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Top 10 beaches to enjoy your holidays on the Costa Blanca

If there is a colour that defines the Costa Blanca then it is the blue of the Mediterranean Sea that bathes its 244 kilometres of beaches and also the colour of the flag that certifies the quality of its waters. In this part of Alicante we find beaches ranging of fine white sand to pebbles and to hidden coves with an intense blue waters, and among its more than 170 beaches and coves, are 10 recommended beaches that you cannot miss visiting during your holidays on the Costa Blanca. Here are our top ten.


1.- La Granadella – Jávea

Vacaciones en la Costa Blanca - Cala La Granadella, Jávea

It is one of the best known coves in Jávea, and for several years was declared as the best beach in Spain. It is a small cove with crystalline waters composed of rock and gravel, perfect for diving with a length of 160 metres and an average width of only 24 metres.

This cove in summer is very busy so if you want to find room to park, it is recommended to get there early. Snorkeling is one of the activities that can be practised, as there is an impressive seabed you can also rent a kayak and tour the caves that are nearby like the cove of the Llop Marí.

For a point of information, in 2013 this beach was featured in the film "Cold light" with the actor Bruce Willis.


2-. El Portet, Moraira

Vacaciones en la Costa Blanca, cala El Portet, Moraira

Another jewel of the Costa Blanca, is this shell-shaped sandy cove where you will discover infinite shades of blue that invites you to take a dip in the waters, you can snorkel underwater or take a trip in Kayak.

The beach is only 350 metres long, is surrounded by the mountain of Cap d'Or and is shallow with a few gentle waves making it very popular with families. This beach has been listed by many as the Caribbean of the Marina Alta.


3.- Arena – Bol, Calpe

Vacaciones en la Costa Blanca, playa Arena-Bol, Calpe

This is the most popular beach in Calpe. Located in the centre of the town, it is an urban beach from where you have excellent views of Calpe Rock, the Peñon de Ifach.  It is also very close to a salt water lake where we can see flamingos and herons. 


4.- Las Marinas – Denia

Vacaciones en la Costa Blanca, Las Marinas, Denia

This is one of the most attractive and busiest areas in summer, however there is plenty of space with 15 kilometres of fine sandy beaches and shallow waters making it perfect for children. It also has a multitude of services with, hammocks, chiriguitos - bars and restaurants in the summer months. When the wind rises, windsurfers and kites are very popular along the beach.

5-. Cala Calalga - Calpe

Vacaciones en la Costa Blanca, cala Calalga, Calpe

This beach is located north of Levante beach, near the pedestrian promenade that runs along the coast of Calpe. To access this sandy beach, there is a steep ramp,here you will discover how they accumulate in the rock remains of underwater vegetation, proof that the seabed is very healthy and full of life. A quiet beach to enjoy the uncrowded waters.


6-. Playa de Levante – Benidorm

Vacaciones en la Costa Blanca, playa de Levante, Benidorm

This beach is undoubtedly better known and busier than all of the beaches in the whole of the Mediterranean. It is an urban, sandy beach that is also known as the Beach of the Dawn. It is a little more than 2 kilometres long in which in summer it is difficult to find a space so it is not suitable for those who seek tranquillity, but if it is perfect for those who prefer people watching and a complete leisure offer.

There you can practice a wide variety of water activities such as water skiing, jet ski rental, kayaking, paddle surfing ... It also has an attractive promenade full of bars, restaurants and ice cream shops offering international cuisine.


7-. El Arenal – Javea

Vacaciones en la Costa Blanca, playa El Arena, Jávea

This beach is the best known and frequented of Jávea and the only sandy beach. It is an urban beach that starts to the north with the Parador Hotel and in the south with Punta del Arenal, which is one of the 15 viewpoints of the locality and where you can enjoy an impressive sunset watching as the sun sets behind the Montgó.

The beach is of fine sand and is  480 metres in length with shallow water so it is perfect for families with children. the beach is surrounded by a walkway, which is full of restaurants, bars and cafes to be enjoyed both day and night.


8.-  Cala Moraig – Benitachell

Vacaciones en la Costa Blanca, cala Moraig, Benitatxell

Hidden between cliffs and impressive geological formations is this beautiful cove of gravel and clear, blue waters. Its exceptional location and the intense colour of its waters make it one of the most spectacular coves on the Mediterranean coast.

It is only 500 metres long and adjacent to it are impressive geological formations, such as the fault of Moraig or Cova del Arcs, a cave that is a hidden treasure for divers.


9.- Playa Racó de l’Albir – Alfàs del Pi

Vacaciones en la Costa Blanca, playa Racó de l'Albir, Alfàs del Pi

This beach is located between Benidorm and Altea, is an urban beach half a kilometre in length with stones and pebbles that belongs to the municipality of Alfàs del Pi. It is protected by Punta Lombarda and due to its wind conditions it is very suitable for surfing.

It is surrounded by a promenade, known for the Paseo de las Estrellas, named after the renowned L'Alfàs Film Festival, which is full of bars, restaurants, shops ...


10.- Las Rotas

Vacaciones en la Costa Blanca, Las Rotas, Denia

Actually it is not a beach, but an area where it is difficult to decide which one of the coves small coves to choose from. It is located south of Denia and it is 4 kilometres long and terminates at the natural reserve of Cabo de San Antonio. The tour starts with the unique sand dune of the Marineta Cassiana, and continues with El Trampoli, a rocky cove perfect for snorkelling on its amazing seabed. Also interesting for divers is Punta Negra and La Cala, small coves located on a cliff and accessed by small steps.


Este es nuestro top ten pero la Costa Blanca tiene mucho que descubrir y mucho que ofrecerte para pasar unas vacaciones única. Te advertimos de algo ¡te gustará tanto que no querrás marcharte!


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