Poniente beach or Poniente (Playa de Poniente) is the largest sandy beach in Benidorm. The length of the beach is more than three kilometers. All three kilometre beach strip covered with fine and pleasant to the touch and light sand.
Playa de Poniente originates in the centre of Benidorm from the port and stretches to the right (Western) part of the city, bordering on the mountain Tossal de Cala.
Poniente beach is not only the longest beach of Benidorm, but also the most peaceful. Unlike its neighbor - Levante beach, which is the most happening beach in town, where young people gather for idle pastime, Poniente beach is more quiet and cozy, it is perfect for a relaxing beach holiday and for families with children.
Especially uncrowded and quiet is a right (West) part of the beach, one that is closer to the secluded, rocky hill, cal.
Right (West) part of the Poniente beach
The centre of the Poniente beach
The left (Eastern) part of the Poniente beach. She's the most lively and crowded, closest to the city center and the main attractions of Benidorm Old town.
The beach is cleaned daily, the sand dub. The entrance to the sea flat, depth does not occur immediately, the bottom is sandy. Sea water is clean and clear.
A sign of purity and safety of the beach stands the award "Blue flag"
The beach has all the necessary beach infrastructure. On the beach of the urn, the soul for the feet, medical care, and rescue rigs, children's and sports playgrounds, rope climbing structures, wooden floorings, for people with disabilities, dedicated place for beach football and volleyball.
On the beach you can warm up by doing recreational gymnastics or to practice throwing balls, try to play in the game of Petanque.
Natural shade on the beach is almost none. Is that shelter from the sun in the shade of the few trees that grow on the beach. These palm trees are more decoration than you can hide behind them from the scorching sun.
In search of shadows you can rent sun loungers and parasols. The cost of a sunbed and umbrella from the sun - 4.5 Euro/day. Chaise + zones from the sun = 9 Euros. Two sun loungers + parasol = 13,5 Euros.
In case anyone is interested, we have a review of all the beaches of Benidorm, ranging from the small and quiet coves, ending the main sandy beaches.
The promenade and Park near Benidorm's Poniente beach
Along the beach stretches a luxurious seafront, decorated with procession of palms. Everything is clean and tidy.
Visually, seafront of Poniente Beach can be divided into three parts. In the Eastern part of the waterfront is green and the shady Park of Elche. The Park has a fountain and places to stay, and there are playgrounds. It is a favorite place of local residents and visitors for recreation and walks.
In the center of the beach lies the promenade, there is not much greenery. However, this part of the embankment not less cozy and beautiful. The waterfront in this part of the beach lined with colored tiles, there are benches for relaxing, there is a ledge in the form of balconies, which offer beautiful views of the beach and the Mediterranean sea.
The Western part of the waterfront less attractive, but it is the most quiet and uncrowded part of it.
In the westernmost part of the beach is a small green Park. The Park has several sports facilities.
The promenade stretches along the spacious bike path. Bike can be rented, rentals located on the waterfront.
Behind the promenade is the road surface. Lined with towering apartment buildings and hotels. There are also cafes and restaurants, local Spanish and European cuisine, shops and souvenir shops. The restaurants here are not so many as along the Levante beach, but, again, there is more calm and quiet.
Conclusions about the Poniente beach
This beach is well suited for relaxing in a calm measured rhythm, as well as for families with children. The beach is so long that even in the peak holiday season, you can find quite a secluded place. Along the beach there are many entertainment pubs, so it is more clean and uncrowded.
If we had made the choice near a beach to stay at Benidorm, then, without hesitation, would choose exactly the Poniente beach. And for fun, some days, would go to the Levante beach. However, we did what did not regret))
Where to stay near Poniente beach
Along the beach and promenade are numerous hotels, guest houses and apartments, from budget to expensive and luxurious, with included Breakfast lunch and dinner, and those without.
From the windows of the rooms you can enjoy picturesque views of the beach and the sea, and on the balconies facing the sea, it is so nice to sit with a cup of coffee or a glass of Spanish wine. Everything is to your taste! So, in this part of Benidorm, everyone can pick up a housing preferences and opportunities.