Beachfront Property in Spain
Amazing Beachfront Property and Real Estate in Spain
Without beachfront property, the foreign real estate market would barely exist in Spain. Europeans flock to Spain’s beaches from every country afflicted by a cold winter. While prices can be high on the popular beaches of Spain, there are still a number of less-discovered coasts where you can find a little piece of beachfront property to call your own.
Beachfront Property on the Costa Brava
Wedged between the snow-capped Pyrenees and the Mediterranean, the picture-book Autonomous Community of Catalonia boasts some of Spain’s most spectacular coastal scenery–the Costa Brava. Although not virgin territory, Catalonia often gets overlooked in the stampede to the southern coasts. Few people stumble across the exquisite harbor villages around Cap de Begur. Llafranc, Aguia Blava, Sa Tuna, Tamariu–all are unsullied by mass tourism.
Tucked inside coves of rosy-pink rocks, they’re the Costa Brava’s hidden gems. Gold, green, and turquoise…the seascapes are absolutely gorgeous. Brightly colored boats pack miniature harbors, beaches form perfect golden crescents, and the aquamarine waters are crystal clear. Llafranc and Tamariu are intimate harbor villages with small clusters of whitewashed apartments climbing the pine-clad hills. Both have golden arcs of sandy beach, tree-shaded promenades dotted with terraced cafés, and coastal paths.
Beachfront Property on the Costa del Sol
For Europeans, the Costa del Sol is the most popular part of the Spanish coastline to buy, rent, or invest in beach real estate. Many parts of the Costa del Sol are overbuilt and overpriced. Location is everything here. Depending on whether it’s beachfront or in the foothills, there’s a huge variation in prices. There’s little point in shopping with less than $140,000. While you can find the odd small apartment for less, it’ll be in older, undesirable buildings–or hold as much space as a dollhouse. For more scenic property, look at villages like Nerja, at the eastern edge of the Costa del Sol.
Beachfront Real Estate on Andalucía’s Alternative Coast: the Costa de la Luz
Fringing Cádiz and Huelva provinces, the Costa de la Luz is Andalucía’s Atlantic coast. Divided from the Mediterranean by the Rock of Gibraltar, the “Coast of Light” has plenty going for it: 3,000 annual sunshine hours…over 125 miles of golden-white beaches…and an almost unbelievable clarity of light.
Beach Lots and Ocean-view Properties on the Costa Blanca
Less commercialized than the Costa del Sol, the Costa Blanca (White Coast) is the second-most popular choice for foreign buyers seeking retirement or vacation homes. The 132-mile-long coastline in Alicante province, on Spain’s eastern Mediterranean coast, features golden sandy beaches and coves. Set against a backdrop of wooded sierras that turn pink at sunset, most resorts are clean and well kept. Studded with marinas, bars, cafés, and delectable seafood restaurants, its seafront promenades are perfect for long, leisurely strolls.
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