For many the idea of a perfect getaway conjures up images of long sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, cocktails and a sun lounger. Millions of holiday makers travel to beaches all around the world for just this kind of holiday. Home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Spain should be top of your list if you’re in the market for cheap beach holidays. Whether you want fun and dancing, quiet relaxation or plenty to keep you active, Spain has a beach that fits every requirement.
Party Beach – Playa d’en Bossa Beach, Ibiza
During the early hours of the day, Playa d’en Bossa is just like any other beach. Hundreds of sun worshippers stretched out along the beach front, playing in the waves, going for a swim in the ocean. This all changes late in the afternoon the revellers arrive and beach venues like the Bora Bora start their evening festivities. With DJs, parties and beachfront bars the Playa d’en Bossa Beach keeps partying late into the night.
Quiet Beach – Tamariu Beach, Costa Brava
The North-East coast of Spain has some beautiful beaches. While most of the area is heavy with development and tourism, there are still some places that retain a quiet, relaxed atmosphere. Tamariu beach is a quiet former fishing village close to the French border. It hasn’t changed much since it’s time as a fishing village and only has a small number of hotels and apartments that line the water front. The restaurants serve fresh seafood and there’s a local fish market if you fancy cooking your own. The beach is small but peaceful and there’s no noisey jet skis or busy beach bars to contend with.
Sporty Beach – Conil de la Frontera, Andalucia
Conil de la Frontera is Spain’s premier windsurfing destination and specialises in activity holidays. The water is clear and warm in the summer months making it perfect for all kinds of water activities including surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and snorkelling. The weather conditions are best for surfing in May to October and even in the buys periods you can still find quiet sections of the coastline to chill out after hitting the waves. Out of the water there’s football, volleyball and horseback riding on the beach. Once you’re done with the coast you can try mountain biking in the nearby national park or golfing on the various local courses.