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Beaches in Spain
Member Name: wendybull
Beaches in Spain
Advantages: Thick, clean sand
Disadvantages: Expensive beds
Having just returned from a week in Benidorm and refreshed my memory of this gorgeous beach it is easy to tell you about the thick, clean sand that covers the entire length of this lovely beach. It is cleaned thoroughly every day and they have a machine that drags through the sand to pull up the rubbish. You will find the occasional cigarette butt but mostly it is very clean.
The sand slopes gently into the sea and the kids are able to play in water that is deeper than a paddle but nowhere near deep enough to worry about non-swimmers. It does get deeper quite quickly however and as you walk and there are rocks that you have to manouvere. These are quite sharp and a few people cut themselves while we were there so best to wear sea shoes if you can.
There are over 5000 sunbeds and parasols for your use and we have never had a problem getting some of these, even in high season the first time we went there. They do cost however and we paid 32 Euros for 6 beds and 2 parasols. We were there for the entire day though so maybe it is not so bad.
There are plenty of watersports to be had although we only saw chain-water-skiing going on when we were there in September, although they apparently do other things like jet skiing and scuba diving.
There are long foot showers at every ramped exit from the beach so you can hose yourselves down before leaving which is great, especially as the kids seem to be covered in sand all the time.
I must mention as well though that from about 1pm the sand becomes unbearably hot to stand on without shoes of some kind. I went barefoot to the taps with my daughter and I was hopping around because I couldn't stand in one place or I would get burned. Flip Flops or similar are a must.
Overall this is a great family beach where you can spend a whole day easily with lots of food and drink shops along the promenade. There are guys coming round with cold buckets of drinks on offer but don't be tempted - we asked for 2 cans of San Miguel and they opened them for us before telling us they were 5 Euros each! Rip off. Bring your own drinks or buy from the restuarants or McDonalds which is just at the end of the beach.
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