Route of beaches and coves in the Marina Alta
The month of May is ending, the temperature is starting to rise and days are getting longer. Whether you live in the Marina Alta or are here on holiday, what you want to do is get out and enjoy the countless coves and beaches.
How can I go?
It will depend on where you live or where you want to go. If you live in a coastal town, such as Calpe, Jávea, Altea or Benidorm you can even go on foot. However, our recommendation is always to try to discover as many beaches as possible, so you will have to take the car or the motorbike.
Where is Marina Alta located?
Is a region that forms part of the province of Alicante, located in the north. It starts on the border with the province of Valencia, in the city of Denia and goes to the Mascarat Tunnels, in Calpe. Inland, it includes towns such as Pego, Sagra, Orba, Castell de Castells, Parcent, Jalón, Benissa and Teulada, among others.
What beaches can I see in the Marina Alta?
Les Deveses Beach
It is a natural sand beach, which has an extension of almost 3 kilometers long. The access is via the Les Marines road. You can find a large number of bars, restaurants and beach bars, open mainly during the summer season.
The Red Cross lifeguard service and police patrols, who watch over the safety of tourists.
Playa dels Molins
Like Les Deveses beach, it is also natural sand and has a large area. It offers a hammock and parasol rental service and has areas equipped for the practice of various beach sports.
Les Marines Beach
It is one of the best known and most frequented in Denia, given its location near the Port of Denia and the town centre.
Besides enjoying its fine sand and sea water, we will have views of the Castle of Denia. Around it we will find a great variety of restaurants, most of them specialized in the Valencian gastronomy.
In addition to the most famous beaches, Denia has others, such as the Marineta Casiana, the Playa de les Rotes or Platja de les Arenetes.
Leaving Denia, we approach Javea, where we can find very close to the Port the beach of Muntanyar, also known as Playa del Benissero. It is a beach of gravel and rocks located at the mouth of the Gorgos River.
Without a doubt the busiest beach in Jávea. A wide beach, with fine sand that forms a shell. Its calm waters, with few waves, a very well maintained promenade and all kinds of restaurants, bars, cafes and chiringuitos make it very popular with people from all over the region.
El Portet Beach
This beach is located in the northern part of Moraira and is a very quiet beach of fine sand. If we don’t go for a swim, we can enjoy a drink or even a meal in the restaurant on the front line.
This is the main beach of the village of Moraira, with fine sand. It has a large parking very close by and although in summer it is usually very busy it is quite likely that we will find a parking space easily. Around it we will be able to find a wide range of bars and restaurant for all the tastes.
La Fustera Beach
It is a sandy beach, with very good access both by car and on foot and belongs to the municipality of Benissa. There are several parking spaces in the surrounding area. You can find a terrace on the promenade, where you can enjoy a drink without leaving the beach
La Fossa Beach
Located in Calpe, is a beach of fine sand, natural, and is one of the most visited of the Costa Blanca during the summer. It is almost 1 km long and on the promenade you will find a multitude of all kinds of shops. Counts with a very easy access, and different parkings around, although in summer it can cost to us to find a parking.
Arenal Bol Beach
It is the closest beach to the old town of Calpe, with fine sand and more than 1 km long. A long promenade, where we can find a variety of restaurants, cafes and ice cream parlours.
Visit coves in the Marina Alta
In the Marina Alta, given its geographical configuration, we can find a very high number of coves. Reaching many of them can be quite difficult, so sometimes it is advisable to avoid the car.
Renting a motorbike in Calpe can be a very good option if you don’t have one. If you are 1 or 2 people, you can get lost on the roads near the sea and discover many of the coves in the Marina Alta.
Coves in Denia
Among the best known we can find in Denia we should visit:
- The Cove
- Torre del Guerro Cove
- Punta Negra Cove
- Cala el Trampolí
Coves in Jávea
With just over 20 kilometres of coastline, Javea has a large number of coves in addition to its beaches.
Among the best known are (but not the only ones):
- La Caleta
- Portixol Cove
- La Granadella
- Ambolo Cove
Coves in Benitachell
Following the coast towards the south, in Benitachell we will find coves as they can be:
- Pots and pans
Coves in Moraira
In Moraira, one of the best known and most visited is Cala Llebeig. As it is very difficult to reach, it is very popular, so they want to spend a quiet day on the beach, without large crowds. If here it counts us to arrive we will be able to visit other coves like:
- Cala Moraig
- Cap Blanc
Benissa also has a large number of coves where we can get lost and enjoy the tranquillity of the sea.
- Penets cove
- Cala del l’Advocat
Coves in Calpe
Calpe has a large number of coves throughout its geography, both stone and sand.
- The Collao
- Gasparet Cove
- La Manzanera
- Cantal Roig
- Les Urques
- Morelló Cove
- El Racó
- Penyal Cove
- Les Basetes
Which one do you like best?
The Marina Alta stands out for its high number of beaches and cove. We have tried to remember the best known, although we know that there are many more.
How to get there
Planning a route of beaches and coves through the Marina Alta involves having a means of transport. If we are only 2 people, a motorbike can be a good option. However, if we are more people or we are going to carry a lot of luggage, we will need to have a car.
If we do not have a car, we can rent a car in Calpe, or ask for a car rental at the door of your house.
In summer, we always like to enjoy the sea breeze, so we can rent a motorbike in Calpe would be a very interesting option. This way you have more freedom of movement and you are sure to find parking wherever you go.
At Victoria Rent a Car we offer you a wide range of vehicles or 125cc motorbikes to rent, so you will be able to have from the smallest, like renting a Fiat 500 3 doors, to vans of 9 seats. If you wish, you have the option to rent a luxury car, such as the new Mercedes C Class or the GLC.
Victoria Rent a Car is a car rental company without driver with more than 40 years of experience. It offers car rental at Alicante Airport and Valencia Airport. From the central office, you can rent a car in Calpe or delivery at your house in all locations in the area.