Spain Guide

Benidorm Beaches

Benidorm proudly boasts two of the biggest, cleanest and most popular beaches in Spain. The two huge sweeping crescents stretch for a total of 6 kilometres and are known as "Levante" and "Poniente" Spanish for sunrise and sunset. With consistently high quality Blue Flag bathing water, lifeguard patrols, a wealth of water sports and beachfront cafes, the beaches of Benidorm can rival the best in the world.

For the young or at least young at heart! Levante beach is the place to be on those long and not so lazy summer days. It's where the teenagers gather to see and be seen, the families flock for all day entertainment for the kids.and older people sit for hours and watch in fascination as Benidorm's beach life goes by.

The beaches are sandy and slope gently into the water providing endless hours of fun in the shallows for small children. Further out to sea are the adventure rafts with slides, swinging bridges and diving boards. Lifeguards are on hand throughout the summer season and the beaches are pristine each morning thanks to a mammoth daily sweep up by the local council.

For a slightly less hectic day out on the beach, head for Poniente it tends to be less crowded and is perfect for a lazy day of swimming and sunbathing.

For the benefit of families with very young children, the local council has recently erected huge colourful picture board signs along the beaches to be used as easy to spot meeting points. Perfect for children who stray then can't remember which sunshade among the thousands is mum's! The council has also made big efforts to provide ramps and other facilities to make the beaches more accessible to disabled people.

Beaches and Water Sports

Watersports abound during the peak months and include water ski ing, jet ski ing, paragliding, scuba diving and boat trips around the bay and along the coast.

To book boat rides, including an interesting trip to Benidorm Island with the chance to see the local marine life through a glass bottomed boat, go to the jetty in the port at Poniente Beach.

At the port you'll also find the Costa Sub Aqua Club who can arrange a fascinating underwater exploration of the local reefs, wrecks, islands and other dive sites.

For a range of different fun sports pop along to Cable Ski Benidorm at Levante Beach. Cable ski ing is ideal for beginners to learn the basics of water ski ing and for the more advanced there's the facility for up to 10 people to compete against each other.