Must-See Beaches and Coves in Northern Alicante
Playa del Arenal is an expansive sandy beach right off the bay of Javea. It’s Javea’s most frequented beach and the reason why couldn’t be more evident! With vibrant blue waters, it’s clear why this beach has been awarded blue flag status. Its gentle slope and fine sand make it perfect for sports by the water, such as football or volleyball. For those who prefer watersports, there’s plenty of businesses that rent equipment nearby. Additionally, it has breathtaking views of the nearby Montgo mountain, which makes a stunning backdrop to an already gorgeous day at the beach.
Cala de la Granadella also has cinematic natural surroundings and it’s one of Alicante’s crown jewels thanks to its crystal-clear waters and incredible views. It offers all kinds of services and amenities, such as lifeguards, hammocks, parasols, kayaking, and it’s a popular option for those who like underwater diving. There are also many restaurants by the seaside. Despite its popularity, it’s usually very peaceful and doesn’t draw large crowds.
Playa la fossa, also known as Playa Levante, is Calpe’s most popular touristic destination. Nestled just under Peñón de Ifach, this spectacular blue flag beach is known for its wildlife and natural surroundings. Its calm and clear waters make it the perfect option for families with young children, as well as its long promenade that offers a variety of restaurants, bars and shops.
Cala el Raco is the smallest cove on this list which might mean it’s more crowded than most on a weekend. However, it is worth a visit as its unique marine landscape has made it a popular snorkelling destination. Grab your snorkel and swimsuit and head over!
Playa de la Roda spans over 1400 meters in length and is near the city centre, making it very accessible and ideally situated for a day at the beach. With a wide range of restaurants, bars and amenities nearby, all your needs will easily be met. Its waters are very calm although they have an impressive depth past the shoreline, ideal for anyone who wants to spend the day windsurfing, underwater diving or kayaking.
Cala la Solsida is a small cove with calm waters thanks to its idyllic location that protects it from northern winds. Its waters are barely 2 meters in depth at its deepest point. This, combined with its unique marine fauna and flora, makes it one of the most unique snorkelling spots in Alicante. Its seafloor is covered in starfish, cuttlefish and more!
Playa de L’Ampolla is located just under the emblematic Castillo de Moraira (Moraira castle). It is known as the best beach in the surrounding area and its blue flag status is a testament to that. There are rocks near the castle which form paddle pools, perfect for exploring marine life with your children. Additionally, its fine golden sand is ideal for playing sports, building sandcastles or simply spending the day basking in the sun.
Cala el Portet has a uniquely seashell rounded shape. Its waters are known to be very clear and calm all year round, making it a popular snorkelling and underwater diving destination. You can also rent kayaks and explore the stunning cove that’s only 10 meters wide.
Cala del Moraig of course! We’re sure you’re familiar with this blue flag cove which is considered one of the most beautiful coves not just in Spain, but in the world! As a resident of Cumbre del Sol, you have easy access to its coveted waters. This rocky sand cove has everything you need to enjoy a day at the beach. It’s also near the Cova dels Arcs, an icon on the Valencian coast that everyone should visit.
Now that you know some of the best beaches and coves just minutes away from your home in Cumbre del Sol, we recommend you read more about the picturesque towns they’re found in so you can make the most of your travels! For more information about events, activities and must-see destinations, follow us on our social networks!