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Spain beaches - Guide to beaches in Spain

In Spain the Spanish beaches are over 4,000 kilometres long, washed by the waters of the Mediterranean sea (on the eastern and southern flanks), the bay of Biscay (to the north) and the atlantic ocean (along the west and south). Spain has more than three hundred days of sunshine per year, average temperatures being 18° C - 30° C (64° F - 86° F).The beautiful sunlit beaches in Spain receive millions of tourists each year from all over the world.


The Costa Brava coast has been sculpted by the Mediterranean sea, a rising shoreline which features scenic coves and spectacular beaches. Further south the the Mediterranean beaches in Spain are more peaceful the sea which laps against the beaches of golden sands in the popular resorts of a number of areas: The Costa Daurada (Golden), Costa del Azahar (Orange Blossom), Costa de Valencia, Costa Blanca (White) or Costa Cálida (Warm).


Three favourite destinations in Andalusia the Costa de Almería, Costa Tropical and Costa del Sol are popular with tourists looking for great beaches, leisure and entertainment facilities, shops and of course the sun and sea. Marbella is the undisputed holiday capital of the Malaga Coast and is an upmarket resort attracting world famous personalities to its shores.


The Strait of Gibraltar, links the Mediterranean to the Atlantic Ocean. On a clear day the African coast can even be seen. Andalusia's Atlantic coast has the presence of Cadiz and Huelva, with the so-called Costa de la Luz (Light) stretching along to the Portuguese border. The same Atlantic batters the north-eastern corner of Spain creating a landscape of deeply cut shores, small beaches and fjord-like inlets on the coast of Galicia. The entire Galician coast


The Bay of Biscay curls along the northern coast of Spain creating impressive and spectacular stretches of shoreline. Portside cities such as the elegant Gijion, Santander and Donostia-San Sebastián have sprung up here their beaches set against beautiful natural backdrops. Their cocktail of a great climate, a horizon of lush greenery and local architecture make the fringe of coast from the Basque Country through Cantabria and Asturias to Galicia, one of Spain's busiest summer tourist hotspots.


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