Alicante beaches are some of the most pristine along the Costa Blanca in southern Spain. The best Spanish beaches in this portion of Europe earn a blue flag that distinguishes them as having amenities, public facilities, and a high standard of cleanliness. There are many such Costa Blanca beaches and it so happens that a selection of the most picturesque are located in and around Alicante. There are a wide variety of activities to enjoy on these white-sand beaches, from scuba diving and snorkeling to swimming and boating.
San Juan de Alicante
San Juan de Alicante is the widest as well as the longest beach in Alicante. It is one of the most popular city beaches. It has earned a blue flag and offers a host of opportunities for beach sports and activities. It is located just north of the city center, offering many bars, restaurants, cafes, and shops to rent gear and equipment. Lifeguards are on duty and there are plenty of public facilities, including showers, changing rooms, and restrooms. Wind surfers will find this long beach particularly attractive and there are also remote stretches that are ideal for a romantic stroll.
It is easy to access Albufereta, a picturesque stretch of white sandy coastline to the northwest of the city, using A-190. It is another beach in Alicante that has earned the blue flag designation, offering a range of public facilities and services. There is also a nice selection of places to eat and enjoy a beverage within close proximity of the beach. This is a beach that is not always bustling with people, especially as compared to San Juan de Alicante, and is therefore popular for picnicking and sunset walks.
This stunning beach is located in very heart of the city and is perhaps the most iconic of all the Alicante beaches. It is a white-sand beach with crystal blue waters that also happens to be situated by the Santa Barbara Castle, a top cultural attraction in the city. It is flanked in impressive mountains, towering palms, and verdant Mediterranean foliage. City buses run regular routes to this beach where you will discover a wide variety of activities, from boating to sunbathing or just plain people watching.
Saladares Urbanova Beach
Saladares Urbanova Beach is located in the southernmost portion of the Alicante province. It is just one more example of the absolutely stunning Costa Blanca beaches that seem to be around every corner in this part of Spain. As with most of the other large beaches in Alicante, the beach has earned the blue flag, offering lifeguards, public facilities, and more. There are also parking facilities that make it even easier to access this beautiful beach. A few of the activities that are popular in at Saladares Urbanova Beach include fishing, boating, swimming, and hanging out at area restaurants and bars where you can try fresh seafood and refreshing drinks.
No matter where you choose to stay in southern Spain, try your best to visit at least a couple of the pristine Costa Blanca beaches. They are considered by many to be among the most beautiful of all the beaches along the Spanish Mediterranean.