The Iberian Peninsula consists of a large, geographic territory, that is surrounded by seas and oceans, except for the part of the Pyrenees, which connects us to the rest of Europe through France. Spain’s characteristics are of interest to many people, due to the coastal areas surrounding the country. And despite of the fact that Madrid is an inland city, the coast is a favourite holiday destination for many madrileños, as the coast is still relatively nearby. Today, this article by ShMadrid will tell you more about the beaches that are closest to the Spanish capital.
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In Madrid? Head to the beach!
The beaches on the coast of Valencia are closest to Madrid, as they are only 360 km away. Due to the short distance, it is a typical weekend getaway for many locals. La Playa de La Malvarrosa is one of Valencia’s beaches closest to the capital. It is a nice area and very close by. The beach is approximately 2 kilometres long and about 60 metres wide. Fine sand and clear water make it a perfect destination. You can reach the beach in about three hours by car, but you can also take the train, more specifically the AVE (Spanish high-speed train). Another option with dunes and pine forests is El Saler, which is 370 km from Madrid, or Cullera, at a distance of 380 km, with fine sand and mountains. Besides these three beaches, there are more beaches to be found close to the capital on the coast of Valencia. A little over 300 kilometres away, or two and a half hours by train, you can enjoy a quiet beach in Canet d’En Berenguer, which is perfect if you want to avoid the crowded beaches of La playa de la Malvarrosa and La playa de la Gandía. The coastline is 1,250 metres long, and with fine sand and crystal clear water this is the perfect place to get away from the busy city of Madrid.
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If you go to another province, a little more than 360 km away and also two and a half hours by AVE, you will find the town of Alicante. You can relax on the heavenly beaches of La playa de la Granadella in Jávea or La playa de La Marineta Casiana in Denia, in just under an hour from Alicante’s capital. You will enjoy the magnificent views here. Barcelona is also a perfect destination, if you want to go to the beach and leave Madrid. It can be reached in just over two and a half hours by AVE. The magnificent Maresme coast, with its wide beaches and nice sand is only a few kilometres from the city. And if you go down south, the Costa del Sol is one of the most popular coasts of our country with foreigners, so this is also a good option. In Malaga, which is the Andalusian city closest to Madrid, you can visit La Playa de Pedregalejo, a 1,200 metres long beach with six coves, and it’s only three hours from the Spanish capital. As you can see, Madrid does have beautiful beaches, you only need a car or AVE to get there.
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