Playa de Arenal - the main beach area
The Arenal beach, horse shoe shaped and located in the middle of the Jávea Bay, is the best known beach and the most visited by tourists and has something for everyone.
It has been consistently awarded the Blue Flag by the EU for its quality services and clear waters. This superb fine golden sandy beach stretches for half a mile and is surrounded by leafy palm trees. It offers services such as umbrellas, sun beds, showers, volleyball and small motor boat and paddle-boat hire. It is the perfect place to stroll, shop or have a meal by the sea.
Pirates and smugglers once took advantage of the hiding places afforded by the cliffs,caves, inlets and two rocky islands that make up Jávea’s attractive coastline.
The coast of Jávea stretches to a length of 25 kilometres with breathtaking vertical cliffs and tranquil waters that allow you to enjoy the Mediterranean Sea. The strict development policy of the
local council has ensured that Javea’s beaches have been kept mercifully free of the high-rise apartment blocks and hotels that
dominate many other Spanish resorts.
La Granadella cove is probably one of the most attractive natural beaches along the entire Valancian coast. It is surrounded by steep cliffs and sits in a beautiful pine forest, decorated with species such as mastic trees, heather, rockroses, rosemary,lavender and kermes oak. It is extremely good for scuba diving and snorkelling and has a couple of excellent restaurants. A footpath leads up to a ruined watchtower built in the 18th century, known as the Castell de la Granadella.
Blue Flag Beach 2017