If you’re reading this post, chances are you’re planning a family holiday in Spain. Personally, some of my fondest childhood memories involve fun on the beach. So with that in mind, today I am sharing the 10 best beaches to visit with kids in Spain. The beaches shared here are ones I personally have visited and would recommend. Not all of them are on mainland Spain – some are in the Canaries and Balearics too.
10 best beaches to visit with kids in Spain
Whether you love a lively beach or a tranquil hideaway, you’re sure to find somewhere to suit your family on the below list. Read on to find out which beaches I’d recommend.
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Beaches to visit with kids in Mainland Spain
Las Arenas Beach in Valencia.
If you enjoy a peaceful beach day, it’s well worth heading away from Valencia and exploring Las Arenas Beach. This beach is just 2km from the hustle and bustle of the city, and can be reached by public transport. Additionally, you may want to explore Valencia with Malco car hire.
Playa de San Miguel de Cabo de Gata in Almería.
If you’re staying on the southern coast of Spain, Playa de San Miguel de Cabo de Gata is well worth a visit. Located in Almerīa, this beach is different from the traditional Spanish beach for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it’s located in the middle of a natural park. Additionally, it’s been named as a Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO.
Playa de Laxe, in A Coruña.
Located on the North – West tip of Spain, Playa de Laxe is a beautiful golden beach. This 2km long beach has been given a Q award for its’ quality. If you want lots of facilities, it’s worth a visit. You’ll find lifeguards, showers and plenty of parking available.
Playa de Casablanca in Málaga.
Malaga is a popular resort in Southern Spain. Down here, you’ll find plenty of lively beaches. Playa de Casablanca is a small beach with a promenade and gardens located close by. If you want a break from the loud groups of young adults, it’s worth a visit.
Beaches to visit with kids in The Balearics
Cala Galdana in Menorca.
This beach is crescent shaped, so you feel almost as though you’re in a lagoon. Additionally, the shape protects you from the elements. This beach is the most well known family beach in Menorca, so it does get busy. There’s plenty to do though – including caves to explore.
Playa de Sant Elm in Majorca.
This peaceful beach is located on the West coast of Mallorca. The aqua blue water and shady oak trees make it perfect for families. Don’t forget to pack a picnic!
Cala D’ En Bossa in Ibiza.
I have spent 3 weeks holidaying here over the years. The beach is perfect for families. With planes flying low overhead, it’s perfect for those looking to escape the clubbers and enjoy some quality family time. Cala D’en Bossa is by far my favourite Spanish beach.
Beaches to visit with kids in The Canaries.
Playa La Pinta in Tenerife.
I have been to Tenerife more times than anywhere else, and Costa Adeje is my favourite resort. Playa La Pinta is located here, and the golden sand which has been transported from the Sahara gives the beach vibe we all look for. The natural sand in Tenerife is black, due to the islands volcano, but you’ll find golden sand on this beach!
Playa Blanca in Lanzarote.
This area was once a fishing village, but the blue flag beach shows no trace of the local history. The stunning white sand and clear water make it the perfect beach for families. Located on the south east tip of the island, it’s worth making the trip down to spend a day here.
Puerto de las Nieves in Gran Canaria.
This is the only pebble beach I am including, but it’s perfect when you want a break from the sand. Puerto de las Nieves is located on the North East of Gran Canaria, and well worth a visit if you’re staying locally and want to get away from the crowds.
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