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The Best Beaches in & Around Benidorm

The Best Beaches in & Around Benidorm

When you touch down in Benidorm for your fantastic holiday abroad in the sun, sea and sand, you might be thinking about long, luscious days on the sand and frolicking in the water. Benidorm is home to some beautiful beaches, many of which are home to bars, restaurants and sun beds to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Here we do a quick round up of the top five beaches in the area that are favourites amongst visitors of all ages.


Playa Levante

Benidorm, playa de Levante

This popular beach is only a stones throw from many of the hotels and resorts that are favourites in Benidorm for travellers of all ages, making this the go to beach for many visitors to the region. It’s a safe, clean beach that is taken care of daily by cleaners, so you can expect a pristine environment in which to enjoy the sun and sand. The bars nearby usually have special drink and meal deals as well as happy hours, and the beach and area is disabled access friendly, making it perfect for everyone. This is the place to head to check out the sunrises in the mornings during your stay and is one of the best beaches in Benidorm.


Poniente Beach

Playa de Poniente, Benidorm

A favourite amongst the Spanish holidaying in Benidorm, this beach features exercise classes with equipment as well as a lovely promenade across the street which features a number of great bars and restaurants. This is a quieter beach than others in Benidorm, particularly Levante which tends to be the British holidaymakers favourite spot to perch for the sun and sand, making this a great choice for a quieter day in the sun. Right near Elche Park, making it a great location for general relaxing and spending a few hours out of your day.


Playa Del Albir

Altea Playa Del Albir

This is a great “all in one” beach. With its lovely sandy strip and showers and public toilets, it’s perfect for holidaymakers, especially those with families and children. Make sure to check out the craft market bazaar in the evenings throughout the summer for some truly unique finds and souvenirs and take something home for a friend. The beach is well equipped in terms of places to find a drink or some food, so overall this is one of the best beaches in the area, and quieter than Levante, too. Albir is services by the number 10 bus in Benidorm and a train service also from Benidorm old town although its a little walk from the train station to the beach in Albir but plenty of shops and bar along the way.


Cala de Mal Pas

Cala de Mal Pas, Benidorm

This is a great little beach with some sheltering thanks to its surrounding cliffs, so it’s great on windy days or in the winter to keep a bit warmer than other more open beaches. This beach is serviced by a staircase from the Balcon del Mediterraneo, making this a great final stop on a wander through the old town of Benidorm if you’re looking to end your excursions with a stop at the beach for a few hours. There are likewise a number of shops and cafes as well as restaurants and bars scattered nearby and in the old town, so this makes this a popular spot for travellers of all ages.


Altea Beach

Altea Beach

A bit further out of Altea town, there are several walk able and stunning beaches from the old town of Altea. Each year there is a fantastic fireworks party held here that attracts literally thousands of people to the beach, so plan in advance if spending time in Benidorm around this time as it may be difficult to secure accommodation. Altea is serviced by a bus ( the number 10 bus goes from Benidorm to Albir and Altea for €1.50 ) and a train from Benidorm old town for those who would rather not walk, and it has an excellent offering of cafes, bars, restaurants as well as shops just off the beach, so it’s overall a perfect beach for people who want a bit of everything and to get away from the main parts of Benidorm for an afternoon.


There you have a couple of great suggestions on some of the top beaches in and around Benidorm for your next visit. With a number of great spots to pick from and each having their own special stuff on offer it’s no wonder many people return year after year to the area to revel in the sun, sea and sand.

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