There are Beaches that have no sea. Some will say that it is not the same, but it is not always necessary to drive to the coast and try to find a hole for the umbrella, lie in the sun like a lizard, Take a bath, go sailing or fishing. On the interior of Spain there are lakes and reservoirs that have been attracting bathers as they appeared on its shores beach bars, yacht clubs and piers.
Ullíbarri reservoir (Álava)
It was built to supply water to Bilbao and Vitoria, but it has also been defined as an important leisure area with several rowing clubs, windsurfing and piers. For those looking for beach bars but without salty sea, it has two beaches recognized with the Blue flag.
Salto de Bierge (Huesca)
This 10-meter waterfall in the Sierra de Guara is one of the most visited by the canyoning lovers. At the top is formed a natural pool of waters shallow and quiet, while the bottom is where people usually place their towels.
Iznájar Reservoir (Córdoba, Granada and Málaga)
It is the largest reservoir in Andalusia, in the river Genil, and a popular destination among those who want to bathe and toast in the sun without having to go to the Mediterranean. In the Embarcadero area they organize sailing, water skiing and canoeing activities.
Orellana Beach (Badajoz)
It is probably the most beach-like inland enclave, recognized as such with a Blue flag and by the multitude of bathers who come to spend the day in summer. Activities such as fishing, sailing or windsurfing are practiced without missing the mar.
Ruidera Lagoons (Albacete and Ciudad Real)
Known as the “oasis of La Mancha”16 staggered lagoons form a landscape of waterfalls and streams with areas for bathing and the use of boats. During the spring, numerous aquatic birds arrive attracted by the exuberant vegetation.
Sanabria Lake (Zamora)
Of glacial origin, it is the largest natural lake on the Peninsula and one of the most important in the European geography. It is bordered by several beaches, two with fine sand, and has campsites, hotel services and boat rentals. It inspired two poems by Miguel de Unamuno.
Alloz reservoir (Navarra)
This swamp of turquoise waters surrounded by bushes and pine trees is ideal for practicing watersports. Surfing and windsurfing are the most popular activities, but you can also fish, sail and, for those who prefer land to water, go hiking.
Lake Montcortés (Lleida)
This lake of karst origin and basically fed by groundwater It is the scene of legends and one of the most admired for its rich landscape and for the different species of aquatic birds that can be observed near the Pyrenean mountains.
San Juan reservoir (Madrid)
About an hour’s drive from the city, this reservoir is the alternative for those who live in the capital. It is especially known for the practice of motorized water activities, such as wakesurfing or water skiing, as well as for its 14 kilometers of beach.
Buendía Reservoir (Guadalajara and Cuenca)
Be part of the call “sea of Castile”, a place to rest or enjoy sport fishing. If the waters are low, you can see the remains of the flooded town of La Isabela, where Fernando VII ordered the construction of a spa and the royal court used to spend the summer.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.