The best beaches in Alicante: a guide to sun, sand, and sea

best beaches in Alicante

Alicante is a paradise for beach lovers, with miles of coastline and crystal-clear waters. If you’re planning a trip to this sunny Spanish city, renting a car is the perfect way to explore the best beaches in Alicante. In this guide, we’ll take you through the top ones, including insider tips on where to park, what to bring, and what to do once you get there.

Best beaches in Alicante

Postiguet beach

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Located in the heart of Alicante, this urban beach is the most popular in the city. With soft sand, calm waters, and a promenade full of restaurants and cafes, it’s the perfect for a beach day with family or friends.

San Juan Beach

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Just a 20-minute drive from Alicante city center, San Juan Beach is a 7-kilometre stretch of white sand and turquoise water. This Blue Flag beach offers plenty of space to spread out and is perfect for surfing, windsurfing, and paddleboarding.

La Granadella Beach

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Located in the charming town of Javea, about an hour’s drive from Alicante, La Granadella Beach is a hidden gem with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. The beach is small, but the crystal-clear waters and rocky coves make it a popular spot for snorkeling and diving. We recommend going very early to be able to park, since once it is full you can not access by car and there are several kilometres of road to reach the beach. Another trick is to book at the main restaurant for lunch, with the reservation you will be allowed to pass the barrier.

Finestrat beach

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Cala Finestrat is a beautiful cove located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, near the town of Finestrat.  The cove is surrounded by cliffs and hills, creating a picturesque and secluded spot. The beach itself is relatively small, but it’s well-maintained and offers clear blue waters and soft sand. There are also several beach bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a refreshing drink or a delicious meal while taking in the stunning views.

El Campello Beach

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This charming seaside town is just a 15-minute drive from Alicante and offers a wide range of beaches to choose from. The main beach, Playa de Muchavista, is a long and wide stretch of golden sand with excellent facilities, including showers, lifeguards, and beach bars.

Rent a car in Alicante

With so many beautiful beaches to explore, renting a car is the perfect way to discover the best that Alicante has to offer. Whether you’re looking for an urban beach or a hidden cove, there’s something for everyone in this Spanish paradise.

Book your car rental today and get ready to hit the road and explore the stunning beaches of Alicante!

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