Six perfect beaches and coves to enjoy in Alicante

From the municipality of Denia, in the north, to Pilar de la Horadada in the south, the coast of Alicante offers 244 kilometers with wide sandbanks, smaller coves sheltered by imposing cliffs and dreamlike landscapes that invite you to enjoy and disconnect. For those who wish to organize a summer getaway to what is known as the Costa Blanca, these are beaches and coves with crystal clear waters, some of the best that the province has to offer.


Image of Moraig cove

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Cala del Moraig

Located between Jávea and Moraira, at the foot of the Puig Llorença massif, between the cliffs of Benitatxell and impressive geological formations, is Moraig, a cove of about 300 meters of gravel, sand and pebbles that offers turquoise waters that have nothing to envy to those of the Caribbean. In addition to its attractiveness for the bathroom, next to it are impressive formations such as the Moraig Faulta spectacular almost vertical rock wall and the cave of archesan aquatic cave that is the exit to the sea of ​​an underground river and a perfect place to practice diving or snorkeling, yes, to access it you have to be careful and it is advisable to do it at low tide.

The day at the beach can end with the route of the cliffs of Benitatxell that starts from this cove and leads to the wild cove Llebeigone of the few virgin beaches in the province of Alicante. Along the way you can enjoy spectacular views.


Image of the Granadella cove

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Cala de la Granadella, Javea

Located just over 10 kilometers south of Jávea, Granadella cove belongs to the Granadella Forest Park, the green lung of this destination, and is guarded by the hill of the castlea small cape at the end of which are the remains of a watchtower from the 18th century. Barely 160 meters long, this pebbled cove has been awarded the Blue Flag since 1987. It has surveillance, parking, toilets, sunbed and umbrella rental, and several restaurants. Its circular bay shape protects it from strong currents and waves, this together with its crystal clear waters and its rich seabed make it ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving.

Those who wish can complete the bathing day with the route that leads in the castle of Granadellatower built in the eighteenth century. The itinerary is about 3 kilometers round trip and is of medium difficulty.


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Albir Beach, Alfas del Pi

Located in the municipality of Alfas del Pi, Albir beach is inside the Sierra Helada Natural Park. With about 500 meters in length and an average width of 70 meters, this beach, which has the Blue Flag distinction, has pebbles instead of sand, so it is advisable to use booties. Here you can practice water sports such as windsurfing and canoeing, a highly recommended activity that allows you to explore the coastline and discover authentic gems. It has all the basic services, such as surveillance, hammocks, umbrellas, beach bars where you can taste the typical products of the area and even two areas with different children’s games where the little ones can enjoy a day at the beach to the fullest. It is not usually crowded so it is perfect to spend a quiet day.

Next to the beach there is a pedestrian walkway of about 500 meters where the stars of Spanish cinema shine in the purest Hollywood style. It is one of the most photographed areas that keeps a memory of all the winners during the film festival that is held here every year during the month of July.


Image of the beach of Tabarca Island

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Tabarca island beach

Tabarca It is the only inhabited island in the Valencian Community and is located in front of the city of Alicante and near Cape Santa Pola. It has an approximate length of 1,800 meters and a maximum width of about 400 meters. Its coasts, which in the past housed a refuge for Barbary pirates, are today the object of desire for thousands of tourists who come to discover this magical corner. The walls that surround its urban nucleus, a place that is well worth a visit, have been declared a historical-artistic complex and an Asset of Cultural Interest. As for its beaches, this island has several bathing areas where you can relax and unwind. the middle beach It is the most visited because it is the closest to the urban center. It also has different services such as hammocks, umbrellas and restaurants where you can enjoy the traditional cauldron, the typical dish of the island. Its beaches are among the best in Alicante because the area is protected as Marine Reserve of fishing interest since 1986.


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Carabassi Beach, Elche

Beneath the Sierra de El Carabassí, Elche, stretches the beach of the same name with fine golden sand and crystal clear waters formed by a system that combines recent high dunes, fossil dunes and pine forests of great geological and environmental value. The richness of its seabed and its proximity to the salt marshes and wetlands of The Bassars and Clot de Galvanywith which it forms a single ecosystem, favor its consideration as an ecological protection zone, with an interesting native flora and fauna.

With an extension of almost a kilometer and a width of 80 meters, it is a perfect place to practice water sports such as windsurfing or kitesurfing, as well as to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the tranquility with the family. There is also a part classified as a free beach suitable for the practice of nudism. It has several services such as a large parking lot that is accessed through footbridges over the dunes, bathrooms, surveillance, showers, hammocks and even a practical beach bar.


Image of the Rincón del Conejo cove

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Cala Rincon del Conejo, Villajoyosa

Rabbit Corner It is located in a completely natural area surrounded by pine trees and large rocks, to the north of the town of Villajoyosa, and it has been a cove with a naturist tradition since the 1970s, although its great fame on social media has made it also become a textile cove. It is barely 160 meters long and is divided in two by a large rocky outcrop. Its turquoise blue waters and its surroundings make it one of the most beautiful in the area and it is a perfect place to practice snorkeling. It has a large parking lot at the back and a beach bar.

To get here you can do a hiking route through the so-called Wash from the coast of Villajoyosa that runs between the Finestrat cove and the El Torres beach.

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