Some of the best beaches in Spain can be reached from Molino del Santo as a day trip. From resort-style beaches lined with lively bars and restaurants, to undeveloped stretches of pristine white sand, we’ve picked out a few of our favourites…

Mediterranean Beaches

The beaches on the Mediterranean Coast are easy to get to, but in summer are often crowded and a bit dirty. They do, however, have clean, warm water and are good for children because lots of them have playgrounds on the beach. They are near the very famous towns of Marbella and Puerto Banus and all the glamour attached to it.

Beach in Nerja, Spain

Mediterranean Beach

There are many restaurants along the coast line offering fresh, local fish and other classic Spanish dishes such as paella or tapas. The other advantage of these beaches is that you can combine it with a shopping trip to the big stores on the coast or with playing a round of golf. Click here for more information on shopping and on golf.

The best beaches on the Costa del Sol, along the Mediterranean coast, are Elviria and Cabo Pino and can be reached in just over an hour – Reception will give you directions.

Cabo Pino Beach, Marbella, Spain

Cabo Pino Beach

Beaches of the Costa de la Luz

If you are willing to drive a bit further, some of the best beaches in Spain can be found on the Atlantic coast. These are beautiful long beaches with near-white sand and very clean, warm water. They are very unspoilt and are definitely the locals’ beaches of choice. Beaches are only ever crowded in August. There are lots of local restaurants offering fresh, local fish and also ‘chiringuitos’ or beach bars.

The area around it is very free of development and there is not much else to do apart from swim, relax and eat… For the more courageous and adventurous, this coast is known internationally, however, for kite surfing and surfing – especially a beach town called Tarifa.

Beach at Conil de la Frontera

Conil Beach

The best beaches on the Atlantic coast are, in our opinion, Conil, Vejer and Caños de Meca. These beaches are two and a half hours away from the hotel but we could not recommend them enough – directions are available in Reception.

Like the sound of a day trip or two exploring some of the best beaches of southern Spain? Have a look at the range of rooms available at Molino del Santo.

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