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Although we prefer the variety of scenery, seasons and lifestyle of living inland, there is something very special about a beach, especially an uncrowded or virtually empty one. Those first feelings when the sea comes into view and when you walk across the sand and into the water bring back the excitement and emotions of being a child.

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For me the beach can be magical, it energises the soul. The combination of soft golden sands, the colour of the sea, the open skies and the light reflecting on the water promotes a feeling a wellbeing. I’m sure scientists will explain it as being related to the quality of the light and air and all those positive ions, but whatever the reason, just a short time spent at the beach lifts my mood and any tensions quickly slip away.

If you want to include time at the beach on your holiday this region has a huge variety of beaches to choose from, there is one to suit every taste. Most are rarely crowded and have free parking, and affordable places to eat close too. As the beaches are only 30 minutes from us in Castello de Rugat it is easy to go for the whole day or just a few hours.

Our favourite beaches are the various beaches of Oliva, which are rarely busy and are our ‘go to’ beaches, and the quieter end of Daimús.

Further information can be found about the Oliva beaches by scrolling down to Oliva on the Local Towns page.

Looking across the sea to Oliva Marina
The wide sandy Oliva Beach

For a busy, touristy beach head to the main beaches at Gandia. With its miles of wide sandy beaches, hotels, restaurants and facilities it feels like a proper classy tourist resort without being pretentious or ridiculously expensive.

Wooden lighthouse shaped building on the edge of Gandia Beach
Sandy beach with children's play area

Alternatively, for something more low-key, try Daimús, just along the coast. It is a smaller resort, with lots of Spanish owned holiday homes and quite a narrow beach but the sand is still the same soft golden sand that is all along our coastline.  The narrower beach means it is a much shorter walk to the sea. A great advantage when you are laden down with beach equipment although it does mean it can feel pretty busy in summer.  Here there are a choice of spots. If you stop near the central hub in Daimús, there are lots of restaurants and facilities, but if you go to the southern end the beach is much quieter, and you reach the sand by walking across a small area of sand dunes. Even here though there is a free car park and in summer a chiringuito (beach bar).

A Gaudi type mosaic sculpture on the seafront
Looking through Daimus mosaic sculpture

Other lovely beaches can be found all along the coast to the north and south of Gandia. Popular areas are Piles, Bellreguard, Miramar, and Xeraco which is just north of Gandia.

If you want to travel further afield, Javea (Xàbia) about 1 hour away, has both the gorgeous sandy bay of the Arenal beach, and a stony beach close to the port.  The rocks are not so great for sitting on but because they are white the rocks lighten the colour of the sea making it a lovely place to sit and have a drink and enjoy the view.

For snorkelers and divers, or just those wanting some dramatic coastal views, the coast from Denia, past Javea and around to Moraia offers a rockier coastline with small coves.

The rocky coastline near Javea

Rocky coastline at Javea

View across the wide sandy Arenal Beach at Javea

Sunset at Arenal Beach, Javea

Rocky coastline at Moraira looking towards the marina

Rocky coastline at Moraira

looking down at Cala del Moraig Beach and blue sea

Picturesque Cala del Moraig Beach