5 Stunning Beaches In Valencia, Spain
You will be surprised at the variety of beaches in Valencia, Spain. So if you get bored with Valencia’s city beach Malvarrosa and the nearby El Saler, take a short car ride to discover stunningly beautiful beaches along Valencia’s coast.
1. Ambolo Beach
If you are visiting Valencia from May through September, going to the beach is one of the must things to do.
Most beautiful rugged coastline in Valencia is located in the province of Alicante, especially around the town of Javea.
In summer months I recommend visiting Ambolo early. This way you can enjoy sunbathing and snorkeling without being surrounded by crowds of people, and conveniently park your car.
This beach is suitable for cliff jumping, too, if that’s your thing!
Ambolo is located an hour and 15 minutes away by car from Valencia. Be sure to wear beach shoes to protect your feet.
2. Portixol Beach
Photo by: Antonio Garcia
Portixol beach can be accessed by car (arrive early) or by walking from the viewpoint Creu del Portixol.
There are several cute white fishermen’s holiday houses along the waterline. Although this cove is far from any urban area and hotels, in summer there is a lifeguard on duty and a restaurant which specializes in rice dishes.
3. Calpe Beach
Image credit: James F Clay
Calpe is a very popular tourist destination and is crowded. Nevertheless, I would recommend coming here, especially if you are travelling with kids.
It’s simply a beautiful location. And there are inflatable water rides and water sports available.
4. Moncofar Beach
You will find quite an unusual water color in Moncofar. This is because of white pebbles that paint water into different shades, from milky turquoise to green to almost white.
Parking is available and a nice promenade along the seashore with some bars, where you can refresh.
5. Peñíscola’s North Beach
There are 2 beaches in Peñíscola. They are half-moon shaped and not far from each other.
Numerous bars and restaurants line the waterfront.
So relax by the towering Peñíscola’s Knight Templars’ Castle and then refresh with a nice cool drink and a seafood platter.
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