With almost three kilometres of fine white sand, the Arenales del Sol beach is one of the most valued on the coast of Alicante, both for the quality of its water and the richness of its marine life, in addition to its dunes, which are embryonic, mobile, semi-permanent, permanent and even fossil. Furthermore, it is connected with the Clot de Galvany Nature Reserve, a wetland located amongst the urban area of Arenales del Sol and Gran Alacant (in the municipal district of Santa Pola).
The beach is mostly surrounded by the buildings of the hamlet in Elche which gives it its name, with what that means in terms of complementary facilities: restaurants,shops, kiosks, ice cream parlours and a street market (between 15th June and 15th September) on Tuesday and Friday afternoon, where farmers go in order to directly offer their excellent fresh produce; you can also find stands selling clothes and shoes, amongst others.
Ideal to try windsurf (there is a reserved area where you can hire all necessary equipment) and other water sports and activities, Arenales is well communicated with El Carabassí thanks to a long promenade which, especially at sunset, is frequented by walkers, cyclists and skaters. From this esplanade you can reach the seaside by walking along wooden gangways.
Granted with a blue flag status, the unspoilt nature of the areas located to the north and south of the city centre lends it a high ecological value. Additionally, there is plenty of parking areas, lifeguard vigilance, a tourist information centre, an information screen, a tenting service of beach umbrellas and deckchairs, snack stalls on the beach, access for people with reduced mobility and a regular bus service linking it with Elche, Alicante and Santa Pola.
Arenales del Sol beach 2018
Rescue and first aid service:
- From 24th March to 2nd April: 11.00 to 17.00 h.
- From 1st June to 30th September: 10:30 h. – 19:30h.
Bathing assistance for people with reduced mobility: From 1st June to 30th September: 10:30 h. – 19:30 h.
Zone marked out for the bathe: From 1st June to 30th September.
- From 24th March to 2nd April
- From 1st June to 14th October
Deck chair and sunshade rental service: From 1st April to 30th September.
Beach bar: From 1st May to 31st October.
Level of occupation: High
Degree Urbanization: Semi-urban
Environmental Aspect: Bandera Azul
Type of Beach
Type of Sand: Thin