With the Mediterranean Sea in our back yard, we have spent many days enjoying the sea. The Port of Valencia is the 5th busiest container port in Europe, and the largest on the Mediterranean Sea. Valencia has historically been a wealthy city because of it's large port. You can see the activity of the port in the distance while at the beach. The beach is expansive with a nice boardwalk containing restaurants and shops. We are enjoying the cleanliness of this beach. Did you know Mediterranean Sea is more salty than the average salinity of the ocean? We noticed during our first visit to the beach and it was confirmed at the Oceanarium that we were right.
Before we made it to the beach, we had to have appropriate beach gear. So, on our first day we picked up two sand buckets & shovel sets as well as paddles & a ball for Bobby and I. We all had fun playing on the beach. Both kids love the sand and the water. There is a very gradual slope out to the sea so it does not get deep fast We love jumping over the waves, running away from the water as the waves hit, and digging big holes for water to fill in.
|You can see the boardwalk and shops in the distance.|
|The playground near the beach is very large with a zipline, a tire swinging see-saw, little play houses, swings, and more. It's a great place to let the kids play. Lately they are having so much fun playing together too which is nice.|
One night we grabbed Burger King and had a picnic on the beach while the sun set. Now, just to clarify, we had to do Burger King because restaurants close from about 5 - 8 pm every day. They open for dinner closer to 9 pm which is usually just too late for us. Amelie now calls it King's Burger. We not only got a show of a beautiful sunset, but we saw fireworks too!
|We now have a better helmet for Amelie that fits and doesn't fall off the back of her head. This picture was taken in front of a small beach chapel along a river that ran into the ocean.|