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Best Beaches Around Benidorm

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Benidorm is famous for its great sandy beaches, which provide the ideal playground for all the family. You can sunbathe, try water sports, take part in the daily exercises, or visit the many bars and restaurants along the seafront promenade.

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  • Beach Goer

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9 City Tips

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6 Places

Playa de Levante

Beaches

Poniente Beach

Beaches

Playa del Albir

Beaches

Playa Mal Pas

Other Outdoor Activities, Beaches

Altea Beach

Beaches

Benidorm Island

Islands

Sarah F's City Tips

  • The main beaches are surrounded by bars and restaurants, including fast-food places.
  • You can hire a sunbed and umbrella – there are thousands available to rent in the summer.
  • There are many water sports to try or simply take a boat trip to the island or around the bay.
  • The beaches can get very busy in high season, especially in August.
  • You can rent mobility scooters if you need to. The seaside promenade is flat and it's easy to get around.
  • Benidorm beaches are ideal for all ages, with lifeguards and Blue Flag awards for cleanliness and safety.
  • Don’t be tempted to sleep overnight on the beach. You are likely to have your wallet stolen or be moved on.
  • Benidorm is in a bay surrounded by mountains so enjoys its own microclimate. The weather is good all-year round.
  • Dogs are not allowed on the beaches.
  • Playa de Levante
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    Sarah F Says:

    One of Spain’s best-known and best-loved beaches, Levante beach has two kilometers of golden sand where you can simply sunbathe or practice water sports. The lively promenade is lined with bars and restaurants, many of which have live music or entertainment during the evening.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • It is a safe beach, which is cleaned every day.
    • Perfect spot for all the family with plenty of sand for the kids and disabled access.
    • The bars along the promenade often have special deals or happy hours.
    • The British Quarter is just behind Levante beach with dozens of bars selling English food and drink as well as entertainment in the evening.
    • This is Benidorm’s best beach in the morning, when you can see a great sunrise.
    • You can visit the Benidorm Cross from the far end of Levante beach.
    • In the summer, look out for the sand sculptures on the beach. Some of them are amazingly good.
    • Cable-Ski Benidorm is unusually based on a platform about 80 meters out to sea. You can practice wakeboard or water-skiing there, for example.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 38 things to do in Benidorm
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Day at beach 09/12/2018
    • Lovely beach 28/11/2018
    • Playa de Levante
    Address:
    Av. Madrid
    Benidorm
    Spain
  • Poniente Beach
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    Sarah F Says:

    To the west of Levante beach is the slightly quieter — but just as beautiful — Poniente, which is where the sun sets. Bathers can enjoy more than three kilometers of golden sand, practice water sports, or join in the morning exercise classes on the beach.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Poniente is popular with Spanish holiday makers. The British tend to favor Levante.
    • Elche park is behind the beach, where you can have a rest under the palm trees.
    • There are exercise classes on the beach as well as exercise equipment.
    • Across the one-way street are bars and restaurants.
    • The seafront promenade is a popular place for a slow stroll.
    • Poniente is generally less crowded than Levante beach.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 38 things to do in Benidorm
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best beach!!! 09/12/2018
    • Lovely 06/12/2018
    • Poniente Beach
    Address:
    Av. de la Marina Espanyola
    Benidorm
    Spain
  • Playa del Albir
    Beaches
    Sarah F Says:

    A beautiful stretch of beach in the small resort of Albir, north of the Sierra Helada mountain and Benidorm. It’s made up of fine pebbles with views of the mountain one side and the impressive Ifach rock on the other. The seaside promenade is called the Paseo de las Estrellas and, similar to the Hollywood Boulevard, there are plaques to the stars who have graced the Albir film festival.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • In the summer, there is a craft market along the promenade in the evenings.
    • The beach has foot showers and public toilets.
    • This is a popular spot for morning joggers.
    • Albir has a good range of bars and restaurants close to the beach.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in El Albir
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The stones make it hard work 10/12/2018
    • ny beach 25/11/2018
    • Playa del Albir
    Address:
    Paseo de las Estrellas
    El Albir, L'Alfas del Pi
    Spain
  • Playa Mal Pas
    Other Outdoor Activities, Beaches
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    Sarah F Says:

    This cozy beach is flanked by the large, sandy beaches of Poniente and Levante in Benidorm. This cove is a little sun trap with safe bathing for all the family. The clear waters are perfect for snorkeling and swimming.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • It’s a little gem in Benidorm and can get very busy.
    • It’s sheltered so is ideal for sunbathing in winter.
    • There are shops and cafes nearby in the old town and the Balcon del Mediterraneo.
    • There are steep steps leading down to the beach from the Balcon del Mediterraneo.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 11 Nature & Parks in Benidorm
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • BEAUTIFUL LITLE BEACH 28/10/2018
    • Great little beach 18/10/2018
    • Playa Mal Pas
  • Altea Beach
    Beaches
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    Sarah F Says:

    The brilliant shades of blue and turquoise in the sea at Altea are among the reasons why it attracts so many artists. The main La Roda beach is the busiest, with palm trees, great views, a seaside promenade, and two nautical centers.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There are plenty of cafes and bars along the promenade by the beach.
    • The main N332 road runs behind the beach with lots of shops and beauty salons.
    • You can get the bus or train to Altea.
    • You can walk from the beach to the old town, but it is a steep climb so take it steady.
    • There is a massive fireworks party at the Castell de l’Olla every summer, attracting upwards of 50,000 revelers.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 14 things to do in Altea
    • Just walk !! Beautiful 24/11/2018
    • Super nice walk 10/11/2018
    • Altea Beach
    Address:
    Calle Currica
    03590 Altea
    Spain
  • Benidorm Island
    Islands
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    Sarah F Says:

    A rocky nature reserve which is, bizarrely, home to a family of peacocks, makes for an interesting day trip from Benidorm. It’s a short boat trip to the islet where you can sunbathe on the rocks or go snorkeling in the crystal clear waters.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • It’s rocky so wear sensible shoes.
    • There isn’t much to do on the island but the boat trip is fun.
    • Snorkelers can see an amazing variety of fish and other marine life.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 38 things to do in Benidorm
    • Wild 07/12/2018
    • worth the trip 13/11/2018
    • Benidorm Island
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