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Decent Snorkelling In The Alicante Area

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Alicante Swimming

Alicante at the start of July is hot very hot, my first inclination on arriving anywhere it is this hot, is where is the nearest bit of sea to cool down in. In the case of Alicante we were staying right in the middle of the city and the nearest spot was the town beach. We arrived at the hotel dumped the bags and walked to the sea it was 5.00 pm and the beach was crowded and the sea very choppy. We found a spot of shade to protect our Anglo Saxon skin and in I went. Not a place for snorkelling or even swimming but a great place to jump around in the waves. Better still not a Brit in sight, but plenty of sulking Swede (England having just beaten them in the world cup). Cooled down here a few time over the week and it was always choppy, and quite crowded with locals, a great place to chill and read a book and people watch.

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Cap De l’Horta Snorkelling

For snorkelling around Alicante the best spot I found is Cap De l’Horta. It is a rocky peninsular which you can walk all the way round if you are willing to scramble over a few rocks. It also appears to be the local nudist spot so be prepared for bronzed nudity. If you are confident it is easy to get in and out of the water and for the less confident there are a few bays, which provides easy access. The water is deep quickly and the sea life is wonderful with numerous fish shoals.

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To get to Cap De l’Horta from Alicante, just get the Metro, use Line 4 and get off at Cabo Huertas, and walk for about 15 minutes to the spot. Just use your phone to navigate! There is a little shop near the metro station get a big bottle of water here before you go, the pasties are good too.

El Campello

We also took the Benidorm tram to El Campello, this is a very pleasant seaside town with beach tavernas nice beaches and few spot near the Roman Ruins which are good for a quick swim and snorkel , but not as good as Cap De l’Horta. I could spend some time in El Campello, one of the nicer spots on this coast., another year maybe.


Links to More Snorkelling and Swimming


Portinatx Snorkelling, Spain, Balearic Islands, Ibiza
Cala San Vincente Snorkelling, Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca
Peurto Pollenca Snorkelling, Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca
Ses Illetes Snorkelling, Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca
Palma Snorkelling, Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca
Soller Snorkelling, Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca
Agios Stefanos And Kassiopi Snorkelling, Greece, Ionian Islands, Corfu
Alcudia Snorkelling, Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca
Boquer Valley Snorkelling, Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca
Calella De Palafrugell Snorkelling, Spain, Catalonia, Costa Brava
Corfu Town Snorkelling, Greece, Ionian Islands, Corfu
Formentor Snorkelling, Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca
Santa Cruz Las Teresitas Snorkelling, Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife
Los Cancajos Snorkelling, Spain, Canary Islands, La Palma
Cala Blanca Snorkelling, Spain, Balearic Islands, Menorca
Cagliari Bay Snorkelling, Italy, Sardinia, Cagliari
Ibiza Town Snorkelling, Spain, Balearic Islands, Ibiza
Underwater Photography With A Plastic Pouch, General, Photography, Underwater Photography
Underwater Photography With A Sealife Camera, General, Photography, Underwater Photography
Favourite Underwater Images, General, Photography, Underwater Photography
Paxos And Antipaxos Snorkelling, Greece, Ionian Islands, Paxos And Antipaxos
Kefallonia Snorkelling, Greece, Ionian Islands, Kefallonia
Pula Snorkelling, Italy, Sardinia, Pula
La Maddalena Snorkelling, Italy, Sardinia, La Maddalena
Isola Giardinelli Walking And Snorkelling, Italy, Sardinia, La Maddalena
Isola Caprera Walking And Snorkelling, Italy, Sardinia, La Maddalena
Las Galletas Snorkelling, Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife
Las Palmas Snorkelling, Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria
Tazacorte And Snorkelling, Spain, Canary Islands, La Palma
Skiathos Snorkelling, Greece, Sporades Islands, Skiathos
Playa Blanca Snorkelling, Spain, Canary Islands, Lanzarote
Kamari And Santorini Snorkelling, Greece, Cyclades Islands, Santorini
Pinarellu Snorkelling, France, Corsica, Southern Corsica
Orkney Snorkelling, Scotland, Orkney Islands, Mainland
Valle Gran Rey Snorkelling, Spain, Canary Islands, La Gomera
Alicante Snorkelling, Spain, Valencia, Alicante
El Campello And Snorkelling, Spain, Valencia, El Campello
Nerja Snorkelling, Spain, Andalusia, Nerja
Calvados Snorkelling, France, Normandy, Calvados
Colonia Sant Jordi Snorkelling, Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca
Orzola Snorkelling, Spain, Canary Islands, Lanzarote

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