5 Dog-Friendly Beaches in Spain


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Spain is a popular holiday choice for tourists travelling with a pet, thanks to the short flight times! However, if you are unprepared, finding dog-friendly areas and activities can be tricky – that’s why we have rounded up 5 dog-friendly beaches in Spain so you can plan an itinerary that both you and your pup will love.

Read on to learn more about beaches you can enjoy when taking your dog to Spain.


Playa de la Rubina

Located in Catalonia, Playa de la Rubina was Spain’s first official dog beach! This revolutionised what was once not a very dog-friendly activity in Spain, with many beaches following suit and becoming dog beaches or creating dog-friendly areas.

Your dog doesn’t need to be kept on a lead at this beach, so you can enjoy a game of seaside fetch, and the gentle sea means that your dog will love splashing in the cool waters. Remember to always keep an eye on your dog when they are in the water, and take your dog’s individual swimming abilities into consideration at all times.


Canine Beach of Torre Del Mar

This beach is located in the popular tourist destination of Málaga and became dog friendly in 2016. The council have modified the beach, allowing dogs on a section of the coast and creating an exclusive play area for dogs.

There are plenty of dog amenities, such as waste bins and water fountains, so you can enjoy a day at the beach without having to worry. If you have a large dog, they must wear a muzzle for safety, but aside from this, the beach is restriction-free.


Llevant Beach

If you are looking for dog-friendly beaches in Barcelona, Llevant Beach is a great choice. There is a dedicated area for dogs so you won’t need to keep your dog on a lead and they can enjoy running free in the sand!

The beach is open from 10:30 am until 7:30 pm and includes many amenities for dogs, including drinking fountains suitable for both large and small dogs, showers for dogs, and urban dog urinals. The beach is regularly cleaned, and the water & sand are both regularly tested by Quality Control Services, giving you peace of mind when your dog is enjoying the beach.


Beach of La Rana

Located in Almeria, the Beach of La Rana is one of a few Spanish beaches that allow dogs to access it all year round. In the off-season, it is open 24 hours a day, and during the on-season, it is open during set times.

Of all the dog-friendly beaches in Spain, this one is a great option for people that want to enjoy a spacious beach where they can run around with their pet without worrying, as it is not a popular beach with tourists due to its location.


Playa Isla de la Toja

Another beach that allows dogs to access it all year round is Playa Isla de la Toja, located in the North-West of Spain in Pontevedra.

If you are looking for dog beaches that provide a dedicated space for your dog to exercise, this is the beach for you! There is an agility park designed with dogs in mind, so you can keep your pup entertained whilst also ensuring they get enough exercise too. During the peak sunshine hours of the day, find some much-needed shade under this beach’s many tall pine trees.

As always, make sure you check the rules for your chosen beach to avoid any fines! Make sure to clean up after your dog and be respectful to anyone else at the beach.


We hope this dog-friendly beach list has helped you plan your Spanish holiday activities! If you would like any assistance with taking your dog to Spain, please get in touch with our team who will be happy to help.