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10 Costa Blanca Beaches You Should Visit

The White Coast can lay claim to 200km of beaches. All are located in the Alicante province which enjoys a balmy Mediterranean climate. Let's start the countdown of our favourite Costa Blanca beaches.

Playa de Levante

Say good morning to Benidorm's Sunshine Beach. And good afternoon and good evening too, although it's best, remember that old expression, to avoid in the midday sun. A pedestrianized promenade runs along the top of this Blue-Flag beach and there are lifeguards present all year round.

Playa de San Juan

More beach than resort, Playa de San Juan is 5km long. It's also immaculately clean. And stepping into the water, you avoid the cold snap of oceans like the Atlantic. The Med is like taking a warm bath, by comparison.

Cala Ambolo


Work on your all-over tan at a nudist cove which is textile-friendly. Then check your progress in the clear-as-a-mirror waters. 300 metres long, the shoreline's made up of shingle and pebbles, so maybe swimwear's the sensible option after all.

Playa de la Fossa

Enjoy views of the Penyal d'Ifac, a limestone outcrop which emerges from the sea Poseidon-style, at this Calpe beach. There's plenty of parking available if you're taking a day trip here from elsewhere on the Costa Blanca. Boats in the harbour offer fishing expeditions if you fancy trying your hand at angling.

Playa de la Albufereta

500 metres long and 18 metres wide, the palm trees on this beach offer much-needed shade in summer. Reach Alburfereta by tram from Alicante city centre. There are also bus services and it's a pretty straightforward drive along the Avinguda de la Vila Joiosa, if you're travelling by car.

Cala Finestrat

It's Benidorm, but not as you know it. 3km away from the hustle and bustle of this legendary resort, Cala Finestrat is an altogether quieter affair. One that might more suit families than the rowdier crowd enjoying a hen or stag break in the bright lights nearby.

Playa del Postiguet

A Blue-Flag beach overlooked by the iconic Castillo de Santa Bárbara, this is Alicante's main city beach. Palm trees fan a promenade which is ideal for a stroll any time of the day. Step from golden sand into calm walters with the minimum of ease.

Playa del Portet

Shaped, appropriately enough, like a shell, this Moraira beach is a firm favourite with families. Located between the harbour and the Torre de Vigilancia del Cap d’Or, there's nothing much to do here but lie back and enjoy being bathed in sunshine. For a chance of scene, splash about in the Med or enjoy a cold drink in one of the bars above.

Playa del Albir

Although it can get busy in summer months, there's less of a buzz at this beach resort than nearby Benidorm. The sea can be a bit choppier, though. It's generally calm in the morning before the afternoon brings waves.

Playa del Moraig 

Continue south past Jávea's main El Arenal beach and you'll be rewarded with a bewitching Benitachell cove. Make like Ariel and go under the sea to see what underwater creatures you can find. This area's popular with both cave divers and snorkellers.



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