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Alfas Del Pi Beaches

Albir beach is the main centre of tourist activity for Alfas Del Pi an attractive pebble beach with beautiful views across the bay towards the neighbouring resorts of Altea and Calpe. The Gibraltar like Peñon de Ifach at Calpe towers out of the sea on the horizon while the Sierra Helada and Sierra Bernia mountain ranges provide an impressive backdrop for the resort.

With an average year round temperature of 20C and 320 days of sunshine per year, the beach is the best place to be for a good part of the year.

The beach at Albir is 500 metres long and offers calm, clear waters for safe and enjoyable bathing. The beach consistently wins the European Blue Flag for its high quality standards. Near the lighthouse you'll find a free entrance nudist beach.

Whether you're into swimming, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving or fishing, you'll find plenty to keep you busy during your holiday in Alfas.

And you need never leave the beachfront because the attractive esplanade provides an ample number of good bars to quench your thirst and sate your appetite throughout the day.

There are two local water sports centres Campomanes and the Nautic Club offering swimming, sailing and diving lessons.

For experienced divers this is a wonderful stretch of coastline. For many years diving here was a strictly Spanish past time but an increasing number of foreign divers are now discovering the many delights of the Costa Blanca's unspoilt underwater treasures.

Several commercial dive centres are now offering accompanied trips to some fascinating sites within easy reach of Alfas but you won't be bothered by the problems of mass diving which is common in some of the other Spanish coastal regions.

For beginners and qualified divers alike there's an interesting dive site near the marina at Mascarat, a short distance north of Alfas. Here you'll find an intricate maze of shallow water grottos, winding tunnels, narrow crevices and caves. Large underwater boulders, peaks and cliffs burst with life walls of anemones, gorgonians and octopus abound. The water is exceptionally clean and visibility often exceeds 20 metres.

From Benidorm, 10 minutes down the road, you can take hourly boat rides out to the "Peacock Island" take your mask and fins because the south coast of the island is great for snorkeling.

Or if you're not into underwater adventures, take a submarine tour of the island and view the fascinating world of marine life without setting foot in the water!

If you fancy an action packed family day out on a sandy beach, Benidorm is the place to go. It's nearby and offers every kind of beach based entertainment imaginable including banana rides, paragliding and some great rafts with slides, swinging bridges and diving boards.

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