Spain holidays: Popular destination has some of the world’s best beaches – ‘Fabulous’

Spain is Britons’ top destination for holidays. easyJet data found that an incredible 43 percent of Britons want to travel to Spain in 2022.

But where is the best spot for British tourists to holiday in Spain?

For many Britons, a Spanish holiday means sun, sand and sea at a beautiful beach destination.

Spain has the most Blue Flag beaches in the world making it a fantastic spot for any British beach lover.

The Blue Flag is only awarded to beaches that are sustainable, safe and accessible as well as beautiful.

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Although Spain has 614 Blue Flag beaches, a couple of Spanish regions punch above their weight.

The stunning municipality of Orihuela in the Alicante Costa Blanca region has a whopping 11 Blue Flag beaches.

About 20km outside of the main city, Orihuela Costa has 16km of coastline offering a huge range of activities for families and couples.

Orihuela city is the capital of La Vega Baja which is also one of the most popular areas for British expats in Spain.


Playa Cala Capitan is one of Orihuela’s gorgeous Blue Flag beaches and is a great choice for families.

One visitor from Manchester said on Tripadvisor: “The best beach in the area. Soft clean sand, safe swimming and a good beach bar with decent toilets.”

Another visitor from Chester said: “Fabulous beach and very clean too. Beach bar was great, the coffee and food were excellent.

“Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff too, it’s a thumbs up.”

A visitor from London said: “Also a very shallow section of water with hardly any waves suitable for toddlers.”

The “tranquil” Playa de la Zenia in Orihuela has also been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag award.

A visitor this January said: “Tranquil and peaceful. The smaller bay was a real suntrap and sheltered from the wind.

“The main beach was very tranquil with people enjoying the warm weather. Both beaches had soft clean sand and great views.”

British tourists can fly to Alicante from most major UK airports with budget airlines offering deals.

British tourists will need to be fully vaccinated to travel to Spain for a holiday, while children under 12 are currently exempt. 

Britons should check the UK Government for the latest restrictions as rules can change rapidly. 

Orihuela’s Blue Flag beaches

  • Playa Aguamarina
  • Playa Barranco Rubio
  • Playa Cabo Roig
  • Cala Capitan
  • Cala Cerrada
  • Cala Estaca
  • Cala Mosca
  • Playa Campoamor
  • Playa La Zenia – Cala Bosque
  • Playa Mil Plameras
  • Playa Punta Prima

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