In a country that has over 5,000 miles of coastline it’s no wonder that some of the best beaches in the world are located in Spain. Part of what makes Spain’s beaches so great is its hot weather, great culture and warm Mediterranean waters. Here are some of the best beaches you should be sure to check out next time you make a visit to the European country of Spain.

San Sebastian

This beach is regarded as one of the best beaches in all of Europe. San Sebastian is located in the North Eastern corner of Spain near to the French border. What makes this beach remarkable is that unlike many beautiful beaches it is not located at a remote location and is situated in a city.

Costa del Sol

This beach stretches along the southern coast of Spain and is a very popular spot for tourist. The beach is one of the most famous in Iberia and is very party friendly and known for its calm waters and great sand. If you are looking for a fun exciting beach get away than this beach is perfect for you with plenty of resorts, restaurants, and night life.

Costa Verde

This beach offers a little something unique from what you would expect to find when visiting a beach in Spain. Visitors to Coasta Verde will find a sunny coastline that resembles the western shore of Ireland. Another plus is that the temperatures at this beach tend to stay at moderate levels during the summer while most of the rest of Spain is scorching hot. This a great beach to visit if you would like a more relaxing vacation as there the beach is not overwhelmed by tourist.

The Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands are said to have some of the best beaches in the world. The climate in the Balearic Islands tends to be a little warmer than that of mainland Spain as it located out in the Mediterranean sea. There are three main islands called Ibiza, Mallorca, and Minorca that make up the Balearic islands. However depending on what you are looking for each island offers a unique beach setting. The island of Mallorca is the most crowded and has some busy beaches. Contrary to the island of Mallorca the island of Minorca provides a great setting for visitors wishing to find a more quiet and peaceful beaches. The island of Ibiza is known as a party island and during the summer host all kinds of music festivals. Ibiza is the perfect Spanish island for young people who are interested in music and partying and is also gay friendly.

Published by Nick Van Sandt