With the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands and a few others dotted around the north and south coasts, there are very many Spanish island beaches. Spain has been a major tourist destination for decades with the beaches of the Costas and the islands being a huge draw. Because of the well patronized tourist industry, development is very advanced and many of the beaches of Spain are highly-facilitated areas with tons of amusements and activities, as well as being backed by roads full of hotels and holiday apartment blocks. If you’re looking for something less touristy where the beauty of the seashore reigns supreme, you might fancy one of these Spanish island beaches.
1. Playa De La Caleta, La Gomera
La Gomera is one of the smallest of the Canary Islands, an archipelago which lies off the coast of North West Africa between Morocco and Western Sahara. You could take your pick of Spanish island beaches here as they range from the large stretches in the Valle Gran Rey to tiny coves that are beautiful but not so safe for swimming. Widely considered one of the nicest beaches on La Gomera, Playa de la Caleta is a wind-protected bay on the north coast, and like many beaches in the Canary Islands, it is black volcanic sand. There are picnic areas and a small bar is open during the summer.