Patacona beach is the best option for those who want to go to the beach and prefer a less touristy atmosphere and further away from the bustle of bars, restaurants and pubs of the PaseoMarítimo. Patacona is a sand beach which is more than one kilometre long and very wide. It belongs to the municipality of Alboraya but is easily reached by public transport or even on foot, as it is located just after the Malvarrosa Beach. In the summer months (the end of May till half October) you will find several ‘chiringuitos’, in other words: beach bars.
More than just the beach
La Patacona has also other attractions that make it a beach worth to visit. It is only a few minutes away from the area where you can taste the best horchata in Valencia, because Alboraya is considered as the capital of horchata. A fresh drink made of tigernuts. In Valencia you can drink horchata in the horchaterías of Valencia.
How to reach Patacona
Because Patacona is located in the north, just after the Malvarrosa beach, it’s easy to walk to Patacona from la Malvarrosa. This will take about half an hour. Furthermore you can take several bus lines: line 2, 19, 31, 32, N1 and N9. It’s also nice to go by bike to Patacona beach. This will take 30 minutes. You can rent a bike in our store. Click here for more information about renting a bike and the price.
Bites and drinks
La Mas Bonita
By entering La Más Bonita you feel like it’s already summer.The building is painted white with aqua blue accents. It’s a very nice hotspot on the beach of Valencia. A bit out of the way, but without doubt it’s worth visiting the place.It’s one of the few trendy bars at the beach. At La Más Bonita you can eat delicious sweets, but on the menu you can also find sandwiches, salads and some tapas. In front of the building you find a relaxed terrace with view on the beach and at the back of the building you find a romantic courtyard where you can sit in the shadow. At least, if you can find a place, because it’s a very popular hotspot!
Paseo Maritimo 11
Monday to Sunday: 8.00-1.30
La Girafe is another great beachhouse. Great food, nice people and a lovely look. The food is delicious and all made with love. Our favourite is galettes bretonnes de sarraceno, this is a crêpe with egg, chees and serranoham. On the menu are all kind of choices for plates to share and they have a great dessert menu. The decoration makes you feel like your home and they have a yard where you can sit.
Avenida Mare Nostrum 10
Monday to Thursday: 12.30-17.00 and 19.00-0.00
Saturday and Sunday: 10.00-0.00
Brassa de Mar
A beautiful place on the beach that has become very popular in the last few years is Brassa de Mar. It has a very comfortable terrace with a chill out area for drinks and cocktails. The menu offers good meat and fish choices and a lot of rice dishes. It’s recommended for its value for money. Furthermore Brassa de Mar has a modern design with white tints and wooden details. And if you are in for a party, you can also go to Brassa de Mar. In the summer months they even organize parties with live music.
Avenida Mare Nostrum 50
Monday to Sunday: 10.00-2.00
Casa Navarro is a rice and seafood restaurant close to the beach of Patacona. It’s a family business that already exists for more than 60 years. At Casa Navarro they serve over 27 different types of rice and a wide variety of fresh fish and seafood.
Avenida Mare Nostrum 32
Sunday to Thursday: 13.00-18.00
Friday and Saturday: 13.00-18.00 and 20.00-0.00
Where to sleep in Patacona?
Patacona Beach is highly valued by its visitors. This apartment is a good choice if you are a person who likes a beach vacation. But when you have seen the beach enough after a few days you can always make a dive in the private swimming pool. Furthermore the apartments have a terrace, air conditioning and free parking. More information about availability and prices you can find here.
Avenido Blaco Ibañez 9
Living Valencia Patacona Beach Apartments
Living Valencia Patacona Beach Apartments is located directly at the beach. It has four apartments in total, which have a balcony, a diner area, seating area and kitchen. It also has a great terrace where you can enjoy some drinks. The interior of the apartments is modern with natural colors. More information about availability and prices you can find here.
Avenida Mare Nostrum 36
– At this beach you’ll find many (kite) surfers, when the waves are right!
– If you go to Patacona by bike, you can choose to cycle a bit further. After a cycle and a walk you’ll end up in Port Sa-Playa, a beach town, which is called “Little Venice”. Go see for yourself why it is called after the Italian highlight!