San Juan beach is one of the treasures of Alicante: it is a place for bathing, relaxing, sunbathing, long walks, beautiful sunsets and spectacular mornings.
Playa de San Juan is one of the most beautiful and widest Spanish beaches. Its total length is 6,200 m and extends from Campello to Cabo de las Huertas in Alicante. Thanks to these impressive dimensions, even in the season, you can find a place there, because the beach is never completely full. Dark sand extends to an average width of about 60 m and in some places even up to 100 m. The water is clean, crystalline, not so deep and moderately warm – during the summer a temperature fluctuates between 25 and 26 degrees Celsius. The geographical location of the beach, which is surrounded by Sierra Aitana, creates a unique microclimate, that provides more than 300 sunny days a year. Gentle waves are sometimes disturbed by a strong, dry and warm eastern wind. Thanks to the beach’s environmental conditions, the Blue Flag was awarded. To ensure the best protection for a bathing, San Juan beach has a rescue team, warning flags, a local police station and a speaker notification system.
In addition, the space is adapted for people with reduced mobility. Public toilets are located every 500 m, along the beach are also located taps, under which you can wash your feet, but there is no shower. When it comes to attractions, the area has sports zones such as: beach volleyball courts, football goals and gymnastics equipment. If you want to practice your dexterity on the water, you can try windsurfing and surfing, or if you are looking for something more peaceful, you can rent water bikes. The youngest will be able to have fun in the children’s play area, which has slides, swings and small houses. On the other hand, if you value the most a comfort of sunbathing, you can rent hammocks, sun loungers or umbrellas in a quite reasonable prices.
Next to the beach are some booths, in which you can buy something to dring or eat. A bit higher is a promenade with restaurants, whose gastronomic offer will certainly meet different tastes. Mainly served there is a classic paella and dishes with regional rice, but you can also find Basque cuisine, an international and even known to all, American fast-food chain. On the promenade, especially in the early morning and evenings, you will meet many runners and cyclists, who use a separate bike path.
From the center of Alicante, you can easily get to the beach by tram, lines 3 and 4, which run very regularly. You can catch a tram at the Luceros or Mercado stop and get off at number 3 on the Costa Blanca, or at number 4 on Plaza La Coruña. By bus, you can choose 21 or 22 line. You will quickly and easily reach the beach by car. There are free and paid car parks.
In summary, San Juan beach is waiting for everyone – you must use it!