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Top beaches in Alicante

A holiday in Alicante means you're bound to find yourself at a beach or two. The city is blessed with a whole host of Blue Flag beaches with clean, soft sand and sparkling waters. Perfect for sunbathing, delving into your holiday best seller or enjoying some activities, there's a shore for every taste. Our airport transfers take all the hassle out of getting to your destination, so you'll be ready to relax sooner rather than later. Here are some tips to get started with our top beaches in Alicante.

San Juan beach

This is the most famous beach in Alicante, known for high-quality sand and its beachfront bars and restaurants. It's near Alicante Golf Course, and active holidaymakers can also take part in beach volleyball, football and windsurfing. Pedal boats and games for kids mean little ones have a lot to keep them occupied and there's also educational play and disabled access during the summer months.

Playa de la Albufereta

A smaller offering, La Albufereta is a stretch of golden sand nestled between the Sierra Grossa mountains and El Tossal de Manises – an important archaeological site where the ancient city of Alicante was founded. Popular with locals, it's a more tranquil choice for uninterrupted paddling and tanning.

Tabarca Island

Opposite Alicante, 11 miles off-shore, Tabarca Island is peppered with coves and beaches surrounded by the crystal-clear sea. There are regular boat trips from Alicante and, once you're on dry land, you can enjoy the island's famous fish and rice dish served with green garlic sauce. It's also a historically fascinating place – once a refuge for Berber pirates – and its original walls are an Asset of Cultural Interest.

La playa de Agua Amarga

If you believe dogs truly are man's best friend, you need to stop off at Alicante's unique 'doggy beach'. This furry friends' paradise has been specially adapted for dogs and their humans to enjoy a day out together. The beach bar serves up special food for dogs – including ice cream and plenty of water – and in the summer months, canine pals can frolic in the sea as much as their hearts desire.

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