Summer is getting closer and with this season, the sun, flip flops, shorts, beers in a terrace… and ¡the beach! For everyone that is planning a getaway to the cost, we have made a ranking of the best beaches of Bizkaia of the 18 sandy areas of the province.
Aritzatxu headed the ranking of the best beaches of Bizkaia. In 2016, this beach earned a distinction in a survey made by the Department of Sustainability and Environment of the Council of Bizkaia.
It is a beach with scarce riskiness and it offers appropriate characteristics to practice diving. It is located in Bermeo, inside the protected area of the Biosphere Reserve of Urdaibai. It has all the required services.
Plentzia is also considered one of the best beaches of Bizkaia. It is situated in a beautiful bay, next to the mouth of a ria and very close to the historical centre. Due to its calm waters, this beach is perfect for families with children and for those who want to practice water sports such as windsurf, surf or kayaking. It also has all the required services.
Next to Plentzia there is the Gorliz beach. They are situated in the same bay, in the mouth of the Bultrón river, popularly known as the shell of Gorliz. This beach is situated right in the city centre and it is surrounded by a beautiful promenade. Next to Gorliz beach, there are several leisure venues, a big parking on the seafront and green areas with tables, benchs, barbacues and children’s games. In addition, it has all type of services as showers, bathrooms, fountains, footbaths, etc. You can also practice lots of water sports as surfing, kayaking, volleyball, sailing…
Another of the best beaches in Bizkaia is Karraspio. It belongs to the municipality of Mendexa, although it is situated practically in Lekeitio. It is an appropriated beach for surfing initiation. You can also practice other activities like sailing or volleyball. At low tide you can walk to the small Garraitz island, well-known as San Nicolás. From there, there are beautiful views of the Lekeitio harbour.
Laga beach is situated in the city of Ibarranguelúa. It is the most unspoiled beach of this list. There are just a couple of houses and a restaurant that is scheduled for demolition in the near future to make the beach even more natural. It is placed inside the Biosphere Reserve of Urdaibai.
Popularly known as La Salvaje, Barinatxe is one of the best beaches of Bizkaia. It is a natural and nudist beach with fine sand that is sometimes interrupted for little rocks that come from the spring tide of the Cantabrian Sea. It is a peregrination place for surfing and paragliding lovers. It is surrounded by cliffs and it is between Sopelana y Getxo. It has all the required services to enjoy the water and sand in peace.