Another said: “Beautiful spacious beach. The sand is clean and soft and there is natural shade from the trees.
“If you fancy a stroll, the beach is near the Old Town and it’s easy to weave your way through the streets.”
Although Poniente Beach lost its Blue Flag, Alicante Province as a whole won awards for many of its beaches.
Alicante’s Blue Flag beaches include L’Albufereta, Postiguet, Salador-Urbanova and Tabarca.