Alicante's beaches, on the shores of the Mediterranean


Alicante (or Alacant) is one of Spain's most popular tourist destinations, and with good reason! The city that stands on the shores of the Mediterranean is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and coves on the Spanish mainland. From golden sands to crystal clear waters, here you will find everything you need for an unforgettable holiday. So grab some sun cream and get ready for a trip bursting with fun and relaxation. Ready to come with us and discover Alicante's beaches?

Alicante and its coves: love at first dip

The area around Cabo de las Huertas in Alicante boasts a privileged setting in Spain and the entire Mediterranean! Its coves are authentic paradises open to everybody. Hidden corners that are perfect for getting away from it all and enjoying the spectacle of nature.

  • Cala Cantalar: just a few minutes from the city centre, this cove is a haven of peace that offers privileged views.
  • Cala de la Palmera: next to Cala Cantalar, Cala de la Palmera is one of the most beautiful and most popular beaches to visit by boat, with visitors enjoying its calm waters to take an appetising dip. This cove is easily accessible and is formed by a thin layer of sand and rocks, which makes it the perfect place for all visitors.
  • Cala de los Judíos: with the Castle of Santa Bárbara as the backdrop, this rocky cove with crystal-clear waters is a veritable treasure in which to dive and enjoy nature at its best, as it is also an area rich in posidonia.


Playa de San Juan

Extending across almost 3 km from the beaches of El Campello (north of Alicante) to the coves of Cabo de la Huerta, Playa de San Juan is a veritable icon for locals. Fine sands and transparent waters surround bathers in this sandy area that, given its excellent climate, can be visited almost all year-round. As in the case of any good Mediterranean beach, San Juan has beach bars where you can enjoy a great relaxing atmosphere between dips.

What's more, this semi-urban beach is accessible for people with reduced mobility and boasts areas dedicated to sports while enjoying a great time relaxing in the sun.

Playa de la Albufereta

This charming beach is a veritable oasis of tranquillity. Thanks to its relaxed atmosphere and natural surroundings, it is perfect for those looking to get away from it all and enjoy some downtime. How about a picnic under the shade of the palm trees? Here, you will find the ideal spot for an outdoor meal while listening to the soft lapping of the waves!

Playa del Postiguet

Located in the heart of Alicante, this beach is a magical place where the city meets the sea. Overlooked by the majestic Castillo de Santa Barbara, Playa del Postiguet offers breathtaking views and a unique experience. Whether you prefer to work on your tan on the beach or cool off in the crystal clear waters, this beach has everything you need to enjoy an unforgettable experience. What's more, it is close to the city, meaning you can enjoy delicious tapas and refreshing drinks in the nearby bars and restaurants.

Playa de la Granadella

This hidden gem is one of the most picturesque beaches on the entire Costa Blanca. Boasting crystal clean water and natural surroundings, this beach is almost heavenly. As the beach is a little more isolated, it boasts a quiet and relaxed atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a day of rest and relaxation. Make sure not to forget your camera, because you'll want to capture every moment in this magical place!

How to travel to Alicante with Renfe

In the mood for a dip? If you want to enjoy the long beaches that Alicante has to offer, at Renfe we make things easy for you with our trains, meaning you can travel in the fastest, most comfortable and sustainable way. Also, discover everything that Alicante has to offer you as well as its incredible beaches!

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