Benidorm is arguably the favourite Spanish destination for British holidaymakers; a vibrant, fun resort town that’s been a magnet for holidaymakers for almost five decades. Visitors are drawn back time and time again to this Costa Blanca town by the superb nightlife, excellent eateries and the great variety of accommodation. But perhaps Benidorm’s greatest selling point is its beaches! Many holidaymakers and travel lovers agree, some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean are in Benidorm.
The three main beaches of Benidorm form a golden crescent stretching for around 6km. Together, they offer the 1.5 million UK visitors who head to Benidorm every year a selection of beautiful places for swimming, water sports and soaking up the sun in a place of absolute Mediterranean paradise.
All about that beach…
Benidorm’s three main beaches are Levante, Poniente and Malpas. Levante is the most family friendly, offering a long stretch of sand that’s known as the best sunrise beach. With plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas to offer protection from the summer sun, Levante is also great for safe swimming for all ages. A little further out to sea you’ll find a veritable water play park for the more adventurous, including rafts, slides and diving boards. And when you’ve had enough of the sun, sand and sea, take a stroll along the wide promenade and dip in and out of the many bars, restaurants and shops.
Poniente beach is located to the west of Levante and is a little less crowded. Again, it offers lots of pristine sand and plenty of beach-based facilities to keep even the most hyperactive of holidaymakers happy. The revitalised promenade has plenty of shops, bars and eateries to choose from too.
Close to the harbour is Malpas beach, a much smaller expanse of sand than the other two and also a lot less busy. Head here if you want to be far from the madding crowds but still want the Benidorm beach experience. All three beaches offer great water sports, including windsurfing, kite surfing and sailing.
Fun for all the family…
Benidorm has a wealth of great activities for all ages so if you get bored with the beach, you’ll have no trouble finding something fun to do. There are several massive water parks and theme parks that are ideal for kids (both big and small!). You can also take a boat trip out to the Isla de Benidorm, also known as the Peacock Island due to its peacock population.
When it comes to bars, restaurants and clubs, Benidorm holiday really is in a league of its own. Cafes and restaurants offer every type of cuisine, from local tapas to bangers and mash for the homesick, as well as delicious Chinese and Indian. But be sure to sample as much fresh seafood as possible, washed down with pitchers of sangria – bliss! As soon as the sun goes down, Benidorm comes to life – its nightlife is famed along the Costa Blanca for its dazzling Vegas-style cabaret shows, karaoke bars and clubs where the music plays until the sun comes up. Perfect for those looking to kick back and let loose.
When the sun does come up, it’s time to remember that the best beaches in the Mediterranean are in Benidorm, so head back to the sands and start the Benidorm holiday fun all over again. Be sure to pop a trip to Benidorm on your travel bucket list!