The best urban beaches in northern Spain


Although when we think of a dream beach to get lost and forget about the madding crowd, we usually imagine it in a natural and paradisiacal environment, far from anything that reminds us of the city, the truth is that there are many beach cities great to enjoy to the fullest.

Whether you are lucky enough to live in them, or if you are visiting, beach towns offer a plus of fun: while you enjoy all that the city has to offer, you have the opportunity to dedicate part of your free time to beach activities. A luxury. Today we tell you what are some of the urban beaches most appetizing in Spain.

To have a great day


The large number of kilometers of coastline that our peninsula has has great advantages. One of the most important is that we have many beautiful beaches, some in the city. And the fact that they are urban beaches does not detract from them compared to their wildest sisters. We have selected some of the most beautiful beaches from the north of Spain, all of them from the city and bathed in the Cantabrian Sea.


The first alternative that we offer you is the La Concha beach, in San Sebastián. If you have never been, think seriously about doing it this summer, because you are missing one of the wonders of our country. La Concha, with its 1,350 meters in length, is in the bay of the same name and has all the necessary services to spend a great beach day.


Riazor, in La Coruña, it is another of our options. 600 meters of beach with a very familiar and entertaining air. In it, the Cantabrian Sea shows all its verve, and as there is usually strong waves, it is very appropriate for Practice surf and other water sports. The Sardinero beach, in Santander, also deserves a mention. Actually, there are two beaches that come together when the tide goes out. Both are familiar and very busy in summer, and have the distinctive Blue flag.

And finally, there is the Barceloneta beach, in Barcelona. It is one of the oldest and most extensive beaches in the city, since it belonged to a fishermen's neighborhood in the 18th century. Today it is one of the most frequented, due to its central situation and its services.

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