The 12 best beaches to enjoy in Alicante

Did you know that Spain is the country with the most blue flags in the world? Well here, in the southeast of Spain, we have some paradisiacal beaches, and we have selected a few for the list of the best beaches in Alicante.

The good weather in the province of Alicante all year round (and the weather in Benidorm even better), makes the Costa Blanca the preferred destination for many people to enjoy a few days on some of the best beaches in Spain.

Although we have chosen 12 best beaches and coves in Alicante. They’re the ones we like, but there’s more.

1. Beaches of Benidorm

We started, of course, with the Benidorm beaches. As we told you in the other post, between Levante, Poniente, Mal Pas, Tio Ximo and Almadrava we find different coves and beaches for all tastes.

Unbeatable for enjoying them from some bungalows or plots in a campsite in Benidorm. They have always been the tourist attraction among the beaches of Alicante (Spain) and a symbol of the Valencian Community.

Poniente Beach in Benidorm

We recommend you our post of What to do in Benidorm, for when you finish your visit to the beach Oh, and don’t forget about Benidorm Island. You can swim there too.

2. La Granadella Beach

In Jávea there is one nominated for the best beach in Alicante for its sand and turquoise waters. A real paradise and a marine reserve next to a natural park.

It is only 220 meters wide and completely surrounded by pine trees. The photos speak for themselves… It is one of the best sand beaches in Alicante, which appears in more ads in the Valencian Community.

Beaches in Alicante: Cala Granadella

Since you’re in Jávea, take a look at our post of What to see in Dénia, a few km away.

3. Racó del Conill

In Villajoyosa, this small charming cove is suitable for naturism. Completely isolated, with no services nearby, you will feel part of the environment. A real pleasure and one of the best beaches in Alicante for snorkelling.

4. El Portet Cove

Located on the coast of Moraira, this 350-metre long cove is the perfect destination for families. If you visit it, it better not be July or August if you are looking for peace and quiet. In summer it is a very popular area and you will not enjoy it the same way.

5. Albir Beach

We advise you to take booties to this quiet stone beach of Alfaz del Pi to enjoy it to the fullest. In addition to its great offer of restaurants, do not miss the opportunity to rent a skate, make a small excursion with kayaks or get started in SUP.

Panoramic view of Albir beach

6. San Juan Beach

To enjoy it all year round. A big beach that goes from Cabo de las Huertas to El Campello. Bars, restaurants, shops… Very easy to reach with the TRAM – Tram de Alicante, which has several stops along the beach.

7. Carabassí

Carabassí beach has no promenade, so you have the feeling of being surrounded by nature and being “a bit wild”. It’s one of the most beautiful beaches in Alicante and perfect for those couple’s escapades.

As it is very close to Santa Pola, the occupation of the area is high in summer. However, the temperature of the sea, a little cooler than in other areas of the Costa Blanca and the province, makes people always repeat.

Beach in Elche El Carabassí

8. Tabarca Beach

We recommend the Isla de Tabarca as a day trip. From the port of Benidorm, there are excursions during all the summer months so that you can spend a different day on the island.

Imagine yourself on a small beach or cove with crystal-clear water. Snorkel and enjoy the seabed, as it is calm water. It’ll look like you’re in a beer commercial…

Alicante Cove, in Tabarca

9. La Fossa Beach

In Calpe, with the Peñón de Ifach in the background, this beach between cliffs is one of the favourites in the surrounding area. It has a large number of shops and restaurants on its promenade, so people choose it to spend a whole day.

10. El Xarco Beach

The beach El Xarco or El Charco in Villajoyosa is a beach suitable for dogs. It’s a pretty quiet gravel beach compared to the previous ones. 200 meters long to enjoy alone or with our best friends.

11. Racó del Corb or Collao Cove

The Racó del Corb Cove or also called Cala El Collao is one of the the most beautiful beaches of the Costa Blanca and when you see it it will seem that you are in the Phi Phi Islands as it has a view that will leave you with your mouth open, it has a special charm because of its turquoise waters.

You can practice snorkeling or diving or if you prefer before taking a bath you can practice climbing in the Mascarat ravine, very close to this cove you will also find the Mascarat beach. This cove is located between Altea and Calpe in the Mascarat ravine. It is difficult to reach and to get there you will have to go to the El Mascarat Village.

You’ll have to put the street address in your GPS Pagell Mascarat, cuando llegues al final de esta calle verás un sendero de bajada, tiene una bajada de unos 5 minutos hasta llegar a la cala ¡No olvides las zapatillas! Es un sendero algo rocoso y te recomendamos que vayas a primera hora de la mañana para poder aparcar cerca del acceso a la cala.

12. Moraig Cove

Finally, we present you this cove of transparent waters. Cala Moraig is located in Benitatchell, north of Alicante.

Access is a bit complicated, with slopes of more than 20% gradient. But afterwards you can enjoy the cove and the Cova dels Arcs. Another incredible cave where you can take pictures, just like the Cova Tallada de Jávea / Dénia.


Video de las Playas de Alicante y la Costa Blanca:

Prepare swimsuit, towel and sunscreen. The Mediterranean is at your feet…


Campsite Armanello

Campsite in Benidorm (Alicante)