Alicante is a small city and port in Spain that lies on the port of the Mediterranean. Before the Financial Crisis of 2008, Alicante was the fastest growing city in Spain. This wonderful seaside town boasts hot summers with little rain, clean waters and a metropolitan city center, making it a perfect summer vacation destination!
Many of the beaches in Alicante have great amenities such as rental chairs, sun beds, umbrellas, showers, toilets lifeguards and water sport equipment. Many of the beaches are also surrounded by bars and restaurants, which creates a wonderful and lively atmosphere.
Alicante beaches are constantly winning Blue Flag awards by the European Union, meaning they are internationally recognized as being good beaches. Here is our list of Alicante's top 10 beaches!
- El Portet Beach
- El Campello
- Almadraba Beach
- Albufereta Beach
- Postiguet Beach
- Saladares-Urbanova Beach
- Tabarca Island
- La Granadella
- San Juan de Alicante
A DELIGHTFUL HOTEL IN ALICANTE TO EXPLORE THE BEACHES IN LEISURE & LUXURY!
You can't imagine the difference that a beachfront hotel will make to your beach vacations in Alicante. After all, is there a better view to enjoy your morning meal or your relaxing afternoon cocktail rather than the ocean?! Well, to spare your time from unnecessary research, we found the perfect hotel to stay for beach holidays. It goes by the name "Hotel Servigroup Montiboli" and it's definitely one of the most stunning hotels to stay in Spain.
Let's start from the basics: the hotel's location. Hotel Servigroup Montiboli is well-located near the town of Villajoyosa. It is super close to two wonderful beaches, one of which is actually naturist. Its beachfront location ensures gorgeous views over the sea from all hotel grounds, including many of the rooms. We highly recommend you book the Junior Suite Polaris, standing out for its privacy and direct sea views.
El Portet Beach
El Portet Beach is a hidden gem that lies on the coast of Costa Blanca, directly in front of the Ifach de Calpe rock. It is surrounded by big rocks.
The first thing visitors notice when they reach El Portet beach is the shimmering blue waters that basically beg people to swim, snorkel or surf in. Most people compare this beach to that of a secret Caribbean hideaway. As the beach is only 350 meters in length, it gets pretty busy in the summer. This is a family friendly beach that has many amenities for water sports such as canoeing, kayaking and paddling.
El Campello is a small beach town about a 25 minute drive from Alicante city center. The beach is accessible by tram while there is a back parking lot to park your cars as well.
This long beach is a whooping 7km long in total, making it perfect for long strolls or for finding a secluded, hidden area to relax and hide from other visitors. The beautiful white sands are ideal for playing in or building sandcastles in, and the shallow waters and gentle shore line make this beach extremely family friendly. However, you will see many couples, teenagers and adults visiting this beach as the small town has many unique bars, cafes and restaurants to cool off in the shade.
Although this beach is close to the city center (a 10 minute drive), it is less crowded than most other beaches, making it an ideal location to relax and unwind.
Almadraba beach is ideal for swimming because there are basically no waves and no water sports available, making the waters extremely safe for families with small children as well. Almadraba Beach is known for its beautiful sunsets and a wide strip of restaurants, cafes and bars near the shore.
This beach is to the northwest of the city, between the Serra Grossa mountains and Tossal de Manises in an area of known for its archaeological sites. This location is where the city of Alicante originated.
It is a small beach of fine, golden sands in the middle of residential development as well. A wall separates the beach and the traffic to the side of it. Despite this, the beach is still quiet and relaxing for couples looking to get away from the busyness of the city. This is one of the most popular holiday spot among local people of Alicante because of the endless fun on it - many visitors opt to kayak or paddle from one side of the beach to the other.
El Postiguet beach is located in the direct center of the city at the bottom of Santa Barbara Castle, which is a famous promenade along the Esplanade. The popularity of this beach originates from its proximity to the Old Quarter, the city center.
This beach is just shy of 1 kilometer long in length and is notoriously known for its abundance of palm trees, fine sand and famous boardwalk. This beach is ideal for everyone, from families to couples, and also has special features such as accessible services and recreational education areas for people with disabilities.
SEAFRONT DINING: CURATED BY JEAN MARC SANZ
As mentioned before, Hotel Servigroup Montiboli takes full advantage of its beachfront location so most of the hotel grounds enjoy clear views over the sea. Of course, this means that all bars and restaurants in the hotel enjoy gorgeous sea views so that you can enjoy this spectacle even while dining. You will realize the excellence of your food experience when you take you first breakfast there. The hotel's delicious buffet breakfast features a diversity of fresh local recipes as well as Intercontinental opti ons. This is also the place where you can take your Lunches and Dinners. Don't miss out the delicious tasting menu that boasts the perfect blending of aromas, textures and flavors.
