Besides its historical and cultural heritage, Valencia is also known for its natural heritage. Today we talk about the beaches of Valencia; the most popular summer destination among residents and tourists. Our Spanish school El Rincón del Tándem will guide you through this beach tour 😊
The beaches of Valencia represent some very beloved places among Valencians and an essential journey stage for tourists.
On these beaches, you can swim, practice beach sports or other activities such as yoga, pilates, etc. In addition, some of them provide a gastronomic offer rich in traditional flavours.
To help our Spanish students enjoy the Valencian summer, we are going to take a tour of the beaches of Valencia.
Playa de la Malvarrosa
It is undoubtedly one of the most popular beaches in Valencia, visited by both locals and tourists. It is a 1,800 meter long fine sand beach where it is possible to practice beach sports and leisure activities.
Besides being a tourist attraction, it is a very emblematic beach since it was a meeting and inspirational place for famous Valencian writers and artists, such as Joaquín Sorolla. In fact, the Valencian painter painted scenes from the life of the fishermen on this beach.
In addition, the House-Museum of the writer Blasco Ibáñez is located here. The house museum has exhibition spaces about the author’s life and works, a museum collection of his books and personal objects and a Library – research centre.
On the Malvarrosa promenade there are also many restaurants that offer traditional Valencian dishes (especially paella, rice, fideuá and seafood dishes). From the city centre this beach can be easily reached by public transport.
Playa de Las Arenas
It is a beach next to the Malvarrosa beach. On this beach the famous Las Arenas hotel is located. An imposing and luxurious hotel establishment that arises in the same place of the old Las Arenas health centre. Its promenade, bordered on one side by palm trees, has a very lively life thanks to its many restaurants and nightlife venues.
Playa de la Patacona
If from Malvarrosa we continue our walk north, we will find La Patacona Beach. This beach, which belongs to the municipality of Alboraya, also has a gastronomic and leisure offer that has been growing, especially in the last few years.
Although it is getting more and more visited, this beach is still the favourite of those seeking a bit of calm. Being an extension of the Malvarrosa beach, it can be reached on foot or by public transport from the city centre.
Playa del Saler
It belongs to the the Albufera Natural Park and can be reached either by private or public transport. It is a fine sandy beach of around 5 km; a popular destination for kitesurfing and windsurfing lovers.
If you want to enjoy a day at the beach without giving up a good Sunday meal, El Saler is a perfect destination. There are traditional food restaurants both on the beach and in the town of El Saler.
Playa El Recatí (Perellonet)
El Recatí beach is located in the Perellonet residential area; therefore, it is usually quite frequented by residents during summer.
It is a sandy beach with a length of 3630 meters and is easily reachable with private or public transport.
Playa del Pinedo
Despite its proximity to the city of Valencia (the beach is located immediately south of the Yacht Club of the city and the port), it is known as a quiet beach where sport fishing can also be practiced.
It is 2,700 meters long and has a promenade with bars and restaurants.
Playa de Almardà
Two kilometres of sand beach, crystal clear water and dunes of great ecological value. This beach is located next to the Canet de Berenguer beach, but much less frequented and quieter.
Playa del Arbre del Gos
It is a very quiet 2,600-meter-long golden sand beach, located between Playa del Saler and Playa del Pinedo.
It is possible to take a pleasant bike ride in its surrounding, across vegetable gardens.
Playa de la Devesa
Devesa beach is a natural space of great beaty and with a very rich ecosystem. It is located in the coastal area of the Albufera Natural Park.
In addition to the beauty of its golden beaches, it is possible to appreciate the local vegetation (bushes and pine trees) and different types of birds, such as seagulls and ducks.
If you want to know more about the ecosystem of the area, we encourage you to visit the Albufera Natural Park’s environmental centre, located near the beach. The centre has different itineraries and local faun observatories.
Playa de La Garrofera
It is located halfway between Playa de la Devesa and Playa del Saler. The beach stretches for about 1,500 meters and is quite similar to the adjoining beaches.
Lastly, we hope this blog helped you know better the beaches of Valencia.
As usually, we encourage you to keep learning Spanish, practicing the language on the beach or during cultural and sport activities.
El Rincón del Tándem Spanish school wishes you all a nice weekend in Valencia!
See you soon!