As you know Madrid being in the almost exact centre of Spain, is one of the places in the country furthest from the coast. However with the Madrid-Valencia high speed AVE train which came into operation at the end of 2010 it is possible to be in Valencia in around 90 minutes, meaning a day trip to the beach can now be done. The Valencia region has fantasic beaches such as Playa de Levante, Playa de Pinedo or Saler; all of which can be accessed easily from Valencia on public transport. However, travel on the AVE services is not cheap; expect to pay around 100€ for a return trip.
|The beach at Valencia|
For more details about the Madrid-Valencia AVE service and for tickets, visit www.renfe.com