Best beaches on the Costa Blanca
The Island of Tabarca is an exquisite, uniquely quaint island encased by beautiful sandy beaches and clear waters, where scuba divers can enjoy a peaceful trip around this island with plenty to see and enjoy. With over 200 meters of gravel and sandy beach, Tabarca is accessible by boat from the port of Santa Pola, Guardamar, Torrevieja and Alicante. It is a pleasant retreat for a weekend getaway or family day out however, during the summer months the island can reach up to 3,000 visitors a day. Highlights are its crystal clear waters and subtropical character.
This popular beach is located near Santa Pola and comprises of 900 meters of golden sand. The beach is well protected and isolated with no promenade, providing a greater sense of discovery. Carabasi is also well known for its nudist area and natural environment of great ecological value. Surrounded by picturesque sand dunes this beach has been praised the ultimate for relaxation.
This famous beach is located in the town centre of Alicante and takes its name from a “small door” which historically, was access to the old town through the walls. Golden sand and calm waters create the highlight of this beach. Centrally located at the foot of Santa Barbara Castle and with splendid walks along the Esplanade, it is not surprisingly one of the most popular beaches in Alicante.
An urban beach set in this pretty holiday resort within Santa Pola. Playa Lisa is known for its shallow waters, so children and adults alike may enjoy the best safe bathing. Also, as it ideally faces the prevailing winds, the beach is ideal for water-sports such as wind surfing, and has its very own Windsurfing Club based there. A perfect tranquil location to lay back and enjoy watching the various activities going on. The “2009 World Championship Formula Windsurf Championship” was held on this very same beach.
Situated in this vibrant town, Guardamar beach is one of the largest and consists of a beautiful coastline with golden sand and clear waters. Sand dunes and pine trees make up an attractive landscape which provides the perfect place to rest, relax and enjoy your day. There are ample beachside restaurants and bars offering flavors to suit all pallets where you can sit on the promenade and soak up the superb views.
One and a half kilometres of dunes, golden sand and a vast pine forest, of special ecological interest, constitute the most attractive beach of La Marina. Granted with a blue flag status, it has lifeguard vigilance, a service offering beach umbrellas and deckchairs hire, campsites (Camping Internacional La Marina, one of the best campsites on the Spanish Mediterranean coast), restaurants, tourist information office, two hotels and the possibility to practice water sports, thanks to the area exclusively reserved for these activities.
This beach in Torrevieja is small but with plenty going on including a variety of both recreational and sports activities. Los Naufragos has clean waters 300m of golden sand and a semi-urban aspect all located south of the marina. Very lively and crowded in peak season by the presence of its nearby developments. From the beach the mountains of salt in the port generate a scenic picture. For nature lovers, the nearby Natural Park of the Lagunas de la Mata and Torrevieja is an added attraction.
La Mata beach is one of the longest in Torrevieja with more than two kilometers of golden sand and clear waters. Its northern limit is the town of La Mata. The beach has a marked ecological character and, with it, a long promenade with plenty to see and do. The nearby nature reserve bridges the gap between La Mata and Torrevieja, with bird observatories and interpretation center offering an interesting alternative. Their populations of avocets, flamingos and ducks of various species will delight the whole family.
This is one of the most popular beaches on the Orihuela Costa, situated in a semi-urban area. It is a wide, open, sandy beach with an area of 350 meters. Its location, amenities and conservation have earned it a Blue Flag. Among the many services offered, La Zenia is most popular for its water sport activities. With plenty of good restaurants in the area and of course the famous hotel overlooking the beach, La Zenia has really put its name on the map with Zenia Boulevard, the most popular shopping mall in the region.
Cabo Roig beach is composed of the main beach Playa la Caleta and Cala Capitan Beach, located north of Cabo Roig. Caleta Beach has an area of 420 meters of golden sand. It is a tranquil and picturesque cove type beach and can be reached by ramps and stairs. This beach offers a number of services to lovers of sun and sea and there are all kinds of water sports to be found including sailing, windsurfing and water-skiing. Next along the shore is Cala Capitan where you will find 152 meters of calm waters and white sand. This is a smaller beach but just as pretty and provides spectacular views.