If summers on the coast, golden beaches, blue waters and friendly hospitality combined with amazing food appeals to you, Spain is sure to have exactly what you seek for your next summer holiday.
Short flights from the UK, affordable prices, suitable destinations for families, couples, nature-lovers, and culture enthusiasts alike, make Spain a favorite for a perfect beach holiday in Europe.
Europe’s sunniest country, with dry summers and warm winters, Spain is an obvious choice for beach vacations. The Mediterranean Sea will never disappoint you, and the islands of Majorca, Lanzarote and Ibiza are among the three favourite destinations to visit in Spain.
If you are looking for long days at the beach, attractions on your doorstep and a range of bars and clubs that are open until sunrise, destinations like Marbella, Barcelona and Ibiza are ideal for you.
The majority of the beaches in Spain are packed with tourists, but if you prefer to escape to secluded havens, usually only known by the locals, there are still places to get away from the crowds, that should be part of any avid traveller's bucket list.
Nerja, Costa del Sol
Only a few miles away from Malaga, Nerja is one of the best kept secrets of the Costa del Sol. The water is exceptionally clean and teeming with fish, ideal for snorkelling, with a natural landscape of cliffs and hills, this is the ideal setting to spending a relaxed day enjoying the sun.
Cala Llombards, Majorca
A good option in the often crowded Majorca is Cala Llombards, a stunning beach destination, surrounded by pine trees and bushes, where the water is clear and shallow, making it suitable for younger visitors, with plenty of water sports opportunities.
Es Grau, Menorca
Located in the north-east coast of Menorca, Es Grau is a charming fishing village set within a protected nature reserve rich in marine life, with a beautiful unspoilt natural beach, perfect for those looking for a hidden gem, and ideal for families with children.
Llafranc, Costa Brava
Llafranc is a more exclusive part of the Costa Brava and relatively unknown by tourists, which makes this the perfect destination to catch some peace and quiet, outside some of the more chaotic Spanish beaches. This beach is part of a larger urban area which means that you will have many facilities available, including hotels, bars and restaurants to choose from.