The Valencian coast of Alicante is home to countless golden sandy beaches along its 218 kilometers of coastline; La Granadella, Postiguet, Saladar Urbanova and many other beaches are just some it has to offer, all being equally distinctive where taking a dip all have their unique feeling. Come and discover these beaches teeming with life, leisure and fun!
The Costa Blanca, a paradise for lovers of hotel tourism, is recognized as having some of the most impressive Alicante beaches, with no less than 75 blue flags – A national record. Thanks to this great contribution, the region of Valencia is proud to have a staggering 125 of these awards, being the only autonomous region in Spain to hold such a number.
Which Are The Best Beaches Alicante Has On Offer?
On the coasts of Jávea we find one of the greatest gems of the Spanish Mediterranean – The Granadella beach. Small rocks and pebbles form the base of the 160 meter long seas, dominated by a landscape of pine trees and crystal clear waters which are perfect for snorkeling and diving; Kayakers and water-skiers will not be disappointed, as a unique topography protects the beach from violent winds and storms. The excellence and quality of its facilities and hotel services have rightly earned it a Blue Flag.
Spanning more than 600 meters in length and having a substratum of fine sand, the El Postiguet beach is one of the most visited by tourists, largely thanks to its calm waves, good ambience and beautiful landscape that surrounds it – As if that wasn’t enough, in the immediate vicinity sits the symbolic Castillo de Santa Bárbara castle.
Amongst all the attractions the municipality of Teulada has to offer, we can find the beach of El Portet, with its unmistakable shell-like shape; 280 meters of golden sands and shallow turquoise seas make this beach a perfect location to practice a wide range of water sports, not forgetting its excellent and diverse facilities and services, well worthy of the Blue Flag it has earned. Due to it’s close proximity to the port of Morarira, vistiting El Portet is a perfect excuse to discover the Peñón de Ifach – A natural Alicante paradise which you must visit.
Located at the southern tip of Alicante, the Los Saladares or Urbanova beach sits far away from the bustle of urban life, with a privileged locale of fine sands, small dunes and towering palm trees. Their low massifications, combined with an optimum range of services (restaurants, shops, promenade etc.) make it a haven of peace that is sure to appeal to all audiences.
Sandy shores and calm waters, the Almadraba beach surrounded by vegetation is located in the municipality of the same name; Windsurfers and other similar sports are frequently practiced here due to the consistency of it’s winds. It owes its name to the coastal structures that are used for fishing Bluefin tuna.
These are just a few of the countless beaches and coves that can be found in the region, others being the Playa de San Juan, the Levante and Poninente in Benidorm, the Albir Altea, the curious Aguamarga (The only ‘Doggy-beach’ in Europe providing facilities and shades for dogs), and the enchanting beaches of the Isla de Tabarca. Every single one highlights the immeasurable beauty the coast of Alicante has to offer.