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IN PICS: Are these the best six beaches in Spain?

WITH more than 3,000 beaches to choose from across almost 4,964 km of coastline, how does one go about selecting the very best beaches...

Top Blue Flag beach status kept for fifth year running in popular expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA’S eleven beaches have kept their Blue Flag status for the fifth consecutive year. The stretch of coast includes beaches that are popular with...

LISTED: Spain’s Andalucia sees largest increase in Blue Flag beaches this year, with 122

ANDALUCIA is the Spanish region with the greatest increase of the iconic quality 'Blue Flag' awards. This summer, a total of 122 Blue Flags will...

Iconic Benidorm beach on Spain’s Costa Blanca loses its coveted ‘Blue Flag’

BENIDORM'S Poniente beach has been stripped of its 'Blue Flag' for 2022 following a test carried out in mid-June last year. The city's other two...

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...

Dogs in Spain’s Marbella intoxicated by hashish washed up on beaches by recent storm

THERE have been recent reports of dogs intoxicated by hashish that have washed up on the beaches of Marbella due to the passage of...

Storm-damaged beaches WILL be open for Easter on Spain’s Costa Blanca

DESPITE recent storms through the region, Orihuela Costa beaches WILL be open in time for Easter, claim local authorities. These beaches prove incredibly popular with...

Barcelona in Spain bans smoking on all beaches from July to boost health and environment

BARCELONA'S beaches will become 'no-smoking' areas from this summer. The permanent ban on lighting up follows a successful pilot on four beaches in the Catalan...

Tourism chiefs in Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol launch campaign to save resort’s beaches

TOURISM business leaders in Marbella are demanding action to halt erosion that threatens to wash away beaches in the popular seaside town on Spain’s...

‘Excellent’ waters off Spain’s Orihuela Costa contrast with polluted Mar Menor only miles to the south

THE BEACHES of Orihuela Costa have “excellent” water quality, despite being less than 10 miles from the polluted and poisonous lagoon of the Mar...

House demolished near nudist beaches to make way for coastal naturalisation project on Spain’s Costa Blanca

GUARDAMAR Council has demolished a sea front house to help in  the regeneration of its beaches and dunes. Positioned between the Babilonia and Vivers beaches,...

Swimmers back in waters of popular Costa Blanca beaches after shark scare in Spain

THREE Costa Blanca beaches were reopened for swimmers this Monday(October 4) after a police diver spotted a shark on Saturday. A Policia Nacional officer was...

All of Spain’s Malaga, except Costa del Sol, drops to COVID-19 Alert Level 1—which sees coronavirus control measures eased...

THE whole province of Malaga, except the Costa del Sol health district, has been given the green light to transition to COVID-19 Alert Level...

Beaches will be closed overnight in town on Spain’s Costa Blanca due to young Alicante visitors holding illegal parties

EL Campello is to shut its beaches at night because youngsters are coming in from Alicante to stage illegal parties. The council will impose a...

Drones fly in to monitor crowding on beaches in Spain’s Catalunya as Covid-19 infections soar

As crowds head to the beach to escape the summer sun, authorities in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalunya are trialling the use of...

Volunteers wanted to guard rare turtle eggs on beach in Spain

AS summer jobs go, this doesn’t get much easier: two hours per day,  watching a patch of sand on a Spanish beach - in...

Smoking bans in place in almost 100 beaches and swimming pools across Spain’s Andalucia

ALMOST 100 Andalucian beaches and municipal swimming pools will be smoke-free this summer. The Junta’s 'Smoke-free beaches' initiative, launched last year in 21 Andalucian beaches,...

Benidorm beaches to cut sunbed numbers to maintain COVID safety on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SUNBED numbers on Benidorm's beaches will be restricted to half the normal number to keep areas 'safe'. Benidorm mayor, Toni Perez, is to propose that...

Beach employment given to out-of-work young throughout summer on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA is offering support work and other employment this summer for local unemployed young people. In all, two dozen people are being given the...

San Juan bonfire ban on beaches throughout Spain’s Costa Blanca

TRADITIONAL San Juan festivities on all Costa Blanca beaches have been suspended for the second year, thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic. The municipalities of Alicante...

Benidorm beaches get new seaside team to keep visitors COVID-safe on the Costa Blanca in Spain

BENIDORM has unveiled its team of 58 'beach assistants' who will help keep the resort's beaches COVID-safe until mid-September. Unemployed people aged under 30 will...

Valencia’s municipality with the most – Orihuela collects 13 Blue Flags for its beaches on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA collected its 13 Blue Flags from the Valencian government this week, making it the municipality with the most awards for its beaches...

Lifeguard service and improved facilities resume in time for high season on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA beaches will have their lifeguard and rescue services resume this Saturday, June 5, just in time for the pending summer season. With lockdown...

BATHING: How clean is the sea water off Andalucia’s beaches?

THOSE heading to the beach in Andalucia this summer will be relieved to know that bathing water quality is at adequate levels, according to...

STUB IT OUT! Calls for nationwide ban on cigarette smoking at Spain’s beaches

283,000 people have signed a petition calling for a smoking ban on all of Spain's beaches. Environment minister, Teresa Ribera, received the petition organised by...

Spain’s Andalucia achieves all-time record for number of blue flags awarded this year

ANDALUCIA has been awarded 137 prestigious Blue Flags, breaking it’s previous record by gaining 18 more flags than last year. In a massive and much...

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