The Coast of Javea, Costa Blanca, Spain

Map of The Coast of Javea, Costa Blanca, Spain

The coast of Jávea, 25 kilometres long, has a series of beautiful beaches and creeks, with transparent waters and surrounded by Mediterranean forest. Jávea´s beaches hold the blue flag award of the European Union.

From north to south, the Capes of Sant Antoni, Sant Martí, Negre and La Nau mark the coastline.

Sant Antoni Marine Reserve is situated on the coast, between the towns of Javea and Denia. The reserve marks the transition from the low, sandy coastline which is predominant in the gulf of Valencia to the high, rocky cliffs typical of the north coast of Alicante. Here, the cliffs rise over 150 mettres high and form the outer limits of the Montgó Natural Park.

The Marine Reserve is exposed to winds and storms from both north and east, and undercurrents coming from other storms in distant areas such as the gulf of Leon. These factors have led to a varied marine topography with different substrata types, encouraging the presence of many communities of flora and fauna, some of which are under Council of Europe protection:

The Port.
Jávea´s first pier was built in 1871 which was used to ship out raisins for export. The crisis in the raisin trade at the end of the 19th century reduced the port's activity to solely fishing. The tourist boom of the sixties, however, brought with it the development of the Marina.

Today the fishing port has a fleet of 20 fishing boats. In the evening, you can watch the fish auction that takes place at the docks warehouse. Javea also has one of the most attractive harbours along the Mediterranean. The modern Marina has 120 moorings. The Nautical Club is situated in the centre of the port, and has 350 moorings,

Javea Seafront Harbour at Javea

La Grava
Located near Javea Port, this shingle beach is situated at the front of Javea town near a range of restaurants and bars, and there is a tourist information point nearby.

El Arenal
The bustling "Arenal" beach offers a large sandy beach with shallow waters, and lined with a promenade of lively restaurants and bars. It is the busiest beach around Javea .By night it comes alive with market stalls, restaurants and bars and people just out for a stroll along the seafront

Playa Arena
At the southern end of the bay is the a beach of soft, white sand that fronts the promenade. This comes to life at night with stalls, cafes, restaurants and ice cream parlours.

Cala Blanca
Small beach surrounded by white cliffs, and has an intricate layout of rockpools. The beach can only be reached on foot, but there is parking nearby.

La Barraca O Portitxol
Large pebble cove looking out to the Isle of Portitxol. The water surrounding the beach is shallow. There are anumber restaurants behind the beach. A walk down to the beach from Creu del Portitxol yields views of Isle of Portitxol.

Ambolo
Pebble cove which is just south of Cap de la Nau, the nearest point between the mainland and the island of Ibiza. The beach is used by naturists.

La Granadella
A secluded pebble cove once used by smugglers, with a couple of restaurants overlooking the beach. It is excellent for scuba diving
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There are also small coves with smooth stones or rock, that are only accessible on foot or by boat, such as the Cala del Francés or Cala Sardinera.

The coast also hides a number of caves which are accessible by boat, such as the caves of "Tabaco" and "Orguens" around Capes Negre and La Nau, and the "Cova Tallada" on the Cape of Sant Antoni, which can also be reached on foot.

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