Of course, one of Spain's greatest resources is its 5,000-mile coastline. Along that fantastic coast, you can find some of the best cities in Spain to enjoy a beach lifestyle with great weather, water sports, incredible food and sunbathing. Do you want an urban lifestyle and a beach? Then you need a coastline, and that's something Barcelona has and Madrid doesn't. Barcelona has its own beaches and there are enough great beaches nearby (like in Sitges) to make Barcelona a great city to live in for coastal and beach lovers.
Spain has more than 3,000 miles of coastline, much of which are adorned with beautiful beaches. Although tourists tend to flock to the Costa Blanca and the Costa del Sol, on all the coasts of the country there are beautiful beaches. Most people in Catalonia, for example, prefer to speak their native Catalan, while a third or more of those living in the Basque Country, on the northern Atlantic coast of Spain, speak Basque as their mother tongue. Beaches: Spain not only has 5000 kilometers of coastline, but also the beaches with the most blue flag in the world.
There is a coastline for everyone in Spain and the Balearic Islands, from cities to coastal towns and some less traveled roads. Located just a few kilometers from this thriving city, Sitges has become a well-known gay destination in Spain and is known for its mixed and nudist beaches. In northwestern Spain, the hills are green, the climate is humid and temperate (like Oregon) and the coast is the cold but spectacular Bay of Biscay. Sotogrande is one of the favorite places for professional expats who have been offered a job in Gibraltar but want to live further up the coast of Spain.
Bilbao is located on the least popular north coast overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and therefore cannot boast of endless days of sunshine and a warm climate like the Mediterranean cities of Spain. From San Sebastian's iconic La Concha Beach to Andalusia's sunny south coast, these destinations offer the complete package when it comes to beaches in Spain. Seville is the unofficial capital of southern Spain and the official capital of beautiful Andalusia. There are 44 international schools in Madrid, so families who move to the capital of Spain with their children will not find it difficult to educate them.
Instead of having all kinds of historic buildings and cultural spaces to visit, the town is more residential, and the main recreational outlet is to spend a day at the beach. Seville is also home to two universities that may be convenient for you if your child is finishing school and planning to continue their studies in Spain. The cost of living is generally higher in northern Spain, even higher in San Sebastian and property prices are among the highest in the country. This city has quickly emerged from the recession that hit Spain (and the rest of the world) and offers some of the most attractive employment opportunities for expats looking to live and work in Spain.