Tumbao, Playa de Valdevaqueros, Tarifa, Cádiz
Tumbao, a cool spot with out pretension and imbued with one thing of a “Californian-days-of summer season” vibe, provides all the pieces anybody would possibly want on a seaside, from good firm to wholesome juice and batidos (shakes), an reasonably priced buffet (€11 a head), and good views of kite-surfers from a supine vantage level on the cushions. In late afternoon, there’s a seaside barbecue and the post-swim crowd arrives in quest of icy beer, watermelon mojitos and music (there’s practically all the time a DJ, usually stay bands as nicely). Tarifa’s not wanting nice chiringuitos, however Tumbao is one to not miss.
• N-340, 10km from Tarifa; on Facebook, open every day Easter to early Oct, midday-midnight
Sajorami seaside, Zahora, Cádiz
For natives of Cádiz, no summer season is full with out a day basking within the sandy low-tide swimming pools at Zahora, adopted by a drink and perhaps some native tuna at Sajorami, the place picket tables and benches stand on a low bluff above a beautiful seaside. The bar and restaurant are a part of a fancy that features nice cabins, in an space of fairly vacation villas, sandy lanes and seaside distributors. From Weds-Solar (till the tip of August) there’s stay music. Followers of dancing by the ocean can head to neighbouring celebration seaside El Pirata, and the superb, ramshackle Good Karma chiringuito, and La Jaima Meccarola, now in its 30th 12 months.
• Pago de Zahora, Caños de Meca, sajoramibeach.com, open from round 9am-1.30am every day by excessive season (verify web site)
Vavá, Playa la Barrosa, Cádiz
There’s no swanky ostentation on Cádiz seashores, however the newly opened Vavá is including a contact of va va voom in a laid-back, eco-friendly, discreetly luxurious means. It belongs to Hotel Valentin Sancti Petri simply above it, however is accessible from the seaside and open to all. Picket, open-sided and planted squarely on the comfortable sand, it riffs on the chiringuito theme however provides Balinese beds shaded by billowing white curtains, a therapeutic massage space, finger meals, pure juices and music in tune with the dreamy surroundings.
• Urbanización Novo Sancti Petri, Chiclana de la Frontera, open every day till mid-Oct (relying on climate), 10.30-1am
Santa Pura Membership La Antilla, Islantilla, Huelva
Santa Pura is a cool Spanish interpretation of a vacation camp. Festive and super-cute with its marquee and sail shades, eating space, supervised youngsters’ membership and eco-friendly mantra, it’s a fantastic place to loosen up, though because of collaborations with native sports activities and theatre operators, there’s hardly time for that. With crusing, kite-surfing, yoga, DJ units, stand-up comedy, open-air cinema and, thrice a season, nice live shows on supply, Santa Pura is quick turning into one of many high seaside spots on Huelva’s Costa de la Luz.
• Playa de la Antilla, Huelva, on Facebook, open Jun-Sept 1pm-midnight
La Bodeguiya, Las Negras, Almería
Cabo de Gata pure park has no finish of excellent seashores and fairly white bar-restaurants. This isn’t certainly one of them. It’s a tiny cave-like house, and the seating (a ledge and some stools), service and selection of wine and tapas are all restricted, however La Bodeguiya is particular. The surprisingly boho den is the assembly place for summer season nights, with good music and, typically, dancing. Nab the standing barrel by the water’s edge for the perfect drinks perch on the town. There are good fish eating places throughout.
• Calle Bahía de las Negras 21, open all 12 months Weds-Sat 7pm-2am; Solar 7pm-midnight
Bar de Jo, Escullos, Almería
The ocean isn’t seen from Barde Jo, however this open-air hangout, accessed from a footpath connecting seaside and campsite at Escullos in Cabo de Gata, is a legendary port of name on the Almería coast, attracting bikers, rockers, curious vacationers and celebrities from far and broad. It’s an encampment, an meeting of mismatched seating and curios (model dressed as pirate, classic vehicles), with glorious cocktails and a soundtrack of 1970s classics. Exhausting to search out, however value looking for out. Head for the glow of colored lights, the comfortable thrum of motorbikes, and the sound of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
• Camino de Cala Higuera, on Facebook, open most nights mid-June-Sept, 11pm-6am. Reside music on Wednesdays (Jul-Aug), Saturdays in September
El Peñón de Sopelana, close to Bilbao
Drop a pub on to silky sand, substitute the punters with match surfers, and baggage of crisps with revolutionary pintxos (and nice hamburgers) and you’ve got an thought of this bar-cafe-restaurant on the Bay of Biscay. However nothing compares to the knockout views of the lengthy Arrietara seaside and headlands past headlands from the terraces. Northwest-facing, windswept and elemental, this spectacular location is a best choice for bracing walks and main surf occasions. Seashore and bar are much-loved by many in downtown Bilbao, simply 40 minutes away by metro.
• Atxabiribil 82, Bizkaia, elpenondesopelana.com, open all 12 months Solar-Thurs midday-1am, Fri-Sat 12pm-2am
El Maravillas, Playa del Prat, Barcelona
As an antidote – or complement – to Barcelona’s many swanky, distinctly city, high-design seaside bars, there’s El Maravillas on a wild and pure seaside, providing a brief and easy menu in the course of the day and cocktails, dinner and dancing at night time. It’s a joyful place with super-friendly workers attracting a combined crowd of rich uptown Barcelona , households, hipsters, Gypsies from El Prat, and dance academy college students who come right here on Fridays to salsa by the ocean.
• Passeig de la Platja, El Prat de Llobregat, on Facebook, Solar-Thurs 10am-midnight; Fri-Sat 10am-3am
Boia Nit, Bar Boia, Girona
Not the place to ask for a Cruzcampo, however the perfect place in Spain for a vodka or gin cocktail with a splash of plankton or pepper, plus a view of the ocean. This cafe-bar is open 12 months spherical for regular fare however, on summer season nights, it turns into Boia Nit, the coctelería, the place liquid exotica is produced by youthful, multi-award-winning mixologist Manel Vehí and his crew. It appears fashionable with its designer lighting, however luminaries have gathered right here since 1946 – Salvador Dalí, Man Ray, Kirk Douglas, John Cage and Gabriel García Márquez amongst them.
• Paseo de Cadaques, 17, Cadaqués, boianit.com, Boia Nit open Could-Sept, 7.30pm-2.30am; Bar Boia open June-Sept eight.30am-2.30am, Oct-Could 9am-10pm
Chiringuito la Pelosa, Cala La Pelosa, Girona
Emerge from the ocean, climb a couple of sandy steps, eat an arroz caldoso con bogavante (lobster in soupy, creamy rice) barefoot at a picket desk with panoramic views, and luxuriate in a caipirinha in a deckchair afterwards. La Pelosa is a blissful family-run gem, engulfed by timber and shrubbery, in one of many Costa Brava’s loveliest bays. It’s simply 9km from Roses, so loads of individuals arrive by boat; the chiringuito runs a ship-to-shore dinghy service, and even a supply service for on-deck diners.
• Cala la Pelosa, Roses, on Facebook, open every day Easter-mid-Oct, 10am-10pm