Dénia is a down-to-earth coastal city that continues to make a living from the sea. Tourists are welcomed with open arms of course, and there’s much to love, with four Blue Flag beaches and a gastronomic scene recognised across Spain.
The Dénia prawn is a delicacy that only exists in a deep sea trench in the waters between here and Ibiza, and is delectable if you don’t mind paying extra for it.
The wild landscapes to the south and east are part of the experience, and you can take memorable excurions to the lofty cliffs at Cabo de San Antonio, or the colossal Montgó mountain at 750 metres.
Lets explore the best things to do in Dénia:
1. Les Marines
Starting just north of the harbour, Les Marines may be the pick of Dénia’s superb beaches.
At almost three kilometres long it’s spacious enough that you can escape the crowds and laze in peace on the soft golden sands.
Behind the beach are low dunes and a mix of unobtrusive apartments and large holiday homes.
Kids will love it too, and you can let the little ones play in the shallows as the beach shelves very gradually.
As befits a Blue Flag reach there are beach bars and restaurants, and you can also hire pedalos from the shore.