A Day at the Beach in El Postiguet (Alicante)
The Postiguet Beach, or simply Postiguet is one of the most emblematic beaches in Alicante. “La manta al coll i el cabasset mos n'anirem al Postiguet” (The blanket around the neck and the train will take us to Postiguet), this is what the popular song from Alicante says about one of the most beloved beaches of the city. In fact, the song does not lie; during the summer weekends, it seems that the whole town of Alicante moves to this beautiful urban beach. Here we will tell you all the reasons why Postiguet beach is so beloved among locals.
Postiguet beach is 900 meters long and 50 meters wide, attached to the port of Alicante. It can be reached on foot or by tram from the town's centre. In fact, we recommend going to Postiguet on foot or by public transport, because although it has parking areas, parking spots are usually filled early in the morning on weekends. Its fine sand is almost white and, despite being close to the port, it is a clean beach which usually waves the Blue Flag.
Due to its proximity to the city, it is also ideal for a quick swim to cool off although most of the locals and many tourists prefer to spend the whole day in Postiguet. A perfect beach to enjoy with children, as it is very shallow, quiet and its water is warm, allowing adults to relax while children play in the water. If you like less crowded beaches, it may not be the best option to spend the day there during the weekend, but throughout the week you can enjoy its virtues with fewer people around.
The beach has a festive atmosphere and only during the siesta hours it becomes a little quieter. The harbour promenade next to the beach is full of bars where you can enjoy a fresh beer or a cocktail, while the beach restaurants have a wide range of paellas or other fish and seafood dishes. You can sit in one of these places to have coffee and enjoy the sea breeze, watching the beach bustle. At night, the atmosphere is calmer, ideal to have a drink in one of the beach bars enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of the beach.
If spending the day lying in a hammock is not your thing, you can take a nice walk among palm trees on the Paseo de Gómiz where you will also find all kinds of shops such as craft shops, games, or clothing. You can exercise using the available equipment or practice volleyball and other sports on the beach. Take advantage of having the Castle of Santa Barbara next to the beach on top of a hill. The effort and heat to climb the castle are worth it because you will enjoy astonishing views of the Alicante bay.
One of the remarkable initiatives of the city of Alicante is that from mid June until mid September, in certain beaches of the city such as El Postiguet, they offer playful-pedagogical areas to people with mental disabilities. For people with physical disabilities, there is a service to accompany them while swimming.