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Benidorm beaches and coves: The Top 5

Doyou think you know all the beaches in Benidorm? You probably haven’t visited any of them. We offer kilometres of fine golden sandy beaches, crystal clear water and more than 3000 hours of sunshine a year. All the ingredients that make Benidorm Beaches today one of the best beaches in Alicante, the Costa Blanca and Spain.

And we can’t forget those little coves in Benidorm that are so paradisiacal. Do you know all of them? We tell you more so you can choose the best beach in Benidorm for you. And remember that going to the beach is just one more of the 35 things to do in Benidorm.

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Levante Beach

Playas de benidorm levante

Who doesn’t know the Levante beach with its blue flag? Probably, if we go to a village of 100 inhabitants in the Alps and show a photo of the Levante beach to any of its inhabitants, they will recognize it at first sight. It is an urban beach of fine sand and crystal-clear waters, surrounded by imposing buildings where there are services such as deckchair hire, footbaths, walkways, swings and children’s games, beach library

It is the most popular with visitors because of its characteristic bustling promenade and the wide range of waterfront restaurants and bars. You will meet people of all nationalities. It is also the place par excellence of the night of Benidorm as we find pubs like Penelope Beach, KU Lounge or KM, among others.

It is also home to the first cable-ski circuit in the sea, where you can go waterskiing, wakeboarding and kitesurfing. There are 1,000 square meters where up to 12 skiers can practice at the same time.


Poniente Beach

Poniente beach promenade in benidorm
Paseo de Poniente, aerial view

If we talk about the beaches and Benidorm, we cannot forget the Poniente beach (where the sun sets), the antagonist of Levante. And yes, it also has the Blue Flag distinction. This beach is more than 3 kilometres long and is a magnificent beach for swimming: fine sand under your feet, always clean and crystal clear water, fun aquatic platforms,… It has hammock services, accessible walkways, volleyball nets and goals. The colourful west promenade is completely renovated and has a bike path and many places to have a drink in front of the sea, enjoying the Benidorm sun. It has also won numerous international awards for its avant-garde design.

Video of the Poniente Bike Ride along the Bicycle Lane

A secret: if you are looking for a beach of these characteristics, but you feel like being a little quieter, we recommend you to go to the end of the Poniente Beach, under the Tossal. It is a much less known area and therefore less busy.

Mal Pas Beach

Mal pas beach

The last of the beaches and the most curious and different. Very photographed from the Mirador del Castillo. Surrounded by cliffs and next to the marina, Mal Pas is a charming urban cove with sand and clean water. It also has a sun lounger rental service and lifeguards and obviously has the Blue Flag.


Tio Ximo Cove

Tio ximo cove in benidorm

Less than 4 km from the campsite, we find a cove of sand and fine grain in the Natural Park of Serra Gelada or Sierra Helada. Quiet, charming cove, it is the perfect place to practice snorkeling. snorkeling . Despite being small, you can rent umbrellas and sunbeds, as well as a guard post.


Cove of La Almadraba / L’Almadrava

Photo from the air of the cala tio ximo in benidorm

Probably the most unknown of the coves (near the Rincón de Loix) and, therefore, the most prone to relaxation and rest. In the heart of the Sierra Helada natural park. A cove of sand and small rocks and transparent waters. Perfect for diving or snorkelling in Benidorm as it has very rich rocky seabed. Its size is between 60 meters and 100 meters. It is also perfect if you want to do naturism. During the high season there is a sun lounger and parasol service.


Other coves near Benidorm and other nearby beaches

If you are looking for coves near Benidorm we recommend the Cala de Finestrat, although due to the amount of people it is closer to being a beach. For a quiet cove look for Cala del Metge, in Albir, which will give you the privacy that a beach doesn’t give you.

And if you are looking for beaches nearby, the beach of Albir, which is pebble beach. It is well known among regular visitors. Also the beach of Bol Nou, in Villajoyosa, which also has a beach bar.


