Small beaches & calas of Spain

7 April 2017 0 Comments Category: blog, Living in Spain

This is not the first time we talk about the beaches and calas in Spain and it’s not going to be the last, obviously. But we can say that this is the first time we dig into something smaller, something that might be so tiny that it could be called cute. Has anyone ever described a beach to you using the word “cute”?

We recently found a post with a gorgeous picture of a small beach in Spain that had a very particular thing about it: its tininess.

Let’s begin from there, shall we?




Through the shores of Asturias between Llanes and Ribadesella, you can find a beach where there’s not enough space for chiringuitos or beach umbrellas. A very particular place only 50 meters long.

Gulpiyuri is also well-known for being a natural monument where ocean water finds its way through a small hole between two huge rocks. It’s easy to access this rareness of the world but not so easy to find it, as there are only two ways to reach it: through San Antolín Beach and through the town of Naves.

This spot is also known for being one of the smallest beaches on Earth.



Charco Azul


The smallest cala in Spain, only 8 meters long, Charco Azul is a spectacular work of nature that can be found on the island of El Hierro, where you can take a nice and calm swim in its turquoise waters.

Charco Azul was formed by the trace of lava, which formed a unique spot on the Canary Islands. This does not only abate the force of the waves but also produces a charming sound as the ocean crashes into this rare type of rock.


El Riego


This cala is located in Cudillero, Asturias. It’s 9 meters long and filled with small round rocks and charming waves. Seagulls have colonized the three pegs that surround this cala.

If you try to look for pictures of El Riego, there’s nothing that can actually represent its beauty and the sensation of freedom in such a small place.


Meñakoz Beach


An ideal place for those who are looking for a quiet and lonely beach, where the only sound you wish to hear is that of the waves touching the rocks—yes, rocks. This beach is well-known for the abundance of rocks.

This place is situated in Barrika, very far away from the city center. A lot of surfers love this spot because it’s an open gate to the sea near Vizcaya. And it’s also a nude beach.


Cala Dèntol


Ten meters of peace. That says it all, right?

But accessing it is pretty difficult because of the vegetation that grows there and also because of the rocks. After you get through all of that, you’ll have a front-row seat to enjoy the Mediterranean Sea.

This cala is situated in Mallorca, in the small town of Artà. This spot is also visited by many scuba diving fans because of the depth of its waters.
Well, these are our top five small beaches and calas. Have you ever visited any of them? If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?

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