In addition to the wonderful beaches in surrounding areas, Valencia has great beaches just a short distance from the heart of the capital.
Whether you want to have a dip in the sea, sunbathe, or enjoy a pleasant meal in the bars and restaurants overlooking the beach, a visit to the city beaches is a must.
TIP! Arrive to the urban beaches in style on our Segway Port and Beaches Tour.
While city life in Valencia has not traditionally been focused on the sea, the urban beaches have become a main attraction. With easy access by public transport, Las Arenas and Malvarrosa beaches have become popular spots during spring and summer.
Located next to the recreation area and the new marina at the port of Valencia, Las Arenas beach is just over half a mile (one kilometre) long and is a surprising 400 feet (135 metres) wide.
With a large number of bars, restaurants and hotels with views to the beach this is the perfect place for a dip in the sea or a relaxing break for a drink or a meal.
TIP! You will find a number of high-end restaurants in this area, serving quality traditional rice and seafood dishes. If you are more budget minded, you will also find an array of affordable eateries with simple salads and sandwiches.
Malvarrosa beach is a continuation of Las Arenas to the north. Approximately half a mile (one kilometre) long, it's similar to neighbouring Las Arenas with the exception of being less crowded. While there are fewer services available, you will still be able to find restaurants and eateries here too.
It makes for a pleasant stroll along the promenade between the two beaches, browsing the stalls along the way.
TIP! Looking for some nightlife? Head to the port area where you’ll find several venues in the old dock area, or if you prefer an early evening “chill-out” drink, head to the bars alongside the Veles i Vents building.
Most services operate during bathing season from early June to early September.
Services include: toilets, life guard towers, ambulance services, bike paths, showers, footbaths, deckchair rental and drinking fountains.
Access and assistance to bathing area for disabled is available from 11am to 7pm during the bathing season.
How to get there:
Metro: Line 5 (green line) from Colon or Alameda, getting off at Maritim-Serreria. Change here to the tram (also on line 5), getting off at Neptuno (three stops along). You can also take the line 6 tram getting off at Las Arenas or Euginia Vines, which is closer to Malvarrosa Beach.
By bus: Take line 2 from North Train Station, getting off at Calle de la Reina, which is parallel to Las Arenas Beach.
Or visit on our Segway Port and Beaches Tour.