The most beautiful beach towns in Alicante are at your fingertips. Alicante… towns, beaches and action. With this combination: what can go wrong?
Today, Sonneil brings you closer to villages with almost deserted beaches, villas with seafaring sounds, towns full of stories and legends of pirates and, of course, places that reflect the serene soul of the Mediterranean. These are just some of the features of the most beautiful beach towns in Alicante.
Do you want to know which ones they are? At Sonneil we will tell you our favourite ones… but shhhh don’t share our secrets with anyone… Shall we begin?
And if, after so many sand and sea, you fancy something more cultural, here you have the top five museums on the Costa Blanca.
The 7 best beach towns in Alicante
Altea, the apple of our eye
From the top of Altea, the dome of the Church of Nuestra Señora del Consuelo watches over the travellers who enter Alicante’s lands.
Built on rock, this small town stands the test of time (and tourists). We recommend that you take a walk, or rather, let yourself be carried away by its cobbled streets. An experience for all five senses.
For night owls, Altea does not go to sleep. Check out the plans for after sunset!
Denia, a seafaring melody
We say town… but Denia has grown to become a city.
What’s the best part? The district with a seafaring tradition decorated with nets and rigging, Mount Montgó, the castle or the reflection of the sunset in the water of its hidden coves are just some examples.
Moraira, a history of lighting pirates
A town that could be considered Saint Tropez’s twin sibling, it has a history behind that combines legends and pirates. The story is recorded by the castle that watches over the town… and which, once upon time, had a surveillance function, since pirates were a threat to people.
Today, it is a quiet place where you can walk by the sea with the mountain in the background.
Villajoyosa, the name says it all
Villajoyosa, which means ‘joyful town’ in Spanish, is the jewel of the well-known Marina Baixa and is the perfect example of the Mediterranean style: a maze of houses with a white, almost shiny colour that contrasts with the seas of flowers that cover its walls. (If you like white villages, here you can discover the most beautiful on the Costa del Sol and the Costa Blanca).
And as a must see panoramic view, we recommend a walk along the promenade of the Arsenal district: each house has a different colour, in a uniquely picturesque setting… What for? It was meant for the men returning from the sea so they would know which house was theirs from afar.
Tabarca, THE TOWN par excellence
And if we had to choose the three most beautiful beach towns in Alicante, Tabarca would undoubtedly qualify for this ranking.
Tabarca is an islet of great archeological value due to its watchtowers, such as the San José Tower, its characteristic wall or the church of San Pedro. It offers a summer energy: it is the perfect destination to spend the day between fine sand and warm water… sheltered from the Mediterranean sun.
Guardamar del Segura, the counterpoint
There is also another side of the Mediterranean beyond the pristine white sands: and that is the coves away from the human’s hand, where the saltpetre is at its best. And Guardamar del Segura is the best example of this with its isolated cabins facing the sea, its pine forests and sand dunes that change location.
Benissa, between the interior and the coast
Halfway between the interior and the coast is Benissa with its moonlike landscape due to the stony beaches. And in the background? The steep slopes lined with houses that are so typical of this area.
As a bonus: this area is perfect for scuba diving, thanks to its clear water.
As you can see, the best beach towns in Alicante are waiting for your next unforgettable adventure.
What are you waiting for to explore the soul of Alicante?
“By the light of the lamps on the quay, I began to wonder what Alicante would be without its beautiful landscape”Anonymous.
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