Beaches In Alicante: 6 Family-Friendly Spots to Go
Missing a serene beach holiday with the whole family? It will be perfect to pick up the spacious 7 seater car hire Spain and set off to Alicante! The beaches of Alicante are a center of attraction for travelers from all over the world. On the multi-kilometer sandy shore you will find everything for a comfortable stay – sun loungers, umbrellas, showers, children’s playgrounds, sports activities for adults, snack bars, and cafes. Excellent surfing and diving opportunities will complement your pleasant pastime.
Local beaches are located both in the city and in its surroundings, which makes car hire the best transport solution. If you are planning a trip to Alicante, check which beaches to include on your travel list:
Playa del Postiguet
Playa del Postiguet is the central beach of Alicante. It lies at the foot of Mount Benacantil and is easily accessible by hire car from anywhere in the city. Decorated with a palm tree lane, the magnificent Esplanada de España promenade separates the coast from the city.
Fine light sand covers the beach that is very pleasant for bare feet. The descent into the sea is gentle, while the water is clear and calm. Low waves appear only in the late afternoon, making it an ideal relaxing place for children.
Playa del Postiguet features an excellent amenities, which includes sun loungers, umbrellas and jet skis hire, showers, playgrounds, and toilets. There are several car parks near the beach.
Playa San Juan
You need to drive your car hire 9 km northeast of the city center in order to get there. Playa San Juan is located on a picturesque coast, against the backdrop of a promenade with a palm alley. The 3-kilometers-long coastline is covered with fine golden sand without sharp stones and shells. The entrance to the water is shallow and comfortable for small children. The sea is clean, and calm.
On this beach you can always find enough space to relax. Children will be happy to spend time on playgrounds with swings, slides, and pyramids. There‘s also a playground designed in the form of an old ship. Showers and toilets, beach volleyball and minifootball fields will make your stay comfortable and entertaining.
Playa Albufereta is located in a small bay 3 km away from the city center. Fine sand covers the entire 500-meter-long beach area. The entrance to the water is shallow, and the water is clean and transparent. Rocks on both sides of the beach block the shore from the winds. You can sit in the shade of the spreading palm trees or hire sun loungers and an umbrella. The sea in the bay warms up faster than in open coastal areas, and maintains a comfortable temperature for swimming for a long time.
This Alicante beach is popular among families with small children. It’s calm and quiet, plus you will enjoy the playgrounds. In warm water on a long sandbank, children can play for a long time without risking a cold. There’s a large parking space near the beach to safely leave your hire car.
Playa de la Almadraba
Playa de la Almadraba is another great place to go with your car hire. It’s located in a small enclosed bay surrounded by white cliffs, about 4 km from the city center. The entrance to the water is shallow and sandy, while the sea is calm and without waves.
Almadraba is usually quite crowded, which means this place has everything you need for a comfortable stay. It’s possible to hire sun loungers and umbrellas or sit on a towel.
Playa de los Saladares
Awarded with the Blue Flag, Playa de los Saladares stretches along the coast of the quiet suburb of Urbanova. The two-kilometer coastline is covered with clean light sand. The descent into the water is gentle and the wave height is average, which is an ideal condition for families with children.
Although Playa de los Saladares is located some distance from the center of Alicante, you will quickly find it moving around in a hire car.
Playa de Los Naufragos
This 400-meters-long beach is a perfect sandy relaxing spot in the heart of Alicante. It’s even possible to leave your hire car in the hotel parking lot and walk there on foot if staying in the city center.
Playa de Los Naufragos will fit into your idea of the perfect family vacation. You can sunbathe on the wide beach, or hide in the shade of palm trees, while watching your children play in the playground.