There are a great many beaches and coves dotted along the coast on either side of Valencia, Spain's third-largest city, and the Valencian coast is, in fact, known for its orange groves. Just a few miles south of the city lies the huge Lake Albufera, surrounded by paddy fields which are best visited aboard one of the motor boats available there.
This beach is 30 minutes from the city centre and is the crown jewel of Valencian beaches on account of its heavenly white sands and clear blue waters.© Alexis Bidegain/Easypresse
This promenade runs along the back of the Las Arenas and Malvarossa Beaches and is often frequented by joggers and roller-skaters.© Alexis Bidegain/Easypresse
This hotel has two Roman-style temples out back and overlooks a magnificent beach.© Alexis Bidegain/Easypresse
Valencia's official beach for activities and events also happens to be lined with restaurants in which you can try Valencian Paella.© Alexis Bidegain/Easypresse
The Las Arenas Beach joins at one end with the America's Cup Port and with the Cabanyal beach at the other to make up a total beach length of 1200m.© Alexis Bidegain/Easypresse