The province of Alicante is known inside and outside the Spanish borders for its benign climate. If we add to this the presence of different types of coast (cliffs, beaches, etc.), we have the ideal cocktail to enjoy the beaches. In this article, let's visit some of the best coves in Alicante.
There are many services, lonely, ideal for diving ... Alicante has a variety of coves to enjoy. Some have been selected in various national competitions as the best in Spain. On a tour from south to north, we will see some of the most recommended.
The coves of southern Alicante
Starting with the coast of Vega Baja (the southernmost region of Alicante), we recommend a visit to the Cala Ferris de Torrevieja, away from the urban center and between palm trees, something that gives it an exotic touch. And little more can be said about this area, where the sandy beaches open to the east predominate.
Following our journey north to visit some of the best coves in Alicante, we will arrive at Bajo Vinalopó. At the foot of the impressive cliff of the Santa Pola mountain range we find some rocky coves and sand that are not usually overcrowded. And there are some in which access to dogs is allowed.Tabarca
In the region of L 'Alacantí the coast is changing and begins to alternate the rocky coast with the sandy one, especially to the north. In the capital of Alicante, you can go nudity and dive in the coves of Cape de la Huerta. Some of these creeks are Cantalar, the Palm tree or that of the Jew.
Special mention deserves the island of Tabarca, the first marine reserve in Spain. Although it is closer to Santa Pola, it administratively belongs to Alicante. On the island we can find numerous coves scattered along the coast, some lonely and others under the imposing walls of the town.
In El Campello, we can find a large number of coves north of the urban center, where the coast becomes rugged. Some of the best known coves are those of the Coveta Fumà, that of the Aigües ravine or Cala Lanuza, the latter of fine sand. They are very visited by the inhabitants of the area.
Coves of the Marina Baja: sand and rockEl Racó de Corb - Samuel Biener
Continuing north to discover the best coves in Alicante, we arrive at the Marina Baja. The first stop is the capital of the region and city of fishermen and chocolate. In the beautiful town of Vila Joiosa we can find some of the most spectacular coves from the province.
They emphasize the one of Racó de Conill (nudist), a small paradise corner surrounded by mountains and vegetation, and the Caleta or Xarco beach (to enjoy with pets). The beach of Bol Nou combines the size of a cove with the services of a beach. In recent years it has become famous among Alicante.
And now we come to Benidorm, the capital of tourism. Are there coves in Benidorm? Yes, and transparent water and where you can do nudism. They are located in the Serra Gelada (natural park), and the most recommended are those of Ti Ximo and Almadrava, nudists and turquoise waters.
In Altea, one of the most charming villages in Alicante, we can find some of the most beautiful coves from the Marina Baja region. Specifically, the coves of Mascarat, at the foot of the imposing cliffs of Morro de Toix.
If you are looking for tranquility and spectacular landscapes, we recommend you approach this area. The Racó del Corb cove is probably the most picturesque.
What cove to choose in the Marina Alta?Cala Racó
We cross the Morro de Toix and We arrived in Calp, the first town in the Marina Alta region on our way north of the province. Undoubtedly, this region is home to many of the best coves in Alicante, some of which are known outside our borders, while others are lonely, even in summer.
Definitely, What stands out in Calp is the majestic rock of Ifach, whose top exceeds 300 meters. At its feet, we find Racó Creek and Penyal Creek, wild and not very crowded and ideal for snorkeling. On the other hand, Calalga Creek is another good option.
The next population is Benissa, known for its beautiful coastline and for the ecological walk that borders the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. In this section the coves are happening, some of sand, others of rock; some quiet, others filled to the flag in high season.
We we recommend the Fustera Creek (with blue flag and all the services of a beach), Cala dels Pinets and Baladrar. In addition, these last two are rock and ideal to discover the seabed of the area. Between Benissa and Teulada-Moraira we can also approach Cap Blanc.
The most beautiful coves in Alicante, between Moraira and DéniaLa Granadella
In Teulada-Moraira, we will highlight the Portet, a charming cove sheltered from the east wind. And from here begins the most spectacular stretch of the Costa Blanca, which is located between Punta de Moraira and the end of San Antonio, covering the terms of Benitachell, Xàbia and Dénia.
We recommend that you simply tour this area of the coast to discover the best coves in Alicante: Moraig, Granadella (chosen several times as the best beach in Spain), Barraca, Ambolo, Las Rotas de Dénia ... In addition, there are some only accessible on foot or by sea. However, we let you explore you.