Sailing, windsurfing, flysurfing, rowing, canoeing, jetskiing, catamaraning and cruising are just a few of the watersports widley available in the province of Alicante.
The north of the province, the Marina Alta district, is cut across by mountains that reach the sea to create impressive cliffs towering over tiny, secluded coves in such places as Denia, Jávea, El Poble Nou de Benitatxell and Benissa.
The Marina Baixa district has some of the best-known fine-sand beaches, such as those in Benidorm (Levante and Poniente).
The south of the province, from Alicante to Pilar de la Horadada, is also famous for its long beaches, as well as for the many wetlands and saltings (the Lagunas de la Mata lagoons in Torrevieja and the El Hondo wetlands in Elche) and for sand dunes of exceptional natural value, especially those in Guardamar.
The seabed of the Costa Blanca is especially rich and beautiful, and places such as L’Illa de Benidorm and the Cabo de San Antonio and Tabarca marine reserves are idyllic settings for family holidays involving scuba-diving.