Malvarrosa Beach in Valencia

When in Valencia, visiting Malvarrosa Beach is a must. Whether it’s summer or winter, this beach has lots to offer, no matter the time of the year. Discover more today.

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Malvarrosa Beach is Valencia’s most famous beach. This absolute coastal gem is stunning and attracts both locals and tourists. Stroll along the promenade, sunbathe on the golden sands, or dip in the Mediterranean Sea. This beach truly has a little something for everyone.

What’s more? Malvarrosa Beach is also super close to Valencia’s vibrant city center, meaning you can enjoy the full urban beach experience. With plenty of restaurants, cafés, and shops, dedicate an entire day to exploring this city beach when visiting Valencia. It’s also one of the reasons that makes Valencia a city well worth the visit.

Malvarrosa Beach: Facilities 

Malvarrosa Beach Promenade

Malvarrosa Beach offers something for everyone. If you’re looking to spend the day relaxing on the beach and getting a tan, you’re in luck. There are many services along the beach where you can rent sunbeds and umbrellas.

Several volleyball courts are available for those who prefer a bit more action. Players of all levels, from beginners to more experienced ones, gather here. If you come across a large group playing, don’t hesitate to join them. There’s an international volleyball meetup a few times a week, which is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, especially if you’re planning to stay for a while.

I also suggest taking Spanish classes in Valencia during your visit. It’s another excellent way to meet people and improve your language skills.

The area offers a variety of water sports activities, such as boat tours, jet skiing, and snorkeling. If you’re traveling with children, you’ll be pleased to know there are many play areas along the beach designed for kids. Additionally, the beach has toilets and changing rooms for your convenience.

Malvarrosa Beach: Dining and Nightlife

Malvarrosa Beach Dining and Nightlife

Up and down Malvarrosa Beach, you’ll find plenty of bars and restaurants that aid the overall coastal charm of Valencia. Once the sunsets and you’ve finished your beach day, Malvarrosa’s promenade makes for a great evening out. As with most hot spots, there are plenty of tourist traps, but there are a few gems to discover. Below, are three of my top recommendations:

  1. Casa Carmela: When visiting Valencia, paella is a must! This famous Spanish dish originates from Valencia, meaning you can find some of the best ones in Spain there. The more local and less flashy the restaurant, the better, but if you want to try some Paella near Malvarrosa, I highly recommend Casa Carmela. This restaurant offers fantastic paellas bound to make the whole group happy. It was one of the best paellas I ate while in Valencia. 
  1. Celler l’Aldeana 1927: For a historical and intimate dining experience, check out Celler l’Aldeana 1927. As the name suggests, this restaurant was established in 1927. It was once a cellar but became a restaurant and now offers some traditional food and insight into the old days of Valencia. You’ll also find an incredible selection of regional wines and one of the best tapas in Valencia.
  1. La Otra Parte: Located slightly closer to Las Arenas Beach, this restaurant offers an incredible dining experience. Combining local cuisine with innovative flavors and presentations, La Otra Parte offers something a little different. Its interior is adorned with plenty of plants and artwork, adding to the overall funky vibe of this establishment. 

Malvarrosa Beach: Things to Do

Malvarrosa Beach Things to Do

Malvarrosa isn’t just a place to relax or eat good food. It’s also a playground for water and sports enthusiasts. You have options such as windsurfing, kite surfing, paddle boarding, and renting jet skis.

Paddle boarding is one of my favorite water sports, and I highly recommend doing this at Malvarrosa Beach. Enjoy the Mediterranean shores, sea breeze, and slight waves as you pedal along – solo or with your friends. You can rent all the equipment needed very close to the beach itself. When it comes to water sports, spring and summer would be better than Spain in January, to do so. 

For those seeking a friendly competition on the actual beach, you’ll find plenty of soccer games taking place. As mentioned above, beach volleyball courts are scattered across the beach. This provides a great opportunity for both amateurs and seasoned players to enjoy some volleyball against the incredible beachy backdrop.

For a more chill vibe, you’ll also find yoga classes in the morning and just before sunset. All you need is a beach towel and yourself. If you’re planning on staying in Valencia for a while, such activities are also a great way to connect with others.

Malvarrosa Beach: Photography

Malvarrosa Beach Photography

From dawn to dusk, Malvarrosa Beach presents numerous stunning opportunities for photography. Imagine the bright blue of the Mediterranean Sea contrasting with the beach’s yellow sand and the sky above. Or, picture the warm, golden light of the setting sun bathing the entire beach. You can capture images of palm trees swaying softly in the breeze, or the lively atmosphere of beach clubs as they awaken with the sunset.

Our Experience at Malvarrosa Beach

Experience At Malvarrosa Beach

In October, we visited the vibrant city of Valencia. The weather was perfect, encouraging everyone to enjoy the outdoors. Unlike others who were sunbathing, we spent our time differently. We walked along the promenade of Malvarrosa Beach, taking beautiful photos. The area was full of life, with many people and families out enjoying the day.

