Best sea resorts: France and Spain
The sea coast of France stretches for more than 3 thousand kilometers and at the moment remains one of the most popular summer tourist destinations in the world.
Beach resorts in France are very popular among travelers and tourists, due to their prestige and unforgettable charm.
In addition to their fame, the sea resorts of France are also famous for wonderful landscapes and a mild subtropical climate.
The gloomy cliffs of Brittany, long ridges of dunes of the Atlantic, amazing beaches and bays of the western Mediterranean coast, the wonderful views of Corsica and the southeastern Cote d’Azur (French Riviera) annually attract millions of tourists from all over the world.
The status of the Blue Flag (beach environmental symbol) is assigned to 300 beaches on all coasts of France.
Most of Spain is located on the Pyrenees Peninsula, which is washed by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Mediterranean Sea on the other.
Therefore, Spain has never experienced a lack of resorts. Moreover, most resorts are simply beautiful and famous throughout the world.
Resorts in Spain have enjoyed well-deserved popularity for many millennia. They were respected by the patricians, senators and caesars already in ancient Rome.
Spain has one of the longest coastlines in the Mediterranean. The Mediterranean coast of Spain has a length of more than 1600 kilometers. The southern coast of Spain is located in the autonomous regions of Andalusia, Murcia, Valencia and Catalonia (listed from west to east). This is one of the warmest and most favorable regions for the summer holidays in Spain and Europe.
Spain began to consider tourism as an important sector of the economy in the late 19th century. Since the beginning of the 20th century it began to develop tourism infrastructure in some places along the coast. The most active tourism on the Spanish coast of the Mediterranean began to develop in the post-war years. First, the most famous and wealthy began to come here. Now rest on the Mediterranean Sea in Spain has become available to all comers.
The Mediterranean coast of Spain stretches from the city of Tarifa (the southernmost point of Europe) to Cape Cabo de Creus in northeastern Spain (the border between Spain and France). There are a large number of ancient cities with interesting sights and a large number of excellent beaches. Along the coast of Spain, the N-340 Cádiz – Barcelona motorway and the AP-7 toll motorway run from Algeciras to the French border with a length of about 1,600 kilometers. There are international airports near major cities. The large cities of the coast also have large ports where cruise ships can come from all over the world.