Top 7 Best Beaches and coves in Benidorm, Costa Blanca, Spain

Benidorm is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Spain. Located on the Costa Blanca, receiving millions of visitors each year. This lovely city is home to magnificent beaches from the bright long sandy beaches right in the city to small picturesque bays and quiet bathing spots just outside Benidorm, this resort is paradise for anyone who loves the sea.

In this guide, we have listed the top 7 best beaches and coves in Benidorm.


1- Levante Beach:

Levante Beachvia – beachsearcher

Levante Beach is one of the most famous and busiest beaches in Benidorm. This urban beach has beautiful fine sand and crystal-clear waters, surrounded by imposing buildings where you can find footbaths, walkways, swings, games for children, and a beach library.

This two-kilometer-long sandy beach has a shallow slope; it offers different facilities like sunbeds, umbrellas for rent, restaurants, bars, beach clubs, and cafés. Besides, it is home to the first cable-ski circuit in the sea, where you can practice water skiing, wakeboarding, and kitesurfing.


2- Poniente Beach:

Poniente Beachvia – marinea

Poniente Beach is another famous beach on Benidorm. This beach is located in the center of the city and stretches more than 3 kilometers of fine sand as well as it is perfect for swimming and also has the Blue Flag distinction.

This beach boasts breathtaking fine sand and crystal-clear water, where you can rent sun loungers and parasols. This sandy beach is particularly popular with senior citizens, meaning you’ll find a wide range of gym, yoga, and fitness programs for seniors. In addition, this beautiful beach offers many amenities, including accessible walkways, volleyball nets, and goals.

Behind this beach is a beautiful promenade, along which you can walk to the Mediterranean Balcony, one of the most impressive attractions of Benidorm, and further to the neighboring beach Playa de Levante.


3- Mal Pas Beach:

mal pas beachvia – beachsearcher

Playa del Mal Pas is one of the most stunning beaches of Benidorm. This picturesque cove set behind the small port of Benidorm, at the end of Playa de Poniente, and thus not far from the famous Mediterranean Balcony viewpoint.

Moreover, this beach is one of the quietest bathing spots in town, with its fine sand and crystal-clear sea. While taking a dip, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the tall palm trees and the Església de Sant Jaume I Santa Anna church in the old town.

The sandy beach equipped with chair rental service and lifeguards. Snorkeling is also possible along the rocks. For those looking for a quiet vacation, Playa del Mal Pas is your next destination.


4- Tio Ximo Cove:

Tio Ximo Covevia – vivirenbenidorm

Tio Ximo Cove is inside the Sierra Helada Nature Park. The cove encircled by cliffs; it is only 60 meters width, but it is a tranquil beach, perfect for visitors searching to escape from the hustle and bustle of Benidorm’s busier beaches.

This charming cove combines fine sand and rocky bottom, which makes it ideal for snorkeling as it has crystal clear waters, where you can view the stunning rocky seabed. Remember, this is a virgin beach, so there are no services or facilities of any type. There is only a lifeguard service and rental of umbrellas and lounge chairs.


5- La Almadrava cove:

Benidorm Beaches: L'almadrava covevia – mapcarta

La Almadrava Cove is located north of Benidorm, in the heart of Serra Gelada natural park. This cove stretches 100 meters and consists of fine sand, small rocks, clear waters, and usually less crowded.

Rocky bottoms and clear waters of this  magnificent cove make it the perfect spot for diving or underwater sports. The beach is also ideal if you want to do naturism. Besides, the beach has a flag indicating the status of the sea and sunbeds and umbrella rentals in high season.


6-  la Cala de Finestrat Beach :

la Cala de Finestrat beachvia – pinterest

Cala de Finestrat beach is one of the best beaches nearby Benidorm. This picturesque playa has golden sand, ideal for children and safe for bathing. Besides, it has a series of rocky hills that blend distinctively with the sea. There is a wide choice of restaurants and cafes along the promenade. The beach can get very busy in summer, but in the spring and Autumn, it is calmer than Benidorm’s other beaches.


7- Del Torres Beach:

Benidorm Beaches: Del Torres Beachvia – minube

Playa del Torres is one of the best beaches near Benidorm. This stunning bay  set a little south of the center, about 14 kilometers from the city. This beach is a combination of fine pebbles and sand. Eucalyptus trees give wonderfully cool shade here on hot days and the water is gorgeous clear and clean. Even in hot seasons, Playa del Torres is uncrowded, so you can always enjoy and relax with an unforgettable quiet beach experience.