A quick guide to the beaches along the Javea coast.


Arenal - Located in a beautiful bay between the headlands of Cabo San Antonio and Cabo San Martin, the Arenal beach is the most popular waterfront spot in Javea. The sandy beach is ideal for families offering water sports such as water skiing and jet skiing (the Port area) and for the younger ones there are volleyball nets, pedaloes, climbing frames and slides.

The crystal clear waters are very rarely rough and you do have to wade out quite a way to get out of your depth - making it ideal for the children. Lifeguards and volunteers from the Red Cross are available should you ever need assistance and the beach is cleaned every night by the local council. A wide promenade separates the beach from the huge range of bars, restaurants and shops and some summer evenings you will find various stalls displaying jewellery, carvings and other handcrafted items.

- The cove of Granadella attracts many people during the summer months, a mixture of rocks, pebbles and boulders leading down to the sea where you can dive, snorkel and jet ski. Although a small beach there are toilets, parking and somewhere to get something to eat and drink.

Cabo de La Nao
and past the lighthouse (great views from here and this is the separation between the two gulfs of Alicante and Valencia). Follow the winding road through pine trees and down into the creek.

Cala Ambolo -
This tiny natural creek, with clear waters, located in the south of Cabo de la Nao and in front of which the spectacular Isla del Descubridor appears. At this inlet, besides enjoying a lonely bathe, you can dive through the rich posidonia meadows sheltered by the sea bottoms in the Cape. Be warned, this is a naturalist beach so be prepared!

- Exceptional cove from where you discover the Isle of Portixol, where the tradition tells us there used to be iron mines. Ideal spot for diving.