The heat arrives, the good weather and the moment to step on the sand again, or the Chinese on the beach, depending on the site. Y to avoid setbacks, it is best to be prepared, a task in which we can count on the help of our mobile and different applications that allow us to know the capacity of a beach to have access to the services it offers.
Going to the beach is not for many users what it was before 2020: is the new normal. Now, next to the towel and the beach cream, it is time to be equipped with a mask and mark the safety distance to avoid crowds by avoiding crowds. That without forgetting that it is essential to know the state of the water and of course, if we have a beach bar nearby.
After the arrival of the pandemic, social distance and avoiding crowds are something fundamental and there are already some applications that allow us to know in real time or in a short term the capacity of the beaches and thus avoid too many people crowding in front At the sea’s shore. Of course, they are usually applications that are limited to specific areas of the Spanish geography.
This application focuses on the beaches of the Costa del Sol. An app that allows, among other aspects, know the capacity that each beach has at all times, a piece of information that is updated periodically but not in real time. It is developed by the University of Malaga and can be downloaded for free in the Google Play Store and the App Store.
Costasoleando offers information on Malaga’s beaches grouping them into zones: Western Coast, Malaga Coast and Eastern Coast. Within each beach you can access data such as the temperature, wind, waves, algae, presence of jellyfish …
This app for iOS and Android allows you to know the occupation of some of the most popular beaches in Cádiz and Málaga. A free application in the Google Play Store and in the App Store, and that allows you to search for beaches in the municipalities that are stored in its database.
Among the information that we can access is the level of occupation, shown with a percentage updated every so often, the weather forecast, the temperature, the wind …
Know the weather report
Nobody wants bad weather to ruin a day at the beach and that is why being aware of the weather forecast is essential. There are a good number of applications that allow you to know the weather conditions before starting the adventure and also the forecast for the next few days.
This application is a classic. It offers access to all the data of that beach that we are going to visit with a database of more than 2,000 beaches in the Spanish geography. With a neat appearance, iPlaya has an intuitive and graphical interface.
In iPlaya we will have access to weather report, to data such as water temperature, ultraviolet radiation index, wind and waves. It also allows to know the degree of occupancy in order to avoid saturations and the nearby services available.
An application for iOS and Android that offers very precise information on the state of the sea. This app uses the data periodically updated by both AEMET and Puertos del Estado. It also includes a 24-hour forecast for wind and waves.
With this application we can consult the swell, wind speed and direction, atmospheric pressure, water temperature and even the height of the waves. The only downside that we can blame is that it has an interface that is too simple.
To find the perfect beach
If you are one of those who likes to explore new places, finding the perfect beach will be one of your priorities. With these applications it will be easier for you to find the beach that best suits what you are looking for.
If you like to get out of the ordinary, Playea is the perfect tool to locate beaches that are not crowded. It is the user who enters the parameters that interest him to carry out the search, marking for example what services or conditions you want on your beach day.
As in the previous case, Playea classifies the beaches according to the type of flag, but we can also establish a classification by the characteristics they offer, for example if they have a beach bar, if there is a nearby parking or if dogs are allowed.
It is another application that can be downloaded from both the Google Play Store and the App Store and offers updated information on a good number of beaches. After registering or logging in, it offers access to interesting data and has a search engine to locate the beach that interests us.
We will have access to data related to the weather such as temperature, wind, water temperature … It also informs about the services offered by each beach. It has a very accessible interface in the form of a map where it is very easy to locate the beach that interests us.
Nudist naturist beaches
Exclusive application for Android whose name already says it all. For naturism lovers that makes it easy to find beaches and environments that allow this type of activity. It is free and the consequence is that it has perhaps too many ads, although they do not prevent its use.
The graphical interface is very simple and there is a list of provinces In which to consult the nudist beaches, if there are any and the services they offer, but all in text format, since there is no interface based on icons, maps or indicative photographs.
Nudist naturist beaches
Services and qualities
Other aspects when locating the perfect beach that should not be overlooked are the services it offers, the quality of the waters or even if there are jellyfish … it is about avoiding unnecessary scares and if necessary, having a good time while away from the shore.
There is no beach worth its salt or almost, without beach bars. And that is what the Chiringuía app aims to do; that we can find the closest beach bars easily thanks to a database that is up-to-date.
Chiringuía offers a clear and simple interface in which the chiringuitos are located directly on the map to prevent confusions. As a curiosity, we can create a list of favorite beach bars to keep up with any news.
The Blue Flag is a symbol that beaches and ports benefit from in many countries. A kind of certification of the quality of beaches and ports And that is what the Blue Flags app offers that we can download on iOS and Android.
It offers information on which are the beaches that obtain a Blue Flag each year on the Spanish coasts. You can look for the beach to spend the day or vacations depending on whether they have a Blue Flag, but you can also search by Spanish coasts, by the beaches of each province, by the name of the beach …
Let nothing spoil the day at the beach, not even the usual visitors of these summer days. That is what this app is looking for that we can download from the App Store and from Google Play. A free tool to access after entering our email and in which we can check for jellyfish on the beaches, but also warn of sightings.
It has an attractive visual environment by offering a map to check for jellyfish on the beach that we are going to visit. Sightings are recorded with photos, date and time and with the type of jellyfish in an app where we also have a first aid guide for possible stings.