4 of the best dog friendly beaches in Spain
Despite the fact that dogs are very fond of in Spain, there are still not so many beaches where dogs are not only allowed, but also needed. We have made for you a selection of the best doggy beaches in the country, so that while traveling with your four-legged friend you can always run along the sand and enjoy the sea breezes.
Playa de Torre del Mar (Malaga)
Doggy Torre del Mar beach, located in the immediate vicinity of the Velez estuary, was recognized as the first Andalusian dog beach and awarded a special quality certificate. The area of this beach is almost 4000 square meters and is a real amusement park for dogs, as one of the beach areas is equipped with special equipment for them. Locals and tourists alike appreciate the beach for the fact that all zones are clearly marked and fenced here, so the probability of interfering with each other is almost impossible.
Platja de la Rubina (Girona)
This beach is located in the Parque Natural de Aiguamolls de l’Empordà and is the first dog beach to be officially designated in Spain. Here you can swim and relax on the beach with your pet, as well as practice water sports such as kitesurfing. Usually there are not many people on the beach, which is very important on summer days. The downside is that there are no showers.
Platja de Llevant (Barcelona)
On a hot summer day in Barcelona, you can safely go to this city dog friendly beach with your dog. Yes, it is quite crowded here, as hundreds of Barcelona residents gather there to relax and refresh with their pets. There can be 100 dogs on the beach at the same time, so there are often queues at the entrance. This is one of the best equipped beaches in the province, and even showers can be found here.
Caleta dels Gossets (Alicante)
This small cove is usually very crowded in the summer as it is located opposite a protected nature reserve near the Cape of Cabo de Santa Pola. Access to it is controlled to avoid excessive numbers of people and dogs in a small area. There is a beach bar in the bay, where you can enter with four-legged friends.