Playa de Mundaka

With a dream left hand barrel and arguably the best river mouth wave in the world, Playa de Mundaka has been celebrated as one of the world’s top destinations for surfing since the 1960s. Located on the rocky coast of the Bay of Biscay, Mundaka is one of the former sites of the World Championship Tour of Surfing, boasting some of the best waves in all of Europe. The town of Mundaka itself is a sleepy Medieval village and the architecture does make for some interesting views, such as the take-off point that overlooks an 11th-century Gothic church. The hollow, fast barrelling waves of Mundaka rise to a height of 12 feet and make this scenic stretch of Basque coastline a must to check off for surfing enthusiasts of all levels.

With a dream left hand barrel and arguably the best river mouth wave in the world, Playa de Mundaka has been celebrated as one of the world’s top destinations for surfing since the 1960s. One of the former sites of the World Championship Tour of Surfing, Playa de Mundaka is located on the rocky coast on the Bay of Biscay. While the town of Mundaka itself is a sleepy Medieval village, the architecture does make for some interesting views (the take-off point even overlooks an 11th century church). The hollow, fast barrelling waves of Mundaka rise to a height of 12 ft and make this scenic stretch of Basque coastline a must to check off for surfing enthusiasts of all levels.

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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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