Two Spanish beaches in Europe’s top 10

NEW STRUCTURE: Respite from the sun on the way to Pulpi’s Geoda Photo credit: Pulpi town hall

WITH its miles of beautiful, sandy beaches just one of the many reasons why tourists flock to Spain each year, it comes as little surprise that two Spanish beaches have been named among the best in Europe.

Using travellers’ reviews from ratings website TripAdvisor, one of Andalucia’s best kept secrets is out, as Playa de Bolonia in Tarifa has been named as the 10th best beach in Europe.

Located on the Atlantic shore and a firm favourite with surfers from all over the world, the four kilometre beach attracts visitors each summer because of its fine, white sand and spectacular views of Morocco. A far cry from the packed playas of the main tourist towns on the coast, the beach and bay at Bolonia is considered a tranquil haven in Andalucia.

And voted the second best beach in all of Europe is Formentera’s Playa de Ses Illetes. The Balearic island of Formentera in the Mediterranean is renowned for its pristine white beaches and has long been a favourite haunt for bohemians and hippies.

TripAdvisor reviewers only named one beach in all of Europe ahead of Playa de Ses Illetes, Italy’s Rabbit Beach in Lampedusa. And for the best beach in the world, visitors will have to travel that little bit further to Brazil’s Baia do Sancho beach in the Fernando de Noronha island chain.

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