Sailing in and around Spain offers great boating and yachting experiences. Backed up by some great Spanish boat and yacht chandleries, Spanish sailing schools, boat and yacht marinas, and moorings and a selection of excellent waterside eateries, restaurants and bars to enjoy those lazy days.
So let us take a look at the Spanish boating and sailing coast line and the main Costas as they are known.
The smaller islands we will deal with separately.
This map shows the approximate locations of the Costas to help you plan a sailing or boating trip to Spain.
Click on the following Costas to explore the Spanish boating and sailing coastline in more detail.
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Sailing the Coata Brava: Meaning Wild or Rugged Coast, with small coves and villages.
Sailing the Costa Dorada: The Golden Coast, with its golden sandy beaches.
Sailing the Costa del Azahar: This coastline although fairly flat is backed by orange groves and fruit trees and is sometimes referred to as the Orange Blossom Coast. This area stretches from the River Ebro delta down beyond Valencia.
Sailing the Costa Blanca The White Coast, includes a variety of characterful resorts.
Sailing the Costa Calida The Warm Coast of Murcia region, including the inland sea of the Mar Menor.
Sailing the Costa de Almeria On the south east corner with large areas still undeveloped.
Chandleries in Costa Almeria: Amerimar marine
Sailing the Costa Tropical (Costa Granadina) The Granada province coast where can be on snow capped mountains in the morning and swim in the Mediterranean that afternoon.
Sailing the Costa del Sol A favourite with the Brits for a long time, now having some very up market locations and golf courses, mostly to the west of Malaga.
Sailing the Costa de la Luz The Coast of the Light, the Atlantic coast of Andalucia in southern Spain
Sailing the Costa de Marisco The Shellfish Coast, the 1200km rugged and picturesque coastline of Galicia region
Sailing the Costa Verde The Green Coast of Asturias region, northern Spain.
Sailing the Costa Cantabria The Cantabrian coast around Santander.
Sailing the Costa Vasca The coast of the Basque Country.