The Beautiful Beaches of Alicante

Published on 26/05/2009 in Holidays in Spain

BeachWith many kilometers of fascinating beaches and blue sky all year round, Alicante is the perfect place for getting in touch with the Mediterranean. Each year, several hundreds thousands tourists visit our city of light, attracted by its true Spanish flavour and numerous vacation opportunities. Its beaches are simply stunning. Whether you prefer sand or rocks, Alicante does have interesting places to offer.

Staying in one of the hotels in the city center, you are on a walking distance both from the Old Town and the beach. Just pick up your towel and quickly walk downstairs - the central Postiguet Alicante beach is in front of your doorstep. One minute walk from the City Hall and just few meters from Hotel Meliá, it is found at the base of Benacantil hill guarded by the impressive Castle of Saint Barbara.

Here you can enjoy the sun, taking a coffee or an ice-cream in a relaxed atmosphere. There are also a lot of playgrounds for children, terrains for beach-volleyball and even open-air fitness facilities for seniors. From time to time, there are open-air happenings, such as music concerts. The most impressive one, of course, is four-nights long fireworks competition. It takes place at the end of Hogueras de San Juan - a colorful summer festival.

Another beach is one of the finest and most beautiful beaches of Costa Blanca and the whole Spain. Its name is la Playa de San Juan. Year after year, it is awarded the Blue Flag, confirming its high status. It is more than 7 kilometers long and 80 meters wide, attracting a lot of sun seekers. You should definitely take a walk along this summer paradise. While the waves are gently touching your feet, you can feel its immense dimensions. Arriving to San Juan beach is easy. Just take a bus (numbers 21 and 22) or a tram that goes from the Postiguet beach to Campello.

On the way towards the long beach of San Juan, you can find a small beach of Albufereta. It is a bit hidden and surrounded by residential areas. For that reason, this Alicante beach is usually more quiet. Nevertheless, during the summer season it offers all necessary services. Previously, Albufereta served as the harbor of the Roman place Lucentum. In the western end of the beach you can see the remains of the old docks. Behind the beach, at the top of the hill, you can discover the ruins of the ancient town.

In the south part of Alicante coast, several kilometers away from the city and close to the Alicante airport, you can find an extraordinary sand beach of Urbanova. This one is my favorite! It is perhaps even longer than the beach of San Juan. From this beach you can enjoy impressive views towards Alicante harbor and the castle of Santa Barbara. Situated between two residential areas (the suburbs of Urbanova and Arenales del Sol), this beach does not attract large crowds. You can really relax there, far away from the noisy city center. A large part of the beach between the suburbs is a nudist one, offering you a lot of free space and the true hot atmosphere of Costa Blanca.

Finally, if you are looking for something really unique, the rocky beach of Cabo de las Huertas is your choice. Situated between Albufereta and San Juan, it forms a part of very peaceful residential area with beautiful holiday villas and the lighthouse. Here you can feel the wildness of untouched nature. But be careful when walking or jumping into the water! There are a lot of rocks! No sand here! What could you do on this fascinating rocky beach? Here you have almost the absolute freedom. Large part of this beach is a nudist one. You can swim, take a walk, enjoy the sun and find a quiet isolated place just for you and your partner. Or, perhaps, you simply want to explore the nature or ride a mountain-bike. 

Written by: Igor Vragovic

About the author:

Igor Vragovic has been living in Alicante since 2003, working as a lecturer and investigator at the University of Alicante.  You can contact him via his website www.holidays-in-alicante-spain.com




Right arrow icon Send to friends   Right arrow icon Printer friendly version    Right arrow icon Submit your own article


Comments:

Only registered users can comment on this article. Please Sign In or Register now.

Comment Using Facebook:




Related articles in this category

10 Good Reasons To Visit Spain

10 Tips For First Time Holidaymakers In Tenerife

2010 Holiday Choices - Tenerife

2010 Vacations On The Costa Blanca

5 Great Theme Parks in Spain

A Golf Delight at La Manga Club

A Holiday in Benidorm

A Spanish Winter

A Visit to Oasys Mini Hollywood in Almeria

Adopting The Spanish Timetable During Summer

Almuñecar Tourist Information

Altea Tourist Information

Assimilating Spanish Style?

