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
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),
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
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
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
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.