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Old 7th December 2015, 12:30 PM
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My favourites were mostly discovered as a result of happy accidents:

Baiona, near the Galicia/Portugal border, where we went to escape the rain of Santiago de Compostela:



Zarautz and Getaria on the Basque coast, west of San Sebastian, where we ended up because San Sebastian was full:



The whole Costa de la Luz between Cadiz and Tarifa, which we found when escaping from a nosey landlord at a holiday rental in Ronda - and ended up moving to a few years later. This is Conil de la Frontera:

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God that bottom one is gorgeous

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I like wide open spaces, long golden beaches, the smell of the ocean, the roar of the surf, the crying of gulls. I would rather stay at home and read a book than sit on a beach with a thousand other people in earshot. I love to go out and eat fantastic fresh seafood by a harbour, and be entertained by street musicians. I don't want to hear children crying or other people's sound systems. I'm easy to please really.

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Thanks for everyone's replies!

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Alicante City, close to every kind of transport hub, planes, trains and autostrada. A very Spanish city. One hour on the tram from Benidorm, close enough for an occasional visit, far enough not to hear the midnight chorus of Agadoo-do-do.

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I like wide open spaces, long golden beaches, the smell of the ocean, the roar of the surf, the crying of gulls. I would rather stay at home and read a book than sit on a beach with a thousand other people in earshot. I love to go out and eat fantastic fresh seafood by a harbour, and be entertained by street musicians. I don't want to hear children crying or other people's sound systems. I'm easy to please really.
Well, chiclana has its barrosa which is glorious and has the natural attraction of curves at the end which makes the view more interesting. While I don't like too many people around I find that very few kids cry on the beach, too busy, and as to sound systems they are very old hat. July and August are the busy months all over Spanish resorts, but there is nothing like a walk along the prom in the evening and indeed at the moment where the weather has been so benign.

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The OP is going to get such a variety answers because as to be expected there is a such a difference in the areas of Spain.
I'd definitely go for somewhere in the north (although I'm sure there are lesser known beaches in the south that I don't know about and that would attract me).
I like somewhere like the beach in the ria de Ajo, Cantabria



Oyambre, Cantabria




No beach, but I love Puerto de La Vega, small fishing village in Asturias
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San Sebastian, Zumaia, Guetaria, Orio, Hondarribia, Hendaia, etc

I say etc as all the beaches from Bilbao to irún are simply the best!

Well, you can add most of Cantabria as well!
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Was again in Javea last week.

Amazing beautiful place with three distinct areas including beautiful seafront.

I hereby covet the homes of all you lucky members who reside there

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Was again in Javea last week.

I hereby covet the homes of all you lucky members who reside there
Have you been told that is where you are moving to?
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