Best Valencia Spain beaches

Valencia beachThe city of Valencia, Spain's third largest, has several beaches to visit, mostly undeveloped, traditional and family friendly, in fact they are so good, the Valencian people seem to want to keep it to themselves! The city has never been very good at highlighting some of it's best assets, so we got our shorts and our sun cream out, and went to explore the various beaches within easy distance of central Valencia.

1. Malvarosa beach at Valencia

The main beach that most visitors to Valencia head for, is the one that is nearest to the city, and easily reachable by public transport, either by bus, or by taking the Tram from the centre of town.

Valencia - Malvarrosa Las ArenasThis particular Valencian beach has never seen a lot of development, especially if you compare it to other large beaches in the area like Benidorm, and because this area of the city has never really seen anything like any mass building schemes, remaining largely clutter-free, clean, safe, and it's more popular with the locals than tourists.

The beach only has basic facilities and amenities that belie it's true size, although towards the central part of the strip, and also an area towards the port and past the "Las Arenas" hotel, there are a few beach side bars and restaurants although they are quite over priced and many of the locals often bring a packed lunch to the beach instead!

There are some great holiday places to rent whilst staying here, like this one!

Malvarosa beach is split into three main areas, which are Malvarrosa, Las Arenas and Patagona beaches, all of which are clean, family friendly and a great place to spend a low-cost, relaxing time on holiday.

El Saler beach - ValenciaSlightly further out of the city, and again very popular with the locals and those "in the know" is the beach of El Saler.

2. El Saler beach, Valencia

The beach of El Saler is to the south of the city and is accessed by road only, via the V-30 road and then the CV-500 heading for El Saler, although a bus service does run from the city centre. The beach is a windswept natural sandy area of almost 5 or 6km in length and surrounded by wonderful sand dunes, just waiting to be explored.

Port Saplaya beach - Valencia

The beach also has a well known gold club too known as the Campo de golf el saler and many famous names from the golfing world have tackled it's challenging but not daunting course. It is also adjacent to La Albufera Natural Park, a very traditionally Spanish area and somewhere that is recommended to explore via the various boat trips that are available out onto the natural lake.

It is a very peaceful place and great for wildlife spotting, and gazing in awe at the crystal clear blue sky above you. For those wanting something not as quiet as this then we need to head a bit further north to the area known as Port Saplaya.

Valencia beach Cullera view

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Q&A

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Is pinedo beach in Valencia Spain?

Yes, Pinedo Beach is located in Valencia.

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What are considered to be the best beaches in Spain?

Some of the best beaches in Spain according to travellers are Playa de las Catedrales in Ribadeo and Playa de ses Illestes in Formentera. A good place to find information on top beaches in Spain are TripAdvisor and Touropia.