Are you in Valencia and only know of one beach to visit? Don’t be fooled, there are several beaches to choose from, all with their own unique features and charm!
All of these beaches are accessible by public transport, so make sure to get out and explore some different areas during your stay in Valencia!
The most popular beach in Valencia since it’s the easiest to access from the city center, Playa Malvarrosa is vast giving everyone plenty of space. It is located right next to the Marina and palm trees line the promenade in front going all the way down to othe beaches. There are several restaurants located in front, as well as smaller kiosks for drinks, and plenty of courts to play beach volleyball!
Playa Patacona has become very popular in the last few years. Just a little further down the coast from Malvarrosa, you will find Patacona beach. There are a variety of restuarants to choose from, including foreign restaurants – many of them having a front patio with sea views and also a back garden terrace. Patacona is also known for its ‘chiringuitos’ or beach bars (actually in the sand!) There are about 5 chiringuitos stretching across the beach, featuring cocktails, smoothies, sandwiches, and appetizers.
The beach of El Saler is more wild and less touristic than the other beaches. It is located on the opposite side of the Port from the other beaches of Valencia (Malvarrosa, Patacona, etc.) and right next to Albufera, a lagoon and also National Park. You’ll find the shore is smaller because of the sand dunes nearby.
Portsaplaya is actually a residential area inside the Marina, known as “Little Venice”. It’s worth a visit to see the colorful homes lining the water and filled with boats. Outside the residential area there is also a beach, somewhat smaller and less crowded than Malvarrosa.
Sagunto is an old Roman town located about 45 minutes north of Valencia by train, perfect for a day trip. Along with a beautiful beach, you can also visit the Roman amphitheatre and main square of the town.
Contact us to find out if there are any upcoming activities to join on the beach!