"You can't be unhappy when you have this: the smell of the sea, the sand under your fingers, the air, the wind"
Irène Némirovsky

Any boy or girl is happy with the murmur of the waves, making sandcastles on endless mornings, playing jump in the waves, contemplating shells and crabs, searching for mysteries among the rocks, eating a tortilla sandwich with the sea breeze ruffling their hair, or playing cards on the towel and swimming with the aroma of saltpeter.

Childhood summers on the beach are never forgotten, they are an indelible and special memory. A cocktail of aromas, discoveries, aquatic experiences, creativity and emotion that remains engraved for all members of the family. In addition, the beach is extremely beneficial for health: the sea stimulates the venous and lymphatic circuit, activates circulation, helps to disinfect and heal wounds, marine calcium and phosphorus help to fix your bones, improves allergies, stimulates the immune and improves blood flow. The beach also allows them to get all the vitamin D they need, fall in love with nature, take care of their skin thanks to algae and seawater, play with their senses, regulate sleep or improve their mood. If you can't conceive summer without a visit to the coast, today we will review some of the best beaches in Spain to go with children.

They are usually family-friendly and extensive beaches, equipped with good services and connections, clean and with calm waters. Of course, there are many more. These are just some examples of beaches to visit with the family. Don't forget to bring delicious, fresh and healthy food to spend the day , the best accessories for them to have fun in the water , and the essential pack of objects to take to the beach , such as a first aid kit, sun cream, cap, sunglasses or your favorite beach toys . And before going to any beach, check that it is shallow - at least in its initial stretch - that it has showers, toilets and changing rooms, preferably that it has shaded areas, that there is a lifeguard service, that it is easily accessible with carts, that has a parking area and good accessibility.

These are the best beaches to go with children in Spain

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  • Laga Beach (Vizcaya) : It is a fairly unknown beach in the Basque Country, bathed by the Cantabrian Sea and located in the Urdaibai Natural Reserve . Its waves are moderate so that the little ones can take a dip; its natural environment, spectacular; and has good services around.
  • Playa de Barro (Asturias) : This golden sandy area located in the municipality of Llanes is part of the Eastern Coast Protected Landscape , it is 250 meters in the shape of a horseshoe and is sheltered from both wind and waves. It has been with the Blue Flag for more than a decade.
  • El Sardinero Beach (Cantabria) : There are actually two beaches, joined together when the tide is very low. It is an ideal sandy area for walking, enjoying the beauty of the Cantabrian city, having leisure options nearby such as restaurants and cafes, a sports area with volleyball and beach volleyball courts or a children's playground.
  • Cala Agulla (Balearic Islands) : In Mallorca you will discover this beach with fine white sand and turquoise waters, a paradise for families who want to enjoy water sports or boat excursions. It was declared a Natural Area of ​​Special Interest in 1991. You will love it if you want to rent a kayak or delight in its natural beauty.

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  • Sant Pol de Mar Beach (Catalonia) : If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona, ​​this beach located about 50 kilometers from Barcelona has clear, shallow waters , making it safe and pleasant for children. It also has children's play areas, showers and restaurants nearby.
  • Burriana Beach (Andalusia): In Nerja, Malaga, there is another of the most famous beaches in Spain to go to with the family. Its charming town of white houses, its crystal-clear waters and its fine sand make it an ideal destination for children to play and swim.
  • Peñíscola Beach (Valencian Community) : Located in the province of Castellón, its natural environment is impressive, with the iconic castle as a backdrop and almost 3 kilometers of golden sand. It is a clean, beautiful and comfortable beach, with a wide range of water activities such as paddle surfing, snorkeling or kayaking, a family atmosphere and numerous services around.
  • Rodas Beach (Galicia): Located in the Maritime-Terrestrial National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia (Cíes) in Pontevedra, it has been chosen as the best beach in the world on several occasions by the prestigious British media The Guardian. It is a postcard beach, ideal for children to learn about marine fauna, perfect for taking photos and ideal for excursions. Its landscape is incomparable: in front is the Ría de Vigo and behind it is Lake Cíes.
Our coast is beautiful and varied, and therefore these are just some examples. Many more beaches await you: from Playa Blanca in Lanzarote to Isla Cristina in Huelva, La Ballena in Rota (Cádiz), Cala'n Porter in Menorca, Laxe in A Coruña, Las Canteras in Gran Canaria or Playa Jardín in Tenerife.


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