Insider's Guide to Valencia Beaches.

Insider's Guide to Valencia Beaches.

See & Do

4th Mar 2020

The city of Valencia is lucky enough to be located along the beautiful Mediterranean coastline, just a quick taxi, bus, or tram away from the city center. As one of the key Valencia sights, no trip to Valencia is complete without a detour to the beach! The Sea Saffron team has compiled this ultimate guide of everything that you need to know in order to have the best day possible on one of these Valencia beaches. 

Valencia's Best Beach Experiences

  1. 1. Playa Malvarrosa
  2. 2. Playa Patacona
  3. 3. Port Saplaya
  4. 4. La Marina

1. Playa Malvarrosa

When you think of Valencia beaches, Playa Malvarrosa is the quintessential beach that will come to mind. With its wide beach front, beach volleyball nets, and plethora of locals and tourists alike playing sports and hanging out with friends, this beach is one of the must see Valencia sights. Here, there are many restaurants set alongside the sand so you can soak in the sun and enjoy your meal at the same time. Check out Casa Carmela for delicious Valencia paella, or grab a picnic for the beach at the Mercadona which is a short walk inland.

This beach area, also called Playa Las Arenas, is situated right alongside La Marina and is the closest beach to the city center. From Plaza de Ayuntamiento, this beach is an easy metro ride on line 5 or accessible by the 32 bus. Along the promenade, you can dine at La Pepica or La Paz to try some authentic Valencia rice. There are many traditional tapas bars along the beach front. We would recomend enjoying some of the fresh seafood dishes. On the promenade as well as La Fábrica de Hielo, a trendy indoor bar and restaurant you can visit to cool down and refresh yourself after a long day at the beach. A frequent host of local bands and live music, this is the perfect environment to grab a glass of wine with friends.


2. Playa Patacona

This charming Valencian neighborhood is slightly further North and out of the city. This means you are able to escape the heaps of tourists who often populate the Valencia beaches. This local vibe gives this beach a more laid back feeling, perfect for unwinding with a nice beach read. If you get hungry, check out the beautiful La Más Bonita for brunch, lunch, or pastries. Or, for a more true Valencian experience, eat paella at Casa Navarro for traditional Valencian paella.


3. Port Saplaya

Even though this is the furthest beach from the City Center, it is well worth the taxi, bus, or bike ride it takes to arrive. Known as the "Valencia's Little Venice", the harbor has unique and colorful buildings, along with many restaurants and cafés to enjoy the view. When you want a refreshing drink after enjoying the beautiful beach, head to Horchatería Toni for some delicious horchata. Horchata and farton is one of the most traditional Valencian foods!beaches-in-valencia-d

4. La Marina

While this may not be a beach, La Marina is well worth noting for the plethora of places to visit and things to do along it. Visit the Marina Beach Club during the day for some luxury cocktails by the pool or come at night for one of the most impressive clubs in Valencia. Or, enjoy a meal at Panorama to indulge in food alongside a gorgeous view of the ocean.

marina beach club

After the Beach

After your long day at the beach, let Sea Saffron take care of your evening plans. This TripAdvisor award-winning tour company seamessly blends culture and gastronomy. Sea Saffron host small groups to offer intimate experiences that aim to be the highlight of your visit to Valencia. We offer experiences in both of the city's must see sights: the City of Arts and Sciences and the historic Old Town. On both experiences, there is a tour of the most important landmarks in the area followed by a unique dining experience of local tapas and wine in a truly special venue.

Experience our Old Town Tour, enabling you to learn up the vibrant history of Valencia and its Old Town, ending with dinner in Valencia's most historic venue. In this intimate small group tour, your passionate host will share with you the secrets of the mysterious Old Town including the stunning Church of San Nicolás. Dine in style in an emblematic dining venue, nestled in the heart of the Old Town and steeped in history dating back to the 11th Century. Here, taste the traditional flavours of Valencia with a speciallly chosen selection of tapas, rices and dessert, all paired with wines.

On the other side of the city, discover a completely different style of architecture on a small group tour. The City of Arts and Sciences Tour explores Valencia's iconic complex of futuristic structures. Marvel at Calatrava's incredible designs as your passionate Sea Saffron host shares the stories behind the buildings. From there, dine in style at Valencia's highest rooftop terrace with skyline views of the city. Discover the best of local tapas, prizewinning wines from the region and unforgettable views.

Share an evening with Sea Saffron and escape the crowds of the beach. Discover why these immersive cultural experiences are the top-rated on TripAdvisor.


wine being poured with sunset

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