The Best Beaches in Spain for the Summer Holidays, 2021

Sunset over one of the best beaches in Spain

Let’s face it, summer 2020 was pretty much a write-off for the majority of us, and 2021 hasn’t exactly had the best start either. Since travel restrictions have been in place for the UK and other European countries since the new year, spring getaways have also had to be postponed. However, get ready UK, because as things stand, the government are looking to lift their travel restrictions by May 17th, 2021, so hopefully, fingers crossed, you will be able to start planning those all-important summer holidays, 2021, and what better way to enjoy a getaway in the summer? Holidays on one of the best beaches in Spain, of course.

With some of the best European beaches, Spanish summer holidays have long attracted many of us to the Iberian Peninsula in search of sea, sun, and golden, rock-free sand. Don’t get me wrong, some of the most beautiful beaches in the world are, as chance would have, some of the best beaches in the UK, but after so much time coping through lockdowns and barely being able to leave our local areas, we are all now, understandably, looking further afield for a beach holiday. So keep reading, and check out some of our favorite picks for the best Spanish beaches in 2021.

One of the best Spanish beaches for summer holidays

Escape to the Canary Islands to find some of the best beaches in Spain

The Canary Islands are a unique spot to head to, whether you’re searching for vacation destinations for the summer holidays, or you want to escape to the best winter sun holiday destinations, you’ll find some of the best beaches in Spain here. The stark beauty of the islands lends them to some incredible hikes through the hills and mountains at the center of the islands, but we all know why we’re here; to enjoy the best beaches in Spain. The island of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, has some incredible beaches. On Fuerteventura, holidays visiting El Cofete Beach are the perfect way to indulge in a quiet summer vacation away from the hustle and bustle. Set in the stunning Jandia Natural Park within the Pajare municipality, the incredible landscape immediately catches the eye. With crystal clear waters, gold sands, and plenty of wind for windsurfing, the beach is overlooked by stunning hills, perfectly placed for a private beach holiday during your summer holidays, 2021.

El Cofete Beach, deserted with crystal blue waters and stunning hills in the background

Visit Cala Mitjana, a hidden gem on Menorca

Another contender for the best beach in Spain is another island offering. Menorca, Spain, is a popular spot for the summer holidays, and it’s not hard to see why. When it comes to planning a holiday by the sea, Menorca has plenty to offer. Beaches in Menorca boast some stunning, blue waters, cool rock formations, and subsequently, caves, coves, and some great vistas. Cala Mitjana makes it to our list of the best beaches in Spain precisely because it boasts all of these things. Hidden through the trees, spend your Menorca holidays swimming in the totally clear waters after heading off the beaten track. One of the best beaches in Menorca, Cala Mitjana is worth the effort.

A view over a natural bay on Cala Mitjana, Menorca

Chill out in Chipiona, one of the best beaches in Cadiz

Cadiz city is already an incredible spot to go for the best Spanish summer holidays, 2021. With stunning architecture and the beach right there, it’s perfect for a beach holiday. Cadiz province just continues to spoil us, however. Renting beach houses and holiday rentals outside of the city will give you the chance to explore some incredible beaches. Chipiona is one such delight. This large expanse of coastline is easily one of the best beaches in Cadiz. Part of the Costa de la Luz, this huge beach is perfect for summer holidays in 2021, not least because adhering to social distancing rules couldn’t be easier here. Also, let’s be honest, crowded beaches weren’t ever really that fun anyway. So head to Chipiona, take up all the space you need (or want), and soak up the sun on the Costa de la Luz.

The large, spacious beach at Chipiona, Cadiz

Explore the beaches in Asturias in 2021

If anyone has been to Asturias, you might not have really thought of going to the beaches. In Asturias, the stunning countryside and beautiful towns that boast bars and restaurants serving up some incredible Asturian food tend to be the most talked-about aspects of the province. However, with spots like Playon de Bayas, holidays in Asturias during summer 2021 can also be spent enjoying the beaches in Asturias. Your Asturias holidays can be spent taking the stunning views from the clifftops of Playon de Bayas, as well as spending long, leisurely days on the sand, leaving you in no doubt as to why we included this beach in Spain on our list of best beaches in Spain, 2021.

A view from the cliff tops of Playon de Bayas, Galicia

Walk among the columns of Playa de las Catedrales in Galicia, one of the best beaches in Spain

Once you’ve seen the incredible columns of rocks along Playa de las Catedrales, you’ll be telling your friends back home that the best beaches in Spain are probably the beaches in Galicia. The real name of this incredible spot is Praia de Augas Santas, but due to its incredible rock formations, Playa de las Catedrales has become a more common name among tourists. Although you can only reach the beach itself at low tide, when you head here for your beach holiday, you can look forward to exploring caves, taking in the views of the naturally formed arches, and walks along the clifftop paths will give you some astounding vistas.

The incredible rock formations along one of the best beaches in Spain, Playa de las Catedrales, Galicia

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