The 10 best beaches to go with children in Spain
Sea breeze, sand castles, salt water, sun ... what's better than that on a vacation? Well, there may be: the beach is appropriate to go with the children, safe, clean and, in short, with everything that a family seeks to spend a vacation on the beach with no more worries than children do not get too far away or forget to put on sunscreen.
Fortunately, Among the almost 3,400 beaches that are in Spain, more than 1,800 are family, so the truth is that families have a lot to choose from ... but, even so, there are always some better than others, and from here comes this classification that we bring you, made by the specialized portal 'playea'.
As explained from this website, what families value most when it comes to going to the beach with children for the holidays is that it is sand, without waves, with lifeguard, which has activities designed for the little ones and, to be possible, that there are also services such as bathrooms, showers or beach bars. It is also valued that it does not have jellyfish, but that is something that varies from year to year and should not spoil the day, you have to have fun in the holidays ... yes, with precautions to avoid drowning !.
Following these most required characteristics when we're going on vacation, and measuring a total of 35 parameters, both subjective and objective, these are the 10 best beaches to go with children this 2015. Do you dare for this summer?
Las Canteras (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)
The fine and extensive golden sand, together with the natural barrier that prevents the waves, make this beach the best in Spain, at least for this ranking in which it has been valued that the beach has everything: it is in the middle of the city (easy access), restaurants, bathrooms, showers and playgrounds, among others.
The cathedrals (Lugo)
The beauty of the stone structures sculpted by the strength of the Cantabrian Sea makes this location the second best in Spain. In addition, although it is true that sometimes the influx of bathers is very high, it is kept very clean, and represents "a paradise in which to explore caves and let the children's imagination fly", they say.
El Inglés Beach (San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Gran Canaria)
The Canary Islands close the 'top 3' with this stunning beach where children will enjoy 'the beautiful' by walking on camels through its dunes. In addition, this beach is very connected to social networks, so for proactive parents is a breakthrough.
Playa Los Cocones (Carboneras, Almería)
Also known as Los Barquicos, this Mediterranean beach is great for families thanks to being located in the urban center of the town of Carboneras. Its golden sand and clear, calm and shallow waters make it the most valued.
Oropesa del Mar (Castellón)
In fifth place is the beach of Oropesa del Mar, in Castellón, of which the users of this website value, above all, that children can enjoy a wide range of activities (magic, competitions, theaters, etc.) while the elderly do not fall into oblivion: for them there are also free yoga or aquagym activities, among others.
We return to the north to go to this beach in Guipúzcoa, of which the amount of services for people with disabilities, bathrooms and changing rooms is especially valued. In addition, every summer activities and games for children are organized.
Beach of the Victory (Cádiz)
The Cadiz beach of La Victoria occupies the seventh position because it is very well protected from the waves and you can enjoy many beach activities, such as renting pedal boats or small sailboats. In addition, there are a lot of people in charge of making the stay more fun for the little ones while the parents rest.
Isla Cristina (Huelva)
It is perhaps one of the most famous beaches in Andalusia: the onubense beach of Isla Cristina has 11 different bathing areas, among which the users of this application recommend La Casita Azul and Urbasur for being quiet, little overcrowded and with white sand and fine.
Beach of Alcúdia (Mallorca)
Its more than seven kilometers of white sand make the beach of Alcúdia, Mallorca, the largest sandy area of the Balearic Islands and one of the best valued thanks to its calm and shallow waters, as well as the presence of watchtowers throughout the Beach.
The last beach of this classification is that of Salou, in Tarragona, which has entered the ranking thanks to its proximity to the amusement park of Port Aventura, although not only for that. Its many activities for children are not negligible: slides, floating platforms, jet skis, daycare for the little ones ... it has everything!
Angela R. Bonachera