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There are quite a few nudist beaches in Benidorm and nearby, you will find the most popular listed below.
Respect other people’s privacy. Staring is not polite. Many come to the beaches to get some quiet alone time and do not want to be disturbed.
Always ask before taking photographs. Even on a public beach. Sneak Shoots with mobile cameras could lead to a fine.
No sex. Nudity is one thing, but sex is a private thing between two people to be performed elsewhere.
Come prepared. Always take your own towel, sunscreen, food. if listening to music do it quietly. Use headphones on radio or portable equipment.
Altea, has 3 nudist beaches Playa de la Solsida, Playa Mascarat Norte and Cala de la Barra Grande.
Playa de la Solside
La Solside beach is 1.400 m. in length with an average width of 8 m, located near the port of Mar y Montaña. This is a quiet isolated beach, consisting of cobble fragments and rocks, quite often there are quite strong waves. Small sections of the beach are equipped with walkways and small steps to allow the approach to the shore. If you drive the 332 direction towards Calpe. To access it you have to walk a path at the foot of large cliffs. There are no service here.
Playa Mascarat Norte
This beach is 280 meters by 21 meters wide. This is quite a popular beach in high season. Semi-urban beach without promenade mainly consisting of stone and gravel. Access from the N332.
Cala de la Barra Grande
This small gravel beach is 50 m. in length and has an average width of 7 m, this is a very quiet and isolated beach situated between Punta del Mascarat and the cove of Racó del Corb. This is the most northern cove of Altea, very close to the village of Mascarat, Greenwich Marina is also nearby.
There are no services available due to its isolation and car access is from the N332, (there is no car park so you need to look for parking in the general area), and access to the beach is quite difficult, but is worth the walk and the crystal clear waters make it a perfect spot for some snorkelling and diving.
Ti Ximo and Almadrava, Benidorm
At the foot of the Sierra Helada and to the north of the resort, there are two small coves of fine sand and rocks both Almadrava and Ti Ximo beachs are situated between steep cliffs.
These are both popular spots for nudist sunbathing but as they are not official nudist beaches they are used as such more out of season, during the summer season they are more family orientated beaches with life guard service and sun loungers. More detailed information HERE
There are no bars or restaurants on either beach, so bring refreshments and wear sensible shoes. Parking is available but very limited.
Nudist beaches - Villajoyosa
Raco del Conill, Villajoyosa, (Corner of the rabbit) - Voted Naturist of the Year 2020 by the Spanish Federation of Naturism.
Raco de Conill is possibly the best know nudist beach in the area and is in a small, quiet and beautiful bay surrounded by steep mountains, access is quite good with steps down to the beach with safety rails.
If driving use the old N332 towards Villa Joyosa and turn left at the entrance of the Casino de Villajoyosa
Platja L´Esparrello Beach - Villajoyosa
Two kilometres south of the town centre of Vila Joyosa, a very quiet beach ideal for fishing and nude bathing as this is a nudista beach. Access is by foot.
Located near the Montíboli hotel complex, this beach has a well-signposted access. However, although it has numerous parking spaces, there are certain restricted areas for residents and guests of the hotel. On the beach we can differentiate two areas: a small cove at the entrance and a longer beach with gravel surface between the sea and the cliff.
This small cove measuring 25 meters in length and 2.6 meters wide has just one mound of rock by the sea. Its a small area and its difficult access make it one of the least known sandy areas among bathers.
To get to Cala Fonda Beach by car the nearest road is the N-332, but currently the beach does not have any parking facilities so you should look for parking in the general area.
There are also nudist beaches further afield -
Les Rotes beach/ Cala de Aigua Dolo Denia
Pesquera El Rebollo Beach, Guadamar de Segura
L Llobell, Benisa
Cala Cantalar - between Alicante and San Juan
El Pinet and El Carabassi - Elche
There are several boat trips from Benidorm available. ALL depend on favourable weather conditions.
BOAT TRIP TO BENIDORM (PEACOCK) ISLAND, Isla de Benidorm - trips restart 1st March 2022
Some call it Peacock Island, others Benidorm Rock and the locals refer to it as simply L’illa (the island). But whatever you call it the fact remains its one of the most easily recognized symbols of Benidorm and if you’ve never made the journey across the bay to explore it, then you really should, because it’s a great day out.
Enjoy the amazing views of the Benidorm skyline from the Mediterranean and framed by the towering Puig Campana mountain (the one with the hole in the top) is simply stunning – in fact the whole trip is worth it just for that view.
