THE ARENAL & JÁVEA BEACHES
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 (2020) 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 Jávea’s beaches have been kept mercifully free of the high-rise apartment blocks and hotels that dominate many other Spanish resorts.
La Grava Beach (2020 BLUE FLAG) is located in the Duanes de la Mar Port and comprises of a thin shingle beach with beautiful clear waters. Extremely popular with the locals and is backed by many tapas restaurants and bars.
Muntanyar Beach extends from the Port breakwater along to the Parador hotel. Here you can swim, snorkell, hire a jet ski, take a stroll or enjoy a refreshing drink and watch the world go by at one of the many fantastic beach bars, or chiringuitos to give them their Spanish name.
Cala Blanca (white cove) is a tiny hidden cove facing south surrounded by white cliffs with an interesting and intricate layout of rock pools to its left. The beach can only be reached on foot, but there is parking nearby so you don't have to walk too far.
La Barraca o Portitxol a large pebble cove looking out to the picturesque deserted island of Portixol. The water surrounding the beach is shallow and this makes it ideal for paddling, swimming and snorkeling. A selection of restaurants behind the beach, add to the charm.
Ambolo is a pebble cove just south of the Cap de la Nau,the nearest point between the mainland and the island of Ibiza. A steep approach, just 80m long, extremely picturesque and quiet and the beach is used by naturists.
La Granadella cove (2020 BLUE FLAG) 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.