Beaches and Coves
There are two main beaches, Levante and Poniente, and both are bathed in sun until dusk all year round. The fact that these beaches are located so close to the city is in fact the most popular feature with the many beach-goers, seduced by the easy access and the proximity of so many services.
Needless to say, Benidorm has other kinds of beaches to satisfy the tastes of a wide range of visitors. Many of these come in the shape of pebbled and sandy coves with spectacular rocky sea beds which attract scuba diving fans.
An expansive bay with a fine golden urban beach that covers more than two km and is undoubtedly one of the most popular and lively beaches on the Mediterranean coast. A carefully looked-after sea front promenade runs along the top of the beach and is lined with restaurants, cafés and pubs.
This 3 km golden beach with crystal clear water runs from the port in the old quarter to the point known as La Cala de Benidorm and competes with Levante Beach in terms of both beauty and services. Due to their orientation, both beaches are bathed in sunlight until the sun goes down in winter and until after 8 p.m. in the summer.
Cala del Mal Pas
Dividing these two popular Levante and Poniente beaches is this fine sandy cove with a much quieter atmosphere.
Calas del Tio Ximo y La Almadrava
To the north of Levante Beach, cut out of the Sierra Helada massif lies this sandy, rocky cove with crystalline waters and an excellent sea bed which is a true gift to those who have a weakness for scubadiving.