The Island of Tabarca (Isla de Tabarca) is an exquisite and quaint island encased by beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, with a subtropical character. The island is located in the Mediterranean sea, close to the town of Santa Pola in the Alicante province. It is known to be the largest island in the Valencian community and the smallest permanently inhabited islet in Spain. With a length of just under 2,000 metres, it is very comfortable to discover the island in one day, with plenty to see and enjoy. Tabarca Island is accessible by boat from the port of Santa Pola, Torrevieja and Alicante. It is a pleasant retreat for a weekend getaway, family day out and is popular for scuba diving and water sport activities.


Playa del Postiguet is a famous beach located on the edge of Alicante city centre and takes its name from a “small door” which historically, was access to the old town through the walls. Golden sand, calm waters and a palm tree lined promenade create the highlight of this beach. Centrally located at the foot of Santa Barbara Castle, with splendid walks along the esplanade, sea view restaurants and its beautiful harbour, making it one of the most popular beaches to visit in Alicante.


Playa Lisa is an urban beach set in a pretty holiday resort within Santa Pola. The beach is known for its shallow waters, so children and adults alike may enjoy safe bathing. Playa Lisa ideally faces the prevailing winds, making the beach an ideal location for water sports such as wind surfing, with its very own Windsurfing Club located on the beach. A perfect tranquil location to lay back and enjoy watching the various activities going on. The beach is also within close proximity to the Salt Museum and the pink salt lakes of Santa Pola located in a picturesque natural park. Here you can perfectly combine your visit to the beach with a walk amongst nature and spot some pink flamingos along the way.


El Carabassí is a beautiful beach in Elche, located close to Santa Pola, near the urbanisation of Gran Alacant. It has all the services you need, including toilets, lifeguards, showers for washing the sand off your feet, loungers and even a beach bar. There is a large carpark just steps away and walkways taking you across the dunes. Almost 1km long and 80m wide, El Carabassí is the ideal place to enjoy water sports like windsurfing and kitesurfing. Its clear waters and golden sand make it a great choice for a family day out to the beach. El Carabassi also has a nudist beach area set in a natural environment and surrounded by picturesque sand dunes, making your visit here the ultimate for relaxation.


Situated in a pretty town, Guardamar beach is one of the largest on the Costa Blanca 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 and enjoy your day. There are a wide variety of beachside bars, restaurants and ice cream parlours, all with splendid sea views. Guardamar beach is the ideal location to take a walk or sit and relax on the promenade to appreciate this enchanting seaside town. It is also very close to the Reina Sofia Park, a pleasant natural space with fountains, lakes, aquatic animals, peacocks and an adventure playground.


In the one and a half kilometres of dunes, golden sand and a vast pine forest, La Marina beach is an isolated spot well known for its fine sand and clear waters, located close to La Marina town centre, in the district of Elche. Next to the beach there is a large area where you can park your car, which is connected to the shore with wooden walkways. La Marina beach has lifeguard services, public toilets, lounger and parasol hire and a kiosk open during the summer months.


This small beach in Torrevieja has 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 Torrevieja 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, stretching more than two kilometres, is the largest beach in Torrevieja. Here you have a lively atmosphere, as it is close to the town centre of La Mata. This beach has everything; sun loungers, parasols for shade, and you can book a variety of water sport activities. There are lifeguards, children’s play areas, restaurants, and trendy beach bars where you can cool off. Most importantly, this beach has an adapted area, so you can access it whatever your degree of mobility. The nearby nature reserve bridges the gap between La Mata and Torrevieja, with bird observatories and an information centre offering an interesting alternative to your visit. Resident flamingos and ducks of various species will delight the whole family.


La Zenia beach, also known as the Cala Bosque de Orihuela, is located in an exclusive enclave of a beautiful and quiet residential area. It is one of the most popular beaches on the Orihuela Costa boasting a wide, open, sandy beach with an area of 350 meters. Among the many services offered, La Zenia beach is the perfect place to practice water sport activities, such as scuba diving, windsurfing, snorkelling, sailing and water skiing. With plenty of great bars and restaurants in the area, and of course the biggest shopping mall in the region, Zenia Boulevard, this beach has really put its name on the map.