Benidorm Island measures 350 metres long and 260 metres wide, to the southeast side the high cliff is around 70 metres high. The island is situated 3.5 kilometres from the coast
When you get to the island you can spend as little or as long as you want just check with a crew member the time of the last boat back before you disembark. why not make a day of it and take a picnic. The island is a protected national park so flora and fauna abound - wander the path to the summit for a great view of the coast right up to Alicante, then find a comfy patch of rock or undergrowth to enjoy your picnic, with just the fresh sea air and the gulls for company
Also included in the price of your crossing is an ‘underwater’ experience. Known as the Aquascope it looks like a yellow submarine but don’t panic – it doesn’t really go underwater. Instead passengers climb aboard and down into to bowels of the vessel which is glass lined, allowing you to see the marine life swimming free in its natural habitat – its absolutely amazing and the kids will love it.
The Aquascope takes you on a short ride round the side of the island, lasting about fifteen minutes and you’ll see starfish, squid and endless shoals of fish – a real treat!
So for an interesting change of scenery get yourself to the port and on that boat to Benidorm Island. If you’re wary about feeling seasick, don’t be. The powerful vessel cuts through the calm Mediterranean sea easily, you won’t feel a thing. There’s a cozy interior if the sea air feels chill, or an open top – rather like a double decker bus - and the views from that top deck are spectacular.
Did you know? During the 1830s during a worldwide epidemic of cholera, several local families from Benidorm and Villajoyosa took refuge on the island and lived here for a while.
Legends say that the island is the missing part from the Puig Campana mountain, but tests were done in 1987, and it was found that the rocks at the core of the Puig Campana are Late Jurassic in age whereas Benidorm Island is made of limestones and are Early Cretaceous (Albian), making the island around 5 million years younger than the mountain. The true origin of the island has to do with the Sierra Helada mountains, which it was once connected to many, many years ago.
Boat trips to Benidorm Island 2022 April - Monday - Saturday, May - Monday to Saturday, June, July, August, September every day, October, November, December Monday - Saturday
Departures every hour after 10:00 hours. PRICES: € 15 Adults € 12 Children (2 - 10) The journey time takes around 20 minutes each way. Boats depart from the port and from the boarding platform in the Rincon de Loix (during the summer months), ALL boats are dependent upon good weather conditions
NOTE - If going during April and May it is advisable to wear a hat of some sort as the seagulls will be nesting and can be protective of their young and quite territorial.
Boat trips from Benidorm
BENIDORM TO CALPE BOAT TRIP - Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Departs from Benidorm port, in the centre of town. more information on CALPE here.
The boat travels along the coast line, taking in views of the Sierra Helada mountains and the bays of Albir and Altea and their villages, docking in the Peñon de Ifach port in Calpe.
Departures from the port of Benidorm at 11:30 - Return departure from Calpe at 16:30 PRICES: € 25 Adults € 17 children.
All boat trips are dependent upon the weather conditions and the days above are subject to change
Boat trips from Benidorm
BENIDORM TO TABARCA BOAT TRIP - EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY BENIDORM TO TABARCA
The tiny island of Tabarca is one of the top tourist destinations within the Costa Blanca. A visit here is just like stepping back in time, although it can feel quite crowded during the height of summer as over 4,000 people visit it daily! In 1986 the island and and its surrounding waters were declared a protected marina and bird reserve.
Once on the Island you can explore!! There is the old square at the heart of Tabarca, the church and graveyard, the museum, the ruined walls of the fort, the lighthouse, the beaches and coves, the paths that crisscross the island, an abundance of bars and restaurants as well as souvenir shops. If that isn't enough there is the crystal clear waters for some top class snorkelling!
Departs from Benidorm port, in the centre of town.
The boat travels along the coast line, taking in views of Villajoyosa, Campello.
Departures from Benidorm Port:
EXCURSION TO TABARCA AND ALICANTE - EXCURSION TO TABARCA & ALICANTE EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY
With 2 hours 30 minutes of free stay approximately in Tabarca and approximately 2 hours 30 minutes in Alicante.
Departing Benidorm at 10am. Journey time from Benidorm to Tabarca is 1 hour and 15 minutes each way.
Return to Benidorm port at 6:30 p.m.
Return departure from Tabarca: 5pm.
Travel time each direction 1 hour 15 minutes.
Price: Adults - 35.00€. Children - 20.00€.
HOW TO GET TO BENIDORM PORT? - Paseo de Colon, Benidorm Alicante, Spain.
