Year after year, Spain is rated as one of the most beautiful countries in the world. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Some love the architecture. Some adore the incredible landscape. We love the watersports. Valencia isn’t the capital of Spain, but it’s a haven for water activities.

Surfing, snorkeling, swimming – you can do it all here. Everyone has a different reason for loving this city. We encourage you to get your feet wet and try these 16 seaside activities in Valencia. Keep your valuables safe and dry by using a luggage storage service before heading off on your adventure.

Playa de la Malvarrosa

Spain’s beaches are famous all around the world; countless songs have been sung about Spain’s breezy shores. Places like Playa de la Malvarrosa live up to the hype. This beach has been open since the 19th century.

Back then, it was a dreary plantation. Now, it’s considered the most popular beach in Valencia.

Port of Valencia

Sailors always look forward to docking in the Port of Valencia. Citizens just love the view. Most of this area is a shipping yard. However, there’s a cruise terminal that you need to know about.

The Port of Valencia is where you can embark on a cruise. And a trip to Spain isn’t complete without taking part in one cruise at least.


Kayaking has a bit of a learning curve to it. It’s all about concentration, coordination, and upper body strength. We can’t think of a better place to go kayaking than Valencia. The city’s glistening waters make kayaking a must-try seaside activity.

You can find several kayaking tours online which is a great seaside activities in Valencia for sporty travelers.

Jet Skiing

We don’t know too many places in the world where jet skiing isn’t popular. Okay, barring landlocked cities and such. The citizens of Valencia are positively crazy about this seaside activity. You don’t even have to own a jet ski, you can always rent one.

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It’s no surprise that a city surrounded by water would build a place like L’Oceanografic. This amazing oceanarium lets guests have face-to-face encounters with Spanish sea creatures. The sand sharks are always big draws, but there’s plenty more to experience as well.

Stand Up Paddle Surfing

The name says it all, doesn’t it? This seaside activity combines surfing, paddleboarding, and standing into one activity. Jokes aside, stand-up paddle surfing is a very accessible activity. 

Anyone from any age group can try it. Valence offers numerous SUP experiences for an array of fair prices. There’s no reason not to try out this popular watersport.

Are you ready to Flyboard?


Flyboarding is incredibly adrenaline-boosting. This activity is much more challenging than SUP, but that challenge is part of the fun. Flyboarding tests a person’s coordination and ability to adapt on the fly.

You can book you Flyboarding in Valencia online. No previous experience is required. You can always watch one of these amazing flyboarders during your trip.

Playa del Cabanyal

If all of the surfing and paddling is tiring you out, Playa del Cabanyal is a great place to rest and relax. This area is near some of the highest-rated hotels in the city. You can always check-in, kick up your feet, and enjoy the view from your seaside hotel room.

If possible, try to stay at Las Arenas Balneario Resort. Their service and amenities are well worth the price.

Casa-Museo Blasco Ibañez

Time for something a little different. Casa-Museo Blasco is a house turned history museum in Valencia. Whose house? Vicente Blasco Ibáñez – a renowned writer who inspired millions. His home is now open for anyone to explore.

It’s also located near Playa de la Malvarrosa. To be specific, it’s within walking distance.

Playa Port Saplaya

Playa Port Saplaya is a beach with very unique scenery. The buildings here are very reminiscent of Italy. In fact, a lot of folks refer to this area as “Little Italy”. You can book a room at a local hotel or you can simply take a stroll and enjoy the views.

Sailing gives you unique views


Sailing isn’t as challenging as the above mentioned activities is, but there’s a bit of a learning curve to it. On a sailing trip in Valencia you can choose if you want to relax and sit back or participate in the sailing. Seeing Valencia while sailing one of a kind experience.

There are full and half day sailing experiences available in Valencia, so you can book according to your availability and budget.

Scuba Diving

That trip to L’Oceanografic probably left a great impression on you. Scuba diving is another way to get up close and personal with Valencia’s aquatic life. For this seaside activity, you’ll need the proper gear and a scuba diving instructor if it’s your first time.

Swimming and snorkeling are the most interesting experiences for those traveling on a budget


Snorkeling might seem similar to scuba diving, but the two activities are quite different. Snorkeling is all about staying near the surface of the ocean. You don’t need too much fancy gear. You just need to know how to swim well.


This is one activity that doesn’t require a lot of effort or money. In act, you can do it at just about any beach that we’ve talked about. Some of our favorite swimming spots in Valencia include Els Pous Clars and El Azud.

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