The best urban beaches in northern Spain

Although when we think of a dream beach to lose ourselves and forget the madding crowd we usually imagine it in a natural and paradisiacal environment, far from anything that reminds us of the city, the truth is that there are many cities with great beaches in which to enjoy stop.

Whether you are lucky enough to live in them, or if you are visiting, the cities with a beach offer a bonus of fun: while you enjoy everything the city has to offer, you have the possibility of dedicating part of your free time to beach activities. A luxury. Today we tell you which are some of the most desirable urban beaches in Spain.

To have a great day

The large number of kilometers of coastline available to our peninsula has great advantages. One of the most important is that we have many beautiful beaches, some in the city. And the fact of being urban beaches does not detract from them in comparison with their wilder sisters. We have selected some of the most beautiful beaches in the north of Spain , all of them in the city and bathed by the Cantabrian Sea.

The first alternative we offer you is La Concha beach , in San Sebastián. If you have never been, think very seriously about doing it this summer, because you are missing one of the wonders of our country. La Concha, with its 1,350 meters in length, is in the bay of the same name and has all the necessary services to spend a great day on the beach.

Riazor, in La Coruña, is another of our options. 600 meters of beach with a very familiar and entertaining air. In it, the Cantabrian Sea shows all its verve, and as there are usually strong waves, it is very appropriate for surfing and other water sports. The Sardinero beach , in Santander, also deserves a mention. Actually, they are two beaches that come together when the tide goes out. Both are familiar and very crowded in summer, and have the distinctive Blue Flag .

And finally, there is the Barceloneta beach , in Barcelona. It is one of the longest and oldest beaches in the city, since it belonged to a fishing district in the 18th century. Today it is one of the most frequented, due to its central location and its services.