Beaches to go with children-Towel, sunscreen, water, bucket, shovel, wet wipes, food, spare clothes … There are so many things that should be planned for a day at the beach with children that the least we can do is choose a destination that puts us things easy Either because of its location, services or geographical features, on all the beaches on this list both children and their parents will enjoy a dip to the fullest.
Top Ideal beaches to go with children
Poo Beach, Llanes (Asturias)
A sea without waves. It is what the vagaries of nature get in this Asturian corner where an inlet of the sea advances inland between the rocks forming the Vallina stream, at the mouth of which we find a beach about 150 meters long. The sand under our feet, the salt water, but no trace of waves, ideal for the safety of the little ones. In addition, small puddles are created ideal for building sand castles with moats included. The beach has all kinds of services: parking, surveillance, health post and showers. In case we need a last minute purchase, Llanes is only 2 kilometers away.
Playa del Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona
There is no promenade, or nearby buildings, or just chiringuitos, in return, we can see sea turtles in recovery, sailing boats and planes from all over the world. Precisely the proximity of the airport has been the reason why in El Prat , unlike the rest of Barcelona’s beaches, the urbanization of the area has not been allowed. In addition to a warm water, recovered thanks to a treatment plant, here we find the Marine Animal Recovery Center (CRAM), a pioneering facility in Europe that can be visited on weekends; a Municipal Sailing Centerto practice all kinds of water sports: and, on the road that leads to the coast, two viewpoints to see impressive landings where planes fly over us a few meters high. Impossible to hear the typical ‘I’m bored’ of children. The beach also has all the basic services.
Trengandín Beach, Noja (Cantabria)
As in all Cantabrian beaches, the natural environment here is spectacular . In this particular place, in addition, there is the peculiarity that, with the descent of the tide, small pools are created where children have a great time playing with seawater but without danger to the waves or to the depth. The beach is joined to that of Helgueras and together they add almost 6 kilometers of coastline , both are dotted with large rocks that, not only give it a lunar landscape appearance but, at low tide, reveal a whole collection of mollusks that awaken the curiosity of children, who exercise here as small shellfish. TrengandínIn addition, it has a Biblioplaya service, so that the day can be used to instill the habit of reading in children. What more could you want? Read more Ultimate Beach Games
Beach of La Concha, Oropesa del Mar (Castelló)
It is one of the summer classics and it is not surprising because on this beach everything is designed for families . It is an urban beach, shaped like a bay, where we can take a bath in waters with little waves, little depth and warm temperature , ideal for children. The beach has areas for children’s entertainment, with slides and swings, as well as spaces for sports such as football or beach volleyball . There is also the possibility of renting skates for those who prefer water to the sand. Being in the center of the city of Oropesa, It has a promenade with a wide range of bars and restaurants as well as shops, so we should not worry so much why put in the beach bag. Although it is very busy in summer, it is worth it for those looking for family holidays with great leisure offer.
North Beach, Peñíscola (Castelló)
It is one of the essentials for Levante fans. The beach renews its blue flag every year, which shows that it has quality in its waters and services in the sand where, among other things, we can rent sunbeds and umbrellas , something that allows us to travel lighter than luggage. It is the perfect place for those who enjoy the summer bustle and its promenade, full of palm trees, is perfect for sunset walks or cycling (no need to travel with it, as there are rental companies in the area, some even take the bike to the hotel). One of the advantages of this beach is the views, because from here you can see the impressive castle of Papa Luna, a perfect excursion to do with the children after the day of bathing, since it is open until 9:30 p.m.
El Sardinero Beach, Santander (Cantabria)
Bathing in the sea is just one of the many activities that children can do on the Sardinero beach in Santander , also known as the First Beach (or the Second, depending on the area we are in, as they are contiguous but separated by a promontory of Piquío). The area has several playgrounds where the municipality organizes a complete program of activities: sports, drawing and painting sessions, storytelling, library service, environmental education workshops, traditional games … and so up to 60 different activities for all summer. The day can be completed with a visit to the Magdalena Park, an authentic amusement park for children where you can see a small zoo with penguins and sea lions, and the reproduction of four impressive caravels.
