A walk along the Levante coast: between Valencia and Alicante (Spain)

Mar 7, 2018
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Olive Beaches

Oliva is beach, sea breeze, surf and tranquility. Oliva is history, nature, gastronomy and peace. More than 10 kilometers of sand, bathed by the Mediterranean, make this town the ideal place for anyone who dreams of enjoying the sea, in all its faces and facets. Because Oliva is also calm, serenity and relaxation.

It also has endless horizons of sand, crowned by dunes, where you can enjoy the Mediterranean 365 days a year. Terranova, Pau Pi, Aigua Blanca, Aigua Morta or the almost virgin, fortunately, Rabdells beach... In any of its beaches we can enjoy the essence of the Mediterranean to the maximum.

Dénia, the pearl of the Costa Blanca, is synonymous with beautiful beaches and excellent climate. The whole city lives towards and in relation to the sea. In its 20 kilometres of coastline you can find extensive sandbanks to the north and rocky coves to the south. A geography that impacts and differentiates thanks to the Sierra del Montgó. Denia has something for the taste of all its visitors! Which reach a five-fold increase in the population of the city during the summer.

South of Denia are Las Rotas, the area of rocky beaches that make up the Cabo de San Antonio Protected Marine Reserve. They are: La Marineta, Cassiana, El Trampolí, Punta Negra, Arenetes and La Cala. The Rotas are mostly coves with crystalline and deep waters, guarded by impressive stone cliffs that reach 160 meters. Except La Marineta, which is made of sand.

Jávea: cliffs in Mediterranean light

Innumerable coves in which to miss a few days and viewpoints that will leave you speechless. This is the Jávea coastline that runs between capes at the end of the Gulf of Valencia: San Antonio, further north, Cap Prim, Cap Negre and Cabo de la Nao. All of them are impressive cliffs open to the blue Mediterranean Sea. The whole coastline is very steep and there is only one sandy beach. The rest are charming coves situated between cliffs. Some of them can only be reached on foot.

Its beaches, located on the southern slope of the Montgó, have incredible views. On the one hand, the majestic mountain of the reddish tone provoked by the impressive sunrises of the Costa Blanca and on the other the sea. You can visit the coastline by kayak or canoe and discover the natural caves. Or, if you prefer, you can dedicate yourself to discover the underwater life diving in its waters.

Teulada and Moraira

Its beaches are named after the municipality's two population centres: Teulada, inland, and Moraira, on the coast. They are perfect for beginners in diving, for fishing, and even have sports playgrounds. In addition, the area not only hosts interesting natural values, but also heritage that can be visited, such as the Moraira Castle or the Cap d'Or Watchtower.

Some coves can be reached from the road, while others are only accessible on foot. Skirting beautiful paths that lead down to the sea, between bougainvilleas and white houses, one of the most beautiful coves appears: Cala Cap Blanc, a great place to relax. But if you prefer to discover the underwater life, Cala el Portet is the best option.

Cap d'Or watchtower

The view from the tower is spectacular. To the south we can see the penyal d'Ifach, Sierra de Aitana, Puig Campana and even the skyscrapers of Benidorm. If we turn around, we will see all the cliffs of the Cumbres del Sol (unfortunately full of chalets and still being built) and, in the background, the Cap de la Nao (Xàbia).

The tower was built at the end of the 16th century as a coastal fortification and was in contact with the other towers that make up the Valencian coastline to warn of possible pirate attacks.

It is about 7 metres in diameter and 11 metres high, and a rope ladder was used (it is no longer possible) to access it, as its interior is solid up to the middle of the tower. In addition, it had a pair of canyons that were found 30 years ago on the beach of Portet.

Granadella cove

In Xàbia we are fortunate to have what is - by popular vote - one of the most beautiful coves in Spain and the entire Mediterranean. It is a small beach - 160 metres long by 10 metres wide - which, however, receives thousands of visits every year, especially during the summer months.

The high environmental value of the Granadella has made it a unique spot in its entirety, on the fringe of the cove itself. But the scarcity of parking spaces and the absence of public transport are causing a notable deterioration in the quality of the landscape and services offered in this space.

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