The Spanish Love Affair Con La Playa

playa GeteriaWhen the sun shines, which is often in Spain, the Spanish flock to the beach like ants to honey. The Spanish people love the beach, as do many Europeans.

It is not surprising as Spain occupies about 85 percent of the Iberian Peninsula with most of its boundaries on water. 4,964 kilometers (3,084.6 miles) of coastline extend along the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Bay of Biscay. Some of Europe’s most beautiful and sexiest beaches can be found on the Iberian Peninsula and Spanish Islands.


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I admire the Spanish (and European) women for donning their 2-piece and bikini swimsuits con o con sin tapas (with or without tops,) no matter their size, shape, or age, to stroll la playa. Thongs are out, strings are in on the beach. I feel overdressed in my 2-piecce TYR suit. You see very few one-piece swimsuits and most girls under the age of 5-6 are topless. No body images issues here. Perfectly acceptable. (Take note New Jersey).

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There is always activity on the beach – futbol, volleyball, or beach paddleball – and in the water – kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, boating, surfing, swimming, and fishing. It surprises me how many people swim in 60plus degree water temps.


So take your pick – Costa del Sol, Andalucía playas en el sur,
las playas en el norte de Espana along the Basque Coast, or las playas on one of the many Spanish Islands – you are sure to find your favorito!

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