In the heart of the city of Alicante at the base of the “Monte Benacantil” you will find the 900 metre stretch of golden sandy beach known as the “Playa del Postiguet”. It is in a easily accessible and unique with lines of palm trees highlighting the beautiful esplanade, full of bars and restaurants. It has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag for cleanliness and is used all year round due to the mild winter climate in Alicante, but is particularly busy on Sundays during the summer months.
Take a short stroll along the shoreline to the smaller beach called the “Playa del Coco”, where the local fishermen used to land their catches. There is still a small harbour here with some restaurants and cafes where you can sit back and take in the panoramic sea views.
To the north of the Alicante is situated a beach called “Playa de la Albufereta” which takes its name from the small coastal lake that used to be here with a harbour that served the Roman village of Lucentum. This beach leads on to the Playa de la Almadraba which is a small sandy beach and is the perfect place for water sports enthusiasts or swimmers.
The “Cabo de las Huertas” beach is ideal for those who want to explore a more rugged coastline with picturesque coves that are difficult to access, just adding to it’s remoteness. If you want to develop that all over tan then the two nudist coves of Cala Palmera and Cala Cantelalares are great places for you, but make sure you use a high factor sun screen.
The “Playa San Juan” beach and the “El Campello” beach are a bit further north along the coast (about 25 minutes from the city). El Campello is a lovely town with bars and restaurants spilling out on to a lovely promenade that runs alongside a stretch of golden sands. Both have gently sloping shores that are perfectly safe for children and a marina where you can watch the fishing boats land their catch.
If you are considering a short break or holiday in the region of Alicante, you can find great accommodation on the Alicante Golf course resort from where you will have easy access to all the beaches in Alicante and you might even find time to play a round of golf on the excellent Par 72 Alicante Golf course.