Benidorm Beaches – A Sunseeker’s Paradise
Benidorm is the perfect destination for sunseekers looking to spend their time soaking up the sun on wonderful sandy beaches by day and enjoying the vibrant nightlife in Benidorm by night. The town has so much to offer, there are plenty of things to see and lots of places to go in Benidorm beaches to die for, a pretty old town, a variety of shops and boutiques, water-sports, a huge choice of restaurants and bars, theme parks, natural parks and many more attractions in its neighbouring towns and cities.
Getting to Benidorm
Alicante International Airport, and the good network of roads found in the Costa Blanca, make it easy to get to Benidorm. Many budget airlines fly to Alicante, allowing people to enjoy cheap holidays in Benidorm and the Costa Blanca, and it can be reached in around 2 hours from many European cities. Benidorm is about 60km from the airport and is easily reached by car on the E15. How long does it take to get to Benidorm? Just under an hour by car.
If you look at a one of the better Benidorm maps, you will notice that the town itself has four beaches on its 6 km of coastline
Levante Beach, Poniente Beach, Malpas Beach and Cala de Finestrat. The beach is definitely the place to go in Benidorm.
Playa de la Levante is the most popular of the Benidorm beaches and has 2km of golden sand to enjoy. Be warned that this beach can become rather busy during high season, but it’s definitely worth a visit. This Blue Flag beach is within easy walking distance of the town centre and has many facilities including disabled access, children’s play areas and organized activities, lifeguards, sunshades and loungers for hire, raft with slides and diving board, and a variety of water-sports on offer.
Playa de Poniente
Poniente beach, also in Benidorm, is a quieter beach with lovely areas of palm trees offering welcome shade, 3km of clean, golden sand and the nearby Park Elche to stroll around when you’re tired of sunbathing. The beach’s facilities include disabled access, bars and restaurants along the promenade, lifeguards, Red Cross, toilets and showers.
This Blue Flag beach is found near the harbour and the cliffs, within walking distance of the town centre. It is smaller than the other two beaches and tends to be less crowded than Levante and Poniente beaches. It is sandy and its facilities include a lifeguard and disabled access. A great beach for families and those who want plenty of room to sunbathe or build sandcastles!
La Cala de Finestrat
This bay is just outside Benidorm and has a lovely sandy beach which is popular with those staying in the neighbouring hotels and rental apartments in Benidorm surrounding area.
Other Top Costa Blanca Beaches
The Costa Blanca, or ‘White Coast’, is famous all over the world for its wonderful all year round climate and the quality and beauty of its beaches. As well as the Benidorm beaches, we recommend:-
San Juan de Alicante, Alicante
This beach is said to be the finest beach in Alicante province and can be found in the town of San Juan de Alicante, just north of Alicante City. This wonderful sandy Blue Flag beach covers an area of about 7km and has a wide range of facilities
sunloungers and shades for hire, pedaloes, toilets and showers, beach bars, children’s play areas, beach sports areas, lifeguard, Red Cross, disabled access and a promenade offering a good choice of restaurants and bars.
Denia is well known for its beautiful beaches which include the golden sandy beaches of Les Marines, Les Rotes, Les Deveses and Les Bovetes. All of the beaches have a good choice of facilities.
La Granadella, Javea
Javea is known as the ‘Pearl of the Costa Blanca’ and although its most well known beach is Playa Arenal, La Granadella beach is absolutely stunning. A drive through lush pine forests takes you to a creek which is home to this 220m pretty, pebble beach which holds a Blue Flag award. This beach has many facilities, including a lifeguard, Red Cross, toilets and showers, beach bars and parking, and is also home to the Club Nautico de Javea, which offers diving and sailing.
Playa La Caleta, Villajoyosa
A beautiful, small, sandy beach of around 160m. The Club Nautico offers a variety of water-sports from this beach and other facilities include lifeguards, Red Cross, beach bars, disabled access, parking, beach sports and toilets. This beach holds a Blue Flag award.
El Paradis beach, Villajoyosa
A 1km beach of golden sand offering lifeguards, beach bars, pontoons to swim out to for sunbathing and diving, water-sports, children’s play area and sports area. Villajoyosa also offers L’Esparrello beach which is a secluded beach, favoured by naturists, and its central El Centro sandy beach which has a pretty promenade lined with palm trees.
La Roda, Altea
La Roda is a Blue Flag beach of golden sand which stretches for about 1.4km. It offers a variety of water-sports through its yacht and diving centres, lifeguards, the Red Cross, children’s play area, disabled access, sports area, a promenade with restaurants, beach bars and toilets and showers.
These are just a few of the great beaches on offer in the beautiful Costa Blanca area around Benidorm.
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