Alicante's most beautiful towns on the coast

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The most beautiful towns and villages in Alicante
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16 September 2021, Redaction

The province of Alicante is full of coves and beaches with crystal clear waters, although the Costa Blanca offers much more than the sea. There are many beautiful towns in Alicante that are worth visiting, some of them more popular than others, but each with its own charm.

It is difficult to choose the most beautiful towns on the Costa Blanca, which has more than 200 kilometres of coves, beaches and cliffs. We review the most beautiful towns on the Alicante coast that you need to know about and visit.

Denia

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If we talk about the most beautiful towns on the Costa Blanca, we must not forget Denia, the capital of the Marina Alta region that has been declared Creative City of Gastronomy by UNESCA in 2015. This port city of Iberian origin offers many possibilities and It is one of the towns with the highest tourist influx in all of Spain thanks to its interesting beaches, coves and an extensive leisure offer.

Jávea

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Jávea is also among the beautiful towns of Alicante that must be visited. This is located in the north of the province, in the Marina Alta region. It is one of the most charming coastal towns in Alicante, as well as having some of the most famous beaches in Spain. In addition, its two sea caves that can be visited by kayak and a wide number of routes through the Montgó Natural Park stand out, which will delight hikers.

Altea

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When talking about the most beautiful places on the Costa Blanca, we must mention Altea, the preferred one for many people due to the Mediterranean essence that is appreciated in its blue-domed churches and cobbled streets. It is famous for the white color of all its facades, as well as for its charming old town.

Moraira

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In the Marina Alta is Moraira, a municipality that is located 185 meters above sea level, a place full of history in which its castle stands out especially, which in its time had an anti-pirate watchdog function in the face of threats from these on the town in century XVI. There you can also find the sculpture of the birds by Antoni Marí.

Villajoyosa

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In a list of beautiful Costa Blanca towns, you cannot miss Villajoyosa, a town that preserves the typical Mediterranean streets in a historic-artistic center with walls and labyrinths of white houses that contrast with the flowers on its walls. Also known as La Vila, it is the place of origin of Valor chocolates and has 15 kilometres of coastline, where you can find fine sand beaches, coves...

Tabarca

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One of the most beautiful coastal towns in Alicante is Tabarca. This picturesque island enjoys a great tourist attraction in its 1,800 meters in length. It is located 9 kilometres from the coast of Santa Pola and has different historical elements that should be visited, such as the museum that tells the history of the island and the walled citadel of Carlos III, where you can find the tower of San José, the church of San Pedro and San Pablo...

Guardamar del Segura

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When listing the beautiful towns of Alicante with beaches, it is necessary to mention Guardamar del Segura, a place that is worth visiting for its incredible dunes and fine sand beaches. All this in a spectacular, protected and unique natural setting, perfect to relax and enjoy.

Benissa

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Benissa is one of the most beautiful towns in Alicante, which, despite having most of its municipal area is inland, has a few coastal kilometers where its gravel and bowling coves stand out, with a water that invites you to practice of diving. In addition, its rocky landscape gives it a special character and appeal.

Calpe

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Calpe is considered one of the most beautiful towns on the Costa Blanca while being one of the best known. This place, located in the Marina Baja region, on the seashore, has one one of the great icons of the Alicante coast, the Peñon de Ifach, a large rock 332 meters high.

Benidorm

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If we talk about the most beautiful coastal towns in Alicante, many may not place Benidorm among them, since its current image is far from the small fishing village it was half a century ago. Today it is the capital of tourism in Spain, known worldwide and visited by thousands of tourists every year.

Santa Pola

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Santa Pola is a municipality located on the coast of the province of Alicante, in the Bajo Vinalopó region and with just over 33,000 inhabitants. In addition to being one of the most beautiful towns on the Alicante coast, it stands out especially for its historical remains and its port.

Campello

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Campello must be present in any list of beautiful towns on the Costa Blanca, a fishing village located 13 kilometers from the city of Alicante and which has been transformed into an important tourist destination, while maintaining the essence of yesteryear. It is a quiet place where you can enjoy a pleasant climate. In addition, it must be taken into account that it has the largest extension of coastline in the entire province, with a total of 23 kilometers.

Alfaz del Pi

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Alfaz del Pi deserves to have its place among the most beautiful towns on the Alicante coast. It is a destination that has a great natural attraction, where you can enjoy great fun in a place of adventure and adventure. A curiosity regarding this town and municipality is that it has 20,000 inhabitants and more than half of the population is foreign. This makes for great cultural diversity.

Pilar de la Horadada

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Pilar de la Horadada is one of those beautiful coastal towns in Alicante that you must visit at least once in your life. It is located in the extreme south of the province, in the Vega Baja region. It stands out for its nature, with areas of great landscape and ecological value both inland and on the coast. It has a dozen beaches, the vast majority of which are Blue Flag.

Finestrat

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Belonging to the Marina Baja, Finestrat is one of the beautiful towns on the Costa Blanca that is worth visiting, being one of the Spanish municipalities that has a smaller outlet to the sea. In its municipal area is the well-known mountain of Puig Campana and, also, the Terra Mítica theme park.

Guadalest

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Among the beautiful Costa Blanca towns we must also speak of Guadalest, one of the most visited in the Valencian Community. It is located in the lower region of the Marina Baja and has been declared a Historic-Artistic Site since 1974. In addition, it is part of the Association “The most beautiful towns in Spain”.

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