This 900m long beach is right in the centre of Alicante. Positioned at the foot of Mount Benecantil upon which the Castillo de Santa Barbara looms and next door to the Marina this beach is the most conveniently situated of all beaches around the magnificent city of Alicante.
It is easy to get to, there is an underground car parking facility opposite the Hotel Sol Melia (where we always park) and this beach is well serviced by the buses (02, 05, 21 and 22) and the tram which stops right by the beach.
Lifeguards are present from the 15th June to the 15th October and at weekends from mid-October to the end of the year. The beach is set up to handle the number of visitors it gets with a Red Cross post, foot showers and the all important toilets being available at this beach.
The Playa del Postiguet is located at the end of the Explanada de Espana and the Paseo de Gomiz runs alongside this beach. While at the beach take some time to step away and stroll along the Explanada de Espana.
This esplanade was built over the original quay in 1867 by municipal architect José Guardiola Picó. Look down at your feet and marvel at the marble floor, you are standing on a few of the 6.6 million tiles that make up the half-kilometre long promenade.
Try jogging along this - plays havoc with your eyes!
You can see such a lot of Alicante from the vantage point of this beach. Just look out towards the town and you will see the spectacular fountain which was designed and built in 1960 by Carlos Buigas and just over from the fountain is the Edificio Carbonell, a stunning building that overlooks the marina.
Recently the Volvo Ocean Race has started from the Marina, this happens on an annual basis in October.
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