Platja de l'Estartit

Stretching across the northeastern corner of Spain up to the French border is the famous Costa Brava shoreline: home to some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean. L’Estartit is the small seaside town just outside of Girona, which centers around its beach on the tip of the Bay of Roses. Platja de l’Estartit lies less than a mile from the seven islets of the Medes Islands archipelago, a protected marine reserve that offers a rich diversity of flora and fauna reserves. From the shores of l’Estartit, it’s easy to make your way over to the islands to observe everything from brightly colored coral, starfish, and gorgonia at shallow depths or explore the rocky caves and shipwrecks that remain conserved today.

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  • The Best Beaches in Spain What comes to mind when you think of the best things to do in Spain? Charming hillside towns, flamenco dancers, unlimited sangria — oh, and of course, time spent on the beach. If you’re in the market for a beach getaway, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better destination than Spain, the official world leader in quality of beaches after being awarded 696 BlueFlags in 2018. So, whether you’re hoping to ride the 12-foot waves at Playa de Mundaka or spend some quality family time under the sun, here are the best beaches in Spain for every type of traveler:

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