San Juan Beach
Located 8kms to the north of Alicante, San Juan has a long, open beach of some 7kms in length and with an average width of 85m. The beach corresponds to the two municipalities of Alicante and El Campello.
It is located in a residential area that is lively in the summer months and very peaceful during the rest of the year. Facilities available on the seafront include restaurants, bars, cafés and car parks, and services include access for the handicapped, toilets, watchtowers, a Red Cross post, tourist information and water sports on the beach.
As in previous years, this year the beach has been awarded the Blue Flag of the European Union.
The beach can be reached by car, by bus (numbers 21 or 22) or by tram, offering a nice trip from Alicante.
The Coves of Cavo de Huertas
Located in a residential, tranquil area lying between San Juan and Albufereta, the coves along this part of the coast of Alicante are outstandingly beautiful, combining as they do, rocks and sand.
Some of these beaches are nudist bathing areas, and diving is possible in almost all of them, but particularly in the rockier coves. Of particular note are Cala de los Judios and Cala Cantalares.
The coves can be reached by car; alternatively, a bus (number 22) runs all round the Cabo de las Huertas as far as San Juan Beach.
Located in a semi-urbanised area to the Northwest of the city of Alicante, Abufereta Beach is about 500m long This yaer, the beach has been awarded the Blue Flag of the European Union. Beach patrol and lifeguard services are available for Holy Week and the summer season. Other services include a Red Cross post, watchtower, foot showers, toilets and parking facilities
Nearby there is the smaller Almadraba Beach.
The easiest way to get from Alicante to this beautiful beach is by car via the A-190 road known as the carretera de la cantera, by bus (numbers 09, 21 and 22), or by tram.
This fine, sandy beach, 900m long and washed with tranquil waters, is located in the heart of the city at the foot of the Santa Barbara Castle.
As in previous years, this beach has again been awarded the Blue Flag of the European Union. A lifeguard and patrol service is available during Easter, from the 15th of June to the 15th of October, and at weekends from mid-October to the end of the year. The most important facilities on the beach include a watchtower, a Red Cross post, parking, foot showers, toilets, access for the handicapped and a tourist information office.
There are several urban bus routes that stop at or near the beach, namely, bus numbers 02, 05, 21 and 22. The beach can also be reached by tram, which has stops at the beginning and the end of the beach, and which runs further along the coast northwards to the golf course in San Juan beach and El Campello, and from there on to Dénia on the narrow-gauge train known as the trenet.
Saladares Urbanova Beach
Saladares-Urbanova Beach is located in a residential part of southernmost Alicante, in an environmentally significant area of marshlands that were formerly an important source of salt. Located nearby is the new OHIM (the Office for the Harmonisation of the Internal Market).
The beach is 1,600 metres long and has an average width of 50 metres. This year it has been awarded the Blue Flag of the European Union. There is a patrol and lifeguard service during Easter and the summer season, and also toilets, foot showers, a watchtower, parking facilities, etc.
The beach is reached by following the road that runs south to Santa Pola, or by bus number 27.