Top 10 Coves on the Costa Blanca
Breathtaking Paradisiacal Places You Might Have Heard Of...
The Mediterranean Costa Blanca holds 200 kilometer of endless coastline cluttered with over 170 paradisiacal beaches and coves in all shades and nuances. From dreamy white, golden sand and pebble beaches to secluded hidden coves sheltered by imposing cliffs. The crystal-clear Mediterranean waters vary from deep blue azure to Caribbean turquoise. Some are urban beaches whilst others are hidden away form the hustle and bustle, surrounded by the amazing and varied environment one can only dream to get away to.
The best part of the Costa Blanca? Available all year round! Due to its privileged location tucked away on the Mediterranean and its mild all year-round climate, the best time of year to enjoy this paradise is when the rest of Europe is freezing its beard of!
Its sure wasn't easy... but here is our selection of Top 10 coves on the Costa Blanca. The rest is for you to discover!
Cala de la Palmera – Alicante
Urban sandy cove located just north of Alicante city, a perfect place where to avoid the crowds. Protected from the waves makes it ideal for bathing and snorkeling in its tremendously calm clear waters. As a matter of fact, due to its calm conditions this is where the diving students take their baptism. You can get there by tram from Alicante or Campello, where the cove is easily accessible by foot.
Cala Coveta Fumá – Campello
The sandy tiny bay of Coveta Fumá just north of Campello is almost a secret little paradise. A lovely little cove where to boost your tan or walk along the rocks, but also an ideal place for diving fanatics that are seeking to explore its transparent waters backed up by an amazing green scenery. Be sure to bring your water shoes!
Cala del Bol Nou – Villajoyosa
Bol Nou in the colorful town of Villajoyosa, is one of the most beautiful coves on the Costa Blanca. An inviting secluded cove with pebbles and clear blue waters protected by the surrounding cliffs. Although with calm waves, beware for 'sudden drops' when entering the water. As with many other pebble beaches they tend to have steep slopes. This cove offers a little chuiringuito with nice food and drinks.
Cala Tío Ximo – Benidorm
Hidden away between steep cliffs, it offers spectacular views and vegetation of the backdrop Sierra Gelada. It is a very quiet cove, perfect for escaping the stress of more touristic beaches further south in Benidorm. And oh! It is a nudist beach.
Cala Barra Grande – Altea
This unique little bowling cove is located in Altea, within the maritime area of the Natural Park of Sierra Gelada. Although its access is somewhat complicated, running along a path with a steep slope, it is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and secluded coves on the Alicante coast. So it's certainly worth the effort to pay a visit!
Cala Baladrar – Benissa
Located in Benissa, this paradisical pebbled cove of great scenic beauty is tucked away between cliffs and pine trees. At sea level, a rocky inlet divides the cove into two sections: Baladrar and Goleta. Protected from the wind, its shallow clear transparent waters makes it, apart from a relaxing day on the beach, the perfect spot for snorkeling and diving, exploring its abundant marine life.
Cala del Portixolet – Moraira
A rocky and hidden cove on the coast of Moraira easily reachable from the yacht club through a small coastal path. This less visitied spot is the perfect place where to enjoy the refreshing blue clear waters away from the crowds. Yet close to the town center and marina, where you will find bars, restaurants and services to enjoy some tasty tapas and a cold beer whilst gazing over its picturesque harbour!
Cala del Moraig – Cumbre del Sol
Located in Benitachell in the luxurious district of Cumbre del Sol. This small and beautiful pebbled cove is tucked away between rocky mountains bathed by the blue crystal clear Mediterranean waters. Perfect for diving and snorkeling and even some “in between” hiking to explore the area. In recent years it has become more and more popular. Best time to enjoy it is out of season during the late fall to winter months.
Cala Llebeig – Cumbre del Sol
Secluded rocky pebbled, and privileged cove only for a few, accessed via a small steep path downhill. This protected area located in the sought-after Cumbre del Sol doesn't have any bars nor restaurants nearby, so be sure to bring food and drinks for the day because once you have arrived, you wouldn't want to go back up again. A perfect quiet little cove where to enjoy the silence.
Cala de La Granadella – Jávea
A unique and beautiful paradise hidden away between the cliffs, backed up by the contrasting and amazing “green lung”, Granadella Forest Park. With an extension of about 160-meter rounded pebble bay, the color of its calm transparent waters varying from turquoise to emerald, has awarded it with a Blue Flag year after year. Besides ordinary beaching, it's ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling.
Cala les Arenetes - Les Rotes – Denia
This stretch of rocky coastline just south of Denia is part of the Natural Reserve of the seabed of Cabo de San Antonio. It offers ideal opportunity for the curious snorkelers, however, due to its unique character and natural value, if you wish to practice diving in a more professional way you must request a permit. This cove is naturally awarded with the Blue Flag.