Gran Alacant sits high on the cliffs overlooking the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean. It is in a fantastic location just minutes south of the vibrant and fashionable city of Alicante and north of the traditional resort of Santa Pola.
Gran Alacant is a large urbinisation with several commercial areas, the biggest one is just off the N332. There are two great playgrounds for children and lots of cycling and walking routes around the surrounding area, including a stunning cliff top walk to the lighthouse with many viewpoints which look out over the Island of Tabarca. The fine sandy blue flag beach stretches north to Arenales del Sol and south to the start of the scenic drive to Santa Pola, along which there are a number of ‘chill out’ beach bars. The Tourist Train is a great way to discover Gran Alacant as it runs through the area connecting the commercial centres, play areas, cliff top walkways and the beach.
Things to do
Centro Commercial Gran Alacant: with many shops resturants and bars
Street Market every Thursday Morning
Parque Sierra Santa Pola : Turn left and head down the hill and you will find this lovely little park just of the first roundabout at the bottom of the hill. Facilities for adults and children
Lighthouse : Turn right when you leave Balcones del mar to the scenic cliff top walk along to lighthouse. - stunning views across to Tabarca Island
Beach : long sandy beach connecting to Arenales del Sol.
Promenade : long promenade from the beach at Gran Alacant to Arenales del Sol.
Tourist Train : follows a route around Gran Alacant stopping 11 times at the commercial centres, beaches and lighthouse.
Scenic Drive : from Arenales del Sol to Santa Pola, the road follows the sea below the impressive cliffs
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