Soak up the sun and discover Javea through its beautiful coastline which features some of Spain’s best beaches. Immerse yourself in the turquoise waters, with offers from the popular family friendly sandy beach of the Arenal, to hidden coves that are perfect for snorkelling and exploring the coast. Here are some of our favorite beaches in Javea!
Where the locals go for a morning swim and breakfast in the port
Although it’s a stoney beach, La Grava is a popular spot frequented by locals, and it has a classy vibe seeing it’s setting just next to Javea’s port. The water is perfect for a morning swim, as it gets deep quite quickly so no need to walk far out in order to have a comfortable swim. Its proximity next to some of our favorite breakfast places, like Cala Bandida, The Beach House, and Mira Luna, make it a perfect start to Mediterranean mornings.
Sandy beach that gets busy but has a great energy and an assortment of restaurants and shops in close proximity
An expansive and sandy beach in Javea, the Arenal beach makes for an ideal family setting. The kids can run around and play in the shallow and clear waters, and the parents can regularly top up food and drink from the many restaurants and shops that surround the beach. You can try many activities including renting a water bicycle, or trying SUP (stand up paddle surf ) with lessons from Leclercq Surf Shop and school for both kids and adults. The Arenal is a great place to watch the sunset that sets over Montgo mountain. Watch the change from day to night as the Arenal turns into an energetic nightlife hub with a nightly market, as well as varied options for family and group meals from the many restaurants lining the beach.
Diving, snorkeling and a good introduction to rocky coves with kids
La Caleta is situated at the end of Avenida de Ultramar road. It features some of the coast’s clearest water and is considered one of the best places to snorkel and where the local diving school starts training their divers. It’s popular with the locals, even though it’s recommended that you use water shoes around the sharp rocks, the kids love it too as there is a perfect small cliff jumping spot right in the cove in a contained area. Combine it with lunch or dinner at the nearby namesake outdoor «chiringuito» La Caleta, a family owned gem that only opens from April to September and has some of the best and freshest seafood on offer.
Beautiful cove with idyllic diving conditions and Javea’s most famous instagrammable scenes
A perfect little cove hidden at the end of a winding road (it’s also possible to take a hike down to this hidden paradise) Cala de la Barraca features clear waters and is also home of the famous blue doors of instagram, along with picturesque old fishermen huts. Two restaurants are open throughout the warmer summer months so refreshments are available as well as local dishes to sample. Ideal diving conditions allow for adventurous sights including tunnels, arches and corridors in the rocky formations at the sea floor.
Voted as one of Spain’s most beautiful beaches but close access with a car can be limited in the summer months
Voted as one of Spain’s most beautiful beaches, you truly feel like you step right into a picture perfect postcard moment when you arrive to Granadella. Because of its cove like shape, it makes an ideal place to snorkel and spot the various fish and animals of the Mediterranean Sea as well as an enjoyable swimming spot that’s surrounded by the beautiful coast. You can drive but be prepared for busy traffic especially in the summer, or you can enjoy a refreshing 1 hour hike to access paradise on your own time.