The 10 closest beaches to Madrid

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The 10 closest beaches to Madrid

In just over three hours by car, a person from Madrid can go from strolling through the Puerta del Sol in Madrid to lying in the sun on a Levantine beach. And the fact is that, although we all know that there is no beach in Madrid, it is so close that you can almost smell its saltpeter and hear its waves.

Perhaps it is exaggerated, although it is true that when the swamps, rivers and natural pools of the Community of Madrid fall short, the Valencian Community always opens its doors and its beaches to welcome all the Madrileños in need of salt water. Its proximity, good beaches, better environment and its 20 kilometers of sea and sand make it a destination as close as desired for those from the capital. Take note of the 10 closest beaches and pack your bags.

1. El Saler beach. Valencia. 370 km.

Less popular than Malvarrosa, but just as close to Madrid. It is wilder and more natural than Malvarrosa; in fact you find fine sand dunes and the water is very clear. It is also close to the Albufera Natural Park, where you can enjoy its sunsets and a boat ride. Although it is not in Valencia capital, it is only 10 minutes by car from its center. It is bordered to the south by Pinedo beach, also very popular with people from Madrid.

El Saler beach in Valencia. It is located at a distance of 370 km from Madrid.

2. Malvarrosa beach. Valencia. 373 km.

It is the most frequented by people from Madrid, for its close and for being located in the capital of Valencia, which also allows you to enjoy many of the city’s attractions. It is long and wide, with fine golden sand and is accessible on foot and is also easily accessible by metro, bus, there is even a bike lane that connects the beach with the town. It also has all kinds of services, as well as rent of hammocks and umbrellas and even a refreshment kiosk. And since 2014 it has an artificial reef that has become another of the great attractions, especially for fans of the scuba diving

Malvarrosa beach in Valencia, 373 km from Madrid.

Malvarrosa beach in Valencia, 373 km from Madrid.

3.Rac de la Mar Beach. Canet de Berenguer. Valencia. 387 km.

Located in Canet de Berenguer, a town fishing Valencian with less than 7000 inhabitants and a great charm. Its beach is calm, with crystal clear water and fine sand and its access is easy. It is also only 30 minutes by car from Valencia. One of the main attractive of this beach is the lighthouse, from which you must contemplate very well the 1,250 meters long by 80 meters wide that the beach measures.

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Rac de la Mar beach in Canet de Berenguer, Valencia, 387 km.

4. San Antonio Beach. Cullera. Valencia. 391 km

It belongs to the Valencian town of Cullera and is the biggest beach, famous and crowded in the area. Its length is 2 km, its waters are very warm and calm and it enjoys the blue flag and the “Q” for Qualitur, Spanish Tourist Quality. In fact, it is very popular for always being very clean and cared for. Nearby there is a marina and fishing port.

San Antonio beach, located in Cullera, Valencia.

San Antonio beach, located in Cullera, Valencia.

5.L’ahuir beach. Ganda. Valencia. 409 km.

They say that this beach is one of the secrets Ganda’s best kept. Located in a protected area of ​​the LAhuir-Marjal beach natural park, this virgin beach, 2 km of fine sand, undergoes dune regeneration that has led to the construction of beautiful wooden walkways, which facilitate access to different points of the beach. same. Being a secluded beach of urban areas, nudism is allowed in an authorized and delimited area. And in August 2020, it received the flag that accredits it as a “Smoke-free beach”.

Lahuir Beach in Gand

Lahuir beach in Ganda. Valencia.

6. North Beach. Gandia. Valencia. 413 km.

The Ganda coastline has more than 7.5 km of beach that is divided into several sections and Playa Nord is one of the best beaches of Ganda. It is urban and extends over 3km of fine golden sand, and crystalline waters. It has all the services that give it the valued blue flag: showers, lavapis, equipment for sand sports (goalkeepers, volleyball nets…), children’s games, multiple beach bars with public toilets, rental for water sports and rental of umbrellas, hammocks, chairs. .. Its promenade is 2 km long and borders the entire beach and has an area for pedestrians, a bike lane and large garden areas.

North Beach in Gandia.

North Beach in Gandia.

7. Arenals del Sol Beach. Elche. Alicante. 430 km

Between the cities of Alicante and Elche we find La Playa Arenales, a urban beach, very well maintained with enough waves and blue flag. Their night leisure It is a very attractive claim for tourists as it has a wide variety of restaurants, shops, bars…

Arenals del Sol beach in Elche, Alicante, 430 km from Madrid.

Arenals del Sol beach in Elche, Alicante, 430 km from Madrid.

8. Muchavista. Campello. Alicante. 426 km.

It is one of the best beaches in Alicante. Located in the municipality of Campello, measures 3 km long and has a width of 90 meters. It is connected to the Playa de San Juan and its sand is coarse. It also has the blue flag and is ideal for playing soccer in the sand. In addition, it has a section of “accessible beach” for people with reduced mobility. During the months of summer offers a wide program of activities such as cinema, sports events, beach library, toy libraries, hammock rental… which, together with its tourist facilities and infrastructure, makes it a suitable destination for every taste.

Muchavista beach in Campello.  Alicante.

Muchavista beach in Campello. Alicante.

9. Aiguablanca beach. Olive. Valencia. 429 km.

Aigua Blanca is located at the mouth of two big rivers, the Bullent and the Alfadal. Its 1.7 km coastline is of fine golden sand and has many activities for the whole family and an area for kite-surfing. It is semi-urban and with dunes, but it is not one of the busiest beaches in Valencia despite having been awarded the “Q” for Tourist Quality in 2004.

Aiguablanca beach in Oliva.  Valencia.

Aiguablanca beach in Oliva. Valencia.

10.Granadalla cove. Jvea. Alicante. 468 km.

Jvea has more than 25 km of beaches and coves. And one of the prettier is the Cala de Granadella. With an extension of 160 meters, it becomes a cozy cove of gravel, crystal clear waters, turquoise tones and blue flag whose views from above are spectacular. all in one natural area where you can also practice scuba diving or snorkelling and also has a restaurant, lifeguard service and a small car park.

Cala de la Granadella in J

Cala de la Granadella in Jvea. Alicante.

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