Local Info | Blue Flag Beaches
Sandy beaches, pebbles, dunes and steep cliffs, located on the edge of towns or in hidden heavenly spots. There is so much to choose from.
The Costa Blanca is blue. This is the colour of most of its 60 flags, demonstrating the quality of the waters of its 200 kilometres of coast. This makes Alicante the province with the most awards of this type in the whole of Spain. It has over 170 beaches and coves where the sun shines for over 300 days a year. Sandy, pebbled, hidden behind dunes, next to pine forests, under steep cliffs, urban and remote beaches, with calm and choppy waters.
To the north, in the region of the Marina Alta, the mountain landscape approaches the shore to create unique cliffs and coves looking out onto the long sandy beaches of Denia, Javea and Benissa. Benidorm offers the most well-known and visited beaches. Towards the south, from Alicante to Pilar de la Horadada, there is a change of landscape, with the steep coves turning into dunes, especially in Guardamar del Segura, wetlands and salt marshes, such as the Lagunas de la Mata in Torrevieja and El Hondo in Elche, which are not easy to access in other areas.
In addition to the crystal clear waters you can enjoy on the coast, we must also highlight the quality of the services offered in this region, including an impressive hotel and catering industry with a wide range of bars and restaurants on the seafront for visitors to enjoy, as well as the endless number of activities for water sport lovers. Restaurants, terraces and bars from which to watch the sunset, accessible beaches, activities for children, windsurfing, sailing and scuba diving. You can also enjoy some time alone by listening to the waves, watching the calm water and going to places in which you can lose yourself.