Spain is known for its many beautiful beaches, but according to a new ranking, one specific beach is “widely regarded as one of the most beautiful in the country”. Spain-Holidayswhich offers vacation rentals in Spain, has developed the ranking to help sea-loving tourists choose the best destination for their next vacation.
The “best” beaches in Spain 2022
Playa de Rodas, Galicia – 4.9 stars
The Playa de Rodas in Galicia has been rated as the “best” beach in Spain, according to Spain-Holiday.
Experts said the beach is “widely regarded as one of the most beautiful in the country”.
This beach even won the title of “most beautiful beach in the world” in 2007.
The experts said: “Playa de Rodas is located in the paradisiacal Cies Islands off Vigo, an archipelago with incredibly clear water and an impressive natural landscape.
“Enjoy half a mile of the finest white sand, surrounded by pine forests and gently sloping dunes.
“Playa de Rodas is a protected natural area. You won’t find any amenities here, so bring yourself everything you need for a day at the beach.”
The beach has been awarded the blue flag for the exceptional quality and cleanliness of its water and can be visited by taking a ferry from the mainland, which departs from Vigo every 35 minutes.
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Playa de Cofete, Fuerteventura – 4.8 stars
Playa de Cofete in Fuerteventura is described as “one of the hidden gems of the Canary Islands”.
Located in the Jandia Natural Park, this relatively unknown beach is characterized by its impressive golden sand dunes and the famous rock formation “la Pared” (the Wall).
Playa de Cofete is a great place for snorkeling and has an incredible 12 kilometer long beach.
Playa Morro de Jable, Fuerteventura – 4.8 stars
Playa Morro de Jable is another beach located in Fuertevenura.
Experts say: “It is one of the most visited beaches in Fuerteventura, attracting many visitors each year with its turquoise waters and fine golden sand.”
The beach offers many amenities, including restaurants, shops, and bars.
There are also plenty of deckchairs and a lifeguard service.
Playa de Sotavento, Fuerteventura – 4.8 stars
Spain-Holidays compares Playa de Sotavento to a Caribbean beach.
They said: “This unspoilt beach is absolutely stunning, with calm, turquoise water and fine sand.”
The beach is a great place for swimming and snorkeling and hosts the world kitesurfing championships every year.
Playa de Ses Illetes, Balearic Islands – 4.8 stars
Playa de Ses Illetes, located on the coast of Formentera, is known for its deep blue waters and white sand.
It is located on the north coast of the island, inside a natural park, and can be reached by a walk through the dunes that surround it.
Experts say: “Ses Illetes gives all the impression of an unspoiled beach, but a short walk will take you to an area of restaurants and small shops where you can have lunch during your visit.”
Playa de Carnota, Galicia – 4.8 stars
Playa de Carnota in Galicia is one of the largest beaches on the Iberian Peninsula. This beach stretches for seven kilometres.
Although the water can be cold, it is an ideal beach for snorkeling.
On land, many nearby hiking routes are to be discovered.
Playa de Berellín, Cantabria – 4.8 stars
laya de Berellín in the Val de San Vicente in Cantabria is described as a “hidden and unspoiled” beach.
Experts said: “It’s tucked away and sheltered from the main currents, so the shallow, calm water is perfectly safe for swimming with young children.
“Although you can spend the whole day on the beach, be sure to check out some of the area’s wonderful hiking trails, as well as the lookout point which gives you stunning views of the cove and the Atlantic. “
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Playa de Nogales, La Palma – 4.8 stars
Playa de Nogales on La Palma, one of the smaller Canary Islands, is a small but stunningly beautiful beach surrounded by steep cliffs.
This pristine beach stands out for its volcanic black sand and spectacular views.
The beach is perfect for water sports, but also offers many hiking routes.
Playa del Viejo Reyes, Fuerteventura – 4.8 stars
Playa del Vieja Reyes in Fuerteventura is considered “one of the best on the island for surfing”.
Hidden behind the cliffs, the beach gives the impression of being completely isolated.
Experts said: “This beach is quite secluded which means there aren’t many amenities, although there is a quiet village with restaurants and bars a short drive away.”
Playa de Valdearenas, Cantabria – 4.8 stars
Near Santander, in northern Spain, you will find Playa de Valdearenas.
The beach is home to fine, white sand and is sheltered by dunes and a large pine forest.
The beach is part of the Costa Quebrada Geological Park, which means it is a protected area due to the unique rock formations you can find there.