Users of the tourist portal TripAdvisor have chosen the best beach in Europe, and is located in Spain, particularly, on the Balearic Islands. Ses Illetes beach on the island of Formentera is the best beach in the old continent and seventh in the world.

Spain can be proud of its beaches. Six of them are included in the list of the 15 best beaches in Europe, according to users of the tourist portal TripAdvisor. These beaches are located on the two main islands of Spain, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands, and in Andalusia. Although the main crown carries the island of Formentera, with its beach of Ses Illetes, which was recognized as the best in Europe.


Located on the north side of the Balearic Islands in the Natural Park of Ses Salinas, Ses Illetes Beach immediately attracts attention with its transparent and amazing turquoise waters. In addition, the fine white sand that forms a long strip of land that flows into the Mediterranean Sea, almost touching the small island S’Empalmador.

This place is especially famous for its beautiful and colorful sunsets that can be enjoyed throughout the year. They are spectacular especially in spring when the island has not yet received most of the tourists coming in the summer months.

The beach is also well known among locals and visitors from around the world as one of the main centers of diving on the Balearic archipelago, due to the richness and beauty of the seabed and the clarity of its waters.

Located south of the lively island of Ibiza, Formentera is the smallest of the inhabited Balearic Islands and, besides, it is the best preserved of the archipelago. Formentera is full of light, has a mild Mediterranean climate, with more than 2,800 hours of sunshine a year, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and wonderful pristine beaches.

Formentera has 69 kilometers of coastline, which stretches along the cliffs and beaches, creating thus an incredibly beautiful landscape. If we compare Formentera with the waters of other similar places, it is possible to think of the Caribbean, but it is much closer.


Besides the beach of Ses Illetes, we can mention other five Spanish beaches listed in the top positions of the classification of TripAdvisor users:

Playa del Cotillo, Fuerteventura – Canary Islands;

Bologna beach, Tarifa – Andalusia;

Playa de Cofete, Morro Jable, Fuerteventura – Canary Islands;

Cala Conta, Ibiza – Balearic Islands;

Playa de Muro, Mallorca – Balearic Islands.

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