Balearics - Fun in the Sun on Stone Age Islands

Beach Or Pool?

Beautiful Barcelona on a budget

Bonalba Golf Course In Costa Blanca

Cabo Roig - A Great Holiday Destination on the Costa Blanca

Caleta de Fuste in Fuerteventura

Car Hire From Jerez Airport

Chipiona Tourist Information

Costa Blanca - What A Lovely Region

Costa Calida a Driving Adventure in Spain

Cycling In La Manga Spain

Day Trips From Granada

Different Things to Do on Your Holiday to Ibiza

Discover The Beauty Of Valencia In Spain

Easter Holidays in Port Aventura

Eastern Europe Fail To Hit Traditional Spanish Holidays In 2007

Escape for Holiday Fun in Murcia Spain

European Flight Delays - Your Rights

Excess Baggage Charges And How To Avoid Them

Finca Cortesin Golf Course

Galicia - Try Something Different

Garrucha Tourist Information

Golf Holidays in Majorca

Great Day Trips From Tenerife

Great Places To Eat In Murcia Spain

Holiday in Seville

Holidaying in Rural Spain

Holidays in Almuñecar, Costa Tropical

Holidays in Orgiva, Andalucia

Hopeless Integrators

How To Save Money Traveling In Europe

Is The End Nigh For Low Cost Airlines?

Kids in Barcelona: A Tourist Guide for Parents

Lanzarote Tourism Defies Credit Crunch

Lanzarote Tourist Numbers Tumble In December

Love Affair With Costa Del Sol May Be Over

Majorca - The Ticket to the Ultimate Sports 2008 Golf Vacation

Menorca And The Twilight Game Of Golf

Menorca Holidays

Menorca Or Mallorca? Which One To Visit?

Murcia Car Hire Guide

New Airport Boost For Andorra Ski Holidays And Property

New Jeep Safaris On Menorca

No Rain in Spain!

Oliva Tourist Information

Perched On A Cliff In Catalonia

Personal Safety in Spain

Planning your Holiday in Javea Spain

Play Golf In Murcia

Pottery, Fino and a Little Silver Renault

Priests’ Spanish holiday

Skiing in Sierra Nevada

Soria - An Undiscovered Corner Of Spain

Spain Confident For 2008 Tourism Numbers

Spain Draws 15 Million Tourists For First Half Of 2008

Spain Paradores - Surrender to the Enchantment of These Magnificent Accommodations

Spain Woos Emerging Markets of India and China

Spain's Most Superior Holiday Destination?

Stunning Mountain Biking Route in Marbella

Take the Drive of a Lifetime in Northern Spain

Tarragona Tourist Information

Tasty Churros - A Funny Story

Ten Essential Things To Do When You Visit Barcelona

The 5 Must Play Golf Courses of the Costa Blanca

The 5 Must Play Golf Courses of the Costa Brava in Spain

The Beautiful Beaches of Alicante

The Best Beaches In Spain

The Best Things to See on Holiday in Aragon

The Canary Islands Holidays

The Flight Fiasco That Reduced Monarch From Kings To Clowns

The Lighter Side of Spain - Laughing Donkey

The Pueblos Blancos of the Serrania de Ronda

The State of Tourism in Málaga in 2013

Things To Do In Palma De Mallorca

Things To Do In Spain

Timeshares: The Law And Practice

Top 10 Alicante - Summer 2009

Top 10 Attractions In Spain

Top Summer Festivals in Spain 2009

Tourist Numbers Down Again In Lanzarote

Traditional Tenerife

Walk the Balearics

Walking the Camino de Santiago

Wandering Wild In Majorca

Where to Eat Out in Style in Marbella

Why it's no Longer Plane Sailing with Monarch to Murcia

Why Murcia Is Perfect For Theme Park Developers

Why Puerto de la Duquesa?

Click here for a list of all the articles from our magazine 

Spain insurance services


This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse you are agreeing to our use of cookies. More information here. x