From sunny spots in inside the natural park to long stretches of sand complete with exercise equipment, bars, restaurants and hotels, beaches are a big part of life in Valencia.
From the beautiful El Saler to the long, sandy Las Arenas, complete with exercise equipment, bars, restaurants and hotels – there’s plenty of beach space for everyone to stretch out and relax.
El Saler is located to the south of the city, in the heart of the Albufera Natural Park. It is bordered to the north by the Playa L’Arbre del Gos beach and to the south by the La Garrofera beach. A sparkling 2.6 kilometres of fine, golden sand is protected from the western wind by dunes and by a large expanse of pines of La Dehesa de El Saler – the Mediterranean forest -making it one of the most popular beaches in Valencia.
Las Arenas is close to the city centre and Marina Real Juan Carlos I where you can enjoy a catamaran ride or sample the famous Valencian cuisine at the many restaurants along the promenade en route. The beach attracts large numbers of visitors but has the space to welcome them. It is located to the south of La Malvarrosa beach, between Calle Acequia de la Cadena and the port’s dock. It is approximately 1.2 kilometres long and 135 metres wide with fine, golden sand.
Beaches are so integral to the life of locals and visitors, it has every service imaginable to make beach days (which are most days from early spring) happy and healthy. Lifeguard towers, medical care stations, disabled access, drinking fountains, showers and toilets name some of the essentials, while sun lounger hire, picnic tables and shaded areas make for a well-thought-out day trip.