San Juan Beach
During the 9 years I lived in Ireland, although I was really happy, I didn't miss the weather in my hometown, Alicante.
With an average that exceeds 300 days of sunshine per year, Alicante is a kind of earthly paradise that attracts millions of tourists annually. The city does not have a large number of monumental attractions but this lack compensates it with good beaches, great nightlife and one exquisite cuisine.
In the province of Alicante you can find a large number of beautiful beaches and coves, but if you feel like spending a few days in the capital and want to enjoy sun, sand and sea a stone's throw away, you can also do it.
I present the three beaches near the center of the city of Alicante:
View of Postiguet beach from the nearby breakwater
This is the Alicante beach par excellence.
The Postiguet is located just a few minutes walk from the central Plaza de Los Luceros and there are many people from Alicante who take advantage of their free afternoons to tan lying in their sand. But you will not only find Alicante in the Postiguet. A lot of guiris they stay at the hotels in the center of Alicante and go down to Postiguet. The same applies to the many foreign university students who decide to take their Erasmus scholarship in the city. Their schedules are quite relaxed and you will find them on the beach any day of the week.
Definitely, In the Postiguet you will find an authentic pupurri of people of different ages, nationalities and social status.
And there has to be room for everyone on a beach that is rather small. You will never find a great relaxation because it gets to the brim as soon as the weather begins to be warm. It is compensated by its proximity to the center, the good bars you find on its promenade and the unbeatable views you have from the water, with the most visited monument in Alicante, the Santa Barbara Castle, right in front of you.