In the meantime, Minarete Restaurant is found on the "La Carleta" Beach and it's the perfect place to taste rice and fish dishes. All dishes there were created by the super-talented Jean Marc. Of course, the restaurant's location was not picked randomly. As, there is nothing better to accompany your meal than the crushing sound of the waves. Minarate Restaurant is only available for Lunches, except on Monday. Of course, you will allways have the option to enjoy your meal at the hotel's fabulous panoramic terrace, at Alhambra Salon. There you will enjoy high-quality seasonal cuisine that uses only the best of local produce.
Lastly, La Proa Bar found by the pool will provide you with plenty of snacks, refreshments, and tasty cocktails, while you sunbathe and relax by the pool.
This beach is fairly close to the city center as well, but is surprisingly quiet and secluded compared to some other beaches. Located a mere 5 kilometers south of the metropolis, there is ample parking space for those who enjoy driving, but is also easily accessible by public transportation.
Saladares Urbanova Beach screams "urban-beach" - as you can see the buildings and skyscrapers while lounging around on the soft sand. Τhere are many services available, such as life guarding, and educational play areas for the handicapped. A long row of shops restaurants, cafes and bars are within walking distance.
Tabarca Island, located in the region of Valencia (opposite city of Alicante), is an inhabited island. It is 11 miles offshore and close to the Santa Pola headland.
Tabarca Island is more than just a beach and more than just an island, it consists of the islets of La Cantera, La Galera and La Nao as well as Isla de Tabarca itself. It is approximately 1,800 meters long and measures some 400 meters across at its widest point, granting it ideal for a long stroll on the beach. The waters are also calm and great for dipping and relaxing.
Consistently ranked Spain's best beach is La Granadella, located just north of Costa Blanca.
The first thing you will notice when visiting this beach is how pretty it is. Shaped like a horse shoe, the beach is surrounded by clear, turquoise waters, cliffs and tons of palm trees. It is also home to many seagrass beds and colorful fish so snorkeling is a much popular activity. Being only 220 meters wide makes it a pretty small beach, so get there early to snag a spot! It can also get busy during peak summer months, but the beauty of the location will make the crowds worth it.
A WELLNESS EXPERIENCE BY THE SEA!
Lastly, even if you spend your entire holidays on a beach, you can't untie those knots without the help of a specialist. Another great facility of Hotel Servirgroup Montiboli comes to the forth, which is none other than this beachfront spa. The guys will help you great deal to recover your energy and maybe start fresh on your vacations.
If you asked us, we would recommend you begin your vacations with a 100' Minute Ritual. There are currently two of them and they are both lovely. Ritual Indoceane will travel you to the heart of China, while Ritual Maravilla del Artico will help you experience the Nordic heat, cold and relaxation philosophy.
To conclude, your trip you can either go for a facial, or the amazing body wraps with massage that last from 60 to 75 minutes. The Prelude Marin Massage with marine mud wrap will remove your dead skin cells and invigorate your body.
Benidorm is a seaside resort on the eastern coast of Spain, and is a part of Valencia region’s Costa Blanca. Benidorm used to be just a small fishing village, but has transformed to a holiday town over recent years. The town is divided into parts: Poniente, Levante, La Cala, and El Rincón de Loix. Benidorm is easily accessible to other parts of the city as there is a railway line available.
On average, there are more than 3000 hours of sun per year and a annual average temperature of 19 degrees, making this city ideal for vacationers. There are beautiful mountains behind the city which protect the bay from cold winds and create a relaxing temperature. The sand beaches are around 4km long and have gentle slopes into the Mediterranean. Benidorm is known as the sunrise beach and is very accommodating for those who enjoy swimming or water sports. As we are talking about a Blue Flag beach, it is safe and family friendly, and perfect for those who like water sports - such as sailing, jet skiing or paragliding. Additionally, there are plenty of attractive bars and restaurants along the coast.
San Juan de Alicante
San Juan de Alicante stretches for 2,900 metres from the fishing village of El Campello to the rocky headland of Cabo de las Huertas, a mere 25 kilometers away from Alicante international Airport, making this a popular destination for nearby travelers.
What separates this beach from others is the fine, golden sand that is ideal for building sandcastles and sunbathing in. There is an old legend that says when Moors ruled Spain, a beautiful Moorish queen would bathe in the natural pools among the rocks. Today, the beach still attracts bathers but is also a gorgeous playground for water sport activities such as kayaking, yachting, surfing and scuba diving.