Valencia, Spain

Marina Real and North Beaches

For a breezy run along Valencia’s waterfront, the easiest point of access is Marina Real Juan Carlos I, the path which zips along Valencia’s seaport. Also a good spot for a beach run. While the ships and ferries make their runs, you can cruise along the wooden boardwalks of the coast. If your energy levels are high, you can continue on towards the Playa de las Arenas, the Paseo Neptuno, and the north shore beaches beyond. The beaches on the Mediterranean shore front, just north of the city center, are prime running material for those seeking plenty of sun and sand. The path alongside the ocean here is known as the Promenade, and it connects the beaches of Malvarosa, Patacona, and Portsaplaya. You can stick to the pavement of the Promenade or hit the sand on this wide, flat stretch of beach. (That is, if it’s not too crowded).  It’s 2+ miles of good beach running.

It is 7.25 km (4.6 miles) one-way from the Marina Real bus station to Port Saplaya. Run all the way or turn around at any point. The 31 Bus runs along the road, so you can run one way and take the bus back!

An alternative route is the 5.7 km loop around the Marina. See the map, courtesy of Ciudad del Running.

Essentials
  • 7.25 km (4.6 miles) one-way. Also 5.7 km Marina Loop.
  • Anywhere on Marina Real Juan Carlos I
  • Start at the Marina Real bus station. 31 Bus runs along the road