Top 7 Beaches in Valencia
Valencia, the 3rd largest city in Spain, fascinates with a unique flair, lots of charm and many impressive attractions. The wonderful beaches of Valencia also contribute to the fact that this city has become a really popular spot for city trips in Europe. Along a palm-lined promenade there are kilometers of velvety-soft sandy city-beaches, some of them are even awarded with the blue flag. And also near the town are some really amazing beaches where you can spend your day. But what are actually Valencia’s best beaches and where can you enjoy the best beach ambience?
In this beach guide, we have summarized the 7 most beautiful beaches in Valencia, which are great for a visit during a city break. Additionally, we provide some wonderful pictures and we give useful tips for recommended accommodations in an optimal location to town and beach.
Beaches in Valencia City
The bright and velvety city beaches of Valencia are really nice and can be easily reached from the center by public transport (bus, metro & tram line 6). On a 3.5 km long promenade, which is lined with palm trees, there are 3 different beach sections that can be easily reached by foot. Sportive ones rent a bike and comfortably ride down the long beach of Valencia. On the way there are always restaurants and bars where you can get some delicious ice cream, drinks and snacks.
There are also some great accommodations right next to the beach with good connections to the city center.
Playa del Cabanyal (Las Arenas Beach)
A really popular beach in Valencia is the Playa del Cabanyal, also known as Playa de las Arenas. It’s the first stretch of beach from the city’s harbor and it’s definitely the busiest here, especially in summer. For many, it is considered a kind of party hotspot, where people not only celebrate on weekends. Both locals and tourists meet to enjoy the cool beach flair and sip cool drinks at the many beach bars.
The exclusive Marina Beach Club is definitely not the cheapest place but for sure one of the coolest locations at Playa del Cabanyal. It is located at the top end of the beach and spoils its guests with cocktails, pool and luxurious ambience. Behind the beach is the Las Arenas Balneario Resort, one of the best hotels on Valencia’s beaches!
Playa del Malvarrosa Beach
The fabulously beautiful Playa de la Malvarrosa is definitely one of the most beautiful beaches in Valencia. It is one of the 3 city beaches and therefore easy to reach from the center. On this 2-kilometer-long beach you will enjoy the longest stretch of beach in the city, while it gets quieter towards the north. The sea is clear and glows in dreamy azure sea colors and the beach is sloping gently, which is particularly popular with families with children.
On this lovely sandy beach you have many options for activities such as free fitness equipment for sports enthusiasts, volleyball opportunities, soccer goals and playgrounds for children. Tourists love the fabulous beach restaurants where you can try some local delicacies and have some cool refreshments.
Playa de la Patacona Beach (Alboraya)
A real beach highlight and for many Valencia experts the most beautiful beach in the city is the Playa de la Patacona. This great sandy beach borders the Playa de la Malvarrosa and is the most northern of the 3 Valencia city beaches. Visitors love the unique flair, the clean bright sandy beach and the beautiful sea colors. The mood at Playa de la Patacona is really chilled and along the promenade behind the huge palm trees there are some really hip bars – like the unique La Mas Bonita.
Tip: A fantastic option to stay close to the beach is the City Valencia Beach 360. From the apartment you reach the sea quickly and by public transport the city center.
Playa Saplaya Beach
Playa Saplaya is located just north of the city around 4 kilometers from the upper end of the city beach and deserves a place on our list of the 7 most beautiful beaches in Valencia. Really unique is the exceptional ambience, because it is located right in front of the picturesque Port Saplaya – which is also known by locals as the “Venice of Spain”.
A real eye-catcher is the many colorful holiday homes, which provide a great contrast to the blue sea and the light sand. Especially in the pre-season it is wonderfully relaxed here and you can enjoy a fantastic beach feeling! Due to the vicinity, this beach has become a popular destination for bicycle tours from Valencia.
Distance: 4 kilometers from the center | Getting there: car, bike, bus No. 112
Beaches near Valencia
Not only the wide city beaches are ideal for sunbathing, also the many beaches near Valencia guarantee unforgettable beach days. Some of them can even be reached by public transport from the center of Valencia! Here are the most beautiful beaches close to Valencia:
Playa de Pinedo Beach
Playa de Pinedo Beach is a 1,500-meter-long sandy beach in the south of Valencia, near the same named village of Pinedo. It is located at the lower end of the harbor and is, especially among locals, a popular spot for a beach day, but also for cycling and jogging. The soft sandy beach is wonderfully bright and picturesque are also the dunes, which form a small protected area.
Distance: 8.5 kilometers from the center | Getting there: Car, Bus no.14
Playa El Saler Beach
Another fantastic beach near Valencia is the beautiful beach of El Saler. This almost 5-kilometer-long sandy beach delights with picturesque dunes and fantastic sea colors. As part of the Albufera Nature Park, Playa El Saler is really clean and scores with a beautiful landscape and an incredibly idyllic ambience. There are nature walks along the dunes where you can take short hikes along the coast. On the way there are always nice pavilions to have picnic and take a break. Also good beach restaurants can be found on the long Playa El Saler.
Distance: 12 kilometers from the center | Getting there: Car, Bus no.25
Platja del Perello Beach
Perello is a beautiful holiday resort near Valencia and inspires with the same named beach Platja del Perello, which, especially in summer, is a popular spot for locals. Surfers and kite surfers also appreciate this beach, which is particularly suitable for these kinds of water sports. There are some good restaurants and cafes along the waterfront and a small marina is around the corner.
Distance: 27 kilometers from the center | Getting there: car, bus no.25
Accommodations at the Beach & Near the Center
On a trip to Valencia it is definitely worth booking an accommodation near the sea. With public transport you are quickly in the city center and after sightseeing you can enjoy the wonderful beach and the fresh sea air. Here are our recommendations for the best hotels and apartments with great beach proximity.
- 5-star Hotel: The beautiful Las Arenas Balneario Resort is located at the Playa del Cabanyal Beach and in addition to the perfect location it delights with an exceptionally delicious breakfast and a wonderful flair.
- Apartment: The Cool Loft Malvarrosa Beach is a nice apartment with a lovely terrace. It is very close to the beach and not far from the bus and tram station.
- Apartment: The City Valencia Beach 360 is a large, bright apartment in close proximity to the beach Playa de la Patacona with restaurants and shops.
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