Leaving the urban beaches of Jávea behind, we take the slow road bordering the coast heading towards Cape Nao. There’s caves, cliffs, and other breathtaking sights bordering the transparent sea, which is perfect for swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving. The surrounding environment is spectacular. The area is heavily populated – especially with British and Germans – but there’s not many large structures, just small white houses hidden between bougainvillea flowers. Some of the houses are barely visible behind high walls and shady, elegant gardens.
The La Granadella beach is hidden behind a fabulous pine forest, and is one of the most beautiful in the area. There are a few colorful houses, some boats, two or three sailboats anchored in the bay, a sandy beach, a path carved in the rock that leads to the sea. There aren’t many people, but there is an infinite feeling of peace. There are some rustic-looking stands where they cook delicious seafood. What more could you ask for?
This beach is always packed in the summer, and pretty busy in the winter months as well. Once the temperatures start to raise, people begin to head to the beach, even in January and February. There’s a “summer” beach atmosphere pretty much year round.
It’s located inside the city. It’s well maintained and protected by buildings and the mountain where the Santa Barbara castle lies, which help to stop the cold winds. The views from the bay are awesome, especially at night.
It’s always great to spend some time on the beach whenever you visit Alicante…
This is an incredible beach of white sand and clear water in the shade of palm trees, all under the wonderful Costa Blanca sun. It’s like paradise! Outside of the crowded and party-hardy beaches in Alicante, there are some that are really spectacular and beautiful. Fortunate are those who can enjoy those scenes everyday and stroll, swim, and jog along those amazing beaches.
If you hate crowds and want to enjoy a clean dip in the water without being bothered or scraping your feet on sharp rocks, this is the place for you! It´s a true pleasure to go there each year and rent an apartment above the magnificent Baden Baden restaurant and tapas bar.
When I visited in August, you could still find a spot on the front line of the beach without having to get there very early, something much appreciated on the Mediterranean coast.
You get to the beach after a short walk along some wooden walkways. Once at the beach, you can choose to go toward the left or the right; the latter leads to the nudist section of the beach which, as you can imagine, is also less-crowded than if you go to the left. On the left, there are a few good areas for surfing, jet-skiing, and boat rentals.
As I couldn't go very far away this summer, I've been visiting the cities, beaches, and villages of Valencia, including beaches like Santa Pola, El Pinet, Alicante and even some of the local village festivals such as at Elche. I hope you enjoy it!
You can have a lot of fun on the beach of La Mata doing different kinds of water sports. There is usually a tent of Torrevieja Surf school during the summer months there. Depending on the sea conditions you can take lessons of surfing and SUP, as well as rent the equipment if you already know how to do it. The instructors are very helpful and speak various languages. They work with all the age groups from kids to older people. Check it out! www. torreviejasurf.com
Albir beach is the population of Alfaz del Pi and is about 3 km from the town center. It's one of the best beaches in the area as it is a small cove where there are rarely waves and the water is clear.
This is an incredible place full of people at all hours - people relaxing, gangs of friends getting together to play guitar, women and children walking, skating, biking, running etc. It is a beach paradise with thousands of bars, cafes, pubs, very memorable.
It’s located in a charming Costa Blanca town called Altea, and is perfect for a quick getaway to immerse yourself in the bohemian, relaxing atmosphere. Altea is known for its spirituality, art, craftsmen, and white houses similar to the white villages found in Andalucía.
The beaches, like Cap Negret, are made of pebbles. In this particular beach, the views are spectacular and you can eat at some great beach bars, take a stroll along the beach, or go for a bike ride. It’s located in Hoya beach. You can’t miss the parties they hold in summer, with live music ringing throughout this amazing area.
It’s located in the charming town of Altea, on the White Coast. It’s perfect for a quick escape and submerging yourself in a relaxed, bohemian environment. Altea is known for its spirituality, art, handicrafts, and it’s white houses.
The beaches, like Cap Negret, are rocky. The views here are fantastic, however. You can eat great chringos and walk or bike down the gorgeous path. It’s located on Hoya beach. Don’t miss out on the parties that happen during the summer. There’s always live music and an impressive environment.
Mil Palmeras Beach is at the end of two developments (Thousand Palms and Rio Mar). Its quiet on weekdays, most renters are foreigners (English and German), and it has two bars which are open all day. This beach has a rocky part which allows for a calm sea, good for diving. The water is very clean and the beach has a nice atmosphere.
This is the beach located in the center of Torrevieja, it is the most popular beach both during the summer and the winter. The influx of visitors is notable throughout the whole year as are the swimmers, who come here to cool off. It is well maintained and clean, the sand is well kept all year-round in order to preserve the quality, and respect the natural seasons, as the arrival of the dead poseidonia (underwater plants from the tide that creeps up the shores and then helps to maintain and protect the sand). This council has been fully dedicated to tourism for over 40 years and today are almost a role model for many other municipalities in conservation and care of the beaches, especially those that are affected by over-construction ...
The Santa Pola beach is very close to the center, where we could go for a refreshing dip or stroll along the path close to the fisherman’s wharf.
We could see the see the boats “attacking” the piers each night at 4 PM and see how the fishermen bring their catch to the markets for the auction. We were also able to buy fish from the stands (both fresh and salted).