If you are a beach lover Benidorm is definitely the place for you. The beach is the place to really soak up the sun and on Benidorm’s beaches, you are not going to be bored. A Benidorm beach holiday really should be on your to do list! Here’s why.
Benidorm has not one, not two, but three great beaches to choose between. The three beaches are called Levante, Poniente and Malpas.
They are all within easy walking distance of the town centre, but Benidorm is a big place covering 15 square miles. If you want to be able to walk to the beach, you need to check how far your hotel or apartment actually is from the beach. That said, there are good transport connections, so alternating between the pool and the beach is always an option for your short break to Benidorm wherever your accommodation is located.
OK, so now you know how to get there. What are you going to find at each beach? Read on to find out.
If you are up early this is definitely the place to go. It is known locally as the sunrise beach. The views as the sun comes up are spectacular. Most people discover this by accident when they are walking home from the club, but some people get up early just to snap this view.
The orientation of the beach means that it catches the sun early in the day, so it is a great place for sun bathing. Just be careful not to forget the sunscreen.
If it is fun you are after this is the best choice. The beach slopes gently, so there is plenty of shallow water for paddling. Further out there are diving boards, slides and swinging bridges. It is a great place to cool off and burn off some energy.
During the summer months, there are plenty of water sports to choose between. This includes jet and water skiing, scuba diving and paragliding. Some of these are available year round.
The beach is sandy, so watch your step because kiddie’s sandcastles are everywhere. It is also a popular location for sand sculptures. Many of which are striking and impressive.
Behind the beach is a row of restaurants, cafes and bars, so there is no need to take a packed lunch. It is a lively place, especially at lunchtime and in the evening, a lot of the bars and restaurants stay open late, so you can chill in a different way after a day on the sun beds or beach.
Ponieinte and La Cala Beach
This beach is closest to the old town with its narrow, shady streets. It is another beautiful wide sandy beach dotted with palm trees.
Again, there are sun beds although not as many as on the Levante beach. This beach fills up more slowly, so it is quieter. As a result, there are less bars and cafes, but there is still a good choice.
The Western end of this beach is known as La Cala. This is much quieter with hardly any facilities, but lovely to walk along.
This is the least crowded of the three Benidorm beaches. It is located near the harbour just beneath the port under the castle cliffs.
The beach is in a small cove, and is sheltered on all sides by the cliff and rocks, but the surface is sandy rather than rocky. It also has some lovely palm trees, but they are set back from the beach. This is good because it means that the trees do not cast a shadow.
This Spanish holiday resort owes much of its success to its fantastic beaches and they know it, so they really look after them. If you want acres of smooth, clean sand, warm water, plenty of activities and good food and drink a stone’s throw away you will find it in Benidorm.