Beaches and Bays in Javea

The beaches and Bays in Javea are well known for ist variety of small and large bays and its big sandy beach with a boulevard. Jávea, or Xábia as it is called by the locals, is situated on the most oriental spot of Spain, around the “Cabo La Nao” it is surrounded by water by more than 180º. That’s why this is an ideal spot to discover bays from the ground as well as by boat from the sea. Of course also sandy beach lovers will be happy in Jávea. The so called “El Arenal beach” in Jávea offers a sandy beach with a length of around 1,5 km and an adjacent boulevard with a large variety of bars, restaurants, nightlife and shopping opportunities.

Consecutively we will list you the most important beaches and bays in Javea/Xábia:

  1. El Arenal Javea
  2. La Barraca (also known as “Mar Azul” or “Portichol Beach”)
  3. La Granadella
  4. Cala Sardinera (also known as “The pirate beach Portichol”)
  5. Caleta (also known as Cala Blanca)
  6. Muntanyar 1
  7. El Port (Beach next to the port)
  8. Cala del Tangó (Beach behind the port)
  9. Cumbre del sol

El Arenal Jávea  (1)

Out of all the beaches and bays in Javea the Arenal is the most popular sandy one, with a length of around 1km. This beach is very well visited, because the water is very shallow. From small children to older visitors this beach is ideal to swim, sun bathe and play. There is also a playground for children and several volleyball nets. The beach extends from the lookout point “Punta del Castell” until the other side of the “Parador de Turismo”.Directly adjacent to the beach there is the beach promenade with a lot of bars, restaurants, shops and nightlife in Jávea.The sandy beach “El Arenal” is rewarded with the blue flag every year.

Facilities and services on the Arenal beach:

  • Rental of sunbeds and parasol
  • Life-guards and Supervision
  • Foot shower
  • Paddleboat and canoe hire
  • Floating platform (only in the high season)
  • Taxi station
  • Busstop
  • Parking spaces
  • Public Payphone
  • Fine sand

Cala de la Barraca beach or Portichol (2)

Secondly the beach of La Barraca consists mostly of medium-sized stones mixed with sand and rocks at the end. This beach is very popular for divers and water sports enthusiasts and was for many years a secret tip, because not that many people in the summer came to this beach.

Today, the beach is well known, also due to the original Spanish restaurant “La Barraca” that is known for its paella. Meanwhile, the well-known Bar Cala Clemence has also been established there for a few years. This is very popular for celebrating weddings.  In the summer you can find a canoe rental. There are some old and restored fisherman huts where the locals spend their weekends in the summer. La Barraca is a beautiful natural beach for those who want to be a little away from the tourist hassle. There is a small island called Portichol (Portixol) which is directly opposite the beach and is of great interest for conservationists.

Common facilities and services at La Barraca beach:

  • Lifeguards of the Red Cross
  • Parking spaces
  • Restaurant
  • Canoe hire
  • Diving and snorkelling
  • Opposite of the nature environment Portichol

Two villas to rent on the beach of La Barraca – privileged place!

Casa Alicia, Javea, up to 10 people with direct access to the beach of La Barraca.

Casa Luna Javea

Casa Luna, Javea, up to 14 people, just behind Casa Alicia with private pool and good price.

Cala de la Granadella (3)

La Granadella is one of the southernmost bay of Javea / Xábia and consists of a mixture of stones and rocks. Due to the crystal clear water the beach or bay is very well known and popular also for divers. Many boats come here during the summer to anchor at the bay, due to the resident restaurant at this beach which is very popular. The bay is reached by a 2 km long road curve. From here, there also begins a nice walking trail to Castell de la Granadella.

  • Common facilities and services on the beach of La Granadella:
  • Lifeguards
  • Natural beach
  • Blue Flag for the bay
  • Rental of sun loungers and parasols
  • Floating platform (high season only)
  • Diving and snorkelling
  • Restaurant, WC and telephone
  • Foot shower
  • Kiosk
  • Mooring buoys
  • Parking spaces

Cala Sardinera (Pirate beach) (4)

This bay or beach consists of Middle-and large stones and is located on the north side of the Cap de la Nao and Cap Negre. This beach is only accessible by a steep path from the Cruz del Portichol. The descent is beautiful, because it leads through untouched nature. Previously, the sardine nets were designed in this bay, therefore the name. of the beach. The bay has a length of about 300 meters and it´s known for all boat lovers which anchor there during the summer months.

Properties of Cala Sardinera:

  • Nature beach
  • Snorkelling
  • Mooring buoys

Cala Blanca (La Caleta) (5)

Cala Blanca, which means “white bay” owes its name to the white cliffs and consist of two bays called Caleta 1 and Caleta 2. A narrow path connects these. You can admire magnificent structure of eroded rocks. The small, different bays consist of stones and rocks. From the parking area there are still about 200 meters to walk on a nice path until you get to the small bay. Only a few meters before the car parking there is also an original, simple, local Spanish Restaurant, overlooking the sea, which serves local dishes.

Facilities and properties of Cala Blanca:

  • Stones and rocks
  • Beautiful rock formations
  • Beach promenade
  • Parking spaces
  • Mooring buoys
  • Snorkelling

Muntanyar I (6)

Under Muntanyar I, we understand the distance between the point Parador (end of El Arenal Javea) to the port area. This section consists of rocks, which are mostly flat and partly the sea is accessible by construction ladders. On this beach you can find lots of natural Tosca stones as it is were they where mined earlier. Along the beach Muntanyar from May to October you can find the “beach bars” that are temporarily constructed bars along the coats, which is popular for the tourists as well as residents to have a drink, a bite to eat and to enjoy the view of the sea. However there are also all year round opened bars and restaurants, such as La Siesta (Beach Club) and the Montgo di Bongo.

Facilities and features of Muntanyar I:

  • Length of 2 km
  • Parking spaces
  • Rocks
  • Swimming and snorkelling
  • Beach bars in the season
  • Restaurants
  • View point Sequía de la Noria

El Port (Playa de Grava) (7)

The “Playa de Grava” translated stone beach, located south of the port of Javea, belongs to the district Aduanas del Mar. This beach is popular for residents at the port and the city centre. Next to the beach you will find the harbour promenade with its many shops, restaurants, bars, hotels and supermarkets.

Common facilities and services at La Grava El Port:

  • Rental of sun loungers and parasols
  • Lifeguards
  • Beach promenade
  • Bus Stop
  • Taxi statios
  • Restaurants and Bars
  • City beach
  • Tourist Information
  • Parking spaces
  • Public telephone
  • Snorkelling
  • Stone beach

Cala del Tangó (8)

The beach and the bay Tangó or Pope is located behind the port of Javea, just below the Cabo of San Antonio. The beach has been taken away long time ago by the waves of the sea, however it is still possible to enjoy several small bays which are connected by a footbridge. You will also find the restaurant El Tango.

Properties of beach El Tango:

  • Stone and rock beach
  • Restaurants
  • Parking spaces
  • Viewpoint and pier

Beach in Cumbre del sol – Cala de Moraig (9)

Finally we would like to mention Cumpre del sol even though it is not part of Javea it belongs to Benitachell. However we would like to mention this beautiful beach as it is only 10 to 15 minutes away by car from Javea and its very popular. This beach is a stone beach and thanks to the mountain it is very sheltered and surrounded by beautiful nature. It is common to many divers and water sports enthusiasts.

Common facilities and services at the beach Cala de Moraig:

  • Kiosk
  • Beach bar
  • Rental of sun loungers and parasols
  • Natural beach
  • Parking spaces
  • Diving and snorkelling
  • Lifeguards
  • Walking Trail