There is a small beach at Tabarca with what I would call 'coarse' sand. Behind it sits the port / marina of the Island.
The beach is in a little cove which makes it quite sheltered and calm. There are sun parasols and sun beds to hire if you need them.
The beach can get extremely busy during the summer season but if you want to sunbathe away from the busy beach then you can go off for a wander and you will more than likely discover a secluded cove to settle down in.
I think that this video says it all!
Remember to take your plastic shoes so your feet don't get ripped to shreds when climbing back up the rocks!
Due to the status of the island as a protected marine reserve this is a great place to snorkel. Just grab your goggles and snorkel and off you go! You should see many different species of fish in the coves and around the rocks.
Just look at these great caves!
This video is quite entertaining - 3 lads having fun snorkelling
It is possible to scuba dive around the island, however I understand that special permission is required from the Provincial Directorate of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food or Conselleria D'Agriculture i Alimentació. If you sign up with one of the scuba diving schools in Alicante then you will be able to take the opportunity to dive in these thriving seas and they will organise the necessary permission for you.
I am not a scuba diver, nor have I ever scuba dived but I have looked into the scuba diving clubs in the area and one that I found is http://www.centrobuceoalicante.com/. There is a lot of information about the club and what they offer on their website.
One of the most exciting things about this club is that if you really want to scuba dive off Tabarca Island then it can be organised through them, even if you have never dived before. They will teach you and they will organise a trip out to the Island to dive. One of these dives includes a dive to "The Conger Wreck", a wreck that's at a depth of 30 Mts which is full of congers and barracudas!
Sounds great doesn't it? I am soooo tempted! Maybe one day............
Further information on Tabarca Island