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Costa del Benidorm!
Beaches in Spain
Member Name: simonh7
Beaches in Spain
Advantages: Very clean and surprisingly attractive
Disadvantages: Hot hot sand!!
Having recently visited Benidorm I was initially surprised when I first arrived at the beach...it was lovely! I don't really know what I was expecting, maybe the usual stereotype of the Brit-laden Spanish costas; dirty, over-crowded etc etc. However, as I say, to my surprise, it was actually very nice and played a major part in the enjoyment of my holiday.
The beach stretched for miles, covered by glorious golden sands, with pretty clear blue water. The beach itself was very clean and despite hoardes of sunbeds, which cost to hire, there was also alot of free space where one was able to lay down a few towels or kick a ball about.
The beach is manned by life guards, while drinks sellers also walk up and down, however, their drinks are very expensive, so as another reviewer suggests, it is probabl best that you bring your own. Indeed, there is no shortage of bars and restaurants, as well as souvenir shops, along the promenade behind the beach, which is also very attractive (also to my surprise), as it is very clean and lined with palm trees.
The sea itself is shallow as you enter but becomes fairly deep pretty quickly and beware of the rocks early on because there are quite a few, but once these are passed you will have no problems. There is also a pontoon a few hundred metres out to sea which you can swim up to and go on. You can either relax on it or jump off continuously as many people do. There are even slides on it that you can go down and into the sea!
When I was there the waves were quite strong and some even knocked me off my feet, so if you have young children it is worth being cautious of this. The sand does also get exceptionally hot during the afternoon so beware - best bring flip flops! Salt water showers are also provided as you enter or leave the beach but are only really suited to legs and feet as they are long and low, but very refreshing nonetheless.
There are also a couple of shaded areas, such as an on-beach library that is open to the public. And for those that enjoy sports, there is no shortage of other people wanted some action. We love our football and easily orchestrated a game of beach football with some Spanish lads despite the language barrier!
Overall, a superb beach...it's not exactly paradise but it's certainly good enough and does a very good job!
Summary: You will have a great time, just make sure you cream up!
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