They are the main attraction of Benidorm and along which the town extends, looking at them means being intoxicated by beautiful views, the temperature and the sun that shines on them make them appealing every day of the year, the Q flags that wave on them announce their quality and a fine and soft sand makes them even pleasanter. The Benidorm beaches are one of the main charms of the town.
We have talked about Plans to do in Benidorm as a family, How to get about in Benidorm, we have discovered some of the neighborhoods (Rincón de Loix and La Cala) … And today we would like to present the Benidorm beaches. So that you can enjoy each one of them, we have prepared a complete guide to the beaches. But we want to go even further and discover some other gems that are hidden in the area, so you’ll also find recommendations to visit beaches in the surrounding areas. Keep reading!
Starting with the most interesting 3 beaches: Poniente, Levante and Cala Mal Pas. We say that they are the ones that will interest you the most because they are the main beaches of the town, the most accessible, those that have most services, which you can reach on foot from any point of the town and where you can also enjoy a promenade with plenty of atmosphere.
Levante Beach Benidorm
The Levante beach is Benidorm’s most internationally well known beach. This is due to the fact that along its 2 km length from ‘Pinet Point’ to ‘Canfali’ Point, there are countless restaurants, bars, pubs, terraces with live music and buildings where the most international atmosphere of Benidorm is concentrated. It is the beach with the greatest atmosphere and is well equipped for children and adults alike. Its orientation also makes it perfect to enjoy the sun from early morning until late afternoon.
In addition to basic services (sun beds, parasol’s, feet showers, wooden paths or children’s climbing frames), on the Levante Beach you can do water activities such as water skiing, diving or ride the famous “banana boat”.
Poniente Beach Benidorm
Poniente Beach is the longest beach (3 km), widest and most sandy area of Benidorm. This makes it more spacious and quiet, with an important catalog of services on the sand (beach library, shady areas, sports and games areas with football posts or volleyball nets …). It is the favorite beach for national tourists and it extends from the center of the town to La Cala Benidorm. This beach, in addition, is the one that will offer you the best sunsets.
Within it is the Benidorm harbour where you can take trips to different places by boat, the favorite being Benidorm Island.
Mal Pas Cove Benidorm
Separating Poniente and Levante is a small cove that is called Mal Pas. Its scarce 120m length make this beach a favorite for moms and dads to go with children. From it you will enjoy the beautiful views offered by ‘El Castillo of Benidorm’ above your head and the island occupying the horizon. In addition, since 1987 this cove has the blue flag of distinctive quality.
But, in addition to the 3 main beaches, Benidorm hides two small treasures. At the foot of the Serra Helada you can find Tío Ximo Cove and Almadrava Cove. If you do not have a car, getting to them will be a bit more complicated but we assure you that it will be worth it, even if it is a quick visit.
Benidorm Coves: Almadrava
Cala Almadrava is a paradisiacal cove around 100m long where you can relax and enjoy the sea surrounded by nature. Crystalline water, fine sand, rocks, aquatic life … a favorite place for many who like to go diving and those who like to escape from the hustle and bustle of the town.
Benidorm Coves: Cala Tio Ximo
Next to Cala Almadrava you can find Cala del Tío Ximo, another treasure that nature has to offer. The smallest (with only 60m long), the rockiest of all the beaches in Benidorm, probably the most spectacular and the only one in which nudity is authorized.
If you want to know a little more about them, don’t hesitate to read our post about the Benidorm coves.
BEACHES NEAR BENIDORM
The Benidorm beaches offer everything you need to enjoy and relax during your holidays. However we would like to encourage you to discover the ones in surrounding areas, find the beach that best fits your needs, here are a few recomendations.
Benidorm Beach with beach bar
On both the Levante and the Poniente beach, you will find along the seafront a wide range of bars, restaurants and supermarkets where you can eat and drink. But if you don’t want to move from the sand there are two beaches around ten minutes away by car, they are between Villajoyosa and Benidorm: ‘El Torres’ Beach and ‘Paradis’ Beach, they both have bars on the beach and are very quiet.
Dog friendly beaches
For those of you who can’t go on holiday without your dog you are in luck that in the Alicante region there are an increasing number of beaches that allow access to pets.The closest to Benidorm is the Mar y Montaña Beach, in Altea (adjoining town). It is a very quiet beach usually frequented by neighbors who want to go for a dip.
Nudist beach in Benidorm
If you’re looking for nudist beaches, in Benidorm you have the Cala del Tío Ximo that we have already mentioned. However, in Villajoyosa you will also find a beautiful cove : Cala Racó Conill. It is an un touched beach, where tranquility reigns and where enjoying the sea is a real pleasure.