Summer is already around the corner in Spain and many are already planning their vacations in the summer season. The vast majority of inhabitants of Madrid They take advantage of the months of June, July and August to go for a few days to relax on the beach. Being in the center of the Iberian Peninsula, the options for Madrid residents are multiple, since the Cantabrian coast, the Mediterranean, Andalusia and the coast of Portugal They are at a relatively similar distance.

Many Madrid residents wonder what is the nearest beach to the capital of Spain, and the answer is in the Valencian Community: it is that of Pinedo, which is located ‘alone’ 360 kilometers from Madrid and it is not simply a piece of Mediterranean coast, since it is perfect for carrying out a multitude of activities.


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Archive image of Pinedo Beach, in the city of Valencia
Archive image of Pinedo Beach, in the city of Valencia

Pinedo beach is located in the district of Valencia of the same name, right next to the new mouth of the Turia river. This wonderful environment is characterized by its fine golden sand and some dunes scattered throughout it, as well as by the warm waters of the Mediterranean that bathe it, although there are several aspects that make it even more special.

This beach has a area reserved for dogs what is ideal for owners who want to enjoy their pets in the sand, something that is seen less and less on the Spanish coasts. Right next to the mouth is the so-called ‘PlatjaCan’, which also allows dogs to bathe from 9:30 in the morning until 7:30 in the afternoon, making it perfect for those people of Madrid who do not want to leave their animals in the capital of Spain during the holidays.

Two dogs enjoy the water on the dog beach in Pinedo, a district south of Valencia.
Two dogs enjoy the water at the Pinedo dog beach.

In addition, this beach has an area reserved for those who want to do nudism, but it also has numerous services so that all types of people can go, such as adapted access for people with reduced mobility, as well as specific bathrooms and buses. They also have accessible showers, a assisted bathing program for disabled people and reserved parking spaces.


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Therefore, it is not that Pinedo beach is only the closest to Madrid, but it is also one of the best in the Valencian Community, both to relax on its fine sand and to spend an unforgettable vacation with your dog. On the A-3, the Eastern Highway, it takes approximately three and a half hours from the capital.

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