Dog friendly beaches in the area

Alicante : Agua  Marina

From 15 June till 15 September the Agua Amarga beach will have a dog friendly beaches.
The beach will be  an area full of amenities for dogs. This is really the best beach of all.

This dog friendly beach includes hammocks with umbrellas, so the dogs can escape from the heat of the sun, elevated platforms for when the dogs want to take a break away from the hot sand.
On the 250 squares meters of the dog beach there will be an area for the pets to do ” their business” . This place will be cleaned and disinfected daily.
All dogs must have their passport with vaccinations.

Altea, Playa de la Olla 

This area is adjacent to the chiringuito Arrecife de la playa de la Olla, but not sure if this is still a dog friendly beach at the moment, so double check.

Villajoyosa, Playa El Xarco

The beach of El Xarco at Villajoyosa is a very quit pebble beach. The beach can be windy.
The access is only possible by car by Venta El Xarco on the main road.

Santa Pola,  Calas del Cuartel

This doggy beach is located  by the Santa Pola light house.
The dog beach is  a small sandy beaches with a little bit of pebbles.
At Santa Pola beach the pet owner is wellcome with maximum two dogs.
Dogs who are dangerous must wear  therefore a muzzle to avoid problems with other dogs.

Elche, Playa El Pinet

This beach in Elche has sandy dunes and also pine trees.
Same as at the beach of Santa Pola, there is a muzzle obligatory for the dogs who can be dangerous.
At the doggy beach of Elche, due to the Spanish law, all dogs must have their passport with vaccinations.

El Campello, Playa de Punta del Riu

At El Campello the dog friendly beach is located near by the dry river. Therefore the beach is a pebble beach.
At the beach there are natural rock pools, but take care of the currents while your pet is swimming .

Checklist before taking your dog to the beach.

  • European passport filled with completed schedule of vaccination certificate, the vaccination against rabies and possibly the health declaration.
  • Necklace with tube with vacation address and telephone number.
  • Eat and drink bowls.
  • Can opener for food.
  • Dog poop bags.
  • Photo of your pet if he would run away.
  • A first aid kit.
  • Toys for your pet.

Finally at all beaches as an owner of a dog,  you must clean up after your pets.
Their fore the authorities  give heavy fines to foul the beaches.
By Spanish law, all dogs must be micro chipped. Your pet must be vaccinated yearly against rabies and your little darling needs to have a pet passport.


0 # Celia 2017-07-09 14:46
Brilliant thanks for this x
And yes- Altea still has the dog beach x
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