As Spain’s primo beach destination, Benidorm is famous for all things sun, sea and sand – and thanks to our exclusive insider guide, you can jet off with tons of tips and tricks up your sleeve! We’ve got a trio of brilliant beaches to explore, so grab your passport and join us for an access-all-areas adventure…
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At an amazing two miles long, Benidorm’s biggest beach is a massive holiday hotspot. With its cheerful, colour-splashed promenade and bucket loads of activities, it’s great for family fun – and thanks to its very own marina, you can take to the high seas to discover Benidorm Island, a mere 20-minute sail away.
For a bite to eat, locals and tourists alike rave about Amigos Bistro, a family-run bar dishing up delicious fresh grills. Ferretti’s Gelato is also a must for a cheeky sweet treat or two, with ice-creams, waffles and crêpes making up a seriously moreish menu.
Watersports: Jet-boat rides, parasailing, jet-skiing, banana-boating, sailboat tours, fly-fish rides
Food & Drinks: Amigos Bistro, Ferretti’s Gelato
Levante is Spanish for ‘sunrise’ – and if you’re up and about nice and early, you’ll be treated to one of the best Benidorm has to offer. Later in the day, it’s a gigantic playground for fun in the sun, with miles of soft sands perfect for little ones – and for a spot of flop ‘n’ drop, there’s a whopping 5,000 loungers for topping up your tan.
By twilight, the beachfront comes alive with hundreds of buzzing bars and restaurants, catering to couples and families alike. Pizzeria Pinocchio is great for eats and treats with the kids, with a fabulous fresh menu – and during the sizzling summer heat, grown-ups will love the frosty Belgian beers at Rica’s Beach Bar.
Watersports: Jet-skiing, scuba and helmet diving, boat rides, parasailing, wakeboarding
Food & Drinks: Pizzeria Pinocchio, Rica’s Beach Bar
Tucked away to the west of Poniente, this cosy cove is one of the resort’s best-kept secrets. Lapped by crystal-clear turquoise waters, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in Barbados, not Benidorm – and as it’s sheltered by a mountain headland, it’s super-calm too.
The dining vibe here is a great mix of Spanish and international, including traditional tapas nibbles at the seafront Taperia Ayala, and ice-creams every colour of the rainbow at the chilled out La Flor de la Cala.
Food & Drinks: Taperia Ayala, La Flor de la Cala
Want to learn more about beautiful Benidorm? Check out our ultimate resort guide here!