Later, we went to La Pepica, a famous restaurant known for its delicious Paella. It’s said to be one of the best places in Valencia to enjoy this traditional Spanish dish. The experience was delightful, offering us a taste of local cuisine and culture.

Our trip to Valencia in October showed us that the city’s charm isn’t just about its sunny beaches. It’s also about the lively atmosphere, delicious food, and the opportunity to create lasting memories.

How to Get to Malvarrosa Beach

Malvarrosa Beach

Malvarrosa Beach is very accessible from all over Valencia. No matter where you’re staying, there are multiple options on how to get there. These include: 

  • Metro: The metro in Valencia is a wonderful way to travel in style and feel like a true local. To get to Malvarrosa Beach, take Line 5 (Marina Reial – Torrent Avinguda) from Valencia Nord to Eugenia Viñes station. Then, the beach is just a short walk from the station.
  • Bus: Taking the bus is a great way to see parts of the city you wouldn’t otherwise. Lines that go to Malvarrosa Beach include 1, 2, 19, 31, and 32. You can check which are near your hotel using your phone. 
  • Bike: Valencia has one of the best bike-renting systems and infrastructure I’ve seen in all of Spain. Rent one from many of the strategically located stations across the city and take a scenic route to the beach. 
  • Uber/Taxi: Taxis are readily available throughout the city. Or, for even more convenience, you can book an Uber
  • Walking: If you’re staying near the beach, walking is a delightful option, allowing you to bask in the city’s incredible atmosphere.

Where to Stay Around Malvarrosa Beach

Where to Stay Around Malvarrosa Beach

There are plenty of accommodation options near Malvarrosa Beach to suit your individual budget needs. Below, are some of my top recommendations that you can book via 

  1. Luxury Stay – Hotel Balneario Las Arenas: As the name suggests, this hotel is located in Las Arenas and is right on the beachfront. This resort offers a full-scale luxurious experience with sea-view rooms, spa facilities, and incredible dining options.
  1. Mid-Range Comfort – Hotel Neptuno: This mid-range budget and modern hotel is located close to the beach. It offers comfortable rooms, great food, and even a rooftop terrace with incredible views. 
  1. Budget-Friendly – Olympia Consul del Mar: If you’re on a budget, this hotel’s for you. It offers affordable yet cozy rooms and is close enough to stroll to the beach.

If you’re looking for great areas to stay in, consider these recommendations:

  • Malvarrosa: This area offers the convenience of having the beach right outside your door.
  • Cabanyal: A vibrant and colorful district that’s just a short walk from Malvarrosa.
  • Las Arenas: Known for its famous beach, Las Arenas is very close to Malvarrosa Beach.
  • El Cabañal: A historic seaside neighborhood also within easy walking distance of Malvarrosa Beach.

Getting around Valencia is straightforward even if you decide to stay a bit further from Malvarrosa Beach. You can use the Metro, buses, bikes, or simply walk to explore the city.

Explore Beaches Beyond Malvarrosa

Explore Beaches Beyond Malvarrosa

Along Valencia’s coastline, there’s more than just Malvarrosa Beach. Some other stunning beaches to check out include:

  1. Las Arenas Beach: After Malvarrosa, Las Arenas is probably Valencia’s next most famous beach. Here, you’ll find a lively atmosphere and promenade bustling with beach clubs and delicious seafood restaurants. 
  1. El Saler Beach: If you’re looking for a more secluded and less touristy beach, this one’s for you. El Saler offers a serene getaway, surrounded by coastal beauty and plenty of greenery. 
  1. Playa Patacona: Just north of Malvarrosa, you’ll find this hotspot for locals. Offering wide sandy shores and a tranquil atmosphere, Playa Patacona is perfect for some well-deserved R and R. 

Pretty much any beach in Valencia makes for a wonderful beach day. If you have more specific beachin’ requirements, there’s plenty to discover that will give you exactly what you’re looking for. 

Essential Tips for Malvarrosa Beach

Malvarrosa beach, Valencia, Spain

Based on my trips to Malvarrosa Beach, here are top tips and things to be mindful of: 

  1. Ideal Visiting Hours: Aim for early morning or late afternoon to avoid the crowds and the sun’s strong UV rays. My personal favorite time to visit is first thing in the morning, followed by a morning coffee.
  1. Sun Protection: No matter when you visit, bring sunscreen, a hat, and a cover-up. This is especially essential during peak hours and during the spring and summer. 
  1. Culinary Experience: Try Valencia’s iconic paella dish at renowned spots like Casa Carmela.
  1. Respect the Environment: Be sure to collect all your litter at the end of your visit. You’ll find plenty of recycling bins across the beach.
  1. Personal Belongings: Be mindful of your personal belongings. Pickpcokeitng is rife in Spain, and Valencia is, unfortunately, no different. When dipping in the sea, ask someone to watch your things or perhaps take turns going. 

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