The 10 best beaches in Spain in 2018

Spain It is one of the countries with the best Beaches of the world. It is true that it is not in an area as famous as the Caribbean, but that does not mean that its coast is spectacular. The millions of tourists who visit it year after year in search of sunrays know this, and we who live anywhere in the Spanish geography also know it.

There are so many beautiful beaches that it is appreciated to know the opinion of other people to visit the best in the country. That's just what it does TripAdvisor, which collects the comments and scores of its users to develop a ranking like this, which succeeds that of the best beaches in Spain in 2017 with the occasional change in the Top 10.

1- La Concha (San Sebastián, Basque Country)

The Atlantic Ocean makes its waters colder than those of the Mediterranean Sea, but despite this, the beauty of La Concha beach makes one not want to miss the opportunity to take a dip or stroll through the 1,350 meters in length that measures its shore. It is a highly visited urban beach between June and September that has a couple of attractions that attract the attention of any visitor: Mount Urgull and the island of Santa Clara.

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2- Ses Illetes (Formentera, Balearic Islands)

Formentera is the closest thing to paradise thanks to the vast majority of its beaches, but there is one that stands out above the rest and that allows it to be in the main rankings of beaches on a continental level. Ses Illetes, with its transparent waters and a sand that tends to show a curious pinkish hue, is a 450 meter long sandy area located in the Natural Park of Las Salinas. We could say that it is a kind of natural pool.

3- Las Canteras (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria)

It is one of the best of the Canary Islands without a doubt. Las Canteras is an urban beach several kilometers long where you can enjoy good weather for much of the year. Of that and a spectacular seabed that makes it ideal for snorkeling. In addition, it is quite common that there are people surfing in its southern end, which does not mean that the waves are weak on the shore and children can play safely.

4- Maspalomas (Maspalomas, Gran Canaria)

There are many reasons to visit Maspalomas, such as its beautiful old town or its lighthouse, which is located a few meters from its huge beach with dunes, where one can take refuge in the most solitary areas to practice nudism. You can also practice watersports and party in Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés, where it is not difficult to find nightlife venues.

5- Lagoons and Beaches of El Cotillo (El Cotillo, Fuerteventura)

From Gran Canaria we go to Fuerteventura to talk about a beautiful piece of coast, the one that belongs to El Cotillo. Is a fishing village to which everyone comes asking about its natural lagoons, which are well protected from the waves and have crystal clear waters. That, added to the white sand, makes it an ideal place for families, although it must be borne in mind that there are no services, so you must be well equipped.

6- Sotavento (Costa Calma, Fuerteventura)

This other beach in Fuerteventura deserves to be in the ranking of the best in Spain for being quite virgin (there are not many hotels in the area) and for offering perfect bathing conditions. We could say that it is divided into three zones: Barca Beach, Risco del Paso and «Mirador». These are the three accesses to this beach where some go to get started in the world of windsurfing and kiteboarding.

7- Playa del Duque (Adeje, Tenerife)

It is 390 meters long by 60 meters wide and is the best beach in Tenerife, which by the way does not have a very good reputation when it comes to talking about sandy areas, since they have nothing to do with those that we are used to seeing in travel agencies. If it succeeds it is because in this case the sand is clear, something that is not repeated many times on the Tenerife coast. In addition, it is an urban beach that does not lack services such as sunbeds and umbrellas, parking, restaurants ...

8- Cofete Beach (Morro del Jable, Fuerteventura)

We return to Fuerteventura to talk about El Cofete beach, which is without a doubt the most famous virgin beach in the Canary Islands. It has a length of more than 12 kilometers and it is very popular for the landscape, of which we can highlight the Jandía Mountain Massif. Of course, you have to be cautious when bathing, since the sea currents make it sometimes dangerous. So it is not a recommended beach to go with children.

9- Las Catedrales beach (Ribadeo, Galicia)

It is one of the most beautiful beaches in northern Spain.In Ribadeo, which by the way is a beautiful town, almost all eyes are on this beautiful sandy area in the province of Lugo. Although its original name is that of Augas Santas Beach, has adopted the name of Playa de las Catedrales because the rock formations that characterize it have the same shape as the outer arches of the Gothic cathedrals.

10- Playa de Muro (Mallorca, Balearic Islands)

On an island as complete as Mallorca there are incredible beaches, as is the case of Playa de Muro, which by the way is the largest in the area. It is about six kilometers long and has white sand, although there are also some dunes. It is easily accessible, there are services of all kinds and its waters are of a Turquoise Color who falls in love. In addition, for them to cover you have to take quite a few steps towards the sea, which is why it is very frequented by families with children. It is very close to the beach of Port d’Alcudia, a very tourist area where it is not difficult to find accommodation.

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