Jump in a taxi to the port (ask for ‘el puerto’) or if you’re on the Levante side of town catch bus number 1, 4 or 10 to the end of the Avda Mediterraneo, walk along the Walking Street in the Old Town which comes out right by the port then right to the end of the pier and that’s where you catch the boats.
For complete information from Benidorm Port call 96 585 00 52 or 608 275 250.
Market Days, Benidorm area. This is only a guide, as days and locations can change.
There are markets along the Costa Blanca every day and these usually operate from about 8.30am until about 2pm. You will find all sorts of things on sale such as clothes, shoes, towels and blankets, ceramic pots and lots of lovely local fresh fruit etc. Prices do tend to be fixed and not a lot of bartering takes place but if you feel you are being charged over the odds give it a go.
Market days in the Benidorm Area
La Nucia, Opposite the auditorium in the town hall square.
Denia, next to Mercadona supermarket.
Altea, one of the largest street markets in the area, drive or catch the No 10 bus from Benidorm.
La Cala, By the bay, near the SuperCor supermarket, No 2 or 3 bus from Benidorm.
Jalon Valley - Local produce market every Tuesday in the main square.
Benidorm, La Pueblo Market, New Town, situated near the Pueblo Hotel.
Benidorm Old Town From 6th July the Foietes Market, used more by locals in the old town, situated next to the Foietes sports centre near the football ground will be moving to its summer location and will have around 240 stalls, the new location is situated on the lower part of calle Irlanda and calle Austria (see map below) near the bull ring.
Below Foietes Market
Javea - In the Plaza de la Constitución square.
Alfaz del Pi. The No 10 bus will take you to the start of the market.
Finestrat Village - Carrer Castellets,
Moraira - Moraira market is one of the most extensive markets on the Costa Blanca and is held every Friday morning. It is located just behind the town, in the large car-park. This creates a little bit of a parking problem so it is advisable to arrive early
Torrevieja - Parque Antonio Soria, which has an area of 82,000 m2 where up to 700 stalls can be set up
La Cala, Cala Villajoyosa
Benidorm, La Pueblo Market, New Town
El Zoco Market, from 8:00 to 15:00. Near Quesada, AP-7 exit 745 - Road to San Miguel de Salinas
Photo by Benidorm Seriously Group member Des Gardner - Benidorm Market site.
Albir, in the car park on the high street
RASTROS (Second Hand Markets) IN THE AREA
Don Quijote, Situated just outside Alfaz del Pi, every Saturday and Sunday from 10.00am.
Polop Rastro, Situated on the Industrial Estate just on the outskirts of Polop, generally around 400 pitches. Every Sunday from 08.00 - 14.00
La Nucia Rastro - Sunday - from 8 to 14, with its stalls of antiques, clothing, accessories, fruit and vegetables. This takes place in the Industrial Polygon of l'Piscina de La Nucía, in Villajoyosa street., re-opens Sep 6th
Jalon Valley Rastro, The Rastro of Jalon is held each Saturday beside the river. Here you will be able to find, antique furniture amongst the wide variety of offerings.
ADDITIONAL MARKETS AND CRAFT STALLS DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS
BENIDORM - A local craft market can be found at the Mirador, Plaza de La Senyoria, old town from 1st July until September 15th from 19.00 to 00.30 hours. Among the artisan stalls, you will find jewellery in sterling silver and precious stones, miniatures and hair clips made in resin and silver, leather and steel jewellery, porcelain ornaments, soaps, macrame, crafts with sea crystals and beads, beads made in polymer clay, glass or pearl pendants, wooden crafts children's dolls, watches of different materials, children's products and leather necklaces and gemstones.
ALTEA - arts and crafts market in the Placa L’Eglesia at the top of the old town from 7pm – 1am every night from July to September.
CALPE - arts and crafts market in the Old Quarter from 8pm – midnight on Tuesdays and Saturdays in July and August.
LA CALA - Evening market from 18.00 - Midnight, July and August, more like their normal day time market.
ALBIR - Traditional artisan market, in the beach area near the famous anchor, generally from around 20th June until 4th September, open from 18.00 until 01.00, seven days a week.
Stay safe round the markets
Wear a bag that is hard for thieves to put their hand into.
Don't keep valuables in your back pockets.
Always keep an eye on your bag, if you stop for a coffee and don’t leave your phone or purse on a table top.
Carry very little cash, yes of course you may need another pair of shoes and breakfast and a coffee or whatever but carry as little as possible, separate it between you if you are a couple.
Always be aware of what is going on around you
If you enjoy buying inexpensive things in a friendly environment, pop into the Mercaloix Indoor Market.
