach has been awarded a Blue Flag for its excellent water quality and cleanliness and can be visited by ferry from the mainland, which departs from Vigo every 35 minutes.
Cofete Beach, Fuerteventura – 4.8 stars
Playa de Cofete in Fuerteventura has been described as “one of the hidden gems of the Canary Islands”.
Located in the Jandia Natural Park, this relatively unknown beach is characterized by its impressive dunes of golden sand and the famous rock formation “la Pared” (the wall).
Playa de Cofete is a great location for snorkeling and has an incredible 12 kilometers of beach.
Morro de Jable Beach, Fuerteventura – 4.8 stars
Playa Morro de Jable is another beach on Fuertevenura.
The experts said: “This is one of the most visited beaches in Fuerteventura and attracts many visitors every year with its turquoise waters and fine golden sand.”
The beach offers many amenities including restaurants, shops and bars.
There are also plenty of sunbeds and a lifeguard service.
Sotavento Beach, Fuerteventura – 4.8 stars
Spain-Holidays compares Playa de Sotavento to a Caribbean beach.
They said, “This pristine beach is absolutely beautiful, with calm, turquoise waters and fine sand.”
The beach is a great location for swimming and snorkeling and hosts the Kite Boarding World Championships annually.
Playa de Ses Illetes, Balearic Islands – 4.8 stars
Located on the coast of Formentera, Playa de Ses Illetes is known for its deep blue waters and white sand.
It is located on the north coast of the island, in a natural park, and is accessible via a walk through the dunes that surround it.
The experts said: “Ses Illetes gives all the impressions of a pristine beach, but a few minutes’ walk takes you to an area of restaurants and small shops where you can have lunch during your visit.”
Playa de Carnota, Galicia – 4.8 stars
Playa de Carnota in Galicia is one of the largest beaches on the Iberian Peninsula. This beach stretches for seven kilometers.
Although the water can be cold, this is an ideal beach for snorkeling.
On land, there are plenty of hiking trails to discover nearby.
Berellin Beach, Cantabria – 4.8 stars
laya de Berellín in Val de San Vicente in Cantabria is described as a “hidden, unspoilt” beach.
The experts said: “It’s tucked away and sheltered from the main currents, so the shallow, calm waters are perfectly safe for swimming with young children.
“While you could spend all day at the beach, be sure to check out some of the beautiful hiking trails in the area, as well as the lookout point which gives you fantastic views of the bay and the Atlantic.”
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Nogales Beach, La Palma – 4.8 stars
Playa de Nogales on La Palma, one of the smaller Canary Islands, is a small but incredibly beautiful beach surrounded by steep cliffs.
This virgin beach stands out for its black, volcanic sand and spectacular views.
The beach is perfect for water sports, but also offers plenty of walking routes.
Old Kings Beach, Fuerteventura – 4.8 stars
Playa del Vieja Reyes in Fuerteventura is said to be “one of the best on the island for surfing”.
Hidden behind the cliffs, the beach gives the impression of being completely isolated.
The experts said: “This beach is quite secluded, meaning there aren’t many amenities, although a quiet village with restaurants and bars is a short drive away.”
Valdearenas Beach, Cantabria – 4.8 stars
Near Santander, in the north of Spain, you will find Playa de Valdearenas.
The beach is home to fine white sand and is sheltered by dunes and a large pine forest.
The beach is part of the Geological Park of Costa Quebrada, which means that it is a protected area because of the unique rock formations that you can find there.