11 perfect beaches to discover in winter

In winter you can also feel like going to the beach, even if it is not to swim in the sea. Strolling along the sand, sunbathing, practicing a sport or simply watching the beauty of the landscape are some of the plans that can be made in these perfect Spanish beaches for the winter.

Cala de San Pedro (Almería, Andalusia)

San Pedro cove

San Pedro cove. | Shutterstock

In the middle of Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, the San Pedro cove has the particularity that it is home to a hippie community, where they live away from the rest of society. In addition, it looks like a tropical paradise. To reach it is necessary to make a small route on foot enjoying the scenery at any time of the year.

Beach of Merón (San Vicente de la Barquera, Cantabria)

Beach of Merón

Beach of Merón. | Shutterstock

As a typical fishing village, San Vicente de la Barquera could not miss on this list. Specifically, its beach of Merón is the most characteristic of the area, about three kilometers from the village, at the end of the promenade that runs along the estuary. The scenery is spectacular, as it is next to the Oyambre Natural Park. It also has the “Q” award for tourist quality.

La Concha Beach (El Cotillo, Las Palmas)

El Cotillo winter

La Concha beach in El Cotillo. | Shutterstock

Although the most famous beach with this name is located in San Sebastian, in El Cotillo they also have their own Concha beach. Crystal clear waters, turquoise blue and very calm is what characterizes it, ideal for taking pictures and show off a little. It is also an ideal place for scuba diving for its varied marine fauna.

Las Catedrales (Ribadeo, Galicia)

Las Catedrales beach winter

Las Catedrales. | Shutterstock

It is one of the most photographed beaches of all the Spanish geography and it is not for less. The protagonists are a succession of arches and caves up to 30 meters high that are always a pleasure to walk through. In addition, when there is high tide, the water enters the cracks in the rocks producing sounds that add even more magic to the beach of Las Catedrales. Undoubtedly, it is one of the best Spanish beaches for the winter.

Ballota Beach (Llanes, Asturias)

Ballota Beach winter

Ballota Beach. | Shutterstock

Take a nap, have a snack or sunbathe are good plans for Ballota beach, in Llanes. It is a very quiet place ideal to disconnect from the day to day. The fine white sand and the Castro islet make it one of the most beautiful seascapes in Asturias, which is saying something.

La Concha Beach (San Sebastián, Basque Country)

La Concha

La Concha beach in San Sebastian. | Shutterstock

It is one of the most famous beaches in Spain and also one of the best Spanish beaches for the winter. Its length allows you to take long walks or go jogging on the sand. Also, its promenade with its characteristic railing is an authentic postcard of the city. As a trick, from Monte Igueldo you get spectacular views of the beach of La Concha and all of San Sebastián.

Aiguablava Beach (Begur, Catalonia)

Aiguablava beach winter

Aiguablava beach. | Shutterstock

In the heart of the Costa Brava, Aiguablava beach is one of those paradisiacal coves where in summer it is difficult to get a spot, but in winter you can enjoy it with all the tranquility of the world. Surrounded by pine forests, it is an ideal place to sunbathe while listening to the sound of the waves. In addition, it should be noted that there are some restaurants where you can eat overlooking the sea. Finally, you can take the opportunity to see the medieval village, which is well worth a visit.

Moraig cove (Poble Nou de Benitatxell, Valencian Community)

Moraig cove in winter

Moraig cove. | Shutterstock

Moraig cove is one of the many coves in the Valencian Community that are still undiscovered for most. It is a beach surrounded by cliffs and with crystal clear waters that are typical of the Caribbean. It especially highlights the Cova dels Arcs, a karst formation that attracts the attention of all visitors.

Poniente Beach (Águilas, Murcia)

Poniente Beach

Poniente Beach. | Shutterstock

With more than a kilometer long, the Poniente beach in Águilas, in the Region of Murcia, is an urban beach ideal for going with children or playing sports, as it has a playground and sports equipment. In addition, being within the town and having plenty of parking is a very easily accessible beach. Finally, like the beach of Merón, in 2014 it was recognized with the “Q” for Tourist Quality.

Caló des Moro (Santañí, Balearic Islands)

Caló des Moro in winter

Caló des Moro. | Shutterstock

Mallorca is an island full of stunning coves and Caló des Moro is certainly one of the most incredible in the area. It is quite hidden, as from the parking you have to walk for about 20 minutes, but once there you will see that the effort was worth it. White sand, crystal clear water and the rocks of the cliffs are some of the ingredients that make this one of the best Spanish beaches for the winter. Also, because of its small size, in the summer season it is difficult to get a spot, but the rest of the year it is a much quieter place.

Caleta Beach (Cádiz, Andalusia)

Caleta Beach

Caleta Beach. | Shutterstock

A beach in an old town? In Cádiz it is possible and it is the case of the Caleta beach. In the same panoramic view the sea meets the monuments of Cádiz, which makes it a unique beach in the Spanish geography. Relaxing, walking along the sand or watching a spectacular sunset are some of the activities that can be done on the Caleta beach in winter.

As you can see, there are many and varied Spanish beaches that you can go for a walk in winter. In addition, all the autonomous communities with coastline have some that deserve a visit in the coldest months of the year. Just choose one and enjoy the scenery, the sun and the sound of the sea.

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