Palm fringed, golden bays, the deepest of blue water – what could be better? The West Coast of Spain is the ideal destination for a blissful escape for a week or two. The beaches really do speak for themselves.
Adventure to Alicante
Step off the plane in Alicante and you’ll soon be taken over by the buzz of the coastal Spanish town. The dynamic city on the Costa Blanca has the perfect blend of charming old castles and architecture with activities, atmosphere and nightlife galore. Grab your shades and head to San Juan de Alicante to soak up the rays: this beach stretches for almost 3000 metres from the fishing village of El Campello to the rocky headland of Cabo de las Huertas, so you’ll have plenty of spots to choose from. Once you’ve unwound, maybe you’ll be up for a little excitement, so take to a surfboard or scuba dive deep into the beautiful waters. All reason enough to justify your air fare to the Costa Blanca!
A trip to Barcelona will certainly leave you with some of your most treasured holiday memories. Think: winding your way through narrow streets laden with art galleries and stunning architecture, climbing up the beautiful steps of Park Guell to marvel at the views over the city, or maybe just sitting in a square taking in the sounds of Spanish strumming as you sip coffee and watch the world go by. And that’s all before you’ve made it to the beach! Venture to Barceloneta Beach to see the leaning monument, and sip a cocktail or two while you’re there. If you fancy a little more excitement, then head over to the water-sports hub of Nova Icaria Beach.
Crystal Clear Waters in Costa Brava
For something a little more unique, and your own little paradise, Costa Brava has just what you need. The stretch of coastline between Palamós and the French border has waters to die for. Horseshoe bay at Tamariu is lined with delicious seafood restaurants – surely the best way to end a long day of lounging in the silky sands.
Variety of Valencia
Opt for a holiday in Valencia and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a postcard picture. With beaches galore Valencia is sure to have a beach (or several) to suit your taste. For a beautiful holiday snaps background Sagunto beach is ideal – located just outside of Valencia, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy peace and tranquillity on the almost silver sands. Or, choose Las Arenas beach if you want a lively atmosphere and cocktail and food spots galore to pick from.
Who could resist the beauty of the Spanish coast? Grab your passport, because the beach is calling out your name.