The northern Costa Blanca (or La Marina Alta) offers magnificent scenic beaches and coves, ranging from dramatic scenery on rocky/pebble beaches to gently shelving sands.

Cumbre del Sol

Cala Moraig beach is a very picturesque beach here on Cumbre del Sol, with dramatic scenery of the surrounding cliffs. This is a lovely spot just 5 minutes drive from the villa (a very steep road down to the beach means you may well need the car for the return journey!) A pebble / rock beach, this is also a well know spot for scuba diving, and has a beach bar and restaurant open during the summer months. Please be aware that a section of this beach at the far end is reserved for Naturists.

Moraira/ El Portet

The picturesque harbour town of Moraira has a small sandy beach – l’Ampolla – situated close to the main town, Castle and port. To the north is El Portet beach – a delightful, not to be missed gently shelving sandy bay with clear waters, ideal for families.


The Arenal beach in Javea is the main tourist and commercial area – an attractive sandy bay, fronted with a promenade and a huge choice of restaurants and bars.

For the more scenic and less commercial areas, head north from the San Antonio cape to Granadella cove – a perfect example of the varied and beautiful coastline of the Costa Blanca.


With almost 20 kilometres of coastline, Denia is a must for beach lovers featuring long stretches of sand with the most popular areas to the north of the town. A bustling sea port, Denia also offers numerous boat trips and ferry services to Ibiza.


The 5 beaches of Altea stretch from Mascarat point in a wide bay as far as the port’s breakwater that marks the edge of Alfas de Pi – here the beach completes the bay at Bombarda point. The beach at Greenwich marina has pebbles and clear waters, along with a wide range of water sport activities.


Transparent waters are the order of the day on the 12 beaches of Calpe ranging from rocky coves to wide, fine sandy beaches.