Beaches in Valencia
Which beaches to visit The beach closest to the city centre is known as Valencia beach, but there are other sections of the beach in the area which are equally easy to access including Playa de la Malvarossa which is about a 20 minute stroll from the city centre. This is a very popular beach and does become quite crowded on weekends but public transport will also take you swiftly to Las Arenas. The area features many hotels including the posh Balneario de las Arenas and was the former home of renowned novelist Blasco Ibanez. The Playa de Las Arenas is a popular upmarket beach with many restaurants and bars from which to choose and is popular for those wishing to take an evening stroll. The promenade beside the beach boasts a wide choice of fine eateries with excellent menus and atmospheric outdoor terraces – the perfect place for a drink at sundown overlooking the coast. Heading out of the city you will come to Pinedo beach which is a popular nudist beach. If that’s not your thing, head on a few minutes to El Saler which boasts sand so white it could blind you. The beach is remarkably clean and safe. To the north of the city you’ll find Playa del Alboraya among others. The area of coast surrounding the city also offers fabulous beaches of a similar quality but with less crowding, and the whole region in itself has an abundance of choice whether you prefer water sports or a lazy day lying by the sea.