Top 15 Beaches in Alicante
The beaches of Alicante are absolutely beautiful and a real highlight in Spain. On a coastline of around 200 kilometers you will find countless dream beaches and many amazing holiday destinations. Here, the Costa Blanca, the so-called “White Coast” of Alicante, inspires with the most varied bathing spots, one more beautiful than the other: in addition to the golden long sandy beaches of the cities, you will also find a variety of hidden bays, lonely nudist beaches and spectacular dream beaches with high cliffs. But where are the most beautiful beaches on the coast of Alicante and which beaches are best for a holiday on the Costa Blanca?
This comprehensive beach guide summarizes the 15 most popular and most beautiful beaches in Alicante in Spain at a glance. We also have useful tips and recommendations for the best holiday destinations and the most amazing accommodations near the beach.
Playa de Levante Beach (Benidorm)
Playa de Levante is a 2 km long sandy beach in the province of Alicante and graces the holiday resort of Benidorm with its mighty skyline. You will find one skyscraper after another and on the palm-lined promenade there are numerous restaurants, bars, cafes and clubs. Especially in the high season, there are many parties. Water sport activities, such as riding jet skis and parasailing are offered on site and ensure action during a vacation. Sportive ones love the fitness equipment and kids have fun on the playgrounds on the Playa de Levante Beach.
Tip: A fantastic accommodation tip is the Gastrohotel Boutique RH Canfali, from which you can enjoy a fantastic view.
Playa San Juan Beach (Alicante)
Another top beach in Alicante is the beautiful Playa San Juan. It is located around 8 kilometers from Alicante’s old town and is the most popular beach in the city. On a length of about 5 kilometers, this long white sandy beach offers plenty of space for its visitors. The sand here is really bright and forms a beautiful contrast to the azure sea. On the beach promenade you can always enjoy a magnificent view of the sea, the beautifully laid out palm trees and the colorful beach houses – which are typical of Playa San Juan.
Here at Playa San Juan you will find a wide range of beautiful apartments and hotels.
Platja de la Granadella Beach (Jaeva / Xabia)
For many Costa Blanca fans, the picturesque Platja de la Granadella is the most beautiful beach in Alicante. Not only are the turquoise blue sea colors very special, but also the unique, secluded ambience is amazing: the 160-meter-long bay is embedded in an extremely picturesque landscape of high rocks, crystal-clear sea and a beautiful bright pebble beach. You can also snorkel here at Granadella Beach and discover an intact underwater world.
Tip: Accommodations can be found in the nearby resort of Jaeva / Xabia. Here, the apartments in the Casa Charme Boutique Apartment ‘adults only’ are really recommended.
Cala del Moraig Beach (Jaeva / Xabia)
Another dream beach and a real insider tip at the steep coast of Alicante is the breathtaking bay of Cala del Moraig. This beach can only be reached by foot, and perhaps this is why this hidden bay is still so quiet and never crowded, not even in summer. Once at the bottom, you can enjoy a picturesque ambience, the sea is clean and glows in the most beautiful shades of blue.
On the edge of Cala del Moriag there is a small sea cave (Cova dels Arcs) – a natural attraction that you should definitely visit.
Playa del Arenal-Bol Beach (Calpe)
Another fantastic beach is Playa del Arenal-Bol in the popular holiday resort of Calpe, the place where many spend their Costa Blanca holidays. This fine and bright sandy beach stretches for 1.5 kilometers. The striking 320-meter-high Peñón de Ifach rock, which is the reason why Calpe has become very famous, awaits you with a very unusual backdrop.
Due to its central location on the Costa Blanca, Calpe is the ideal place for a holiday. There are also good accommodations here on the Play del Arenal-Bol, such as the phenomenal Gran Hotel Sol y Mar or the fabulous apartment Villa Fiorito.
Cala de Finestrat Beach (Benidorm)
The bay of Cala de Finestrat is beautiful and a really exceptional beach in the province of Alicante. It is close to the lively town Benidorm and is, by many, considered to be the best beach in the region. This picturesque bay fascinates with turquoise sea colors, a wonderful and light sandy beach and grandiose holiday flair. On this dream beach you will also find some very good accommodations, such as the Hotel La Cala.
