The best beaches in Alicante
Alicante enjoys a privileged climate throughout the year, tasty cuisine and enviable beaches. It is logical that it is considered one of the main tourist destinations in Spain. Its coastline, the Costa Blanca, faces the Mediterranean Sea and has beaches and coves of all kinds. It is di?cult to choose which of all is the best, then we recommend 7 beaches that we consider the best in Alicante.
7. La Fossa beach (Calpe)
La Fossa Beach is located in a bay in Calpe in the middle of the cli?s, from where you can see the Peñón de Ifach. Considered one of the best beaches on the Costa Blanca and awarded the “Q” for Tourist Quality. It is an urban, familiar and calm beach, with all the services. It stretches for a kilometer, it is of fine golden sand and paradisiacal waters, wrapped in a spectacular environment. At nightfall, in summer, it becomes a type of cinema where they screen films for children free of charge.
6. San Juan beach
A true paradise of fine sand and transparent water. Playa de San Juan is one of the best known beaches in the province of Alicante. In its vicinity there are many hotels, restaurants and public parking lots, the Alicante Golf course is also nearby. It has areas for practicing di?erent sports and, on the promenade that runs along it, it has children’s play areas. It is located in an urbanized area, full of apartments, shops and places to eat. At night, the atmosphere relaxes and causes you to have a drink at the beach bars.
5. El Postiguet beach (Alicante)
In the center of the city of Alicante is the Playa el Postiguet, next to the Castillo de Santa Bárbara and the Paseo de la Explanada. A cozy family beach, ideal for taking a walk and enjoying a swim. The promenade is full of palm trees and with an interesting arrangement of slabs on the ground that give a 3D e?ect. El Postiguet Beach stands out for its fine golden sand, as well as for its calm waters. It is easily accessible, even from the historic center of Alicante, making it an emblem of the city. It is well equipped, with services, play and sports areas, both public and private parking, and toilets adapted for the disabled.
4. Poniente Beach (Benidorm)
Poniente Beach, with more than three kilometers in length, is one of the longest in Benidorm. Unlike Levante Beach, it is quieter making it ideal for walks. It is an urban beach with all the services and a promenade full of restaurants, bars and shops. Since 1987 it has a Blue Flag.
3. Racó de l’Albir (Alfaz del Pi)
El Racó de l’Albir Beach stretches 590 m and o?ers spectacular views of the Peñón de Ifach. It belongs to the Serra Gelada Natural Park, it is made of stones and gravel, and in its waters nautical sports are practiced, such as surfing, windsurfing or kite surfing. Its biological diversity invites diving. A tourist destination for many visitors, both foreign and from the country.
2. Platja La Caleta and L’Esparrelló (Villajoyosa)
Small but famous within the Costa Blanca is Playa la Caleta. It is made of gravel and stone and is a little hidden. However, its transparent waters and the calm natural environment, undisturbed by a large number of visitors, make it perfect for relaxing. From here you can visit L’Esparrelló Beach, which is limiting the north side of the previous one. It is a mythical beach, at the foot of a cli?, where diving and fishing are practiced. It is a quiet corner, suitable for nudism.
1. La Roda Beach (Altea)
La Roda Beach is the most famous and busiest beach in Altea. A family beach, where the little ones have a good time. In the area there are several restaurants that maintain the good atmosphere and o?er high quality food, from the country’s gastronomy to the international one. The elegant promenade that leads to the port is worth going through. From the port you can make trips to get to know the seabed.