Life by the sea – long sandy beaches and small bays

Since the 1950s, the Costa Blanca has been considered one of the most popular holiday destinations for a successful seaside holiday on the Mediterranean. Tourists from over the world flock to the area each year to enjoy its white beaches as well as its turquoise waters and beautiful coastlines. The whitewashed towns in the countryside are also very popular, and are the other reason why it is called the “White Coast”. Places like Benidorm in the north or the Playa de San Juan further south are among the most popular hotspots. What they all have in common is a mostly excellent infrastructure and a multifaceted nightlife. So if you appreciate nature, social life, excellent gastronomy and a wide range of leisure activities, this is the place for you.

With 250 km coastline, there are many wonderful beaches to choose from. As a rough guide, here are some of my favourite beaches on the Costa Blanca.






Playa de San Juan – Alicante/El Campello

This 6.2-kilometre-long beach is the most popular in the Costa Blanca for Spanish holidaymakers from Madrid and Castile; in fact Alicante residents also have second homes here. This fantastic beach is shared between Alicante and El Campello and is popular all year thanks to sports, cuisine, and its opportunities for long walks. In the last few years a whole new district of Alicante has been built here “Pau-5” where you can find not only modern residential complexes with pools but many new trendy restaurants, bars and the latest shops. Quickly connected to Alicante and Campello by tram.










Playa el Arenal and the most beatiful coves – Jávea

One of the most popular destinations on the Costa Blanca is the village of Jávea. The harbour town with 27,000 souls is located in the north between Cape San Antonio and Cape Nao. With its 20km of wide beaches and small coves, it has something for everyone. One of the best-known local beaches is El Arenal. The 300-meter-long beach is not only renowned for its fine sand and clean water, but also for its high-quality infrastructure and plenty of entertainment options. In addition to excellent restaurants, you will also find various bars and clubs here. With 11 beaches and amazing coves to choose from, this location is a wonderful place to enjoy life by the sea.






Playa Del Albir – Alfás del Pi / Altea

Altea, the “white city” is considered an architectural gem and cultural metropolis, attracting many painters, writers and musicians from Spain and abroad. One of the reasons for this is the beautiful promenade and the connection to the 6km long Playa del Albir. If you want to sunbathe, we recommend the section on the western side with its somewhat finer sand. The crystal-clear water is great for snorkelers and divers who want to explore the colourful underwater world. Restaurants, cafés and a beach bars await you on the beach promenade for refreshments or relaxing hours of leisure. This beach, right next to the Serra Gelada nature reserve, is perfect for you if you’re looking for peace, relaxation, cleanliness, and a little art on the side.

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