Separated from the busy beaches of Benidorm by the vast expanse of Serra Gelada Natural Park, Albir Beach or to give it its full name, Playa de Racó de l'Albir is a wide 600 metre long stretch of tiny pebbles that are easy on the feet. The beach is backed by a pretty palm lined promenade that has been fittingly named Paseo de las Estrellas (Walk of the Stars) due to the commemorative plaques along its length that honour the actors who have won awards at Albir's popular film festival. Everything about this charming little resort town is wide and spacious with neat, generously laid out roads and very few high rise buildings.
Albir Beach Facilities
Without fail this beautiful beach wins the coveted Blue Flag Award year after year for its cleanliness, facilities and water quality. All ages are taken care of at Albir Beach, with a Baywatch style lifeguard tower and several lifeguards on duty during the summer months, various wheelchair access points and a first aid station. There are foot showers, ablutions, parasols and sun loungers, and for a bit of excitement the nearby Altea Marina offers a choice of water sports, activities and boat trips.
Albir Beach lies right in front of the town centre and at the southern end of the beach is a tourist information bureau and Albir clinic. During the milder summer evenings craft stalls set up along the beach promenade which is lovely for a stroll and also favoured by joggers. The town receives a cosmopolitan mix of visitors each year and this is reflected in the diverse choice of bars and restaurants found all along the promenade and around the town squares and plazas. Just behind the central part of Albir Beach is a camping & caravan site and towards the northern end, the fun Mundi Mini Golf which offers an on-site cafe.