Why does every summer advertisement feature a beach, a boat or a terrace? The common element is evident: the sea. The closer we are to the sea the happier we are. This year we need it more than ever, we never stop dreaming of spending an afternoon at the beach and doing what we like the most. And is there anything better than at dusk to pick up the towel and go up to the beach bar?
Sitting in front of the sea and savoring the first drink of cold beer makes us want to stop time. What would you give to stop what you are doing right now and catch a plane to the beach, where you can relax looking at the sea with good company? In Spain we have very different coastal areas and, therefore, beach bars of very varied styles. As we like to offer you only the best of the best, we have done a good study to bring you what you deserve: the definitive list of the best beach bars. From chiringuitos chill out along the Andalusian coast, chiringuitos/bars along the Mediterranean to places with a special charm in the north. Difficult to stay with one…
THE BEACH BARS THAT YOU CANNOT MISS
- LA PLAGE CASANIS (MARBELLA, MÁLAGA)
If your plan is to go from beach bar to beach bar, Marbella is your dream place. The first stop will be La Plage Casanis, a beach club that will win you over as soon as you set foot. This beach bar is a lot of beach bar. It has everything from sessions with DJs to exquisite Mediterranean cuisine, with paella, steak tartar or octopus prepared by Fabián Cangas, chef and co-owner. Sundays are a hit with their Sunday Sunset Rituals, in which DJs Jorid Ruz and Redafunk make everyone dance, they never disappoint. In addition, it has an area with hammocks and Balinese beds where you can relax with a drink without doing literally anything.
- SAN VICENTE NAUTICAL (OR GROVE, PONTEVEDRA)
More than a beach bar, the temple of music every summer in Galicia. El Náutico has nothing to do with the idea of a typical beach bar, it is much more. Located in San Vicente do Mar, this enclave overlooks the Atlantic and Ons Island. It is a paradise for all lovers of the sea, music and north. It has something special that makes every artist want to play on it. Singers such as Leiva, Antonio Vega, Iván Ferreiro, Xoel López, Taburete, Los Secretos… the list is endless. Its concerts are intimate and very exclusive, which is why this venue exudes such a special charm. A magical place whose essence resides in naturalness and improvisation.
- TUMBAO (TARIFA, CADIZ)
Without a doubt the trendy beach bar, a classic among classics. No matter how much time passes, Tumbao will always be a must on the Cádiz beach bar route. Located on the Valdevaqueros beach, it is the beach bar where postureo and mojitos triumph. It is usually frequented by kitesurfers, who come to have a mojito after an afternoon in the waves. You want to know more? On weekends they do live flamenco performances.
- KIOSK 62 (MIGJORN, FORMENTERA)
Forget crowded places full of tourists. Kiosco 62 is the perfect bet if you feel like disconnecting, ordering a mojito and sitting down to contemplate the sea. It is in the Cala de Migjorn in Formentera and it is a magical place to see a sunset. A wooden cabin, a small terrace with benches and a delicious menu. No more is needed.
- JULY HOUSE (SAN JUAN, ALICANTE)
The last recommendation on this list ends up in the Mediterranean, specifically on the Alicante coast. This beach club with the air of a restaurant is located in a privileged setting, at the foot of Playa de San Juan. It offers an exquisite Mediterranean menu that stands out mainly for its seafood rice. It is the place that you cannot miss if you spend the summer in Alicante and you like the sea, food and tranquility. (Watch out! Perfect to surprise someone).
This is the definitive list of the best beach bars in Spain. Surely you already know someone, and if not, you already have a good excuse to travel. Before we leave, we don't want to say goodbye without recommending the perfect accessory for your afternoons at the beach bar: the Southcal sunglasses, your essential and all-round accessory for summer.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
- WHICH IS THE BEST CHIRINGUITO IN MARBELLA?
In Marbella is La Plage Casanis, a beach club that will win you over as soon as you set foot. It has everything from sessions with DJs to exquisite Mediterranean cuisine Sundays are a hit with the Sunday Sunset Rituals DJ sets. In addition, it has an area with hammocks and Balinese beds where you can relax with a drink without doing literally anything.
- WHICH IS THE FASHIONABLE BAR IN TARIFA?
You cannot go to Tarifa and not have a mojito in Tumbao, on Valdevaqueros beach. It is a place with a surfer atmosphere and the richest place for mojitos in all of Cádiz.
- WHERE TO LISTEN GOOD CONCERTS IN GALICIA?
If you are in Galicia this summer and you like music, there is a place you cannot miss: El Náutico de San Vicente. A magical place where you can enjoy private and exclusive concerts on the beach.
- WHAT TO DO IN FORMENTERA?
Are you in Formentera and don't know which beach bar to go to? Kiosco 62 is the perfect bet if you feel like disconnecting, ordering a mojito and sitting down to contemplate the sea. It is on the Migjorn beach and it is a magical place to see a sunset.
- WHICH BAR TO GO TO IN ALICANTE?
Casa Julio is located at the foot of the Playa de San Juan. It offers an exquisite Mediterranean menu that stands out mainly for its seafood rice. It is the place that you cannot miss if you spend the summer in Alicante and you like the sea, food and tranquility.