Benidorm's beaches form a golden crescent stretching for a six kilometres from Levante Beach in the east to Poniente Beach in the west, and they offer blue flag bathing, lifeguard patrols, and water sports. The beaches are kept meticulously clean with an early morning sweep and brush every day.
The Playa de Levante (the sunrise beach) is 2 kilometres from the centre of the Old Town and Ricón de Loix. The most popular of the holiday season beaches it can get pretty crowded, and sports over 5000 sunbeds. Behind the beach there is a broad promenade with bars and cafes. The beach is sandy and slopes gently into the water. A Blue Flag Beach.
Mal Pas beach is a small sandy creek that is quieter than the two main beaches. It is located between Punta Canfali and the port. Playa del Mal Pas can be reached from the port or from stairs that descend from the castle. In front of the beach is Isla Benidorm, which shelters an important Marine Reservation a known as La Llosa. .Mal Pas Beach has the Blue Flag.
Poniente Beach is more than three kilometres long, with clear waters and golden sand, and stretches from the port to the headland of Cabezo del Tosal. .Poniente Beach has the Blue Flag for all his services and the very clean beach.
Another smaller beach at La Cala de Finestrat.
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