Hello, Erasmus Students !
What’s your idea of Erasmus Year in Spain? Beaches, sun, parties gourmet food? Well, you got the idea then!
For those who are on Erasmus in Valencia, I can only say, LUCKY YOU! Valencia is one of the richest cities in terms of historical attractions and beaches. In the region of Valencia, you will find the purest and most beautiful beaches in Spain.
La Malvarrosa Beach
This is the central beach alley of Valencia. The length of this beach is exactly 1 kilometer with a width of 135 meters which allows through the summer season many students (Erasmus, international and local) to practice and play different kind of beach sports (beach volley, surfing and so). On the beach alley, you can’t spot many cafes and bars but there are services at your disposal such as 4 public toilets, 2 lifeguard towers, medical care station, public telephone, 9 double showers, 4 drinking fountains, 7 foot-baths, life support ambulance and many others. There are many ways to get to the endless beach area of Valencia. The blue (underground) line 4 and the one 6 are going straight there. Also, you can use the bus No 32 which stops few meters away from the sand. Going by bike is the most common way of travel around the city and is mostly used by Erasmus students and tourists. You can take/rent a bike on every corner using ValenBici stations.
This beach is one of the busiest beaches around and in Valencia during the summertime period. It is located to the south of La Malvarrosa beach and it is nearly 1.2 kilometers long.
Getting there is easy! It’s on 9 mins by car from the central beach of Malvarrosa or you can take the public transport line 4 from Dr.Lluch (the overground) which will take you approximately 15-17 minutes.
You can watch a video on the beach here:
This beach is surrounded by traditional restaurants and bars as well as provided with many attractions for children. Nearby this beach area is located on of the best beach clubs and restaurants (Marina Beach Club Valencia) which is the favorite place of the Erasmus and foreign students who live close to the beach.
This beach is 1.5-kilometer-long and its located on the south of the port of Valencia. This beach in contrast with the others is not so windy so it is preferred by many tourists. Also this beach is well provided with bars, restaurants and cafes.
Port Saplaya or Valencia's little
This piece of paradise is located on 4 kilometers away from the central beach (Malvarrosa), or just around 10 mins by car. Of course there are some lines of the public transport which can get you there as line No 4 leaving from La Marina. Then line number 112 (services by Metrobus) which you need to take from the bus station of Politécnico. In my personal opinion the best way seems to be by car as everything is faster and easier. More about how to rent a car in Valencia and some recommendations read: Rent a Car in Valencia.
let’s go back to the beach. Port Saplaya is quiet and fancy zone. The beach alley is more appropriate for the ones keen in water surfing as the water is clear, quite deep and most of the time the waves are enormous (considering the fact that is really windy).
Behind the beach area (1 km long) is suited the beautiful well known beautiful harbour – The Little Venice. This place is surrounded by fancy building and some restaurants. It is super quiet and peaceful. Ideally to just sit and relax in the beautiful weather.