Especially in the pre-season you will experience a pleasant and calm atmosphere here at Cala de Finestrat.
Playa El Paraiso Beach (Villajoyosa)
Playa El Paraiso is located near the village of Villajoyosa and is one of the highlights on our list of the most beautiful beaches in Alicante. Here, the sea is wonderfully clean and glows in the most extraordinary turquoise blue sea colors, almost like in the Caribbean. This long pebble beach with the beautiful palm trees offers enough space to swim and in the pre-season it is often really tranquil there. Perfect for those who are looking for peace and relaxation during their vacation on the often so lively Costa Blanca.
Playa del Portet Beach (Moraira)
Another dream beach is the picturesque Playa del Portet. This beach belongs to the resort of Moraira and is a popular swimming spot on the Costa Blanca. Especially families with children, but also older people and couples appreciate this bay. This is a sandy beach that slopes so gently that you can walk far into the sea. Also good food is provided here, because there are some really fantastic restaurants and cafes right on the beach. Just a great place to swim, snorkel and relax!
Tip: The HOTEL MAÑET in Moraira is 100 m away from Playa del Portet and amazes with pool, a chic design and a TOP location on one of the most beautiful beaches on the coast!
Playa del Portixol Beach (Jaeva / Xabia)
Playa del Portixol – often known as Cala la Barraca, is a beautiful bay nestled in a picturesque landscape. This beach is a very bright stone beach, that’s why bathing shoes are recommended. The water here is particularly clear and shimmers in wonderful sea colors. Playa del Portixol is also suitable for various watersports, such as snorkeling and kayaking. For those who love nature, this bay is a perfect beach choice on the Alicante coast!
Playa de la Fossa Beach (Calpe)
Another highlight of the province of Alicante is the beautiful Playa de la Fossa, one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Calpe. The setting is particularly unique here, with the fabulous view of the Peñón de Ifach, which rises around 320 meters at the end of the bay. Due to the breathtaking panorama with the Calpe rock in the background, this beach is a popular photo motif and adorns many of the postcards there.
No wonder that many spend their summer holiday here! Some fantastic apartments can be found along the promenade and therefore close to the beach.
Playa del Bol Nou Beach (Villajoyosa)
Playa del Bol Nou is located in La Vila Joiosa (Villajoyosa) and is one of the best beaches in the province of Alicante. This approximately 200-meter-long bay is surrounded by picturesque rocks and captivates with an extremely charming landscape. A small beach bar serves local delicacies and provides refreshments. This quiet beach guarantees some relaxing hours by the sea, far from the busy city beaches of the coast.
Platja de Villajoyosa Beach
The Platja de Villajoyosa is beautiful and one of the ultimate highlights on the list of the most beautiful beaches in Alicante. This beach is unique on the Costa Blanca! Not only the fine sand, the palm trees and the bright blue sea enchant here, but especially the colorful town houses give a particularly beautiful panorama. A real dream beach that you should definitely visit on your trip to Alicante.
Playa del Albir Beach (Altea)
Playa del Albir is located between the large holiday resorts of Benidorm and Calpe and is another recommended beach for a trip to the Costa Blanca. This long bay has a fabulous view of the Sierra Helada Natural Park in the north, and south of it is the picturesque old town of Altea. Due to the ideal location and the good touristic offer, many choose Albir as their favorite holiday destination. Therefore, also here, you will find a good selection of apartments and holiday homes.
Cala Ambolo (Jaeva / Xabia)
A real insider tip for the Costa Blanca is the picturesque bay of Cala Ambolo Beach near the holiday resort Jaeva / Xabia. To reach this bay, you first have to walk down a steep road. Because not many take the difficult ascent, once at the bottom, tranquility and relaxation await you. It’s just a wonderful place in a fantastic atmosphere.
Raco del Conill Beach (Benidorm)
One of the most beautiful nudist beaches in Alicante is definitely the Raco del Conill, a natural bay near Benidorm. This quiet beach captivates with wonderful seclusion and an extremely relaxed flair. Here you can swim in a beautiful setting, surrounded by picturesque rock formations in the crystal-clear sea. Fragrant pine trees provide cool shade and a small bar serves cool drinks.
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