7 best beaches in Valencia
Valencia, the third-largest city in Spain, fascinates with its unique style, lots of charm and many impressive attractions. The wonderful beaches of Valencia also contribute to this city becoming a popular place for city trips in Europe.
Along a palm-fringed promenade are miles of velvety-sand urban beaches, some even awarded the Blue Flag. And also near the city, there are some amazing beaches where you can spend the day. But what are the best beaches in Valencia, and where can you enjoy the best beach atmosphere?
In this beach guide, we have rounded up the best beaches in Valencia, which are great to visit on a city break. In addition, we provide some wonderful photos and useful tips on recommended accommodations in an optimal location to the city and the beach.
Beaches of the city of Valencia
The bright and velvety beaches of Valencia are nice and can be easily reached from the centre by public transport (bus, metro and tram line 6). On a 3.5 km long, palm-lined promenade, 3 different stretches of beach can easily reach on foot. The most sporty can rent a bicycle and comfortably explore the long beach of Valencia. Along the way, there are always restaurants and bars where you can have delicious ice creams, drinks and snacks.
There are also great accommodations right next to the beach with a good connection to the city centre, where you will find the most amazing attractions and things to do in Valencia.
- Cabanyal Beach (Arenas Beach)
- Malvarrosa Beach
- Patacona Beach (Alboraya)
- Saplaya Beach
- Pinedo Beach
- El Saler Beach
- Perello Beach
Accommodation on the beach and near the centre
1. Cabanyal Beach (Arenas Beach)
A popular beach in Valencia is Playa del Cabanyal, also known as Playa de las Arenas. It is the first stretch of beach from the city’s port and is undoubtedly the busiest, especially in summer. For many, it is considered a party spot, where people don’t just celebrate on weekends. Locals and tourists gather to soak up the beachy vibe and cool drinks at the many beach bars.
The exclusive Marina Beach Club is not the cheapest place, but it is one of the coolest places in Playa del Cabanyal. It is located at the upper end of the beach and pampers its guests with cocktails, a swimming pool and a luxurious atmosphere. Behind the beach is the Balneario Resort Las Arenas, one of the best hotels on the beaches of Valencia!
2. Malvarrosa Beach
The fabulous Playa de la Malvarrosa is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in Valencia. It is one of the 3 beaches in the city and, therefore, easily accessible from the centre. On this 2-kilometre-long beach, you will enjoy the longest stretch of beach in the city, while to the north, it becomes quieter.
The sea is clear and sparkles with dreamy blue colours, and the beach has a gentle slope, which is especially popular with families with children. On this lovely sandy beach, you have many options for activities such as free fitness equipment for sports enthusiasts, volleyball opportunities, soccer goals and play areas for children.
Tourists love the fabulous restaurants on the beach, where you can try some local delicacies and have some refreshments.
3. Patacona Beach (Alboraya)
A real highlight of the beach and for many Valencia experts, the most beautiful beach in the city is Playa de la Patacona. This large sandy beach borders Playa de la Malvarrosa and is the northernmost of the 3 beaches in the city of Valencia. Visitors love its unique atmosphere, clean and bright sandy beach and the beautiful colours of the sea.
The atmosphere in Playa de la Patacona is very relaxed, and along the promenade, behind the huge palm trees, there are some very modern bars, such as the unique La Mas Bonita.
Tip: A fantastic option to stay near the beach is the City Valencia Beach 360. You quickly reach the sea and by public transport to the city centre from the apartment.
4. Saplaya Beach
Playa Saplaya is located just north of the city, about 4 kilometres from the upper end of the city beach, and deserves a place on our list of the 7 most beautiful beaches in Valencia. Its atmosphere is unique, as it is right in front of the picturesque Puerto Saplaya, which locals also know as the “Venice of Spain”.
What is most striking are the many colourful holiday homes, which contrast the blue of the sea and the light sand. Especially in the off-season, it is wonderfully relaxed here, and you can enjoy a fantastic beach feeling. Due to its proximity, this beach has become a popular destination for cycling tours from Valencia.
Distance: 4 kilometres from the centre | How to get there: car, bicycle, bus no. 112
Beaches near Valencia
The city’s wide beaches are ideal for sunbathing, and the numerous beaches near Valencia guarantee unforgettable days at the beach. Some of them can even be reached by public transport from the centre of Valencia. Here are the most beautiful beaches near Valencia:
5. Pinedo Beach
Playa de Pinedo is a 1,500-meter-long sandy beach south of Valencia, near the town of the same name, Pinedo. It is located at the lower end of the port and is, especially among the locals, a popular place to spend a day at the beach, cycling, and jogging. The soft sandy beach is wonderfully bright and picturesque, and the dunes form a small protected area.
Distance: 8.5 kilometres from the centre | How to get there Car, Bus no. 14
6. El Saler Beach
Another fantastic beach near Valencia is the beautiful El Saler beach. This almost 5-kilometre-long sandy beach delights with picturesque dunes and fantastic sea colours. As part of the Albufera Natural Park, Playa El Saler is clean and scores with beautiful scenery and an incredibly idyllic atmosphere. There are nature walks along the dunes where you can take short walks along the coast. Along the way, there are always nice pavilions to have a picnic and rest. Good beach restaurants can also find on the long Playa El Saler.
Distance: 12 kilometres from the centre | How to get there Car, Bus no. 25.
7. Perello Beach
El Perello is a beautiful holiday village near Valencia. It is inspired by the beach of the same name, Platja del Perello, which is a popular spot for locals, especially in summer. Surfers and kitesurfers also appreciate this beach, which is particularly suitable for water sports. There are some good restaurants and cafes along the promenade, and a small marina is just around the corner.
Distance: 27 kilometres from the centre | How to get there: car, bus no. 25
Accommodation on the beach and near the centre
It is worth booking accommodation near the sea on a trip to Valencia. You will be quick to the city centre by public transport, and after sightseeing, you can enjoy the wonderful beach and fresh sea air. Here are our recommendations for the best hotels and apartments near the beach.
- 5-star hotel: The beautiful Balneario Las Arenas is located on Cabanyal Beach and, in addition to its perfect location, delights with an exceptionally delicious breakfast and a wonderful atmosphere.
- Apartment: The Cool Loft Playa de la Malvarrosa is a nice apartment with a beautiful terrace. It is very close to the beach and not far from the bus and tram station.
- Apartment: The City Valencia Beach 360 is a spacious and bright apartment close to Patacona Beach, with restaurants and shops.
7 best beaches in Valencia