Five of The Best Beaches and Coves in Benidorm
Benidorm is one of the most popular destinations in Europe and with endless miles of beaches, secluded coves, and great weather it’s easy to see why people visit year after year. If you’re planning a trip to Benidorm, then below are five of the best beaches and coves you must visit.
1. Poniente Playa
Poniente Playa beach stretches for more than 3km and starts at the edge of Benidorm’s Old Town. The beach is quiet which is why it is a popular spot for families and Spanish locals alike. Getting there is easy with several buses and tourist trains dropping people off. Sit back and soak up the sun or take a stroll on the promenade which is a hive of activity. There are also plenty of restaurants and bars to grab a drink or a bite to eat.
2. Levante Playa
Levante Playa beach is one of the most cosmopolitan of beaches in Benidorm and if you are a fan of water sports such as jet skiing or parasailing then this is going to be the spot for you. There is even a pontoon where simmers can relax and top up their tan. The location offers restaurants, bars, and cafes with terraces where you can dine out on some fantastic local Spanish food and International cuisine.
3. La Cala Finestrat
La Cala Finestrat beach sits at the far end of Poniente Playa and there are several buses that can take you there including bus number 2 and 3 from Park Elche. La Cala is essentially a small cove which the residents love and visit regularly. The beach is an ideal swimming spot and like other popular destinations offers a great selection of restaurants and bars which are situated directly on the beach.
4. Mal Pas Playa
Mal Pas Playa is often overlooked as it is not as large as the other destinations, but if you have the time, then this little cove is well worth the visit. It is located at the end of the harbour road and can be easily reached via steps that lead down from La Señoria square in Old Town. The beach is a sun trap and is sheltered from the sea breeze.
5. Ti Ximo & Almadraba Protected Areas
Last on our list is the Ti Ximo & Almadraba Protected Areas which are located as the far end of Levante. These secluded coves are not to be missed, and the steep walk will not be for everyone, especially those with buggies or small children, so you can expect it to be relatively quiet. There are no restaurants or bars in close vicinity so you will need to bring your own drinks and food if you’re making a day of it.
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