El Postiguet Beach

One of Alicante’s most well-known attractions.


Postiguet beach is located in the heart of Alicante city, at the foot of Santa Bárbara Castle and next to the famous promenade, the Explanada. The beach is much loved by Alicante’s inhabitants. Not for nothing, the beach is the protagonist of a popular Alicante song: “la manta al coll i el cabasset, mon anirem al Postiguet”.

The welcoming beach of Postiguet is ideal to take a stroll, for the kids to have fun in the play areas, to sunbathe in the summer lounges, and naturally, to enjoy a swim. The Paseo de Gómiz promenade runs along the beach, with its numerous palm trees and intriguing floor tiles that produce a 3D effect. You can relax in front of the sea, have a drink in the cafeterias and let time pass.

Postiguet beach stands out for the quality of its fine golden sand and calm waters. Together with its easy access to the old city centre, the beach has become an emblem of Alicante city.

You will find areas to play sports, including beach volleyball. Many public and private parking spaces can be found nearby as well as accessible public toilets for the disabled.

Accesible beaches

The city of Alicante offers an accessible beach service during the summer, with recreational-educational areas aimed at people with intellectual disabilities, as well as a bathing/swimming assistance service for people with reduced mobility. The accessible areas are located on the beaches of San Juan, Postiguet and in Saladares-Urbanova and at the beach of the Island of Tabarca.

  • From 1 July to 15 September at access nº13, Cocó-Estación de la Marina area.
  • Accessible car park next to access nº13, Estación de la Marina area.


  • Length: 900m
  • Width: 50m
  • Type of beach: Open
  • Situation: Urban
  • Colour of the sand: Gold
  • sand type: fine
  • Slope: 0

Services and facilities

2 Lava Pies Foot showers

2 Tumbonas Sunbeds

2 Sombrillas Umbrellas

Parkings Parking

Hospitales-google maps First Aid and Lifeguard

Access for people with reduced mobility on footbridge 13

Parking for people with reduced mobility next to footbridge 13

Other services

  • Pedal boats
  • Public Toilets
  • Games for Children
  • Restaurants and beach bars “Chiringuito”

How to get there

  • TRAM:
    • Lines 1-2-3-4 (Mercado stop)
    • Line 5 ( Puerta del Mar stop)
  • BUS: 212-5-8A-8B-10-21–21N-22-22N-C6
  • By car: N-332 Av. de Denia s/n- Playa del Postiguet
  • Coordinates: 38.343825,-0.476578

Beaches with Blue Flag

SICTED Quality Certificate

Free-smoke beach

Lifeguard and lifeguarding timetable

1 JUNE – 15 SEPTEMBER (both included):

  • From 10:00 to 20:00: Friday – Sunday


  • From 11:00 to 19:00: Easter from the Saturday before Maundy Thursday to Easter Monday, both included, and the day of Santa Faz.


  • From 11:00 to 19:00: All weekends and public holidays between the 1st and 31st of May, both included, and from the 16th of September to the 31st of October, both included. Midweek from 16 September to 30 September.



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