Benidorm is very close by Alicante. Just remeber it takes time to get there by tram - for me it took 2 hours althought it shouldnt. Trip itself was not long - just waiting in between is what took most of the time.
Enjoy the Benidorm..and it's beaches.
Benidorm has some of the best beaches in the world. The fine sand, cleaned daily, the quality of the services and the transparency of the water are the main reasons given by Benidorm's many visitors. The Playa de Levante, where most bathers gather, is located 2 kilometres from the old town centre, the Sierra Gelada and the Ricón de Loix. In the middle of the summer the colourful concentration of human bodies is quite impressive. The Playa de Poniente is located on the edges of the old town centre, near the Finestrat cove. The Playa de Poniente resembles the Playa de Levante, though it is more peaceful. There is a small cove between the Playa de Poniente and the old town centre, known as the Playa del Mal Pas, which can be reached from the port or from stairs that descend from the castle..
There is an interesting walk that starts from the Ayuntamiento and then runs parallel to the Playa de Levante along Avenida de Alcoy and Avenida Madrid. This area is one of Benidorm's most animated night spots. The Aiguera Park, designed by Ricardo Bofill, is Benidorm's largest park and divides the town in two.
This is a map of Benidorm's Water Park: AQUALANDIA.
You can find here a lot of funny atracctions.
I've been worked here for some summers.