Andalusia has 1,100 kilometres of coastline and hundreds of beautiful beaches to explore. Nothing seems to matter when you look out onto the sea from one of these spectacular shorelines. Each beach has its own particular charm, so tour the Andalusian coast with us!
Best beaches in Andalusia to enjoy summer in southern Spain
Magical sunsets in Atlanterra—the family beach of Zahara de los Atunes
In the beautiful fishing village of Zahara de los Atunes, you can walk for miles on white sand while the Atlantic caresses your feet. On Las Arenas beach, you will find all the imaginable facilities you would need for a day at the beach and wooden walkways to easily access the shore with a baby carriage or wheelchair.
When the sun begins to set, the best place to enjoy the range of colours the sunset has to offer is at the beach bar, La Lola. Ask for a refreshing gazpacho, the famous Almadraba bluefin tuna or a fish fry and you will discover the very best of Andalusian flavour.
A hotel located at the foot of one of the best beaches in Andalusia
Less than 300 metres from the beach is the Meliá Atlanterra with everything you need to make your stay in Andalusia an unforgettable memory. The hotel’s interior is a mixture of Andalusian and Arabic style making each space unique.
If you ask for a balcony overlooking the sea, you might even catch glimpses of the African continent. Sore muscles? You’re covered—take a dip in the hotel’s spectacular pool with hydromassage treatment.
Parador de Mazagón—a beach between cliffs and pine forests
Huelva, located next to the Doñana National Park, is an isolated and unspoiled stretch of beach surrounded by pine groves and beautiful ocher cliffs. With its golden sand and mild water temperature, you’ll be able to truly enjoy the beauty of one of the best beaches in Andalusia.
A beach hotel where you can disconnect from everything
The Parador de Mazagón is a beach hotel designed for rest and relaxation. And you’ll only be a short walk down the stairs to the sandy beach.
In addition, there are comfortable rooms and make sure to visit both the stunning gardens and terraces, from where you can compare the blue of the sea with that of the sky. If you add an exquisite culinary offer to that, you have plenty of incentives to choose this Andalusian town as the beach destination of your next coastal getaway.
Los Muertos—one of the best beaches in Andalusia
The entire environment surrounding the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata-Níjar is wonderful, but its beauty is especially evident on the beach of Los Muertos, near the municipality of Carboneras, Almería. The most striking part of this beach is the rock formations that dot the landscape, in addition to the turquoise colour of its waters.
One of the best hotels in Andalusia to enjoy the beach
The Hotel & Spa Calagrande is one of the best beach hotels in Andalusia. It is a boutique hotel with a minimalist and modern style that compliments the jewel that is Los Muertos beach. In addition to double rooms, there are also junior suites and villas with terrace jacuzzis for spectacular views of the Mediterranean.
Do not miss a visit to its Beach Club that has a pool, bar and complete spa circuit. A quiet refuge for couples looking for a few days of sun and beach.
Enjoy Costa Tropical—steps away from Alhambra in Granada
Aside from medieval streets and whitewashed houses, Salobreña has one of the best beaches in Andalusia—we’re talking about the beach of Peñón de Salobreña. It has thick sand mixed with pebbles, and let’s not forget it boasts a couple of great beach bars to try some Andalusian specialties.
A beach hotel near Alhambra with fantastic views of the coast
Very close to Salobreña is Hotel Miba, which will surprise you with its oriental design and breathtaking views of the sea, the fortress and Salobreña’s valley of reeds and crops.
It has two unbeatable elements: a sky bar with a pool to enjoy the landscape from high up and a restaurant capable of “taking your breath away” with its signature cuisine.
A luxury experience on the Costa del Sol
Cabopino, in Marbella, is another one of the best beaches in Andalusia. Here, you can observe the dunes of Artola on one side and the blue of the sea on the other. It has plenty of facilities so you don’t miss out on anything, whether you go alone, as a couple or as a family. You can also take a pleasant walk to see Torre Ladrones, a defensive structure built in Roman times that stands in front of the Mediterranean.
A five-star hotel on the Costa del Sol
Spend a few days in luxury at the Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa, a five-star hotel that offers an array of amenities and a spectacular tropical garden with waterfall, pond with water lilies and a small creek. If you don’t want to take the car to Cabopino beach, the hotel has direct access to Don Carlos beach, which is well worth a dip.
This story first featured in trivago Magazine ES