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Discover the 9 most beautiful beaches in Valencia, Spain

When you visit Valencia in Spain, don’t miss the city’s most beautiful beaches, just a few kilometers from the city center. With its mild Mediterranean climate, Valencia is the ideal place to enjoy the beach all year round.

We’ve been there twice, and when you love it, you don’t count. Below, we share with you our top 9 must-see beaches in Valencia. We have also grouped all our good addresses and our favorite beaches on our map to help you find them easily.

Where to swim in Valencia?

For swimming in Valencia, we recommend La Malva-Rosa beach, one of the closest to the center of the city and, in our opinion, the most beautiful. Don’t miss this great stretch of fine sand and crystal clear waters.

As you can see from the photo below of our arrival by plane, the center of Valencia is located just a few kilometers from an incredible coastline that is still somewhat unspoilt in places.

Also note that from June to September the water temperature is always above 20 degrees, we even bathed in mid-October. In short, there is really a little vacation feeling all year round!

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Map of the best beaches in Valencia

1. La Malva-Rosa beach: the emblem of Valencia

La Malva-Rosa is the beach not to be missed during your stay in Valencia. It is one of the closest beaches to Valencia. It is located only 5 minutes by car from the city center and is easily accessible by public transportation and bicycle.

This immense sandy beach stretches for 2 kilometers and offers a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea. It is an ideal beach for families, because the water is shallow. A pleasant promenade runs along the waterfront, where you will find many restaurants and bars.

We advise you to stop at El Trompo: to eat an excellent paella and moreover in front of the sea, in short, the perfect place, think of booking!

Sandy beach with shower, restaurants and public toilets

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2. Las Arenas beach: the liveliest

Located right next to La Malva-Rosa beach (our number 1 beach), Las Arenas beach is also very beautiful and is the closest to Valencia. It’s a livelier beach with a festive atmosphere, with numerous beach clubs dotting the coastline. The Marina Beach Club Restaurant was recommended to us by Valencians.

There are plenty of activities on offer, including water sports such as kitesurfing and paddleboarding.

Sandy beach with shower, restaurants and public toilets

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3. Patacona Beach: the family beach

Patacona Beach is a quiet beach located about 5 kilometers north of Valencia. This sandy beach is ideal for families with young children, thanks to its shallow waters and gentle waves.

The beach also has many facilities, including volleyball courts, showers and public restrooms. To get there, you can also enjoy its seaside promenade with restaurants, bars and ice cream shops.

Sandy beach with shower, restaurants and public toilets

4. El Saler Beach: the wild beach

Located in the Albufera Natural Park, El Saler beach is one of the wildest and most unspoiled beaches in Valencia.

This sandy beach stretches for several kilometers and is surrounded by lush nature and sand dunes. You will be able to enjoy a preserved natural environment and a crystal clear sea.

Sand beach, showers and toilets

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5. Cabanyal Beach: crystal-clear waters

La Platja del Cabanyal is located right next to the Malva-Rosa beach, and shares the same amenities. It is also one of the most popular beaches in Valencia.

As mentioned above, with its crystal clear waters and shallow depths, it is particularly suitable for families with children. The beach is also equipped with umbrellas and deck chairs.

Sandy beach with shower, restaurants and public toilets

6. Arbre del Gos: the quietest beach

L’Arbre del Gos beach is a quieter, less crowded beach than the others, located in the Albufera Natural Park. It is located about 7 kilometers south of Valencia, near the small town of El Perellonet.

This beach is ideal for those looking to avoid the crowds and enjoy a little peace and quiet.

Sandy beach with shower, restaurants and public toilets

7. La Devesa beach: for a peaceful getaway

La Devesa Beach is the most remote of Valencia’s beaches, located about 10 kilometers south of the city. This beach is ideal for those looking to get away from the city and enjoy the natural beauty of the Mediterranean coast.

8. Pinedo beach: the pitoresque one

Located around 5 kilometers south of Valencia, Pinedo beach was a traditional fishermen’s beach. This sandy beach next to the harbor is an ideal place to enjoy fresh fish. The beach also has public showers and toilets.

