Those wanting to cool off after a day of exploring Alicante’s treasures will love this stretch of beach. If you’ve always wanted to swim in the Mediterranean Ocean, this is an ideal place to fulfill your dream. Located adjacent to Alicante’s famous harbor precinct, Postiguet Beach can easily be reached on foot from the city, making it an ideal candidate for a quick swim.
Don’t be put off by the beach’s proximity to the harbor; Postiguet Beach is exceptionally clean. The beach is frequently awarded the Blue Flag in recognition of its cleanliness. It’s an ideal family beach, with shallow water that remains warm year-round. It may not have the watersports that attract visitors to the nearby Playa de San Juan, but for some that’s a blessing. Swim carefree, without worrying about windsurfers and Jet Skiers.
There are a number of clusters of rocks scattered along the 3,000-foot (900-meter) arc of sand which are perfect for exploring. Relax as you perch upon the semi-submerged boulders, staring out across the sea.
Take some time out from swimming and enjoy a cocktail or local beer from one of the beachfront bars at the harbor end of the beach. Here you’ll find several traditional restaurants serving fresh seafood, including fish soup and paella.
With its proximity to the city come the crowds of locals. On weekends Postiguet is known for its festive local atmosphere. Visit the beach during the week, or during the mid-day siesta period for a more relaxed experience.
Postiguet Beach is located on the edge of the city center, and can be reached on foot, by tram or by car. There is some free parking in the streets near the beach. Postiguet is a public beach and there is no fee to swim.
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Archaeological Museum of Alicante and Castle of Santa Barbara. Plaza Mar 2 Shopping Centre and Casa de La Asegurada are also within 15 minutes.
Melia Alicante sits between Postiguet Beach and Alicante Marina, close to the famous Explanada de España promenade, 100 meters from the historic center of Alicante and 300 meters from the shopping area of the city.
Sercotel Hotel Spa Porta Maris overlooks the water between Postiguet Beach and Alicante Marina, a few steps from Casino Mediterráneo. The train station is 25 minutes away on foot, and the walk up to Santa Bárbara Castle, either via Old Town or along the beach, takes around 30 minutes.
TRYP Alicante Gran Sol Hotel is a 7-minute walk from popular Postiguet Beach. Guests can also walk 10 minutes to the city center and its buzzing markets. The hotel is a 7-minute cab ride from Santa Bárbara Castle medieval fortress, and guests can catch a boat from the port to Tabarca Island.
Located in Alicante City Centre, this hotel is 0 mi (0 km) from Central Market and 1.2 mi (2 km) from Castle of Santa Barbara. Alicante Principal Theatre and Fogueres Festival Museum are also within 5 minutes.
Located in Alicante City Centre, this pension is steps from Alicante Museum of Contemporary Art and Alicante Town Hall. Alicante Harbour and Postiguet Beach are also within 10 minutes.
Located in the heart of Alicante, this hostal is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Central Market and 1.3 mi (2 km) from Castle of Santa Barbara. Alicante Bullring and Alicante Principal Theatre are also within 10 minutes.