These beaches of the Mediterranean could not have a better image on the horizon than Benidorm Island. Benidorm Island where there are also places enabled for bathing. It is very easy to get there with boats leaving every hour.

Did you know that the beaches of Levante, Poniente and Mal Pas are awarded every year with the Blue Flag and the Q for Quality? These awards recognize their quality and excellence of conservation and services. What wonderful beaches!

We don’t need to tell you that you can enjoy the beach all year round due to the mild climate of the city even in winter. Aren’t the walks with the sunsets and the sunny mornings during the “winter” in Benidorm wonderful?


Datos Curiosos de las Calas y las Playas

Beach Name Length Average Width Maximum Width Sand Surface
Poniente Beach 3100 m 74 m 105 m 146239 m2
Levante Beach 2084 m 55 m 75 m 125785 m2
Mal Pas Cove 120 m 30 m 2 m 2400 m2
Tio Ximo Cove 20 m 20 m 2 m 400 m2
La Almadrava Cove 50 m 15 m 20 m 750 m2

Frequently Asked Questions about Benidorm Beaches – FAQs

How many beaches are there in Benidorm?
Benidorm has exactly 5 beaches: Playa de Levante, Playa de Poniente, Playa Mal Pas, Cala Tio Ximo and Cala de L’Almadrava.
What is the difference between a beach and a cove?
The cove is a smaller beach with calmer waters.
How many is the Levante Beach in Benidorm?
Levante Beach is 2084 metres long, 55 metres wide and 125785 square metres.
How long is the Poniente Beach in Benidorm?
The Levante Beach is 3100 meters long, 105 meters wide and 146239 square meters.

Operation of the Beaches: COVID-19, Booking, Pitches… FAQs 2020

Are the beaches of Benidorm open during the COVID-19 problem?
The beaches of Benidorm are open after the State of Alarm and running all day.
What are the standards for Benidorm beaches by COVID-19?
You can find all the rules of the beaches of Benidorm updated on the website of the Benidorm Town Hall.
What are the opening hours of Benidorm’s beaches in 2020?
The beaches are open from 9am to 9pm.
How to book the beach in Benidorm now?
During the problem of COVID-19 Levante beach are available for booking plots through the website BenidormSafetyBeaches. The Poniente and Mal Pas beaches have free access through controllers who assign plots.

Accessible beach points

Accessibility is a priority in Benidorm. It seeks to be a safe destination, with control of use and capacity. All bathers have the right to enjoy the sea, whatever their condition or disability. There are three accessible beach posts:

  1. Levante post, in Murcia street.
  2. Poniente Post, Avenida Mont Benidorm.
  3. Poniente Post 2, Elche Park.

Accessible beach posts include the following:

  • Access ramp and walkway with access to the sea
  • Adapted changing rooms and toilets
  • Amphibious chairs for adults and children
  • Amphibious crutches
  • Lifeguards and support staff
  • Free Wifi

What are the hours of the accessible beach stations?

Accessible beach posts are open all year round. From June 1st to September 30th from 9.30h to 19.30h. The rest of the year from 10.30h to 14.30h.

Are you part of a group or collective?

Call these phone numbers for more info: 966815467, 660106555 or 610168830.


See Benidorm Beaches – Webcams

We leave you a list of webcams installed to see live Benidorm beaches:


Beach toilets, showers and footbaths

  • There are free saltwaterfootbaths on all beaches. There are none in the coves.
  • There are no showers on the beaches of Benidorm or in the coves.
  • There are toilets on the beaches of Benidorm. There are none in the coves.
Map of the location of public toilets on the beaches of benidorm (alicante)

The beaches of Benidorm are waiting for you… Book your accommodation now and enjoy this city bathed by the Mediterranean. And remember that you can always enjoy the beaches of Alicante, the whole province, within walking distance of the campsite.

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