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Best beaches in Valencia

Top beaches in Valencia city

The beaches in Valencia city are ever so slightly out of the town centre, meaning that travellers to the region might neglect to pay them a visit. The beaches in Valencia, however, are a great spot to relax, lie back and break up some of the more cultural aspects of visiting the city – as well as being renowned for being arguably the best place in the world to try a paella! Beaches are listed from furthest north to furthest south, with Malvarrosa and Las Arenas falling in the city centre.


Patacona Beach, ValenciaBest beach for a bit of everything – Patacona

Above Malvarrosa lies the Playa de Patacona. Although slightly further out (although not that far, either - just five minutes further on the same number 31 bus that goes to Las Arenas), Patacona beach is quieter and more relaxed. Don’t expect it to be silent – this is still the city centre, after all – but in terms of distance/quality ratio, the Playa de Patacona has it pretty good. Some of the best orxata in the region is served here.


Malvarrosa Beach, ValenciaThe city-centre beach: Malvarrosa / Las Arenas

About half an hour by public transport or an hour walking from the city centre, Valencia’s most popular beaches (the Malvarrosa leads down into Las Arenas) are a great example of an urban beach. Golden sands and calm, clear waters mean these beaches are ever-popular and full of people having fun, yet they’re surprisingly wide for city beaches, allowing everyone to find their spot. The Paseo Maritimo (“sea promenade”) just above offers a fine selection of paella. Take the number 31 bus from the city centre .

Saler Beach, ValenciaMost relaxed beach –Saler

Although not quite as quiet as Devesa Beach just underneath, Saler is a graet option for those who aren’t comfortable with Devesa’s nudist following. Situated next to the Albufera natural park, it’s a stunning, sandy, blue-flag beach which is a great option for a change from the first two beaches listed. Take the number 8 bus from the city centre and get off after around 45 minutes.


Best nudist beach – La Devesa

Further out into the natural park, Devesa Beach is tranquil, relatively isolated spot which is surrounded by nature. The golden sands and calm waves make this a great spot for relaxing in the sun and topping up your tan. Be aware that this is a nudist beach (although not, of course, obligatory so).Takes approximately twenty minutes longer than Saler beach in the number 8 bus.


Penelope - Marketing Team

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