Postiguet Beach#13 in Best Things To Do in Alicante
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If you don't want to travel too far from the city center, Postiguet Beach is the place to go. Visitors enjoy relaxing on the shore and soaking in the views of Castillo de Santa Barbara, which overlooks the popular strip of sand. The waves are typically calm, making it safe for kids to play in the water and the sand. Backed by a promenade, or boardwalk, and a line of palms, there are plenty of places to take a break from the sunshine or grab a bite to eat during your day of relaxation. However, the multitude of surrounding businesses mean the beach can quickly get crowded, especially in the summer months. There are a number of other quieter beaches in the Alicante area, but if you want to stay within the city limits, Postiguet Beach is the best option. Postiguet Beach offers resources to make your beach day more comfortable, such as beach chair rentals, public bathrooms, lockers and foot showers. Ramps to the beach make it accessible for everyone, and refreshment stands are scattered around the strip. There are also opportunities to rent water sports equipment and recreational areas for beach volleyball and other games. If you're already walking around the city, you can reach the beach easily on foot; if you're taking public transportation, get off the tram at the Mercado or the Puerta del Mar stop. There are also a number of bus routes that will take you there. The beach is free to access.
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#1 San Juan Beach
You'll find this stretch of shoreline just about 6 miles northeast of Alicante city. Playa de San Juan is known as one of Spain's best beaches; in fact, many recent travelers said it offers a better beach experience than Postiguet. The beach offers designated area for sports like volleyball and football. There's also a skateboarding area if you want to show off some tricks or just watch others. Not to mention, there are plenty of places to rent water sports equipment for surfing, kayaking, windsurfing and jet skiing. The beach also stretches about 2 miles, so you'll surely be able to carve out your own little space in the sand. It's accessible by tram or bus. Visitors recommend taking the L4 tram line to the Londres stop or the L3 tram line to El Campello; if you're on a bus, Costa Blanca, Costa Blanca-Milan and Plaza Coruña are all bus stops close to the beach.
Just behind the beach are restaurants, nightlife venues and even an 18-hole golf course. On a sunny day – most days – the strip is filled with people strolling. A bike path behind the beach makes it easily accessible; there is also a tram line that connects the beach with the city center and Dénia – a nearby coastal town. Public parking spaces and beachside hotels abound in this area as well. Access to the beach is free.
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