Beaches in Madrid:
Even though Madrid is a little over 300 kilometers away from the sea, visitors to Spain's capital can still find Madrid Beaches in and around the area. It must be noted that Madrid has no natural sea beaches to call its own. However, beaches can be found just 3 or 4 hours away as well as by the riversides in Madrid. Interestingly, an artificial beach called the Madrid Rio Project is now in the pipeline.
Beaches in Valencia:
The nearest ocean beach to Madrid is in Valencia, a 3 1/2 hour drive from Madrid. The cheapest way to reach Valencia is by public transport like a train, which will drop you off in Valencia by 11:30 a.m. if you leave at around 8:00 a.m. It's a good idea to slather on a lot of sunscreen, since hanging around on a beach in Spain during mid-day can get extremely hot.
Beaches in Malaga:
If you happen to be on the lookout for a good beach, no visit to Spain is complete without heading to Malaga. Roughly 2 1/2 hours away from Madrid, Malaga offers beach bums endless azure-blue waters and powdery white sand. Malaga has very tranquil beaches, perfect for those who are looking for a blissful experience.
Beaches in Costa del Sol:
Costa del Sol is very close to Malaga, which is around 3 hours from Madrid. Here you'll find stretches of white sands and blue seas accompanied by hordes of tourists. If you happen to be looking out for watersports and other beach activities, Costa del Sol is the perfect place to be.
Beaches in Canary Islands:
In a spectacular little spot on the planet surrounded by the vast Atlantic Ocean lie the Canary Islands. The largest island of this unique archipelago is called Tenerife Island. With comforting, warm weather and relaxing warm waters, it is a perfect place for taking off your shoes and kicking back in a hammock on the beach.
There are 140 beaches, both natural and artificial, adorning all coasts of Tenerife. They attract more tourists every year than any other island in the archipelago. Perhaps this is because of its clean, well cared-for beaches with multiple services provided year-round. The most visited are located in Arona and Adeje to the south, and Puerto Cruz in the north; although it doesn't really matter which direction you go in search of beaches, because there are fantastic options anywhere you decide go along the coast. From gray sands to volcanic black sands to golden sands, you're sure to find one that suits you.
La Pinta Beach - Adeje:
You can swim in total relaxation and tranquility, search for shells, build a sandcastle, or just walk along the 200 meter long stretch of fine, golden sands when visiting this Tenerife beach. This location is rather crowded throughout the year, so be wary. It has concessions, restaurants, showers, telephones, a Red Cross office, umbrellas for the sun, and hammocks. Don't be surprised if you end up spending the whole day there!
Las Galletas Beach - Arona:
Protect your ears, because this is a rather windy beach, but you won't be bothered with it at all as you rest in the calm waters of the ocean. This is another busy beach that has gray gravelly sands along its 600 meter shoreline. It also has restaurants, parking available, a Red Cross office, local police, showers, telephones, beach cleaning services, garbage cans, and hammocks.
Beaches in Barcelona:
From Forum to Barceloneta, all baches are fine, but always crowded in summer.
There are six beaches in Barcelona with 4,2km of length.
La Barceloneta. Near old harbour quarter
Nova IcÃ ria. Near the olympic village
La Marbella. Watersports on offer here; windsurf, catamaran, cayak, etc also here is where the nudist beach is.