Discover the hidden beaches of Spain.

Check out these undiscovered gems from the Spanish coastline.

By: Alison Thomas

If you are a fan of Spain but baulk at the thought of lying on an overcrowded beach as the vaccinated masses descend, then look no further than new travel guide Hidden Beaches Spain by Lola Culsán and John Weller. As part of the Wild Swimming Hidden Beaches series, the guide covers the whole of the Spanish coastline from the wide sandy expanses of the Costa de la Luz to the secret rocky coves of the Costa Brava and from less well-known areas such as Galicia in the north to the hidden playas of the Balearic islands. Who knew that there is a secret cove in Ibiza called Atlantis?

With beautiful photos, detailed directions including GPS coordinates and tips on everything from where to spot whales to the best places to go surfing or swim naked, the book features 450 beaches you might never normally find. Lola and John, travelling in their trusty camper van Federica, have covered the entire 5,000 kms of Spain’s coastline researching the guide and highlight their favourite spots in each area as well as listing destinations by themes such as snorkelling, naturism and hiking and giving their recommendations for food and wine. They also include the best options if you are on holiday with children, are travelling by train or have accessibility needs. The guide also provides practical advice on how to swim in the wild safely and includes a glossary of handy Spanish phrases to help you find that perfect secret beach. Just don’t tell anyone else.

The book is published by Wild Things Publishing and retails at £18.99