Moraig cove, in Benitachell

This is without any doubt,  one of the most beautiful beaches on the Marina Alta, it is the main cove of the municipality and is a natural wonder that is well worth a visit. It is nestled between cliffs and its waters are crystal clear of an intense turquoise blue. 

It is an ideal place for snorkelling as the clear waters will allow us to enjoy a rich and lively marine landscape, with parts of posidonias and parts of rocks where there are numerous marine flora and fauna. In the northern part of the beach we can find the Cova dels Arcs. Natural arches form the exit to the sea of an underground river. A real pleasure for divers and speleologists.

It is a natural gravel beach, about 200 metres long, with a nudist area at the left hand side.  The quality of the waters, the environment and the services offered make it worthy of the Blue Flag certification every year.

From here we can also start one of the most beautiful and fascinating routes in the whole province of Alicante: the route of the cliffs, which is a path of about 4 kilometres that goes along a cliff and reaches the Cala Llebeig.

In summer the cove is usually quite full, specially at the weekends, this year, the capacity allowed is 750 people and it is not necessary to book online to access the beach, you will enter on a first come, first served basis and once the capacity is full, the entrance will be closed until the bathers leave.

Cova dels Arcs, Poble Nou de Benitxatxell, Marina Alta (Alacant) ,

How to get there

Once in Poble Nou de Benitachell, go towards Cumbre del Sol, and from there, follow the signs that will take you directly to the beach.

Vehicles are not allowed to enter the cove. Since last summer, the Moraig cove has been a natural, car-free beach. To facilitate access and provide a better service, the Town Hall has set up a free shuttle bus that will take bathers up and down from the car park to the cove every 15 to 20 minutes.

And that’s not all. The bus will also make trips four times a day from the old town to the beach and back. The aim is to decongest the coastal area and promote the urban centre of the town.


The shuttle bus will start operating from Saturday 3 July. On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays the first departure will be from the car park next to the Municipal Cemetery at 9:30h, and it will return from the cove to the town centre at 14:00h. In the afternoon it will leave again at 16:00h from the cemetery and will return to the last bathers from the beach at 18:30h. On weekdays, the timetable will be the same except for the first departure, which will be at 10:00h instead of 9:30h.

Are you planning to visit the Marina Alta and enjoy all the wonders it has to offer? do not hesitate to book one of our villas for rent in Benissa, Moraira or in Calpe , welcome!!!

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