Beaches of Cabo de las Huertas

Lying north of Alicante Marina near the headland known as Cap de l'Horta are the smaller more remote beaches of Cabo de las Huertas. Although a long walk, bicycle ride or short drive from the city, these beaches offer something for everyone, and those making the walk can take along a goggle and snorkel set and make a day's adventure of the journey.

Starting the walk at the city's Postiguet Beach, you head north along the coast for about 400 metres where you will find the first small cove near the Real Club de Regatas de Alicante that is worth a quick snorkel. Back on land, carry on for another 400 metres where a series of 10 small coves offer an excellent snorkelling route of varying depths that are backed by a selection of bars and restaurants should you fancy a drink or snack. After snorkelling the coves, hopefully being rewarded with a view of the flora & fauna, you reach the Beaches of Cabo de las Huertas.

Beaches of Cabo de las Huertas

The first beach here is Albufereta, once the site of a Roman village and harbour that has fine golden sand and a few palm trees offering welcome shade. Next to the beach is a small marina which is home to the Nautical Club of Alicante, Costa Blanca and the Casa Salvi Restaurant. On the other side of the marina visitors will find the small sandy bay of Almadraba before reaching the three more remote coves of Cabo de las Huertas.

Due to the rugged coastline and remoteness of these coves, they are fairly difficult to reach but bathers are rewarded with peace and tranquillity, as well as the chance to get an all over tan as two of the coves, Cala Cantelalares and Cala Palmera are nudist beaches. The area offers an excellent hiking trail and its rocky reefs are popular for both snorkelling and scuba diving.

San Juan Beach

Recognised as part of Alicante but situated about 10 kilometres to the north of the city centre, San Juan Beach offers fun in the sun and plenty of activities to enjoy during a day out.