Top 5 Beaches in Altea

The beautiful beaches in Altea, the romantic coastal town on the coast of Alicante in Spain, are popular spots for visitors from all over the world. Due to the charming old town and the picturesque surroundings you can combine sun, beach and sea with sightseeing. On a length of around 7 kilometers you will find beautiful snow-white pebble beaches, breath-taking rocky bays and lonely bathing spots. Some of these dream beaches even have the Blue Flag, the symbol for top water quality. But where are the ultimate best beaches in Altea and the best spots for a wonderful holiday by the sea?

In this beach guide we introduce the 5 most beautiful beaches in Altea. Additionally, we will provide useful tips and information that will help you plan your next trip.


Beach Playa la Roda

The 500-meter-long Playa la Roda is the main beach of Altea and, at the same time, one of the most popular beaches in the city. It is located at the foot of the historic old town and starts right next to the port area. Playa La Roda is a mix of sand and pebble, a beach that drops into the sea very quickly. Sunbeds and parasols can be rented during the season. A beautiful palm-lined promenade runs along the beach. Up there are many fantastic restaurants, cozy cafes and tapas bars.

Also amazing accommodations, such as the MAGNÍFICO APARTAMENTO JUNTO, are close to that beach.

Beach Playa del Albir

Playa del Albir is a top rated beach just 4 kilometers from Altea old town and another popular holiday resort on the Costa Blanca. The long bay captivates with a beautiful bright pebble beach, unique blue sea colors and a great view of the Sierra Helada Natural Park in the north. Here you will also find a good selection of restaurants and cafes and some fantastic apartments and villas are located close to the beach.

Beach Nueva Playa De Altea

The Nueva Playa De Altea, which is translated as the “new beach of Altea”, is another popular place for a beach-day in the picturesque coastal town. This beach is a fine pebble beach and the long bay offers enough space to sunbathe and relax. It is connected to the main beach, Playa La Roda, and is easily accessible via the beach promenade. Behind that beach are some good accommodations, such as the beautiful Beach Front Line Penthouse with a fantastic sea view.

Beach Platja Mascarat

Beautiful and a real beach highlight are the bays of Mascarat, which are located about 6 kilometers north of Altea town. The Platja Mascarat, a beautiful bay with fine gravel and crystal-clear sea, is the perfect place to swim and snorkel. Especially in the pre-season you will find a lonely dream beach which is perfect to relax on.

Beach Cala El Collao

A real eye-catcher is the beach Cala el Collao, a hidden beach near Altea, which captivates with a unique backdrop of steep rocks and fantastically beautiful sea colors. This beach is a stone beach, but it turns into fine, white sand in the sea and that makes the bay shimmer in turquoise blue tones. The water here is also very clear and is therefore ideal for snorkelers.

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