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9. Port Saplatja beach: a charming little port

Port Saplatja beach, located to the north of Valencia, as its name suggests, is a beach adjacent to a port, so we recommend you go there for an afternoon stroll to see“La Petite Venise de Valencie “. A picturesque and unique place, with colorful buildings and small boats that make it a hidden gem.

How to go to the beaches from the center of Valencia ?

The beaches north of the port

  • On foot, after visiting the colorful Cabanal district, the Port of Valencia or the Cité des Sciences.
  • By bike from the center crossing the Turia garden (about 7km)
  • By metro line 5, to the Maritim Serreria terminus, then walk to the beach through the Cabanal neighborhood

The southern beaches of the Albufera reserve

  • By car: 15 minutes
  • By public transport: from the center of the city, 45 minutes by bus line 24

The best activities

Before your departure, you can book your activities to leave in all serenity and not lose time once on the spot. We have selected 3 activities, the most interesting in our opinion, below. Visit the city by bus (hop on and hop off), L’Océanografic, Europe’s largest aquarium, and enjoy a sunset aboard a catamaran.

You’ll find plenty of ideas on the GetyourGuide website, which we recommend you take a look at!

Don’t forget to read the description carefully to know what is really included in order to fully enjoy your excursion.

Where to sleep in Valencia?

No hesitation to stay in Valencia, choose an accommodation in the historic center near the cathedral square of Saint Mary and the central market, a lively area during the day and quiet at night!

This will allow you to visit the main squares, monuments, the historic center and the El Carmen neighborhood on foot.

If you want to focus on the city of arts and sciences and the beaches, we recommend that you stay outside the center of Valencia, as the prices will be more interesting.

Nos meilleures adresses

Notre coup de coeur : Mon Suites San Nicolas, quartier centre historique : situé à quelques minutes à pied de la cathédrale Sainte-Marie. La situation géographique de l’appartement est parfaite pour visiter le centre historique de Valence à pieds. Dans un beau bâtiment entièrement rénové, notre logement était spacieux avec clim, cuisine et avec une décoration soignée, un excellent rapport qualité prix ou vous vous sentirez comme chez vous. Nous y retournerons sans hésitation (90€ hors saison 130€ haute saison)

Avec piscine : The Valentia Cabillers, quartier centre historique , l’été les températures peuvent atteindre plus de 40 degrés, c’est tout de même intéressant d’étudier les options d’hébergements avec piscine. Nous avions repéré cet hôtel, au coeur du centre historique, offrant de belles prestations et avec une piscine sur le toit, allez y faire un plouf sans hésiter ! (119€ hors saison 150€ haute saison)

Idéal pour les familles : Macflats Ayuntamiento, Si vous venez en groupe ou en famille, nous avons réservé cet immense hébergement pour 6 personnes avec 3 chambres (il y a aussi des hébergements pour 4 personnes), idéalement situé, à coté de la gare centrale et du quartier historique, très propre avec une équipe sympa (nous avons pu entrer dans le logement plus tôt) et surtout avec un excellent rapport qualité prix (30€/ personne et par nuit en octobre).

bon marché : Home Youth Hostel by Feetup Hostels, c’est une auberge de jeunesse joliment décoré certainement le meilleur rapport qualité / prix de Valence, 60€ en chambre double en plein centre historique.

Rooms Ciencias, quartier de la cité des arts et à proximité de la plage, à 5 minutes à pieds de la cité des arts et des sciences et du jardin du Turia, belles chambres et restaurant juste à coté. Bref parfait pour visiter le coin.

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My Suites San Nicolas

Whether you’re looking for a lively beach or a quiet one, there’s something for everyone in Valencia.

If you want to know more about this beautiful city that we love so much, check out our complete article on visiting Valencia, which will give you all the information you need to plan your trip. We hope this article on Valencia’s beaches has inspired you to discover this magnificent vacation destination.

Feel free to leave us a note below to let us know if you are planning this trip, ask any questions here or on our Instagram we will answer you with great pleasure!

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