Beat the crowds: 10 hidden beaches and coves along Spain’s Costa Blanca

Beat the crowds: 10 hidden beaches and coves along Spain’s Costa Blanca

If you're going to be staying in Spain's Costa Blanca this summer and you're looking to spend time relaxing at a secluded beach or cove, here are ten spectacular spots where tourists and sometimes even locals don't go in Alicante province.

Maps: Which beaches in Spain have banned smoking?

Maps: Which beaches in Spain have banned smoking?

Why are Barcelona’s beaches disappearing?

Why are Barcelona’s beaches disappearing?

GALLERY: Discover the dramatic beauty of the best beaches in northern Spain

GALLERY: Discover the dramatic beauty of the best beaches in northern Spain

Dozens of Spanish beaches close over virus fears as crowds of sunbathers gather

Dozens of Spanish beaches close over virus fears as crowds of sunbathers gather

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IN PICS: Barcelona reopens its beaches…and draws the crowds

What are the strange transparent ‘jelly bean’ creatures invading Spanish beaches?

What are the strange transparent ‘jelly bean’ creatures invading Spanish beaches?

It’s official: Spain has the best beach in Europe

It’s official: Spain has the best beach in Europe

Madrid creates urban beach in the heart of the city

Madrid creates urban beach in the heart of the city

Holiday in the Canary Islands? Beware the toxic algae foam

Holiday in the Canary Islands? Beware the toxic algae foam

Spanish beach resort bans ball games, nudity, and peeing in the sea

Spanish beach resort bans ball games, nudity, and peeing in the sea

Spanish waters reach record high temperatures

Spanish waters reach record high temperatures

Spain leads the world for quality beaches

Spain leads the world for quality beaches

Spain’s top ten best beaches for summer 2017

Spain’s top ten best beaches for summer 2017

Spanish beachgoers asked to help protect holidaymakers from sunburn

Spanish beachgoers asked to help protect holidaymakers from sunburn

‘We won’t ban burqinis on our beaches’ insists Barcelona

‘We won’t ban burqinis on our beaches’ insists Barcelona

Spain’s ‘war of the beach umbrellas’ heats up

Spain’s ‘war of the beach umbrellas’ heats up

These are Spain’s top ten beaches

These are Spain’s top ten beaches

Beach hogger fined in Spain for saving spot with umbrella

Beach hogger fined in Spain for saving spot with umbrella

Spain has 58 bathing spots that don’t meet EU standards

Spain has 58 bathing spots that don’t meet EU standards

Nudists lose battle to bare all on southern Spanish beach

Nudists lose battle to bare all on southern Spanish beach

It’s official: Spain has the best beaches in the whole world

It’s official: Spain has the best beaches in the whole world

This is the very best beach in Europe. And here’s why…

This is the very best beach in Europe. And here’s why…

Spanish surf dudes rule the waves with world’s first jet-powered board

Spanish surf dudes rule the waves with world’s first jet-powered board

Lifeguard drones to patrol Spanish beaches

Lifeguard drones to patrol Spanish beaches

Get your kit off! Spain’s ten best nudist beaches

Get your kit off! Spain’s ten best nudist beaches

Costa Brava beaches closed over shark fears

Costa Brava beaches closed over shark fears

What’s on in Spain: July 2015

What’s on in Spain: July 2015

Free Wifi coming to Barcelona beaches

Free Wifi coming to Barcelona beaches

Spain in top ten for EU ‘excellent’ beaches

Spain in top ten for EU ‘excellent’ beaches

Spain breaks record with world’s cleanest beaches

Spain breaks record with world’s cleanest beaches

Magaluf ‘shark’ terrifying tourists was tuna fish

Magaluf ‘shark’ terrifying tourists was tuna fish

Drownings fuel calls for full-time lifeguards

Drownings fuel calls for full-time lifeguards

ANALYSIS: Going on holiday in Spain this summer? Then expect the unexpected

ANALYSIS: Going on holiday in Spain this summer? Then expect the unexpected

‘Twenty reasons to go to Spain’ goes viral

‘Twenty reasons to go to Spain’ goes viral

‘You couldn’t drown here if you wanted to’

‘You couldn’t drown here if you wanted to’

Shark attack fears close Catalan beaches

Shark attack fears close Catalan beaches