Benidorm beaches - the Poniente

Poniente Beach

Beyond the Old Town, PONIENTE BEACH is to the west of LEVANTE, and comprises a mammoth golden curl of excellent fine sand. Huge!

If you don't want quite such a hectic time having fun in the sun this will be your better option as PONIENTE tends to be slightly less crowded.

Families, young un's and the not-so-young are very well catered for...

There's still plenty of facilities close at hand and the inevitable (yet necessary) army of sunbeds, but in general there's a more relaxed and laid back feel here - and a bit more space. Families, young un's and the not-so-young- but-young-at-heart are very well catered for and have all they need to enjoy great swimming (there're no rocks) and sunbathing. Again, the sand is spotlessly clean each morning.

Along the sweep of golden sand, a brand new promenade has appeared backed by a slow-moving one way traffic system. Cafes, bars and shops which have lain idle for years have re-opened and the whole area, taking in apartments and hotels spreading back from the promenade, has been re-vitalised.

The great curve of coastline continues west to the attractive and quieter area of La Cala. There's still the wide choice of hotel and apartment  accommodation (loads of them in fact) but  with a more subdued air. However, here you can have the best of both worlds, with all Benidorm's attractions still within easy reach by bus or taxi.


Dogs are not allowed on the beaches.

A final caution about the beaches - remember that undercurrents can be dangerous. Take careful note of weather conditions, bathing flags and lifeguards.

Benidorm is a watersports Mecca >>


Esmeralda Hotel This truly is an ideal location, on the seafront of Poniente Beach. You will also have also uniquely decorated rooms, each with a different design painted on the walls. Prepaid Wi-Fi is available in public areas of the hotel. The 24-hour reception offers information on the surrounding area. You will enjoy the tapas restaurant serving Mediterranean specialities. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, heating, a TV and a balcony. Some have sea views.


Marconi Hotel The hotel has a seafront location opposite Poniente Beach. Its cafeteria offers excellent sea views, while the rooftop terrace and swimming pool have panoramic views of the town and the bay. Rooms at the Marconi feature satellite TV and air conditioning, and most have a terrace. Some offer views of the sea, and the rest overlook the interior courtyard. The restaurant serves an International and Mediterranean buffet.


Poseidon Playa Hotel The Poseidon Playa Benidorm is located opposite Poniente Beach, and each room features a terrace with Mediterranean Sea views. There is also an outdoor swimming pool. Rooms have satellite TV and a marble bathroom with a hairdryer. A safe and fridge are available for hire. Air conditioning is available in rooms and public areas from June until September.

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