Spain Guide


Denia Beaches

Denia normally enjoys 320 days of sunshine a year with an average temperature of 19C so what better place to be than down at the beachfront? With 20 kilometres of seafront, Denia has enough sand and space to keep everyone happy. No matter how many tourists head for the sea in the summer, the beaches never get overcrowded. And there are different beaches to suit everyone endless stretches of flat sandy beach, rocky coves and tiny bays hidden among the cliffs.

The sandy beaches start in the centre of Denia, down near the ferry terminal, and stretch for miles northwards the beaches of Les Marines, Les Bovetes, Les Deveses and Els Palmars provide an ideal family day out. The waters are clean and safe, patrolled by lifeguards during high season and boasting the European Blue Flag for water quality.

All Denia's main beaches have the full benefits of foot showers, sunshades and beds to hire and a generous sprinkling of beach "chiringuitos" beach bars selling alcoholic and soft drinks, ice creams and snacks. Bars and restaurants of every price and persuasion line the seafront so you've always got somewhere to go when the going gets hot. And there are times when it can push 40C here!

There are plenty of beach based activities both on and off the water. There are climbing frames, volleyball nets and huge expanses of spare beach set well back from the sea ideal for football and other team sports.


You can hire sail boats, dinghies and pedaloes. Go fishing from the rocks at Les Rotes which also provide the perfect environment for snorkeling and scuba diving.

The wealth of Mediterranean marine life makes these waters perfect for diving. Contact Aquatic Denia for advice and equipment (tel + 34 964425215).

Take the ferry (,, from Denia to one of the Balearic Islands Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca of Formentera. If you're a diver, you can explore the wrecks of two Roman vessels which sunk off the coast of Mallorca in the third and fourth centuries BC.

During its Christ of the Holy Blood fiesta in July Denia holds its famous "Bous al Mar" (literally "Bulls to the Sea"). It's listed as a fiesta of National Tourist Interest and it's a sight to behold though some British visitors find the taunting of the bulls unappealing.

The bulls are turned loose on the quayside (with protective barriers around to protect the public) and then tormented by young would be matadors until either side (the bull or the bully!) ends up in the sea. The Spanish go wild with excitement but be warned it's enough to turn the stomach of many an animal loving Brit.