There’s something for everyone here: clothes, shoes, accessories, electronics, toys, jewellery, personalized gifts, books, local farm produce, money exchange booths hairdressers, property rental agents and a few stands selling snacks and refreshments.
Mercaloix Indoor Market is located in the Rincon de Loix area of Benidorm.
and has 3 wheel chair friendly entrances, one is next to the Mas y Mas Supermarket and opposite KFC, another one is next to the Hotel Pelicanos, and another opposite the Hotel Nereo
The Indoor Market is open from:
8am till 6pm Mon – Friday
8am till 3pm Saturday
At Camping Villamar Benidorm an authentic vacation awaits you without sacrificing any comfort. You can enjoy camping with your family or friends, knowing Benidorm and its beaches like you have never done before. Our campsite, located near the beach, is also perfectly connected to the rest of the city.
The themed pool and the children's entertainment will entertain the little ones, while the older ones disconnect. For this purpose you will find a restaurant and cafeteria , a garden area , an outdoor and indoor heated pool and a sports area.
You can choose between several types of accommodation but in all you will feel at home. We have mobile homes and plots for your caravan or motor-home and also for glamping shops, so you can enjoy the camping experience just as you want.
Walking Distance in minutes to...
the nearest beach 42
the main strip 36
the Rincon entertainment area 22
the nearest Theme Park 25
the British area 26
the Spanish area 54
Camping Villamar, Benidorm has a large parcels to park your motor-home, also if you do not have one we offer a rental service for caravans ore if you prefer stay in our mobile homes.
At Villamar we have more than 1090 plots for motor homes, caravans and tents. All of which have a large size, approximately 90 m², to ensure your maximum comfort, have electricity, water, satellite TV and drains, and you can access all services, facilities and entertainment of the campsite.
The plots are surrounded by deciduous trees, with the aim of providing a cozy environment with the maximum possible shade in summer, but letting all the sun pass in winter.
If you are a traditional camper, of camping tent, go camping in Benidorm is much more comfortable in one of our plots, from which you will have access to all services: hygiene and hygiene points, laundry, supermarket, hairdresser, outdoor themed pool and heated interior and entertainment programs for all tastes. A camping concept that will surprise you, exceed your expectations and make your camping unforgettable.
Choose the area of the campsite that you like and enjoy all our facilities, services and activities!
Camping Villamar Benidorm has a space dedicated to mobile home camping .
The mobile homes are perfect for those camping lovers who do not have a caravan or caravan, and for those who wish to have their first experience in a campsite. They have all the amenities to make your camping holiday pleasant and unforgettable, and they are distributed in three spaces.
Two rooms, one with a double bed and the other with a single bed and a bunk bed, equipped with bed linen and towels. A space living room with TV, and kitchen equipped with microwave, dishes and utensils. And, finally, a bathroom with shower and covered terrace with its corresponding furniture, so you can enjoy the evenings and summer nights.
It is this accommodation option that distinguishes Villamar as a family campsite , since its capacity of between 4 and 5 people, makes our mobile homes the preferred lodging option for families and groups of friends.
At Camping Villamar Benidorm we want to offer you everything you need during your stay with us. The services and facilities of the campsite are designed so that you can remember your holidays for a long time, apart from the fun, because of the number of alternatives that Villamar puts at your disposal.
At the campsite you will enjoy one of the best themed pools in the area. Surprise yourself by taking a dip surrounded by pirate ships, toucans and waterfalls.
Our facilities will also have to talk about how complete they are. The camping with several points of cleanliness and hygiene also has a supermarket so you can make your daily purchases as well as restaurant and cafeteria for you to have a snack whenever you want or if you do not feel like cooking you can taste some of our exquisite dishes.
If you also like sports, we invite you to take part in one of the five-a-side competitions organized during the summer months or relax playing pétanque with your friends.
If you want to enjoy a camping with a swimming pool, we strongly recommend that you come and see us. The Camping Villamar pools are unique and the most spectacular in the area along with Camping Villasol.
The outdoor pool is themed so you can enjoy an immersive experience surrounded by corsair boats, slides and waterfalls. Feel in Benidorm what a tropical bathroom looks like!
This pool also has an area for the little ones where they can have fun with the slides, waterfalls and with a depth suitable for their ages.
We invite you to imagine the situation ... first you cool off in the water and then sunbathe in the spacious gardens with tropical style and with grass, and back to start ... all this with a trip to our restaurant / cafeteria to have a snack .
