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Beaches and Coast

Javea


From the San Antonio cape to Granadella cove, Jávea is a perfect example of the varied coastline along the Costa Blanca. Jávea-Xàbia’s coast covers a length of 25 km with splendid, perfectly sheer cliffs and quiet waters in which to enjoy the Mediterranean Sea.Sailing, diving or simply swimming can be unique experiences here.

To the north, the coast offers the chance to delve into the depths of the San Antonio cape marine nature reserve. Boats are available for hire at the port, and the schools it houses provide sailing classes. In summer it's possible to sail a boat down the coast as far as Dénia.

The rocky coast with crystal clear waters to the south of the port is perfect for diving whilst the long beach of fine sand further south is ideal for sunbathing and has summer facilities offering windsurfs or paddle boats for rent. The coast is even more beautiful and unspoilt between San Martín and La Nao capes and between the islands of Portichol and Descubridor where the seabed is ideal for diving. This coastline ends with the golden sands and clear waters of the attractive Granadella cove so popular amongst beach-goers.

Two diving clubs, a golf course and plenty of accommodation, bars and restaurants and leisure activities all combine to enhance this highly appreciated tourist resort.

There are several caves in the cliffs at sea level, most noteworthy being Cova Tallada, Cova dels Coloms and Cova dels Orguens.

The quiet waters are ideal for fishing, both in the rocky areas and in the coves and on the breakwater of the port. Fishing enthusiasts traditionally use special places for their fishing, which they call “pesquera.” These are sometimes situated in the most unlikely locations, even on occasion hanging from the cliffs themselves, when long ladders and ropes are used to descend the cliffs to reach them.

Playa del arenal (Arenal Beach)

Situated in the middle of the bay, this is the best-known beach and the one most visited by tourists. It is the only sandy beach, as the others are composed of rocks or gravel. At its Northern end there was a large Roman settlement, the site today of the Parador Nacional “Costa Blanca.” The beach has sun-shades, sun-beds, pedal-boat and boat hire. It is ideal for walks, shopping or having lunch by the sea.

Cala Blanca (White Cove)

Heading for Cabo de la Nao, after passing the second Montañar, we find Cala Blanca, also known as La Caleta. The cove has many corners which combine rock and gravel. A good place for excursions and fishing and to visit Cap Prim.

Cala de La Barraca (Cabin Cove)

A quiet cove, especially popular with fishermen and the locals. From the cove you can see Portitxol Island (private property), unspoilt and intact, covered with vegetation.

Cala de La Granadella

Reached via the continuation of the road to Cabo de la Nao. It is one of Jávea’s most notable coves, as it is one of the most beautiful in the Marina Alta region. The cove combines a maritime setting with abundant pine groves. It is a favourite place to practice underwater fishing. The XVIII-Century Granadella Castle is near the cove.

Cala del Pope (Priest’s Cove)

A small cove in the area of the Port or Sea Customs. Also known as Playa del Tango. Gravel beach. Called Priest’s Cove for an Orthodox priest (1898-1965) who visited it regularly. Very near here, toward Cabo San Antonio, is the Cala “Dels Enamorats” (Lovers’ Cove).

Cala Ambolo

Located toward Cabo de la Nao. Only nudist beach. The island Isla del Descubridor can be seen from the cove.

Playa de la Grava (Gravel Beach)

This is the beach of the Port of Jávea, composed of round stones. Its name comes because it was originally composed of gravel, but the action of the sea has changed it completely. This is a beach practially within the city, next to restaurants and shops

Montañar

A long stone beach running along the bay, in summer it has beach restaurants and terrace bars.





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