Flying into Alicante Airport? You will have already done your fair share of travelling, so here are some of the best seaside towns near Alicante Airport.

1. Santa Pola

12 minute drive from Alicante Airport

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Santa Pola in Spain

Santa Pola is a small fishing port turned family-friendly resort. Only a 12-minute drive from the airport, you can hop straight off the plane and onto the soft sands of Gran Playa.

2. Alicante 

16 minute drive from Alicante Airport

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Alicante in Spain

Naturally, the seaside city that shares the same name as its resident airport is also nearby. Alicante has rightfully earned its place as one of Spain's most popular resorts for sunny beach breaks with a buzzy vibe. 

Want to know more about what to do in Alicante? Read the article 7 Unmissable Things To Do In Alicante or 10 Photos To Inspire A Holiday To Alicante

3. Elche

17 minute drive from Alicante Airport

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Elche in Spain

Elche is a city best known for its lush UNESCO protected palm groves. Enjoy the sway of the breeze in the trees as you try to take in all 200,000 of them - yes, you read that correctly!  Elche is a short drive from the airport and a very pleasant day trip from Los Arenales de Sol beach. 

4. Rojales

34 minute drive from Alicante Airport

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Rojales in Spain

Rojales is a charming place that offers a glimpse of life in a rural Valencian village. Hop in a taxi from Alicante Airport and you can be at your villa in Rojales in less than 40 minutes. After you've dropped off your bags, head to the fine sandy beaches of Guardamar, which are just a 20-minute drive away

5. Orihuela 

35 minute drive from Alicante Airport

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Orihuela in Spain

Relax on the white sandy beaches of Orihuela Costa. Choose from 16km of award-winning coastline; our shoutouts go to blue-flag Playa Flamenca and La Zenia beach. The latter sits right near the region's main shopping centre which is worth noting if the relaxing gets too tiresome. All of this is reachable after just a 35-minute drive from Alicante Airport. 

6. Torrevieja

40 minute drive from Alicante Airport

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Torrevieja in Spain

Torrevieja prides itself on being a modern seaside city centred around family holidays. It is a popular destination with Brits for its balmy temperatures and comforting home-from-home amenities - we see you, Irish pub! However, it is equally a favourite with Spanish locals for the rejuvenating saltwater lakes of Las Salinas de Torrevieja. Who knew a mudbath could be so easily accessible from Alicante Airport?

7. Benidorm

43 minute drive from Alicante Airport

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Benidorm in Spain

Benidorm is known for its buzzing nightlife, great golf and second to none beaches. This lively, skyscraper peppered resort is home to a palm-fringed promenade, which you can explore for yourself after a 43 minute drive from the airport. 

Want to know more? Take a look at the 5 Best Beaches In Benidorm

8. Calpe

54 minute drive from Alicante Airport

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Calpe in Spain

Calpe is big on beaches and seafront bars. This high-rise destination offers an illuminated skyline at night, but make sure you check out the gorgeous cliff scenery in the day. Pitch up camp in under an hour from Alicante Airport. 

Find out How To Get From Alicante Airport to Javea, Calpe or Denia

9. Denia

1 hour 5 minute drive from Alicante Airport

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Denia in Spain

Denia is a longer drive from the airport, but well worth the trip. This quiet seaside spot offers a historic old town, vibrant marina and sweeping sandy landscapes to boot. 

10. Javea 

1 hour 11 minute drive from Alicante Airport

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Javea in Spain

Javea is a paradise built on sun, sea and shingle sands. The cove here is great for water activities like kayaking or scuba diving. Just an hour or so from Alicante Airport and you'll be able to dive in straight in. Interested? You might like to read our guide to the best things to do in Javea.

If you are thinking of flying to a different airport in Spain, you might be interested to read our advice on the 10 Best Beach Resorts Near Girona Airport or the Best Beach Resorts Near Barcelona Airport.

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Resort near Alicante  airport Journey time by car
Santa Pola

Apartments in Santa Pola
12 minutes
Alicante;

Villas and apartments in Alicante
16 minutes
Elche

Villas and apartments in Elche
17 minutes
Rojales

Villas in Rojales
34 minutes
Orihuela

Villas in Orihuela
35 minutes
Torrevieja

Villas in Torrevieja
40 minutes
Benidorm

Apartments in Benidorm
43 minutes
Calpe

Villas in Calpe
54 minutes
Denia

Villas in Denia
1 hour 5 mins
Javea

Villas in Javea
1 hour 11 minutes

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