Convinced that all of Spain’s best beaches are overrun by the sun and sangria crowd? Think again!

Photographer John Weller and his partner Lola Cuslán spent six months touring the immense coastline of Spain in search of the country’s most isolated and beautiful beaches.

They started their incredible journey in Galicia and travelled clockwise.

It took them through verdant Cantabria to warm Catalunya, the arid semi-desert of Almería to the vast sand dunes of the Costa de la Luz, and finally, to the beautiful Balearic Islands.

Along the way they discovered a dazzling array of beaches, coves, islands and sea caves – all wild, exciting and unspoiled, and some so hidden they don’t have a name.

The beaches featured in the gallery below are only a small selection of the more than 450 beaches they found.

Some were reached following old smugglers trails. Others involved hiking across wild mountains. A few could only be reached by kayak.

Every single beach is incredibly beautiful. And empty.

The beaches are profiled in John and Lola’s new book, Hidden Beaches Spain.

As well as inspiring photos, the book includes maps, directions, GPS co-ordinates and walk-in times, as well as recommendations for boat trips, adventures and the best campsites and eateries.

Be warned. These are not the easily accessible beaches of the Costas. And they are all the better for that.

You can buy your copy of Spain Hidden Beaches on Amazon or support your local bookstore at

Main image: Punta D’es Calo/Costa Dels Pins in Mallorca, Spain (©John Weller)