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Spain unveils plans for largest artificial beach in Europe just 30 mins drive from Madrid

PLANS have been unveiled for the largest artificial beach in Europe which will be located just a half an hour drive from the capital. Permission...

MAPPED: Spain breaks record with most blue flag beaches in the world

SPAIN has once again kept its position at the top as the nation with the highest number of blue flag beaches in the world. Valencia...

Andalucia is home to the longest beach in Spain

SPAIN has about 7,500 km of coastline and more than 3,000 beaches, beaches which come in all shapes and sizes, from rocky coves and...

Beach nourishment: Spain’s Malaga to receive 300,000 m3 of sand in effort to restore sand loss due to recent...

MORE than 30,000 cubic metres of sand will be pumped into Malaga’s beaches in efforts to restore the coastline. Work is already underway to restore...

Benidorm bounces back: British visitors outnumber Spaniards for the first time since pandemic

IN a sure sign that things are returning to normal, industry insiders report that British holidaymakers again outnumber Spanish visitors to Benidorm for the...

Spain puts on extra trains during Easter week to cope with surge in bookings 

SPAIN’S state rail operator Renfe has announced it will put on extra trains to cope with the surge in bookings over Easter week. Between Friday,...

Free surfing and canoeing lessons start at beaches popular with expats on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE MILD out of season climate on Orihuela Costa means the region popular with expats and Spanish alike can enjoy a ‘Winter Beach’ programme. Starting...

This beach in Andalucia has been chosen as the best playa in the whole of Spain

LIFESTYLE travel magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, has named Valdevaqueros (Cadiz), the best beach in Spain 2021 More than 8,000 km of coastline, the longest coastline...

Unidentified brown stain forces closure of three beaches in Spain’s Valencia

The same experts pointed out that similar incidents have been reported along the Valencian and Catalan coastlines in previous summers, and that it is completely natural and nothing to worry about.

Making a splash: British pair snorkel around Spanish island of Mallorca in just 33 days

TWO Brits have snorkelled round the entire coast of Mallorca in just 33 days. Team Mallorca 360 set off on their sea adventure on June...

SPANISH BEACH?: You can keep it

SUMMER is here and like the much maligned and misunderstood lemmings of popular folklore most of Spain flocks to the shoreline every summer August is...

These are the ‘black flag’ beaches to avoid in Andalucia

Spain boasts some of the best beaches in Europe with the cleanest playas awarded blue flags for their clear waters and pristine stretches of...

Estepona has the only smoke-free beach on Spain’s Costa del Sol

FOR the third year running, Estepona has once again been declared the only place on the Costa del Sol with a smoke-free beach. The 1,000...

Spain’s Marbella approves its Safety and Rescue Plan for summer 2021

COSTA DEL SOL’S tourist hotspot town, Marbella, has approved its summer Safety and Rescue Plan. The plan, which includes a contingency strategy against COVID-19 on...

Surf’s Up! Beach on Spain’s Costa Blanca South to be made an official surfing zone

ORIHUELA COSTA councillors approved the modification of one of its local beaches yesterday, meaning that surfing will be allowed under certain weather conditions. Luisa Boné,...

Masks now mandatory on beaches and at swimming pools throughout Spain

A NEW law establishes stricter face mask rules in Spain, making coverings mandatory in all public spaces regardless of distance. The Government of Spain, led...

Spain’s Malaga City kicks off its beach season this Saturday

MALAGA City kicks off the beach season to coincide with the first weekend of the Easter school holidays. With more than 15 beaches in the...

This beach in Spain has been named one of the best in Europe by Lonely Planet

A LONG winding golden beach on the Trucador Peninsula has been named fifth in a list of the top 20 to visit in Europe,...

Promenade repairs to start after delays at popular beach on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA is seeing long-awaited repair work start today(January 11) at the Paseo de La Glea in Campoamur. Officials from the council oversaw the first...

Brit tourists watch as brazen smugglers land drugs on beach in Spain

By Andy McInnes SIX brazen drug runners unloaded sacks of Marihuana in front of stunned British sunbathers on a Costa Del Sol beach. The boat and...

Man found dead near chiringuito at popular beach on Spain’s Costa del Sol

A MAN has been found dead at a popular beach on the Costa del Sol. The victim was spotted floating face down in the sea...

Giles Brown realised he wasn’t the only one heading for the beach post-lockdown as Spain’s Costa del Sol gets...

HOW were things for you in the first weeks of the ‘new normal’? As I mentioned before, I was lucky enough during lockdown to have...

Pensioner drowns at popular beach on Spain’s Costa Blanca

The woman is understood to have been found unconscious in the water after she had gone swimming

British expats shocked as ‘traffickers’ dump drugs and jet skis on beach on Spain’s Costa del Sol while locals...

BRITISH expats have been left shocked by a suspected drug drop outside their Costa del Sol homes last night. Bales of hash and an abandoned...

Happy to be here! German tourists give Spain’s Mallorca the thumbs up as life starts to return to normal

THE first batch of tourists to arrive in Mallorca since the coronavirus lockdown have sent out a resounding message – ‘We’re happy to be...

Spanish police turn people away from Cadiz beach after it reaches maximum capacity

A BEACH in Cadiz has been closed after reaching its maximum capacity as part of the de-escalation process.

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