MOST POPULAR CALAS CALPE & BENISSA
We all know that the Costa Blanca or Spain, in general, is one of the best ranking places for summer holidays.
The Costa Blanca is popular amongst both foreigners and Spaniards because of its beautiful coastlines, nightlife, historic centres and much much more, but today we´re going to talk about “calas” a.k.a coves or small bays that we have at the Costa Blanca.
Here, we´ll present to you, some of the most famous calas that you can visit if you´re looking for a sandy place that´s calmer than the beaches.
CALAS IN CALPE
CALA LES BASSETES
The cove “Les Bassetes” is a ranged small bay located next to the Les Bassetes Marina. Appropriate for diving and fishing. From it, we can see a peculiar perspective of the Rock of Ifach. It has about 70m of length and 5m width.
It´s got crystal clear water, and a very curious place used by the ancestors to admire the marine fauna and also for fishing. It’s what some people like the most about the Calpe coast.
Cala Calaga is a small cove located at the end of the Fossa or Levante Beach, next to Calalga Park. Conditioning works have been carried out to improve access to it and its length ranges around 100 meters.
It’s perfect for diving, and being a little more secluded, in the summer it is also a bit less travelled and with luck you can find a place. It has two access areas, one down the ramp that would lead to the small sandy beach and the other option is down the stairs, which reaches an area covered in seaweed and with a natural stone roof. Recommendation; If you are going to put yourself in the area of seaweed, better go barefoot and with care because it sinks in some areas.
The Cala del Morelló is a small cove of fine sand located on the Infanta Elena Promenade, near the archaeological site of the “Baños de la Reina” and has got a length of 60m.
Also known for the little white house between the cove and the “Baños de la Reina”, it is a very comfortable little beach with very simple access from the seafront. The advantage of this cove is that the rocks on its sides protect from the waves creating a natural pool in the middle of the town.
CALA DE RACÓ
The El Racó cove is a small gravel cove closed at its southern end by the northern dock of the port of Calpe and located at the foot of the Peñón de Ifach. From it, starts the Prince of Asturias Ecological Walk.
Its length is about 70m with 15m of width.
When you arrive, you can not imagine what you are going to see, a cove full of rocks that are somewhat uncomfortable, but when you submerge in the water everything changes.
You can carry bread and you´ll surround yourself with hundreds of fish that at first gives you a sensation because they sting you in your hands but then you end up amazed to see something as beautiful as the bottom of the sea that close to the shore.
CALA DEL MALLORQUÍ
Cala del Mallorquí is a small cove with clean waters located between the Port of Les Bassetes and Calalga Cove. It is accessed by stairs from the Voramar trail. From there, you can see a beautiful image of the north face of the Peñón de Ifach. Suitable for diving and fishing with a length of 30m.
CALAS IN BENISSA
This is a pebble beach facing south from which you can take a short excursion on foot to the well known “Mar Morta I Roques Negres”. “The Dead Sea” (Dead Sea in Valencian) owes its name to a small sea tongue of low level, protected by rocks that protect it from the waves.
It is very suitable for bathing children. Next to the “Mar Morta” we have “Les Roques Negres”, which are rock formations with ferruginous components that give it a unique ocher-reddish hue. In this cove, we have an area that in the times of the middle ages was a stone quarry for Constructions in the Historic Center; You can still see the hollows of the stone blocks extracted then.
It’s a hard one to locate, but you have to go to Cala Pinets, next to the Baladrar cove and once here, you can swim or climb on foot since you only have to go around a few meters to the north. The dead sea owes its name to the species of rock that protected it from the waves, and because of this, the water is not deep.
It is ideal for bathing the kids, or to be soaking without worrying, but, be careful to not slip.
CALA LA FUSTERA
La Fustera is a sandy beach, the sea is normally calm and the beach is easily accessible. In high season it can get busy.
There is a branch of the tourist information of Benissa and in the summer season, there is a lifeguard.
It also has a nice restaurant/bar “Cal y Mar”.
Close to the beach is the “Cova de la Fustera”, a 10m high cave from which one can enjoy a magnificent view of the Benissa coastline and the Peñón de Ifach.
This small bay doesn´t really get overcrowded by people which isn´t something very usual in this area.
It also has a very nice bar-shack a few meters away and hammocks in the shade with great views of the sea.
It is a natural cove of gravel and skittles that always shows clean waters of a deep turquoise blue in an environment where the pines that almost reach the sea stand out.
Hidden a couple of kilometres away from the cove of Cap Blanc, you´ll find the Cala Advocat, which is another precious corner of the Alicante Costa Blanca.
L’Advocat is enclosed between a breakwater and a 47-meter cliff.
The beach, with fine sand and pebbles, has calm waters ideal for swimming. Being semi-urban, the cove is usually full in July and August, so to enjoy it fully, leave it for any day the rest of the year.
CALA DE LA LLOBELLA
This cove in Benissa is little known and a hidden treasure, you can still see pines on the same line of the sea and in August there are hardly any people during the week. This is a cove of boulders, like almost all of here, very suitable for snorkelling and with water as clean and clear as in all of this area.