Honeymoon Inspo: The Best Beaches in Spain & Portugal

Hi, Playa de Las Catedrales. iStockphoto/Pedre

Hi, Playa de Las Catedrales. iStockphoto/Pedre

Whenever we talk about the top travel destinations for couples who want nothing more than to lounge on the beach with a drink in hand for the entirety of their honeymoon, it’s usually locations in the Caribbean that rank highest on the list. And for good reason: As someone who has taken her fair share of trips to the islands, I can vouch for the gorgeous beaches (and tasty drinks) they’ve got down there.

But as wonderful a place as the Caribbean is for your post-nuptial getaway, it’s not the be-all end-all of beachy honeymoon destinations—there are plenty of amazing beaches elsewhere in the world, you just have to know where to look.

Although it might seem a bit unexpected, there are actually a bunch of really breathtaking spots in Spain and Portugal that offer sand, sun and ocean water; these countries are often known for their history, culture and architecture but hidden amongst all of that you’ll find stretches of stunning beaches.

See that pretty photo above? That’s Playa de Las Catedrales, which sits on the Galician coast in Spain, and it’s just one of the drool-worthy locations on this list of the best beaches in Spain and Portugal. Take a look at all nine options and let us know if you find one that fits the bill for your ‘moon.

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