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. The beach is made up of high quality fine sand and stretches all the way from the rugged headland of Cabo de las Huertas to the neighbouring town of El Campello, 7 kilometres north.

San Juan Beach
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San Juan Beach

However, the actual San Juan Beach is recorded as just under 3 kilometres long, with the remaining 4 kilometres recognised as part of El Campello, but unless you're a patriotic resident, who cares which part of the beach belongs to which area, so long as there's cold beer close by 🙂 On that note, thirsty bathers will find a number of cafes and bars along the resort's promenade, as well as shops, restaurants and the kids favourite takeaway, McDonald's. Further north, the area behind the beach is more residential and has less choice of bars and eateries.

A Caring Society

A noteworthy attribute of both San Juan and Postiguet beach facilities is their ‘Accessible Beach Service' which offers summer season recreational and educational areas for people with mental disabilities, as well as swimming aids and assistance for those with physical disabilities. Further facilities at San Juan Beach include parking areas, lifeguards, first aid, fitness equipment, beach sports facilities, toilets, foot showers, sun loungers and parasols.

Golf & Water Sports

Golf enthusiasts will be pleased to know, Alicante Golf Club is located just 800 metres behind San Juan Beach, which makes it possible when visiting with family to kill two birds with one stone and play a round of golf while the rest of the family enjoy swimming and sunbathing. During the peak summer months visitors can try their hand at a selection of water sports such as kayaking, surfing, jet ski, kite and wind surfing, with lessons available for novices.

Postiguet Beach

Lying at the foot of Santa Bárbara Castle and backed by a lively promenade, Postiguet Beach boasts an ideal position close to Alicante city centre and the old town.