If a holiday isn’t a holiday without gorgeous beaches and warm gentle seas then in and around Javea is definitely the place to go. There are many beautiful areas of coastline which offer the beach lover sun, sea and sand. So whether you like to get in on the action with swimming, diving and all the various water sports on offer, or simply like to lay down your towel and relax in the glorious Mediterranean sunshine, there is sure to be a beach in the area that will be perfect for your needs.
Cala Tango is one of the most famous and popular beaches in the area, nestled in a quiet cove in between Javea port and the Cap de San Antonio marine reserve this beach is truly stunning. However if its white sandy beaches you like this may not be the one for you as Cala Tango is a gravel and rock beach. However, what it perhaps lacks in comfort it makes up for in beauty. The craggy hills in the backdrop are truly magnificent and if you are lucky enough to catch one of the achingly beautiful sunsets here you are sure to be talking about it for many moons to come. Marine enthusiasts will also be in heaven at Cala Tango with the waters packed full of different species of colourful fish, plants and other sea creatures which make it a perfect place for snorkelling and diving -it truly is a sight to behold. Facilities are a little scarce in this area but there is a restaurant along the beach serving meals, snacks and drinks as well.
Arenal Beach is a haven for sun worshipers and those who like to simply sit back and relax. The striking beach curves round and slopes down to the sea where swimming and paddling is a true delight with the warm, soothing crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean right at your fingertips. The gorgeous golden sand, blissful Spanish sunshine and numerous bars and restaurants nearby are all you need for a perfect chilled out day on the beach! The beach has been praised for its cleanliness too being awarded a blue flag by the World Health Organisation who have described the beach as ‘near perfect.’ It has everything you would need for a relaxing day out with family or friends, if you aren’t a fan of lying on the sand then parasols and sunbeds are provided all the way along and they even have a few beach showers dotted around so you can rinse off before heading to one of the many restaurants for some well-deserved lunch or dinner.
For those who like to be a bit more active there are also several volleyball courts on Arenal Beach which attracts both players and spectators usually in the afternoons. There are also often artists who come and use the sand as their material to make impressive sculptures and works of art. Diving, snorkelling, fishing and surfing are also all activities to get involved with during your visit.
Granadella Beach is best suited to those who enjoy their peace and quiet. Despite its overwhelming beauty the beach remains relatively undisturbed. Being located in a little cove in Javea means that Grandella beach is not always easy to find, however if you are willing to go off the beaten track in search of it, it will be well worth your while. The beach is pebbly however still comfortable enough to lie on with a towel where you can sit back and look up at the curves of the cove which tower over you while admiring the astonishing mountain scenery behind it. If you fancy exploring the mountains then remember to take plenty of food and water with you as the terrain is tough but for those who like an adventure the views at the top are truly breath-taking.
Portichol Beach is another quiet area of outstanding natural beauty. The beach is also known as Portitxol or La Barraca. Again a mostly pebble beach it offers a quiet place to relax, swim and generally immerse yourself in nature. Unlike the other beaches its surrounding views are of rolling forest hills which truly make you feel that you have got away from the hustle and bustle of the more popular tourist beaches and the centre of town. Again facilities are scarce at Portichol beach so make sure you bring sufficient supplies. If you like seafood however you are in for a treat as there is a real gem of a restaurant which is hidden from view from the main beach. Traditional Spanish tapas and fresh mouth-watering seafood are the order of the day here and we are sure you won’t be disappointed!
Cala ambola is the local nudist beach in the area. Generally the Spanish are liberal in their views of nudity and Cala ambola is a very popular place to go. If you fancy being truly at one with nature and having a refreshing naked dip in the stunning Mediterranean sea then Cala ambola is the place to be! Make sure you bring your own refreshments however as there are no restaurants or cafes on this beach.
Cala Blanca beach is another hidden gem and if peace and quiet is more up your street then the buzz and excitement of the main tourist beaches then Cala Blanca will suit you well. A beach more for those who like to explore rather than the sun worshippers, Cala Blanca has gorgeous white rocks to scramble on and many caves to explore. Of course as always the water is delightful, clear, warm and inviting so after taking a little hike around, swimming in these gorgeous waters is the perfect way to finish off your day.