Villajoyosa Beach

Visitors to the Costa Blanca staying near Villajoyosa Beach have endless possibilities to enjoy an exciting, fun filled holiday. With the bright lights of Benidorm and its wonderful attractions less than 20 minutes drive away and a diverse interior of picturesque valleys, lakes and mountains, Villajoyosa provides the perfect getaway where visitors can choose to spend idle days on the beach, explore the surrounding countryside or kick up their heels in the city.

Villajoyosa Beach
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Villajoyosa Beach Facilities

Often referred to as Playa La Villa or Centro Beach, Villajoyosa Beach lies in front of the town centre with its promenade backed by a row of colourful houses. The sandy beach is wide and long with wheelchair access, ablutions, lifeguards, sun loungers, football pitches and volleyball nets. It is also where Benidorm's rugby team practice and, depending on the time of year, friendly beach rugby matches are held and everyone is invited to play. The promenade offers a selection of bars and restaurants, and at the north end of the beach is the marina where there is a further choice of restaurants and various water sports hire such as jet skis and windsurf.

Other Beaches & Attractions

If Villajoyosa Beach gets too crowded during the summer months, visitors have a selection of more secluded beaches to choose from. To the south is the sandy Paradis Beach with shady palm trees, the sheltered bay of Bon Nou, Lesparrello nudist beach and the rocky coves of La Caleta where the waters are great for snorkelling. Just north of the marina is the popular Playa Varadero where visitors can enjoy drinks in the quaint little beach hut bar or head further north to Playa de los Estudiantes, Playa Torres or Playa Racó del Conill, also a nudist beach.

Villajoyosa town offers further activities and attractions such as the pretty La Barbera Park, town theatre and auditorium, Old Quarter, Vilamuseu and the Valor Chocolate factory & Museum that is a highlight for many visitors and offers free tours and tasting. Throughout the town and Old Quarter you will see distinctive architecture and peaceful squares and plazas surrounded by cafes, tapas bars and restaurants offering a taste of the local cuisine and wine.

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.