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5 Beaches You Must Visit While Studying Abroad in Alicante

Your study abroad experience in sunny Alicante wouldn’t be complete without some serious beach time. Whether you prefer swimming, sunbathing, water sports, or just relaxing and taking a study break, the study abroad program in Alicante has got the perfect beach for you. From rugged and rocky to soft, white, and sandy, these 5 Alicante beaches are don’t-miss!

1. Playa de Postiguet

What do you get when you combine stunning views of Santa Barbara Castle, a palm-lined boardwalk, cafés galore, and soft, silky sand? It can only be Postiguet Beach! This centrally located strip of sand stretches for more than half a mile near Alicante’s Old Quarter. Given the view, proximity to attractions, and the amazing sand, it’s easy to see why this is Alicante’s most popular beach destination.

 Playa de Postiguet

2. Playa de San Juan

Just a short tram ride north of Alicante’s city center lies Playa de San Juan. Known for its fine white sand and calm water, this beautiful beach is the perfect destination for wind/water sports enthusiasts and anyone who just want to take a nice walk along the sand; San Juan Beach is 7 km long. There’s also a golf course and several restaurants along this spectacular strand.

 Playa de San Juan

3. Playa de Albufera

This small, welcoming beach is a favorite among local families, thanks to its calm water and soft, white sand. It’s the perfect destination for those who are learning a water sport or just want to avoid the waves. Albufera Beach connects to the much-larger San Juan Beach.

 Playa de Albufera

4. Playa de Cabo Huertas

Love nature? Want to get away from the crowds? Then grab your snorkel gear and head to Playa de Cabo Huertas. This beautiful rocky beach may not have restaurants or chiringuitos lining its shores, but it’s the perfect place if you need some relaxing, quiet nature time. Plus, the warm, calm water is excellent for snorkeling.

 Playa de Cabo Huertas
 Playa de Cabo Huertas

5. Tabarca

Tabarca’s not technically a beach, it’s an island. For a small fee, you can hop on a boat and spend the day exploring Tabarca’s sandy and rocky beaches and enjoying stunning views of the Alicante coast. It’s one of the best snorkeling spots around, plus there’s lots of good restaurants serving typical Spanish cuisine. It’s a don’t miss!

 Playa de Tabarca
 Playa de Tabarca
 Playa de Tabarca
 Playa de Tabarca

Which Alicante beach are you dreaming of?

Alvaro Sánchez is the on-site Program Director for CEA in Alicante, Spain

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