Top 5 Spanish Coast Destinations

Spain remains the beach destination of choice for summer holidays. Offering an ideal blend of seaside charm and exotic flavour, it’s hard to go wrong yet, if you’re looking for a bit of guidance, here are five of the best Spanish coast destinations to consider: 

Spain - Benidorm by Night, photo John O'Nolan
Benidorm by Night, photo John O’Nolan, Flickr

Benidorm

Benidorm knows how to do tourism right. Though the destination specialises in catering to British tourists, with seaside resorts offering Brits their favourite amenities from back home, Benidorm isn’t void of local charm. Head to the old town if you’re in search of an authentic Spanish experience, the poniente beach area is usually much quieter and if you’re looking for real seclusion away from the crowds head to La Cala, a world away from the hustle and bustle of benidorms main strip. 2014 Benidorm holidays are the perfect retreat this summer.

Barcelona

Barcelona isn’t just one of Spain’s best destinations, but one of the most beloved cities in all of Europe. Whilst chic, cosmopolitan and rich in culture, the Catalan capital still retains the laid back charm of a seaside city. From relaxing on the sandy shores of the Mediterranean to dining on fresh seafood (cooked Catalan-style), Barcelona will exceed your expectations in every aspect of your visit.

Ibiza

One of the world’s most renowned party hotspots, Ibiza has perfected and defined the Mediterranean club scene. Its clubs, such as Pacha, Space, Amnesia and Privilege, are famous across the globe for their sheer size and always attract big-name celebrity DJs. Beyond San Antonio Bay, the rest of the island’s beautiful beaches and viewpoints offer some much-appreciated tranquility.

Spain - Costa del Sol, Kevin Poh
Costa del Sol, Kevin Poh

Malaga

This seaside metropolis may reside on the Costa Del Sol, yet it’s vastly different than the nearby resort towns that the famous coastline is best known for. In many ways, Malaga has far more depth, with plenty of historical and cultural attractions making it a class above its neighbours. Must-see attractions include the Gothic Malaga Cathedral, the Museum of Glass and Crystal, and the La Concepción botanical gardens.

Majorca

A stunning natural gem of the Mediterranean, the island of Majorca offers far more than generic tourist fare. After spending plenty of time on its golden sands, take a break from the beach and explore the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. Hiking and cycling trails offer brilliant views of the winding coastline and lead you to one charming village after the next.

It’s easy to see why, for many throughout Europe, particularly British families Spain comes number one when planning your summer holiday, with a wealth of choice, beautiful weather, and friendly locals it’s the ideal destinations for families and groups alike.

 

 

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7 comments on “Top 5 Spanish Coast Destinations

  1. I’ve been to the beaches in Barcelona, Benidorm (near enough) and Malaga – and I must say I prefer the coast east of Malaga even if it can be very touristy.

  2. I wasn’t impressed with Malaga when I was there, but it was a very long time ago and it’s probably gotten nicer (most cities have). Also I was just passing through and didn’t get to visit the beaches. I would very much like to kick back and enjoy the sun and tapas of southern Spain.

  3. That lead picture is absolutely gorgeous!! I love skyline pics like that. I have always wanted to go Barcelona to see the Sagrada Familia. I have two very close friends of mine who are on the Camino de Santiago trek as we speak 🙂

  4. Glad you like that photo, Mike.
    Hope you get to see the Sagrada Familia soon. It’s an amazing place!
    The Camino is on my list too, not sure when I’ll cross it off.

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