Situated north of the port of Valencia, Malvarrosa Beach offers the chance to swim in the warm Mediterranean Sea, play beach sports and take walks along a wide beachfront promenade. The beach features historic villas, fine restaurants and clean waters and is only minutes away from the city.
Take a break from the city center and spend a few hours lazing on the Malvarrosa’s golden sand. Rent lounge chairs for tanning or umbrellas to protect you from the sun. There are also public restrooms, showers and drinking fountains at various points along the beach. The water here is calm and ideal for swimming. Lifeguards patrol the beach and put up flags to mark the safest swimming areas.
If you are feeling energetic, the beach offers numerous spots for sporting activities, including volleyball and basketball courts, soccer and rugby fields. You can also rent watersports equipment, such as windsurfers and Jet Skis. Otherwise, take advantage of the beach’s numerous exercise stations.
Take a stroll along the beach’s leafy promenade to find restaurants and food stands, cafés and ice cream shops. Sit on one of the outdoor terraces and eat authentic Valencian paella with a cold beer or freshly squeezed fruit juice. Along the promenade you’ll find playground areas with toys that are ideal for kids. At night the area comes to life with a range of pubs, karaoke bars and nightclubs.
Visit the villa and garden of the much-loved Valencian writer, Vicente Blasco-Ibáñez. The villa is now a museum that preserves his belongings, photographs and manuscripts.
Malvarrosa Beach is just over 4 miles (7 kilometers) east of Valencia’s Old Town. To reach the beach, take the bus, tram or metro from the city center; the journey takes about 35 minutes. If you are driving, you’ll find plenty of free parking spaces on the streets running parallel to the beach. Malvarrosa has an adapted walkway that provides wheelchair access and bathing assistance at the beach’s medical care station.