Playa de la Misericordia, Málaga
The quality of Malaga’s beaches is such that it is very difficult to choose only one place to enjoy the warm waters of the Mediterranean. Among the great coastal offer of the province, the beach of Misericordia , without a doubt, is one of the most suitable to go as a family. It is one of the urban beaches of Málaga city, so access is easy on foot, by bus or by car, as there are free parking areas. The area is equipped with several playgrounds and the sea is always calm, except in the late afternoon, when the Melillero passes., the ship that makes the Malaga-Melilla route, which causes a small tsunami as it passes, soaks the towels of the clueless and serves as an aquatic attraction for children. This beach, in addition, is one of the places chosen by the city council to project the outdoor summer cinema with a program of films dedicated especially to young audiences.
Playa del Castellar, Mazarrón (Murcia)
The whole of the Bay of Mazarrón is an idyllic destination for beach lovers, since it has urban stretches and full of services as well as coves in almost wild state and away from the summer bustle. If beaches to go with children, a good option is the beach of Castellar, in the municipality Puerto de Mazarrón-which belongs to Mazarrón-. In addition to a fine and clean sand, once we get into the sea, we must advance several
meters until it begins to cover, something ideal for the little ones. From Monday to Thursday and in the morning, in addition, the city council organizes here free activities for children, such as craft workshops or sports. The beach has a promenade with a wide range of shops and restaurants and at night it is the usual place for leisure activities such as concerts or the famous Summer Carnival, which takes place in August. And if the children get tired of so much beach, we can do from here several interesting excursions, such as enlisting in a boat to see cetaceans , departing from the Port of Mazarrón, or visiting the Battery of Castillitos de Cartagena a fortification that was a candidate to become the Best Corner 2017.
Playa La Barrosa, Chiclana (Cádiz)
There are many things Cadiz can boast about, but especially beaches. One of the most recommended is La Barrosa , in Chiclana , not only for families but for any traveler who enjoys the sea. Here 6 kilometers of fine golden sand await usawarded with the blue flag and Q of tourist quality, a beach that are really many since there is room for everything. The initial zone (near the beach of Sancti Pedri) is full of rocks where children have a great time looking for small molluscs or sea crabs. In the central area, the most urbanized with seafront included, we find all kinds of services, such as showers, toilets, public parking, children’s park and catering. Meanwhile, if we move away from the promenade to get closer to the Torre del Puerco area , the beach becomes wilder and lonely, with dunes that give it an aspect of unspoiled nature. If the little ones endure, nothing like watching sunset in La Barrosa, with the castle of Sancti Petri as a witness that observes us from the sea, on an island that can only be accessed by boat.
Cala Galdana, Menorca (Illes Balears)
Menorca has earned the distinctive family destination par excellence and that’s why its beaches are filled every summer with children. The almost transparent water that bathes its coast is ideal for children to put on their diving goggles and fins and venture out to observe the seabed in search of fish. One of the charms of the island is to find small coves and little overcrowded in which to spend the day as the Macarella or Trebaluger , but it is recommended for those who have children over 10 years, since you have to walk a lot and it is difficult to find nearby services. For families with younger children, a good option is Cala Galdana, with paradisiacal water but also chiringuitos, rent of sun beds and umbrellas. The access from the apartments and hotels in the area is very easy and in the water you have to go many meters to reach it. It has an area of pine forests ideal to eat in the shade or just relax a bit of the sun. We can see excellent landscapes of the area from the nearby viewpoints des Riu and sa Punta.
Finally, with the heat wave that we have just passed, many families have taken the opportunity to go out in search of the perfect dip. But what should we consider of a beaches to go with children? If we want to enjoy the holidays or the getaway with tranquility we should visit areas that have lifeguard service. The virgin coves and little frequented present the risk of currents and tides that we do not know, with the added problem of the absence of a rescue team. Fresh water showers to relieve the skin after a day of sand, salt and sun, toilets, authorized access and children’s play area and restoration.