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We all knew that Spain’s wonderful beaches have no reason to envy the Caribbean’s. But becoming the country with the most Blue Flag beaches in the world is even better!

In case you are not quite sure about what this means, in this post we explain what the Blue Flag is and why it is so important to qualify beaches. Whenever you see this flag, be sure you are on a special beach!

Do you want to know our favorite Blue Flag beaches? Then, keep reading. 😉

Top Blue Flag beaches in Spain

Choosing is difficult. We would do a tour of each and every one of the Spanish beaches! But if we are to recommend, we beg you do not miss the following beaches in the Valencia region and Malaga’s Costa del Sol. You will never want to leave.

The best beaches in Valencia region

Valencia region has a preferred position in this list, since it leads the national ranking with 134 Blue Flags on its beaches. Among them, those on Alicante’s Costa Blanca are the most awarded in the entire Iberian Peninsula, with no less than 73 Blue Flag beaches.

These are the ones we like the most:

  • Racó del Mar, in Canet de Berenguer. Dune chains, ecological value, 1,250 meters long, fine sand and chosen as the best beach in Spain in two consecutive years.
  • Les Deveses, in Denia. Three kilometers length and the furthest from the Denia town center, which maintains its natural essence at 100%. There is also a windsurfing school!
  • Cap Blanch, in Altea. Most impressive are its waters, which almost look like glass. You can choose between fine gravel and bowling, and it never becomes overcrowded. Yes, Altea is our weakness…
  • Sant Joan, in Alicante. The quintessential Alicante beach, full of life and seven kilometers long! Beach volleyball, soccer goals, water sports … Boredom does not exists here.
  • La Cala, in Finestrat. This cove is a little gem with very calm, warm and crystalline waters. And it is only three kilometers from Benidorm.

Extra: these are the most beautiful beach towns in Alicante.

Cap Blanch, Altea

The best beaches on the Costa del Sol

Malaga’s coast is the apple of our eyes. We feel weak for its light, the joy of its people and those fresh waters that welcome us every summer. Malaga is the province of Andalusia that got the most Blue Flags this year, with 23 in total, so you can imagine the quality of its beaches.

We cannot spend the summer without visiting these:

  • Arroyo Vaquero, in Estepona. This beach is special for its tranquility and its vegetation. And also for being a great destination for divers. And you can feel free to practice nudism. Arroyo Vaquero is pure nature.
  • La Cala, in Mijas Costa. Also known as the Butibamba, it is a narrow beach with calm waters. Walking along its promenade and finishing with a bath is a luxury.
  • Casablanca, in Marbella. This beach has everything you need. Whether you are looking for sports, relax, a family day… you will find it here. The palm trees give it a different touch and its golden sand is always pristine.

Extra: what better way to end a day at the beach than with a visit to the golf course? Costa del Sol’s are the best.

Estepona’s waters

There are many more extraordinary beaches apart from these, so now it’s up to you to make your own list with the wonders of Spain’s coasts.

But life is not only about beaches! The Costa Blanca and the Costa del Sol are full of small paradises to discover.

At Sonneil, we want you to live the good life in the best areas of Spain. Are you in?