Best Beaches in Valencia Spain – Top 5

Best Beach in Valencia Spain Patacona

Valencia has some of the best beaches in Spain. Discover which will be the best for your next trip to the beach.

The Paseo Maritimo is a wide promenade that runs alongside the beach’s golden sands. It features a string of restaurants and cafes. You could walk along there for miles and be kept entertained by roller skaters, buskers, and street sellers. 

Are there any beaches in Valencia? 

Yes! There are many beaches in the region surrounding Valencia as well as the city itself. There are 3 main beaches within Valencia which stretch for approximately 4km along the seafront. 

How close is the beach to Valencia? 

The beaches in Valencia are located approximately 3km from the historic center of the city.

The 5 Best Beaches in Valencia Spain

Playa de la Patacona Beach (Alboraya)

The least busy, most beautiful beach in Valencia is the Playa de La Patacona. It’s one of the best beaches in the city, located just north of the Playa de la Varrosa. Patacona beach is clean with bright white sand. It hosts the best beach bars in Valencia too, including my favourite Chiringo Patacona. They have the best mojitos, the cleanest loo and you can park at Parking Patacona 1 for only 2 euros a day.

This is the best place to park if you are heading to the beach as the public free car parks become extremely busy during the summer months, and you will be stuck in traffic for a long time while you try and get a parking spot. 

Chiringo Patcona Valencia Spain (2)
Tom at Chiringo Patacona

The best beach bar in Valencia is Chiringo Patacona. 

Passeig Marítim de la Patacona, 83, 46120 Alboraia, Valencia, Spain

Platja del Saler

A windy beach surrounded by beautiful sand dunes near Valencia. It is a favourite spot among locals and tourists. The Mikkonos restaurant has great reviews if you are looking for somewhere to watch the sunset. 

El Saler is a quiet town next to La Albuferia Natural Park, it’s a great idea to have a trip to the national park in the morning and then you can head to the beach in the afternoon. There are many boats that offer tours around the lake. The area is famous as the place where Paella rice is grown, so it’s a fantastic spot to sample Valencian paella. The town of El Saler is accessible by road only and a bus service runs from the city center.

Playa de las Arenas

Playa de las Arenas runs into Playa de Malvarrosa and Playa de Patacona and is a huge strip of beach around 4 km long. 

La Malvarrosa beach

The most popular beach in Valencia and the one that attracts the most visitors as it is nearest to the city, is La Malvarrosa.

With plenty of space for everyone, this particular Valencian beach is not as developed as other regions in Spain, such as Benidorm. La Malvarrosa remains, clean, safe and popular with the locals. As a result, it doesn’t feel touristy and has a pleasant local feel to it.

On the beach, you get plenty of room and all the amenities. There is a large promenade lined with palm trees and plenty of restaurants and bars, serving excellent local dishes like Paella and Fideuà. La Malvarrosa beach is split into three main areas, which are the Malvarrosa, Las Arenas and Patacona beaches , all of which are clean, family-friendly and a great place to relax. My favourite is Patacona beach.

Tip: If the weather isn’t great, I really recommend the spa located at the Hotel Balneario Les Arenes near La Malvarrosa beach. It’s $35 to enter and is a fabulous experience for a couple of hours. Totally worth it for the relaxation, especially if it’s a cool or cloudy day.

Sagunto beach

The beach of Sagunto is a bit further out of Valencia city. This Valencian beach has many bars and restaurants along the main road which skirts along the edge of the beach area. It is also disabled-friendly in many parts of the beach, with special ramps and wooden walkways enabling those with wheelchairs and prams etc, to access the golden sands.

Tip: there is no public paid for sunbed hire or bars on the seafront to rent beds and umbrellas from. This is If you want to Sagunto for a relaxing beach day you will need to take your own umbrella, drinks and mats or towels. Don’t get caught out. 

The town of Sagunto itself is worth exploring. It is located 25km north of Valencia. There is a historic castle, a museum, a main square, and lovely bars and restaurants. There is a train that will take you to the top of the hill where the castle in located. I recommend this if it is a very hot day.   

Sagunto Spain Church with Gold Door

Sagunto is an ancient Roman settlement and is divided into the town of Sagunto itself and the beach area, which is quite busy in the summer and stretches for about a mile and a half. The two areas are not walkable and you must drive between each area. 

Sagunto Castle Spain

Where to eat near Sagunto Beach:

Restaurant Negresca

Av. Mediterrani, 141, 46520 Port de Sagunt, Valencia, Spain