Cabo Roig beach is composed of the main beach Playa La Caleta and Playa de Cala Capitan, both of these blue flag beaches are located on the beautiful Orihuela Costa. Caleta Beach has an area of 420 meters of golden sand and clear waters. 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.


The Costa Blanca has some of the nicest canine beaches for spending time with your pet on holiday. From wide stretches of golden sand to small quiet coves with crystal clear waters. Here we recommend, from north to south of the Costa Blanca, some of the best options for you and your dog.

Punta del Raset, Dénia – This area is perfect for your pet to enjoy a day at the beach in Dénia, located in the Punta del Raset area, on the northern breakwater of the city. It is a small beach where your dog can socialize with other dogs and cool off during their playtime. Right in front is the El Portet marina where you can enjoy beautiful views of the city while you have a drink or walk around the ​​shops and restaurants.

Cala Les Urques, Calpe – If you are looking for a beach to visit with your dog in Calpe, Cala Les Urques is an excellent option. It is a small gravel beach that is open all year round, where you can enjoy impressive views of the Rock of Ifach with your pet. This cove has moderate waves and very transparent waters, ideal for enjoying nature and perfect if you are a lover of water sports.

L’Olla Beach, Altea – Located in Altea, on the north coast of the city, near the Villa Gadea urbanization, there is a little beach called Playa L’Olla. A hidden corner of peace and warmth in Altea. Please bear in mind that access is somewhat complicated, therefore, we recommend parking in the closest parking lot and from there walking to the beach.

Xarco Beach, Villajoyosa – Since its opening in 2015, Vilera del Xarco beach has become a very popular destination for all animal lovers. This beach is located south of La Vila Joiosa and is made up of small pebbles. In addition, it is protected by the Torre del Xarco, which gives it a unique and characteristic aspect of the Mediterranean, ideal for enjoying picture perfect moments.

Punta del Riu Beach, El Campello – Punta del Riu is located in El Campello, between the beaches of Carrer la Mar and Muchavista, and is considered the first ever dog beach in the entire Valencian Community. The benefits of this area is that it is small, central, and very complete, with dustbins installed to maintain the cleanliness of the environment. As you arrive, you will be able to enjoy beautiful landscapes, with views to the port of El Campello or the Sierra Helada, among others.

Barranc d’Aigües Beach, El Campello – A beautiful beach inaugurated in 2015 and located in the natural area of ​​Lloma de Reixes, this is the perfect paradise to enjoy a natural environment with your pet. It is ideal for spending a relaxing day with your dog without worrying about the noise and bustle of the city.

Agua Amarga Beach, Alicante – This is a wonderful dog friendly beach, located between Alicante and the Urbanova area. The beach has all the services you need so that both you and your dog have a great experience. You can even find a kiosk where they sell dog food! This service is only available from June to September, however, the beach is open to everyone to enjoy all year round.

Caleta dels Gossets, Santa Pola – Here you have one of the best known and best rated pet friendly beaches in Alicante, Cala dels Gossets in Santa Pola. It opened in the summer of 2016 and is a small cove that belongs to the group of Calas del Cuartel. It is the ideal beach for your pet, since it is made up of fine sand and stone.

Cabo Peñas Beach, Orihuela – Cabo Peñas cove, also known as Cala Mosca II, is a pet-friendly beach which opened in May 2021. It is located in the Punta Prima area, of the Orihuela Costa, and is one of the few beaches in the Alicante Province that has with white sand instead of rocks. This makes it an ideal beach for both you and your pets to enjoy it to the fullest. To be able to access this beach with your dogs, you must meet certain requirements such as having them registered, having a microchip and carrying a health passport.

Cala Rocío, Torrevieja – Located between Cala Ferris and Rocío del Mar beach, you will find Cala Rocío. Its idealistic location makes it a lovely place to enjoy time on the beach with your dog. Here you will be able to admire some of the best views of the Mediterranean sea, in addition it has a very natural environment, which makes visiting this beautiful beach such a pleasure.