Spain celebrates record-breaking number of Blue Flag beaches

Spain celebrates record-breaking number of Blue Flag beaches

  • Spain leads the world with 590 Blue Flag beaches in 2018 (ADEAC)
  • Homes by Blue Flag beaches popular with buyers of all ages (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • Beachside living provides both mental and physical health benefits (Taylor Wimpey España)

If there’s one thing Spain does well, it’s beaches. Of course, there’s also the bountiful sunshine, outstanding cuisine, championship-quality golf courses, fascinating history and rich culture… but when it comes to beaches, Spain leads the world.

The latest Blue Flag awards from the Association for Environmental Education and the Consumer (ADEAC) have seen Spain receive a global record-breaking 590 Blue Flags.

The Valencia region alone is home to 132 Blue Flag beaches, while Andalucía boasts 97. The coveted Blue Flag status is awarded based on a range of factors, including accessibility, health and safety, lifeguard provision and cleanliness.

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España is celebrating Spain’s continued position as the world number one for the quality of its beaches. With 60 years of experience in residential homes across Spain and its islands, the company is extremely familiar with the attractions of beachside living. Indeed, many of its homes are just metres from some of the Blue Flag beaches recognised in this year’s awards.

Seeing so many of the beaches that are home to our properties being awarded Blue Flags is a fantastic confirmation that we’re offering the top locations to Spanish property buyers. Spain’s beaches really are world-class and it’s great to see so many of these outstanding areas getting the recognition they deserve.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Taylor Wimpey España’s Blue Flag beachside offerings include the stylish, last remaining key-ready apartments of La Vila Paradis on the Costa Blanca, which boast direct access to Paradis beach. Priced from €269,000 + VAT, the two- and three-bedroom apartments enjoy exceptional coastal views, while residents benefit from swimming pools, private parking and beautiful gardens. Available from €449,000 + VAT.

Just along the coast, Arenal Dream also offers, as the name suggests, dreamy beachside living a mere 300 metres from the Blue Flag L’Arenal beach. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments, available from €334,000 +VAT and which come complete with communal pool and delightful, landscaped gardens, boast high end interiors and ample terraces, as well as private underground parking spaces.

For those who prefer the Spanish islands, Royal Blue is sited just 200 metres from Cala Mesquida beach – another Blue Flag recipient. The large, elegant apartments boast fantastic views over the crystalline waters. Complete with Taylor Wimpey España’s signature combination of pool and gardens, the exclusive development of just 17 homes from €322,000 + VAT offers direct beach access for residents.

“Whether for family holidays, romantic getaways or happier, healthier retirements, beachside living offers a wide range of benefits. Being near the sea can have a marked impact on mental and physical health, which is one of the reasons that properties by the beach are so popular – and with a record number of Blue Flag beaches in Spain, homebuyers really are spoiled for choice.” 

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España


For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972.