If you want to truly experience the best parts of the Spanish coastline, there are plenty of high quality beaches. These fantastic beaches are recognised by being awarded by the European Foundation for Environmental Education with blue flags to show that these beaches are high quality and concentrate on looking after their local environment. The blue flag beaches in Spain are chosen depending on different areas, water quality, environmental information, environmental management, and safety, services and facilities. Spain has the most blue flags of any country in the world, it’s not by chance, the dedication and involvement of Spain in both services and the environmental care taken in their beaches is admirable.

In the last year, the number of beaches with a blue flag in Spain has increased, Spain currently has 587 blue flag beaches. There are also 100 ports around the Spanish coast that have blue flag status, maintaining Spain as the world leader since 1987.

So rent a boat from us and get ready to enjoy these fantastic blue flag beaches. Here’s a short list of some of our favourite blue flag beaches from around Spain, relax on them on board a luxury aBoatTime yacht:

  • Valencia: this part of Spain is home to the most Blue Flag beaches, with 129 distributed along its coast. There are high quality beaches, such as Xeraco beach, in Valencia, which is longer than 2,600 metres, and is covered in golden sand and calm waters. Or El Saler beach, in Valencia, which is 6,200 metres long and is an isolated beach, composed of sand dunes and surrounded by an extensive pine forest, it is the perfect beach to relax on. On the other hand, if you want to visit the coast of Alicante, you can’t miss out on Les Rotes, in Denia, a rocky beach that is very beautiful and is perfect for enjoying the local beach bars.

    Playa Xeraco

    Playa el Xeraco

  • Playa América: one of the most popular beaches in the province of Pontevedra. This beach is more than 1,200 metres long and covered in white sand and surrounded by blue, serene waters. Enjoy a relaxing swim thanks to the calm waters. The cleanliness of this beach is remarkable, plus, you can taste the best Galician food in the local restaurants.
  • Playa Los Boliches, in Malaga. This is a fantastic beach where you can enjoy the best tourist experiences in Malaga and the best restaurants in the area. Moreover, you can also take advantage of all the water sports that are popular to do in the area.

    Playa los Boliches

    Playa los Boliches

  • La Mar Bella. This beach in Barcelona has 500 metres of golden sand and tranquil waters that are just waiting for you to relax on. It is a place for tourists who want to have some fun with water sports such as Wind-Surfing, it’s also a popular area for nudists.

    Playa de la Mar Bella, Barcelona

    Playa de la Mar Bella, Barcelona

  • And we can’t forget to mention the beaches in the Balearic Islands, like Cala Formentor, in Mallorca. This impressive beach is 1,000 metres long and has all the services that you would expect on board a rental boat. It is easily accessible and the sea here has a spectacular transparent tone that endows the area with a special beauty and unbeatable quality. Another beach that stands out among the Balearic Islands is Cala Galdana, in Menorca, a stunning 450 metres long beach. This is one of the most famous beaches in Menorca and it is also a very popular spot for other boats to visit.

    Cala Gadana, Menorca

    Cala Gadana, Menorca

By visiting any of these beaches you will discover an authentic paradise in a country that’s much closer than you think, you don’t need to cross oceans or go to the Caribbean to find spectacular beaches that you’d see in movies. Just by travelling to the coast of Spain is the perfect way to spend your next holiday as you visit stunning beaches like the blue flag beaches we mentioned earlier. Finally, what better way to enjoy the sea, than from on board your own rented charter boat.