Beach in Spanish

This free audio lesson is all about the beach in Spanish. If you are going to a Spanish beach then don’t forget to pack this Rocket Spanish lesson! We’ve created a quick and easy list of beach vocabulary so you’ll know your Spanish sun tan lotion from your Spanish sunglasses!

Seriously though, wherever you travel in the world, water safety is important. Listen to the audio and practice these basic Spanish questions so you can find out if it’s safe to swim.

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At the beach in Spanish

If your idea of a perfect vacation is lounging around on beautiful beaches, then Spain, Mexico, Cuba or any other Spanish-speaking country is most definitely for you. In Spain, there is over 2500 miles of coastline to choose from!

Playa de Estorde, Playa de las Americas, Playa de Sotavento, Playa de Bayas, Playa de A Langosteira, Playa de Balbate, Playa de Mazagon... and the list goes on.

Let’s go to the beach! ¡Vamos a la Playa! Here is a list of useful Spanish “beach” words...

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La playa


El / La Salvavidas


El colchón neumático

Air mattress

La sombrilla

Beach Umbrella

La pelota de playa

Beach ball

Los lentes oscuros


El traje de baño

Bathing suit

La ola


La arena


La crema solar / El bloqueador


La concha marina


La estrella de mar


Spanish beach activities

Cozumel… one of the hottest spots in the Caribbean, is like a paradise. The color of the water, perfect for swimming, scuba diving, and all aquatic sports--it’s all unbelievable. Just in case you get the chance for a week in Cozumel, here are some activities you may want to try…

Paravela / Parasailing



Scuba diving



Voleibol de arena

Beach volleyball





Esquí acuático


Nado con delfines

Swim with dolphins

Tomar el sol


Essential Spanish beach vocabulary

Here are some phrases that can be helpful when you’ve arrived at the beach and want to relax and sip on a Piña Colada--without worrying about your children!

¿Podemos nadar aquí?

Can we swim here?

¿Hay algún salvavidas?

Is there a lifeguard?

¿Es seguro para niños?

Is it safe for children?

¿A qué hora es la marea alta / baja?

What time is high/low tide?

¿Se puede bucear aquí sin peligro?

Can one dive here without danger?

¿Hay una corriente fuerte?

Is there a strong current?

For more lessons on Spanish vocabulary I recommend these!

See you soon! ¡Hasta pronto!

Mauricio Evlampieff: Rocket Spanish

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