The indoor heated pool is another option to cool off on winter days and is also ideal for sports at the campsite such as Aquagym.
Between bath and bath you can sunbathe in our spacious gardens in the purest tropical style.
Make your daily purchases in our supermarket where you can find everything you need for your day to day camping. In addition, you can also buy the international press to be aware of what happens in the world or in your country.
Restaurant and cafeteria
After having fun with some of the activities that we organize you can have a pleasant conversation in our cafeteria while you enjoy some refreshment or the drink that you most want.
If you're going to stay for long periods with us, we want you to be able to wash your clothes. For this we offer our laundry with washers and dryers.
Toilet and Hygiene
The Villamar campsite has nine points of personal hygiene and hygiene distributed throughout its facilities. These service points are equipped with all the necessary elements to feel at home.
The Camping has a large area of sports facilities available to all our campers, both in winter and summer, so you can continue practicing sports during your holidays and have a great time.
Villamar has a football field , where it is usual to organize tournaments and competitions for the youngest, and several petanque courts, not forgetting aqua gym or water dance classes that are organized in our spectacular swimming pools and that will entertain the whole family.
What our member say -
Lisa Haddock - My parents have have a caravan on Villamar for 12 years we love it very nice pool too not far to walk to bars and restaurants also indoor pool clubhouse shop and hairdressers and beauty salon . You can't rent only site caravans . You can also get bus outside back entrance . My parents went to look at ll of them and Villamar was the best one for them.
Lisa Haddock - If you want a 5 star campsite then its Villamar
Sandra Chapman - Lived on Villamar found it OK but caravans to close together pool area lovely.
Disabled Facilities on Benidorm Beach and ACCESSIBLE BEACH POINT An accessible beach point is an area where the disabled can gain access to the beaches and the sea via adequate infrastructures such as accessible public transport, reserved parking spaces and other elements such as access ramps, shaded areas and changing rooms. A specialised team is onsite to assist.
GROUPS It is advisable that groups book in advance to ensure that the services provided are not over congested at any one time and to be able to provide additional support personnel for assistance if necessary.
Please Call: 96 681 54 67 – 660 106 555
FREE SUN LOUNGERS AND UMBRELLAS The Benidorm beaches department has an agreement with the company responsible for sun loungers and umbrellas. (This may change at any time, if a new agreement is reached with a different company). They offer a free card to people with the following characteristics: • More than 65% disability. • Registered as a resident at the town hall. • Owner of a property in the town of Benidorm. • All documents must be presented at the following address: R.A. Benidorm, Provima building, Lepanto st corner with Mallorca st.
Please Call: 965 85 45 48
Benidorm beaches have three disabled access points:
1. Levante beach, Murcia st. Surface area: 218 m 2 Operating since 2000
2.Poniente beach, Mont Benidorm Avenue: Surface area: 138 m2 Operating Since 2001
3.Poniente beach, Elche park: Surface area: 150 m2 Operating since 2003
FACILITIES - 1 access ramp. - 1 walkway. - 1 adapted changing room. - 1 adapted WC. - Shaded areas. - Windbreaks. - 3 adult amphibious chairs. - 1 child amphibious chair. - 3 pairs of amphibious crutches different sizes. - Lifeguards as support personnel to help with bathing. - Buoys to delimit bathing area.
1st June to 30th September
The 3 areas: Open 09.30 a 18.30
Rest of year except 15th January to 14th February
2 areas Parque de Elche & Valle Murcia
10.30 – 14.30
1. If a bather uses the amphibious wheelchair they will be assisted by a staff member.
2. People with higher grade of disabilities must be accompanied by an adult. The organisation cannot be responsible for administrating food, drinks or sun cream.
3. Accessible WC will be exclusive for people with disabilities and the organisation.
4. Families of the users can stay in the shaded area as long as the space is not needed for other disabled users.
5. People with disabilities who use the amphibious chair to access the water and then decide to swim of their own accord must sign an agreement saying this is under their own responsibility and that the town hall or organisation will not be responsible for any possible consequences.
6. The frequency and duration of the bathing time will depend of the number of users waiting in the area and the staff available.
Other nearby beaches such as Albir and La Cala will also have access points.
Albir beach now has amazing access facilities for people with reduced mobility, with reserved parking, ramps and special walkways for wheelchairs, and places with shade in the area which was formerly the biblioplaya.
This new service has chairs, amphibious crutches and a specific walkway, the chair allows people to enter the water assisted by specialized personnel, allowing people to enjoy the sea in a safe setting.
You can find further assistance on our Facebook Page
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