Piles Beach has a seafront promenade lined with single-family, one- or two-floor homes that overlook the sea. There are higher buildings containing holiday accommodation located further inland. This urban development criterion allows the visitor to feel less burdened when strolling along this coastal stretch. At the southern end of the beach is the narrow “Camino del Racó”, surrounded by fields dedicated to citrus farming and populated with small farmhouses. The characteristic dunes and vegetation lend the landscape the exotic air of many of the long stretches of the Valencia coastal wetland.
The town’s main monument is its parish church, dedicated to Saint Barbara, and maritime surveillance tower built in the 16th century to warn of the presence of the pirate ships. These constructions are typical of the coast between Cullera and Oliva.
– Popularity: low
– Development: urban
– Type of sand: golden
– Sand quality: fine
– Bathing conditions: moderate waves
– Water quality: suitable for bathing
– Hostelry: hostel and restaurants
– Transport: bus from Gandia
– Supervision: Red Cross with manned boat
– Other services: beach cleaning, footbath and sailing school
– Distances: 2 km from Piles and 74 km from Valencia.
– Access: via a turn-off from the N- 332 and via junction 61 on the A7 motorway.