Driving along the coast

Three Spanish coastal road trips


The sun and the sea breeze as you drive along a scenic road. Can you think of a better combination than that? Spain is a great place for a road trip. Especially in the coastal areas. There’s nothing like driving beside the sea. Get your motor running and choose your next road trip now.

The Costa Brava

From Blanes to Portbou: this route will take you past unspoiled fishing villages and beaches with fine sands and calm waters. You’ll discover rugged cliffs facing the sea and peaceful coves hidden among the rocks. Get ready to enjoy the famous anchovies at L’ Escala, the shrimps at Palamós and the sea urchins at Calella. You can also savour cultural delights, such as the Roman ruins of Empúries and the Surrealist art of Salvador Dalí at the Dalí theatre-museum in Figueres

Scenic road on the Costa Brava, Girona

The Basque Coast

From Hondarribia to Bilbao: you will discover the Cantabrian Sea and stunning seaside towns, like Bermeo and Lekeitio. Cities brimming with culture, such as San Sebastián and Bilbao. Incredible cliffs in striking shapes in Zumaia, Mutriku and Deva. You can also discover one of the most famous waves in the world, the left wave of Mundaka. Fancy going surfing?

Coastal road in Zumaia

Costa da Morte

From Malpica to Finisterre: lovely natural landscapes and the wild beauty of the ocean will enchant you on this route. Winding roads and endless beaches, green meadows and steep cliffs. See where all the pilgrims are headed on the Camino de Santiago, and the cape of Finisterre, the end of the known world in the days of the Roman Empire. You can start and end these routes wherever you like. Let your intuition be your guide, and explore whatever takes your fancy along the journey. Those improvised moments can be the memories that you'll keep for a lifetime. 

Lighthouse on Cabo Vilán, Costa da Morte. Galicia