I suggest taking a trip through some of those Spanish beaches that will make you feel like taking off your shoes to never wear them again. We often believe we have to travel far and wide to find such paradisiacal spots- but no. They’re nearby. Secluded, romantic, and idyllic beaches and coves that you may not have visited yet. Dozens of adjectives come to mind to describe them but I’d rather you chose the words yourself after reading this post.
Papagayo Beach at Los Ajaches National Park, in Lanzarote
Its volcanic environment makes it special. The fusion of blue and brown hues have earned this beach the top position in many a ranking of the Island’s prettiest beaches. It’s part of Los Ajaches National Park, a protected reserve with a strict daily visitor quota, to avoid the massification of tourism. And you’ll be grateful for that. As a heads-up, you’ll have to pay 3 euros to get there by car.
Cala D´Hort, Ibiza
Arriving at Cala D´Hort is like getting to paradise. As you sit on the immaculate white sand, the scenery couldn’t be improved. To the front, the islands of Es Vedrá and Es Vedranell; to the back, tall cliffs; and all around the beach, a dense pine grove that keeps it even more secluded. And though this was a well-kept secret up until recently, it has become a bit of a trendy spot lately, with many flocking to its sands to at least take a selfie or photograph its stunning sunsets.
The Beach of the Cathedrals in Ribadeo, Lugo
Truly out of a postcard. The waves of the Cantabrian Sea constantly beating against a natural rock arch formed by the erosion processes of water and wind: it is the largest of the cathedrals in the famous Playa de las Catedrales. As the tide goes out (in low tide), it reveals a small cove of golden sand, which disappears entirely when the tide comes in. Daily visitor numbers are restricted for that very reason; because although this nature site has no match, it can be a dangerous spot to be at when the tide comes in.
Cala Roja or Cala Rotja in Menorca
This is a clay beach. It is a true virgin beach, away from the island’s bustle, with no beach bars, no umbrellas, and no voyeurs. What they do have is a type of reddish mud that many rub all over their body for smooth, hydrated skin. Or at least that’s what they claim. If you follow a nearby path you’ll reach what is considered to be this beach’s “little sister”: Cala Caballería. A beach that is even more secluded, and one that I recommend visiting if you want to be truly alone.
Cala de Sa Futadera, Girona
Peace. Relaxation. Naturism. Vegetation. These are the words that come up to describe this beach in Tossa de Mar, in the heart of the Costa Brava. It is tiny (less than 100 meters long), and it tends to be empty. It is perfect for nudism. It is secluded and protected behind huge, lushly vegetated cliffs. In this case, I suggest you stay until sunset, when the sun’s rays reflecting on the golden sand give it a magical atmosphere.