Las Arenas Beach
You may be surprised by Valencia’s city beach. Las Arenas means “the sands” in Spanish, and the name is perfect for this vast stretch of its fine, golden sand. It’s just two kilometres from the city centre, and easily reached by public transport. But not only is there always plenty of space for everyone to relax, it’s clean, safe and relatively undeveloped, especially if you compare it with beaches like Benidorm. There are plenty of facilities, with sun loungers for hire, volleyball courts, toilets, a snack bar and much more, plus nearby you’ll find a promenade with dozens of cafes, bars and restaurants. It’s all overlooked by the huge, luxurious Las Arenas hotel and spa. There are several more budget-friendly hotels dotted around nearby too, but it’s still a long way from being a holiday resort lined with hotels, and retains a relaxed, local vibe.