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The Costa Blanca, located on the southeastern coast of Spain, is a paradise for beach lovers. Offering stunning coastlines, crystal-clear waters, and a sunny Mediterranean climate year-round, the region boasts 220km of idyllic beaches suitable for all types of visitors. Let’s check out the Best Costa Blanca Beaches.

Facts about the Costa Blanca:

  • The region extends from the town of Dénia in the north down to Pilar de la Horadada in the south.
  • 69 Costa Blanca beaches were awarded the prestigious Blue Flag status in 2023.
  • The Costa Blanca is home to more than 170 beaches and coves.
  • 10 million tourists visit the Costa Blanca each year.

Whether you’re seeking family-friendly stretches of golden sand, tranquil beaches for relaxation, or a vibrant seafront teeming with activities and amenities, the Costa Blanca has a beach for you.

Best Costa Blanca Beaches

When is the best time to visit the Costa Blanca?

The best time to go to the Costa Blanca is late spring (May – June) and early autumn (September – October). During these months the weather is warm but not too humid and the beaches aren’t as crowded as they are during the peak summer season of July and August. For travel deals to Spain, check out Expedia bundle deals.

If you are searching for a spectacular destination for a sunny beach holiday, here are 10 of the best beaches on the Costa Blanca for you to choose from.

Playa de la Granadella, Javea

Nestled within a natural cove, Playa de la Granadella is often regarded as one of the most picturesque beaches on the Costa Blanca. This hidden Costa Blanca beach is surrounded by lush greenery and rocky cliffs, even the drive down to the beach is beautiful, following a windy road lined with pine trees. This small pebble beach offers calm and clear waters perfect for snorkeling and safe for children to swim.

The shallow shoreline makes this an ideal beach for families, while adventurers can explore nearby hiking trails. Playa de la Granadella gets extremely busy during peak season and the road to the beach will often be closed to the public by mid-morning, so it is better to visit out of season.

Levante Beach, Benidorm

For those seeking vibrant, action-packed beaches, Levante Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Benidorm. With its golden sands stretching for miles, Levante Beach is renowned for its lively atmosphere. Families can indulge in many different types of watersports including parasailing, jet skiing, or banana boat rides, while those preferring to stay on dry land can enjoy the beachside cafes and bustling promenade. The beach also boasts excellent facilities, including lifeguards, sun loungers, showers, and playgrounds.

Levante Beach Benidorm

Cala de Finestrat, Benidorm

Just moments away from the hustle and bustle of Benidorm, Cala de Finestrat is a beautifully tranquil beach with a host of amenities on offer. This sandy beach is perfect for families, thanks to its gently sloping shore and calm waters. Visitors can find beachside restaurants and cafes, ice cream stalls, refreshment stands, and water sports facilities to keep everyone entertained during a day at the beach.

Cala Barraca, Javea

For a quieter and more secluded beach experience, Cala Barraca in Javea is a hidden gem on the Costa Blanca. Surrounded by rocky cliffs and pine trees, this pebbly shoreline provides a peaceful beach for those wanting to get away from the crowds. Ideal for couples, the calm waters of Cala Barraca create an ideal spot for swimming and snorkeling, while a delicious seafood lunch can be enjoyed at one of the picturesque restaurants overlooking the beach.

Playa del Postiguet, Alicante

Located right in the heart of Alicante, Playa del Postiguet offers visitors the perfect blend of seaside relaxation close to the bustling city. This wide sandy beach is ideal for families, with its shallow waters and various playgrounds on the sand. Beachgoers can also enjoy a stroll along Alicante’s lively promenade, lined with an array of shops, restaurants, and ice cream parlors.

Playa de San Juan, Alicante

Stretching for nearly 7 kilometers, Playa de San Juan is considered one of the best beaches in Alicante. With its fine golden sand, clear waters, and Blue Flag status, this beach is a haven for both locals and tourists alike. Families can make use of the various amenities, including play areas, beach volleyball courts, and a wide selection of bars and restaurants. Water sports enthusiasts will find plenty to enjoy, from windsurfing to sailing, and those looking for a more active beach experience can use the dedicated volleyball areas or outdoor gyms.

Cala Ambolo, Javea

Nestled between cliffs and pine forests, Cala Ambolo is a beautiful and unspoiled pebble beach perfect for nature lovers. Its crystal-clear turquoise waters are ideal for snorkeling and swimming, giving visitors plenty of opportunity to spot marine life here. Bring your own refreshments as there are no services close to this beach, which does mean that it tends to stay a bit quieter than others nearby. Cala Ambolo is an ideal beach for couples wanting to avoid the crowds, while it may be a bit too remote for families with younger children.

El Portet, Moraira

El Portet, located in the charming town of Moraira, is a tranquil, picturesque beach perfect for families and swimmers. Its horseshoe-shaped bay provides calm, crystal-clear waters, where beach-goers can wade out quite far into the sea while still remaining in fairly shallow water. Visitors can take part in various watersports such as kayaking or paddleboarding, and there are several beachfront restaurants serving fresh seafood and traditional Spanish cuisine.

Playa del Carabassí, Santa Pola

Nestled within a nature reserve, Playa del Carabassí in Santa Pola offers visitors a wide stretch of unspoiled, golden sand dunes and clear blue waters. Families can enjoy plenty of space for beach games and building sandcastles, and with lifeguards on duty, this beach is ideal for swimming enthusiasts of all ages. Facilities, such as beach bars and volleyball courts, can also be found nearby. Not to be confused with the neighbouring Playa de natura del Carabassí which is the nudist beach futher along.

Playa del Carabassí, Santa Pola

Playa de la Mata, Torrevieja

Situated in Torrevieja, approximately 45 kilometers south of Alicante, Playa de la Mata is known for its long stretch of fine golden sand. This spacious and unspoiled beach is backed by sand dunes, giving it a natural and picturesque setting. Playa de la Mata also has a long, flat promenade with various facilities, including beach bars, restaurants, and water sports activities. With beach yoga classes during the week, Playa de la Mata really does have it all.

As you can see, there are plenty of stunning beach resorts on the Costa Blanca to choose from. Whether you choose a tranquil cove or a vibrant, action-packed beach, the Costa Blanca has something for everyone. Families, couples, swimmers, adventure seekers, and sun worshippers can all find their perfect Spanish beach along this beautiful coastline. So, pack your sunscreen, grab your towel, and prepare to enjoy your next beach holiday on the Costa Blanca!


Guest post by Sarah from Our Spanish Adventures. Our Spanish Adventures is a blog run by a British family who moved to the Costa Blanca in 2019, after many years visiting the area on holiday. Sarah, along with her husband and 12 year old daughter, enjoy a sunny life outdoors, exploring the wonderful part of the world that they get to call home, and blogging about their adventures.

Also check out Spain in May and Lisbon to Seville Road Trip.

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