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In a privileged position between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, Benissa is one of the oldest towns on the Costa Blanca North.

It has beautiful little coves and picture-postcard perfect beaches which are ideal for families to bathe in the shallow waters or explore the coves. The best beach for families is Els Pinets Coves while Bassetes boasts fine views of the impressive Ifach rock in nearby Calpe.

Benissa is in a great location for exploring Alicante’s mountains, particularly the Sierra Bernia and La Solana, either by foot, bike or horseback.

The old town centre with its narrow cobbled streets, church and historic town hall is a delightful area to explore.

The parish church, the Iglesia de la Purissima Xiqueta, dominates the town. Interestingly, the church looks Gothic in appearance but was actually built in the 20th century.

The medieval buildings provide an impressive backdrop for Benissa’s fiestas including a re-enactment of the battles between the Moors and Christians which is held in June as well as events in honour of the patron saint including bull-fighting, music, processions and fireworks.

An open-air market is held every Saturday morning in the Sant Josep, Sant Nicolau and Hort de Bordes streets with stalls brimming with fresh, local produce and household goods. Markets are great places to pick up a bargain and practise your Spanish as you barter for goods.

Residents also have a wide range of restaurants to sample the local fish or shellfish as well as some British, French, Chinese, Indian, German, Japanese and Mediterranean restaurants too.

Sports lovers can practise tennis, swimming, football or pelota in Benissa as well as having a choice of three golf courses nearby. The area is also perfect for all kinds of water sports such as sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddle and windsurfing.

Just outside Benissa is the Obsidian Wellness Centre, which is proving popular with people – including celebrities - looking to improve their diet and exercise regime.

Benissa is in a fabulous location with the main N332 connecting Valencia and Alicante running through the town centre and the AP7 toll road on the edge of town. The pretty train between Denia and Benidorm stops at Benissa, which is a fun and beautiful way to get to know the countryside and North Costa Blanca coastline.

The international airport of Alicante is about 50 minutes by car while Valencia airport is just over an hour away.

Benissa’s rail and road links as well as its picturesque old town have made it a popular choice with foreign property owners and holidaymakers. It is an ideal location for enjoying the fine Costa Blanca beaches in nearby Moraira, Calpe or Javea as well as exploring the stunning mountains or inland towns such as Jalon, well-known for its award-winning wines and olive oil.

Benissa has a population of nearly 14,000, of whom half are Spanish. The largest expat communities are German and British with nearly 2,000 residents each.

Properties for sale in Benissa range from sea view villas on the coast or on the hillside with coastal views as well as town centre apartments or homes on urbanisations with shared pools and gardens.

Ultimate Property Javea can locate for our clients beautiful new build villas with sea views, modern design property, pretty white washed traditional style villas.