In our introduction to Javea we briefly mentioned that there are many beautiful beaches to be found in this lovely coastal town in the Costa Blanca.
The largest and most famous beach is the sandy beach found in the Arenal area of the town. This beach is popular with many tourists due to the fact that its promenade is lined with plenty of restaurants, bars and beach shops. It is the longest beach in the area at 1400m long. Being sandy it will keep the children happy as they build sand castles and perhaps the best feature of this beach is that it is shallow for a long way out and you can walk a long way into the sea before getting out of your depth. The beach has lifeguards in towers and lifeguards that patrol up and down during the summer months. During the summer there is usually a fun platform out to sea that you can swim out to and sit on to relax, dive off or go down the slide.
The next most famous beach in Javea has to be the pebbly beach in the beautiful port area. Much smaller than the arenal beach, the port beach is called La Grava and is popular with the Spanish. The sea is deeper here with a sharp drop off quite quickly but it still popular with families and does get very busy in the summer. This beach also has a platform that is great fun to swim out to and chill out on while the waves lap around you gently bobbing it up and down. La Grava is 550m long.
Heading a bit further along and behind the sailing club is Cala Tangó which even some locals do not know about! It is 100m long and is worth a visit if you are at this end of the town.
If you want to venture out of the madding crowd then you should make sure to pay a visit to the Granadella beach which you can find at the most southern part of Jávea. This is a shingle beach with blue flag status, and its clear waters and most beautiful location have assured its place on the list of Spain’s best beaches. This beach is perfect for snorkelling but make sure to come early or late as it is known to get very busy during peak times. Granadella beach is 220m long.
Not as far out as Granadella but pretty all the same is Portichol beach. With beautiful surroundings and a lovely restaurant this beach is pebbly and really very pretty and you can see the island of Portichol from the beach. There are various walks you can take with breathtaking views if you fancy heading off the beaten track. This beach is 800m long.
If you are feeling adventurous or looking for a nudist beach then you will need to head for Cala Ambolo which is found off the Cabo de la Nao road heading up towards Costa Nova. At just 80m long there is a lifeguard service here and the waters are also suitable for snorkelling.