Valencia’s Malvarrosa beach… I still remember when I went walking in the center of the city, many years ago… and I suddenly found myself I a somewhat dirty, abandoned neighborhood… It’s changed a lot, because this memory has nothing to do with the state of the beach today. With an extension of 5 km (or more), the beach is pretty clean and invites you to walk and walk and walk along its shore, which is something I love to do, and something I really miss, as I live in Madrid now and there’s nothing comparable.
In the afternoon, fisherman sit along the shores with their poles, hoping for the day’s catch. (I saw one of them reel in a big one, but couldn’t get my camera out in time). They’ll tell you they’ve been fishing there during the afternoon for years. It surprises me that they’d fish right there on the shore, next to the great port of Vallencia. We have to be sure to take care of our precious Mediterranean!
Playa de El Saler is about a ten minutes' drive south of the city but you can also get there by bus. It's in the middle of the Albufera Natural Park and is notable for its dunes and forests of pine trees bent by the strong eastern winds. The beach is quite long but it's sandy in most places excepts for a few patches of rock. If you want to eat, I recommend Restaurante La Devesa...it's a good place to enjoy a lovely paella or fideuá by the sea. There is parking, showers, lifeguards and restrooms. Overall it's a beach for those who want to enjoy the beach and sun away from the noise of the city.
I spend summers at the Olivos beach by the lighthouse and I wouldn’t change that for anything in the world.
It’s a clean and calm beach. Although it gets packed with people on the weekends, it still doesn't have that claustrophobic feel like the rest of the beaches on the Valencian coast.
The beach forms a small gulf, maked by the island of thoughts. Thanks to the island, the beach doesn’t tend to have big waves, it’s nice and calm.
The water along the shore is shallow and is perfect for the kids who want to play in the water.
I’ve spent many vacations and weekends here, at the Guardamar de Segura beach. It’s a calm and familiar place with one of the best beaches on the White Coast. The sunrise is spectacular. The fantastic view is worth prying yourself out of bed a few hours earlier than normal.
It’s an ideal place to bring the family and especially the kids. It has a mild climate year round (it hardly drops below 10 or 12 degrees Celsius in the Winter). There’s a great market each Wednesday. It’s just 28 km away from Alicante, 14 from Elche, in the bay of Santa Pola. Nearby you can find the Santa Pola salt mines, it’s a protected location as it's a Roman construction made over 2,000 years ago.
There’s a spectacular pine forest in Gaurdamar. It’s also a protected area, sitting there like a mideival castle along with its white sand dunes. It’s not the typical multicolored town that you’ll tend to find along the Mediteranean coast. It’s Moors and Christian festival (July 25th) is a true spectacle. It’s located along the highway that goes from Cartagena to Alicante.
Daimus Beach is a fairly quiet beach to spend a day, where I love to go, sunbathing, playing around with the Cariocas ... but at night it is not so quiet - the beach can become crazy, with some great parties and good people. This is the beach of choice for me.
A dawn is beautiful as it is, but this beach is spectacular and very romantic. A fusión of all colors: the yellow-blue sky, the fine Brown sand, its texture, the reflection of the sea ... Also you can see some night fishermen are waiting to throw their rod. But the best thing about this place which is reflected in the photograph is the kind of road that seems to go straight to the sun. I hope you like it.
El Perello is located on the Swedish coast, about 20 km south of Valencia. Due to its proximity to the capital city, it has become a summer resort spot for the people Valencia. It has a large white sand beach and calm waters where it's possible to dive without problems. The town has always been dedicated to agriculture, fisheries and tourism. There is a sailing club located on one of the channels that connect the lagoon to the sea. There are many apartments, housing developments and even a campsite. There are typical restaurants that you'll love where they prepare monkfish stew or shrimp or any kind of paella.
It was built in the sixteenth century, along the Vaca river, to watch the coast to detect entries to Berber. It was restored in the 80's and is currently in very good condition. This cylindrical tower is over 7 meters tall, a single access door and a window. Next to the tower is an ideal place to take in the river, the flora and fauna, and the orange groves across the road. If you coming from the Gandia Grao highway, turn right just before the bridge leading to the town. If you come from Xeraco, you must use a road marked "Les Marines" or at the end of beach turn towards the river. The tower is also widely used for photo shoots.