Guide to Denia's golden, sandy beaches

The golden sandy beaches accompanying the shimmering turquoise Mediterranean act as a magnet bringing many holidaymakers to Denia. The beautiful resort in the north Costa Blanca area boasts 15 kilometres of coastline divided into two large stretches: Las Rotas, located south of the town centre, and Las Marinas, located in the north.

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Families love the large beaches with children’s play area along Las Marinas while divers and snorkellers enjoy exploring along the little coves at Las Rotas. When the breeze gets up in the afternoons, surfers and kite surfers take to the waters to test their skills riding the waves.

Denia is also a great place to go dolphin or humpback whale spotting and is the coastal town in the Valencia region with the highest number of sightings. The best place to look for these beautiful marine creatures is by the Cabo de San Antonio Marine Reserve.

Las Rotas, Denia

Whether you’re looking for a safe beach to paddle with your toddlers and build sandcastles, exploring what lies within the crystal-clear waters or relaxing in a quiet bay, Denia has a beach to suit you. This lovely coastal town is perfect for a beach holiday. Book a villa in Denia and get to know its diverse and rich coast.

Las Rotas

Las Rotas, Denia

Las Rotas enjoys stunning scenery and is one of the prettiest parts of Denia. It has a few great seafood and paella restaurants where you can enjoy a meal on the terrace by the sea. It’s popular with walkers and dog walkers as well as people looking for a secluded, sheltered bay for sunbathing and swimming.

This stretch of rugged coastline gives shape to several picturesque coves, where it is not uncommon to spend the day in almost complete solitude. The area is also very popular among divers and snorkellers, who can spend hours discovering the rich life hidden in the rocky seabed.

La Cala

La Cala beach, Denia

La Cala is a pretty little bay at the foot of the beautiful Cabo de San Antonio headland separating Denia and Javea. It’s a quiet beach formed of rocks and gravel which is popular for snorkelling in the turquoise waters where you can see a Posidonia underwater meadow.

You can reach this secluded and tranquil cove by driving along the road Barranc del Monyo to Les Arenetes, another small rocky cove located just a few meters away. Once you get to the viewpoint, descend to the beach following the path and the stairs. La Cala is opened both to naturists and to traditional bathers.

Cala El Trampolí

Trampoli beach, Denia, Alicante

Also in Las Rotas is the scenic El Trampolí beach which is perfect for diving and snorkelling. It’s another bay with a popular seafood restaurant Pegoli and Helios bar within easy walking distance.

The wealth of marine life on the sea floor is a delight for divers here. Because of its importance, it is a protected area with just 15 licences for diving issued each day from the tourism office. For more information visit the official website.

La Marineta Cassiana

Playa La Marineta Cassiana, Denia

Heading towards Denia town centre, next to the marina filled with sleek boats and chic restaurants, is the very popular Marineta Cassiana beach.

A small sandy beach, it can get crowded in summer. It’s perfect for swimming in the calm waters or for practising water sports.

While bathing you can see the yachts leaving the marina or watch canoeists or surfers playing in the water. There’s a beach bar in the summer or there are several bars and restaurants across the road.

Playa La Marineta Cassiana, Denia

It’s a safe Blue Flag beach with foot showers and disabled access. In summer, there are toilets, sunbeds with umbrellas and a lifeguard.

If Marineta Cassiana is too busy, there is another little beach just along the promenade heading towards Las Rotas. It’s not as clean but it’s less crowded and perfect for sunbathing or swimming.

Las Marinas

Playa el Raset, Denia

Long, golden, sandy beaches as far as the eye can see have made this part of Denia a firm favourite with families. Children have plenty of space for building sandcastles or burying Dad in the sand while the shallow water makes it safe for paddling or swimming too.

Heading north from Denia marina and Port you will come across the Las Marinas area, which is the more touristy part of town. The first section of this long stretch of white sand is the small beach of Punta del Raset. Further north you’ll find Les Marines, Les Bovets, Els Molins, Playa Almadrava and Les Deveses, all awarded with a Blue Flag status. There is a children’s play area, showers, lifeguards, keep-fit equipment on the beach as well as summer beach bars.

Across the road are dozens of bars and restaurants where you can cool off and eat a late lunch of paella, pizza or locally-caught fish.

Les Bovetes

Playa Les Bovetes, Denia

A top favourite for families with children, Les Bovetes beach is in the Las Marinas area of Denia and has gorgeous fine, golden sand perfect for playing. It’s close to the town centre so you can combine a trip to the beach with a visit to the 11th century Denia castle or shopping.

The Blue Flag beach also attracts surfers and kitesurfers, which add a splash of colour between the deep blue skies and sea.

The beach also has sunbeds and foot showers and there are plenty of restaurants and bars on the main road behind the beach.

Els Molins

Playa Els Molins, Denia

If Les Bovetes is too busy, Els Molins is a just few metres north. Another Blue Flag beach with golden sands and disabled access. Surfers head for the beaches along this stretch of Las Marinas in the afternoons when (or if) the wind gets up.

Small boats can also gain access to the sea from Calle Mar Cantabrica, Calle Llac San Martí and Calle Llac Tana.

Playa l’Almadrava

Playa Almadrava, Denia

Windsurfers also enjoy catching the warm afternoon breeze at l’Almadrava in Els Poblets. Another beautiful stretch of golden sands with shallow waters and beautiful coastal views have attracted sunbathers over many summers.

It’s an ideal spot for water sports such as windsurfing, sailing, jet-skiing or fishing.

Les Deveses

Denia, Playa Les Deveses

At the far northern stretch of Denia is the beautiful Les Deveses beach stretching for more than 4 kilometres.

In the summer, the warm southerly winds attract dozens of windsurfers where you can enjoy watching their acrobatics – or join in with the fun. Divers can also enjoy spotting different schools of fish or seeing the Posidonia nature reserve.

Eating out

Restaurante El Pegoli, Las Rotas, Denia

It is not difficult to find somewhere to eat in Denia as the town has more than 300 restaurants ranging from cheap and cheerful tapas bars to the swanky Quique Dacosta restaurant with three Michelin stars.

If you’re heading for the Las Marinas beaches, the main road, Les Marines running alongside the beach is lined with restaurants specializing in a wide range of dishes including paellas, seafood, Italian, Chinese, German, Dutch or Indian.


Many restaurants have set-price lunchtime menus called ‘menu del día’ which are great value for money.

The best places to try fresh seafood or paella dishes, synonymous with the region and with a sea view are in the impressive restaurants in Las Rotas and Denia marina.

Getting about

Denibus runs buses from Las Rotas in the south to the town centre and along Las Marinas. Buses from Denia town centre to Las Marinas are not too frequent in winter but from June to September there are buses approximately every 20 minutes from 7 am until 11.30pm.

The bus to Las Rotas runs every hour throughout the year but only until 9 pm. Otherwise, you will need a car or take taxis.

There are parking spots on the streets near the beaches but they fill up quickly in the summer. There is also a large car park by the port where the ferries run to the Balearic islands, and you can walk to the nearest Las Marinas beach from there.

Map of Denia Beaches