Santa Pola Beach

The coastline that makes up the central Santa Pola Beach stretches for 7 kilometres and its series of small beaches are connected by a picturesque promenade. Situated next to a wide headland and dominated by its harbour which is known for having the largest amount of fishing boats of any port on the Mediterranean sea, the bustling town of Santa Pola is perfect for a beach holiday and is less than 30 minutes drive from both Alicante and Torrevieja.

Santa Pola Beach
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Santa Pola Beach Amenities

Santa Pola's central beaches are known as Levante Beach and Gran Playa and offer all the usual amenities of a popular seaside resort such as parasols and sun loungers, beach sports, lifeguards and various points for wheelchair access. To the south are a further choice of small beaches and all offer a selection of bars and restaurants that line the promenade. To the north is another sandy beach before the numerous coves of the headland start.

The town spreads left and right along all its beaches giving visitors much to explore along the 7 kilometre length of promenade such as the fun Pola Park, Museum of the Sea and the weekly fish market located in the port where visitors can select from the catch of the day at very reasonable prices and enjoy a delicious seafood BBQ. The port is also home to a number of water sports operators that offer wind and kite surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking and jet skiing.

Surrounding Attractions

Running the entire length of the headland is a picturesque promenade called Camino del Carabasi that is popular for walking and cycling, and will take travellers to a good number of crystal clear coves ideal for snorkelling. At the north end of the promenade is the extremely popular Los Arenales del Sol Beach located not far from Alicante International Airport. The most famous surrounding attraction of Santa Pola Beach is definitely Tabarca Island that lies off the headland and was once a haven for Barbary Pirates from north Africa.

Punta Prima Beach

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