Overview of beaches in Denia
Spain heads the world list of countries with the largest number of blue flag beaches. The community that concentrates the most awards is the Valencian Community. But beyond the prizes, on the Spanish coast there are beaches to see dreamy sunsets, white sand beaches and turquoise waters that seem to come out of a postcard, wild coves, sandbanks protected for their biological richness, beaches with great waves for surfing .
Living in Dénia is summed up in sun, beaches, gastronomy, nature, practicality and accessibility. If you want to live in a city by the sea, Dénia is your place.
Located along the Mediterranean coast, where the sun shines almost all year round, Dénia stands out for its climate of mild temperatures and its 20 km of sandy beaches and rocky coves. It is located 110 kilometers from Alicante airport, and 95 km from the city of Valencia.
Denia has a sophisticated infrastructure, with a marina that offers 546 moorings and a full range of services.
Settled at the foot of a hill crowned by a castle, residence of the former Marquis of Denia, the city preserves old walls and bastions in good condition. From the esplanade at the top of the hill there is an excellent view of Denia and its surroundings.
Among the monuments of the city that are worth visiting are the Church of the Assumption, from the 18th century; the Shipyards, from the 17th century; the cloister and the church of San Antonio and the neoclassical building of the town hall, from the 18th century.
On the outskirts of the city you can visit the hermitages of the conquest -Sant Joan (Gothic), Santa Paula and Santa Lucía (Gothic)-, built in the 14th and 15th centuries, and also the Torre del Gerro (17th century). , located on the cliff next to Cape San Antonio.
Denia has almost twenty kilometers of coastline. To the north of the city, there are beaches of fine sand and shallow waters, such as Les Marines, L’Almadrava, Les Deveses, Les Bovetes and Els Palmars. To the south lie a series of small coves along the rocky coastline, known as Les Rotes, which is a paradise for fishermen and divers.
This is the selection of the best beaches in Denia:
The beach area known as Les Rotes covers the southern part of the Dianense coast. With the exception of Marineta Cassiana, the first beach in this part of the port, the others stand out for their rocky landscapes and coves with transparent waters, which make this beach area unparalleled in the city.
1. Marineta Cassiana Beach
The Marineta Cassiana beach is located in the southern part of Denia, the closest to the city center. It is a sandy area that has received the Blue Flag on several occasions for the quality of its waters and the services it offers its users. It offers observation and rescue services, as well as bathrooms for the disabled.
2. El Trampoli Beach
El Trampolí Beach, located in the Les Rotes area of Denia, is a rocky beach that stretches for approximately one kilometer. It owes its name to a wooden springboard installed on one of the rocks that is still used by bathers who visit this beach.
3. Punta Negra Beach
Punta Negra beach is 2.1 km away in the Les Rotes area. It is a rocky cove about 1,400 meters long, which is accessed from the Les Rotes promenade. Lifeguards supervise during the day.
4. Les Arenetes beach
Les Arenetes beach is a rocky cove in the Les Rotes region. Also known as “Fin de les Rotes”, it offers one of the most beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea and Cabo San Antonio that can be seen from Denia.
5. La Cala (nudist beach)
La Cala is 100 to 180 meters long and is a rocky cove that requires walking to access it. It is a secluded and little-crowded beach, which can only be reached on foot or by sea.
The beach area known as Las Marinas or Les Marines de Dénia is located to the north of the city. It is the largest area of coastline in the municipality, and is made up mostly of sandy beaches. This area is home to numerous beaches such as:
1. Punta del Raset Beach
After the port area we find Playa Punta del Raset. The closest beach to the urban area. With 600 meters in length and an average width of 75 meters, it is one of the widest in the city.
It has a surveillance service, a bathroom adapted for people with reduced mobility and parks and sports areas. In addition, in 2021 it obtained the blue flag that recognizes the quality of the beach and its services.
2. Les Albaranes Beach
If what you are looking for is a sandy beach to go with the family, Les Albaranes is ideal. It has a wide sandy area, as well as sports services to practice volleyball or soccer. In addition, Les Albaranes beach has a special landscape value due to the sand dunes visible in the area, which are being preserved by public entities through environmental programs.