Playa de Gandia

Valencia Province

Playa de Gandia, 6km from the centre, is a long, broad beach of fine sand, groomed daily by a fleet of tractors. It’s a popular resort with a good summer and weekend scene. It's easily reached from the centre by bus.

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3.21 MILES

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3. Castillo de Xàtiva

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4. Castillo de San José

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5. Museo de Saleros y Pimenteros

23.2 MILES

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6. Parque Natural de la Albufera

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24.8 MILES

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