Best Small Beach Towns in Spain

If you’re looking for beach holiday spots in Spain but are unsure which one, we have got for you some great suggestions on some of the best small beach towns in Spain for relaxing or enjoying yourself to the max:

Conil de la Frontera

Conil de la Frontera is located in southern Spain on Costa de la Luz region, and the town is nicknamed the “White Village” as the entire town is painted in white.
Best Small Beach Towns in Spain
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Conil is truly a charming place to be and one of the best small beach towns in Spain for a relaxing retreat, and the best thing is that you're only 30 minutes away from Cadiz.

Conil boasts a relaxing vibe, though there are plenty hotels, vacation homes, bars and restaurants to suit everyone, as well as a stunning white sandy shoreline overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus is located on the Costa del Sol region (south of Spain), and just a short drive from one of the top 10 summer destinations in Spain - Marbella.
Puerto Banus Town in Spain
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If you’re looking for glitz and glamour and a fun time, Puerto Banus is definitely one of the best small beach towns in Spain for having a good time.

Puerto Banus is known as the playground of the rich and famous because of the expensive yachts, luxurious hotels and bachelor parties, but if you fancy a millionaire’s lifestyle-type vacation, Puerto Banus is the spot for you!


Salou is located on the Costa Dorado (Spain’s northeast coast), and around 15 minutes drive from catalonian city of Tarragona (see things to do in Tarragona Spain).

Salou is a fantastic place and no doubt, one of the best small beach towns in Spain for a fun and exciting vacation.
Salou Beach Town in Spain

Salou boasts theme parks and water parks such as PortAventura and Costa Caribe, as well as a lively nightlife consisting of international bars and clubs such as 007 and Flash Back.

Salou also boasts around a dozen stunning beaches where you can enjoy banana boat rides and other fun water sports like jet-skiing.


Nerja is located on the Costa del Sol (east of Malaga), and it’s without a doubt, one of the best small beach towns in Spain for a pleasant vacation.
Nerja Beach Town in Spain
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Nerja is truly one of the crown jewels of south Spain, not only because of the stunning beaches but also because of interesting tourist attractions such as Nerja Roman Aqueduct, the Balcony of Europe and the Caves of Nerja.

By the way, taking a stroll along the Balcony of Europe (Balcon de Europea) is definitely one of the must things to do in Nerja as it offers memorable views of the Mediterranean!


Tarifa is located right on the southern tip of Spain (on the Costa de la Luz region), and it's a charming little town which boasts some of the most pristine beaches in Spain and some of best conditions for surfing, kite surfing and windsurfing in Europe.
Tarifa Beach Town in Spain

You’ll definitely enjoy spending time in Tarifa doing anything from water sports to bird watching and horse-back riding on the beach.

Another reason that makes Tarifa one of the best small beach towns in Spain is its ferry connections to Tanger in Morocco where you can enjoy a nice excursion (see fun things to do in Morocco).


Salobrena is also located in southern Spain on the Costa del Sol region and it’s one of the oldest towns in Spain.

Salobrena is a nice and quite vacation spot, and one of the best small beach towns in Spain for history buffs as Salobrena boasts lots of roman ruins and a stunning Moorish castle built atop a rock
Salobrena Beach Town in Spain
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One of the best things about a vacation in Salobrena perhaps, besides the beaches and landmarks, is its close proximity to the city of Grenada which is home to the famous Alhambra Fortress.

Ibiza Town

Ibiza is no doubt, one of the clubbing destinations in the world as it's home to some of the best party beaches in Europe such as the legendary Bora Bora beach party.

Ibiza Town is definitely one of the best small beach towns in Spain for a clubbing vacation, though the town isn’t just for clubbers!
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If you love buzzing tourist hot-spots, Ibiza Town is the place for you, though you’ll find plenty of cozy bars, cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy a drink or lunch and watch the world go by!

Ibiza Town has also great ferry connections which is a plus if you’re looking to visit places like Palma de Mallorca, Valencia or Barcelona during your vacation.

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