This beach is highly regarded by most Spaniards as the 'Best Beach in all of Spain'! Certainly it is by far one of the best beaches in all the province of Alicante.
This southernmost beach of Jávea provides a Blue Flag for its excellent water quality and is a horseshoe-shape picturesque nirvana. One cannot help but be impressed by the natural beauty of the surrounding majestic mountains, caves, and woods begging to be explored. Its crystal clear water is a paradise for divers and snorkelers alike. And one may take a stroll and enjoy the various viewpoints just near. The beach is obviously a popular one and therefore quite busy in summer. Only being 160 metres long it would be wise to get there early!
This unspoiled cala humbly provides pure white silica sand complimented by clear blue water, just before the Cabo de la Nao, and is reminiscent of a tropical paradise! And for those of you who bring your birthday suits, this paradise happens to be a nude beach. Though bathing suits are allowed as well and today are often worn by the majority.
The beach here is located near the Mirador de Ambolo. Its name originates back to la Torre de Ambolo, one of many watchtowers found in the area of Portitxo, which were built in the 16th century for the purpose of defending against pirate attacks.
Here you will not find any Lifeguards on duty nor beach chairs for rent, but it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful bays of Jávea. The occupancy of this beach is relatively low, and it is roughly 300 metres in length. In the summer months one would be wise to arrive early as parking can be a bit of a bother later in the day.
Arenal translates to sandy ground, and just like its counterpart La Grava, its name is a candid one. It is a beach with lovely lovely sand. Not to mention the only sandy beach of Jávea. Suffice it to say, it would be wise to find oneself here if the other beaches pebble laden shores seem unappealing. Its 480 metres by 140 metres of soft sand makes it the largest beach on our list.
Located right in the Bay of Jávea, it is the main beach and therefor very hard to miss. The fine sand here feels good between the toes while gently sloping down to the sea, providing people of all ages and disabilities excellent and easy access to the water.
The Cala Blanca or "White Bay" is named after the white pebbles and rocks that adorn this hidden gem. The crystal clear water facilitates excellent snorkelling and has spectacular views of both the Montgó Mountain and the surrounding landscape. Surprisingly this beach is consistently sparse in population, unlike its counterparts, making it a truly fantastic place to get away from it all. The patrons that are typically found here are friendly locals or tourists from the nearby region. The only disturbance in tranquillity one may experience is created by the boats towards the Cala Sardinera.
The Cala Blanca is roughly 300 metres in length and consists of three smaller calas (coves) that sit next to each other and give this piece of rocky coast its unique form. These calas are only accessible on foot by following a long staircase constructed in the rocks down from the miradores of the neighbouring cliffs. These stairs can be accessed from Mirador de Cala Blanca or the Mirador de les Caletes.
Playa El Benissero
It is a dynamic beach with a wonderful atmosphere, bordered by villas, rather than high-rise buildings. Looking for some savoury treats or perhaps a delicious mojito? Then you are in luck as there are fantastic restaurants, chiringuitos, and many other convenient amenities. Amenities include: parking, toilets, wooden walkways, lifeguards and beach chair with umbrella rental.
The name 'Benissero' comes from a man who once resided in the neighbouring Benissa. His home is now a chiringuito by the name of La Siesta. Previously families would sit at picnic tables and have dinner at the beach every Sunday evening by light of camp fire. A tradition that is still observed on special summer evenings.
Playa El Muntanyar
El Primer Muntanyar is an extension of Benissero. These 1900 metres of paradise extend all the way to the swanky Parador de Jávea and is the longest beach in our line-up. With an attractive combination of boulders and turquoise water, typical of this amazingly beautiful coastline, it makes an excellent site for snorkelling and scuba diving. Swimming is also a pleasure here thanks to the two metres (approximately) of invitingly clear water. Steps for easier access to the water appearing periodically are a nice convenience. The lovely natural surroundings and the amazing chiringuitos are a bonus making this a pleasant place to kick back and enjoy all day and/or evenings during the summer months.
Calla Barraca/ Portitxol
This pebble covered beach with clear waters is located between the Cap Prim and Cap Negre. It overlooks the Portitxol Island, which is approximately 300 metres from the coast. The crystal clear waters here make this site highly regarded as one of the best bays in Jávea for scuba diving and snorkelling.
Like the Cala Sardinera, you can access it by foot from the Mirador de la Cruz del Portitxol, but is also accessible by car via road ctra. del Cabo de la Nao. Getting in early is recommended though as this beach typically has a higher occupancy while coming in at only 900 metres in length.
Once upon a time Cala Sardinera, as the name suggests, was the best place to catch sardines with 'Sardinales' (fine nets) that were released two times a day: once at dawn and once again at sunset. It has since become a wonderfully unspoiled cove with a shore covered in; you guessed it, gravel and pebbles. It lies on the north side of the Cap Prim and Sant Martí. It can be reached by foot from the Mirador de la Cruz del Portitxol via a path that runs through a lovely untouched piece of nature.
This beach is also a nice quiet stretch of 200 metres and provides excellent snorkelling and swimming opportunities. Come prepared with provisions as there are no facilities here save a Red Cross service that is provided.
When one thinks of the beach the word “gravel” typically doesn’t come to mind, but Playa La Grava-meaning gravel beach in Spanish-is just that. Don’t let that deter you though. This lovely little spot sits right next to the marina of Jávea and near the old fishing district of Duenas de la Mar. The beach is easily accessible with lots of amenities and therefore busier than most of the other beaches in the area.
The calm and clear water here invites one to enjoy a relaxing swim or pleasant walk among palm trees along the wide promenade. In summer there is a lovely atmosphere with artesian market stalls and a water playground for the little ones. All in all this is an ideal beach to take the family to. Cape San Antonio, a beach just near, is lovely to see as well.