Over 244 kilometers of coastline with many precious beaches, calm waters and soft sand, 2,900 hours of sunshine a year, a privileged climate and calm seas have been the fundamental tourist attraction for the Costa Blanca for decades. It is not a surprise a yacht charter in Costa Blanca is gaining an increasing popularity.
The area of the Costa Blanca is marked by the sea, but also by the mountains that overlook it. The province of Alicante is the second most mountainous province of Spain, and is displaying the Mediterranean landscape in all its greatness, from prosperous valleys to horizons full of mountains covered with oak, pine and carob trees and perfumed with a wide variety of herbs. To the south of the province, the mountains disappear and the landscape softens, emerging fields and palm groves.
In addition, this area is dotted with archaeological sites, which show the rich history of this area, being inhabited for thousands of years. Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans and Muslims left their marks here, letting us learn about their lifestyle through these remains. On the coast or inland, you will have the opportunity to discover the rich cuisine and quality wines produced in the local wineries.
To speak about Costa Blanca is to speak about its dream beaches and coves, especially of the ones found in the community of Valencia. Alicante, Denia, Altea, Calpe, Javea and Torrevieja are coastal destinations that offer an ideal climate for practicing water sports, a special atmosphere for relaxation by the Mediterranean Sea and enjoying some days of fun and entertainment.
The province of Alicante has the greatest number of beaches rated as “excellent” taking into account the quality of water, maintenance of the beaches and services offered. Although this area is very touristic, you can still find some hidden beaches where to enjoy the wonderful Mediterranean climate away from the tourist crowds. Many sailing enthusiasts each year come to Levante to visit its beautiful beaches and enjoy the wide range of attractions and outdoor activities. Below are listed some of the best Costa Blanca beaches, which aBoatTime customers can visit during their sailing holidays from the yacht charter bases in Altea, Torrevieja, Alicante and Denia.
- The Carabassí. This beach counts for miles of white sand south of Alicante and is joined with other excellent beaches, like Urbanova, El Altet and Los Arenales del Sol. The beach is relatively little urbanized, although it becomes quite crowded in summer due to its easy access. It is a great beach to lay down on the sand, to bathe in its calm waters or to walk or jog along the shore without fear of running out sand… In the southernmost part of the beach you’ll find a nudist area.
- Tabarca Beaches. From the south of Carabassí it’s possible to see the Island of Tabarca. Here can be found one of the most spectacular seabeds of the province, an ideal setting to enjoy diving in a protected marine reserve. It is a quite busy beach with various services, therefore best for those who don’t love crowds; it is advisable to take a walk along the coast to find a quiet cove where to enjoy calm baths.
- El Raco de l’Albir in Alfaz del Pi. This is another beach with an “Excellent” beach rating and the blue flag. It’s a wonderful place with peaceful surroundings and beautiful clear waters. The beach has a lively promenade with palm trees, and it offers many services during the high season. Besides that, unlike the beaches mentioned before, it has a wide range of hotels and shops nearby, as well as bars and restaurants where to enjoy delicious meals.
- Beaches de L’Esparrelló and La Caleta, in Villajoyosa. These two beaches are located in an area of cliffs, and both of them have the excellence rating, therefore they’re definitely worth visiting. l’Esparrelló is a small picturesque cove of sand and stones, suitable for nudists, while Caleta is a wider and easier accessible beach, offering many services such as Red Cross help, beach umbrellas, hammocks and showers. Caleta’s crystal clear waters are considered the best in the whole province. Both beaches are located just about 2 kilometers from the town of Villajoyosa.
- The beach in Jávea Granadella. In the southernmost part of Javea there is this beautiful semi-rustic cove. In case you prefer sandy beaches, this, probably, won’t be your favorite beach because of the gravel and stones you’ll find there; however it has the blue flag status, and is worth visiting for its clean waters, ideal for swimming and snorkeling. You can access it via a road that runs alongside a pine forest. The beach has services like maritime surveillance and bars, and is especially charming in the mornings of early autumn.