The best beaches of Benidorm

Benidorm has a wide choice of beaches, each one different from the next. From long stretches of golden sand with all the facilities, including playgrounds and lifeguard towers, to small sheltered coves perfect for relaxing while listening to the sound of the waves, it won't be difficult to find the right beach for your holiday in Benidorm. The popularity of this destination at the Costa Blanca has grown over the years thanks to its amazing beachfront and great choice of value-for-money hotels. Here is a round-up of the best beaches in Benidorm.

Levante Beach - Picture by Harry Fabel

The most crowded beach: Levante Beach

About three kilometers long and a few minute's walk from the city, Levante Beach is Benidorm's best-known strip of sand, thanks also to the countless services it offers to visitors. Plenty of beach beds, restaurants, and bars along the promenade, and a seabed that gradually sinks into the sea: it is the ideal place for a peaceful swim, thanks to the numerous lifeguard around. There is certainly no shortage of activities full of fun, such as jet skis or paragliding.

The most beautiful beach: Poniente Beach

The inhabitants of Benidorm and tourists a little older prefer Poniente Beach. Closer to the city, however, it has a more relaxed and quiet atmosphere. There are a lot of small bars and eateries where you can indulge in a delicious lunch, with areas shaded by palm trees that move in the wind. The beach is cleaned every evening and there is a children's playground within walking distance. The Poniete beach is a long beach, it goes all the way to La Cala de Finestrat. On your way, you can find beach volleyball fields and a Beach Gym.

Mal Pas Beach - Picture by Harry Fabel

The little in-between beach: Mal Pas Beach

With 120 meters, Mal Pas Beach is a small and sheltered cove, an ideal destination for couples who want to relax and enjoy the sun, sea, and sand. It is not easy to find because it is separated from the more famous Ponente beach by a small port. On the other side of the cove is the Mirador del Castell, a viewpoint over the ocean that can serve as a point of reference. If you want to unwind, look no further than this welcoming oasis to watch the waves and enjoy the gentle sea breeze right in the oldest part of the city.

The ideal beach for snorkelers: Cala Almadraba

If you are looking for an essential holiday, Cala Almadraba is the right one for you. This pebble beach surrounded by wild nature is mostly frequented by locals and snorkelers. The rocky bottom is in fact animated by an infinity of fish and crustaceans. It's not officially a nudist beach, but don't be surprised if you meet someone without a bathing suit. To reach Cala the beach, follow the coastal road eastwards from Levante Beach. From there, walk down the hill to this corner of unspoiled nature.