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.

Timetables

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.

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Cala Llebeig, between Moraira and Benitachell

Between Moraira and El Poble Nou de Benitachell, we find this beautiful unspoilt cove, surrounded by mountains and with a few small houses where local fishermen used to live, which gives it a particular charm. It is not too crowded, because the access is a bit difficult, as it is not accessible by car, you can only get there: by the sea, or on foot, either from Moraira (through the Barranco de la Viuda) or from Cala Moraig in Benitachell if we do the Cliffs Route. 

To get to the cove from Moraira, we have to go to the Portet, specifically we have to follow the Camí de la Viuda street and, almost at the end of the street, we can leave the vehicle in a small parking area. To get to the path that starts the Barranc de la Viuda route, go down to Gaviota street. There are signposts all along the path. In general, it is not very difficult, although in some sections you will have to walk through rocky areas (we recommend you wear trainers or boots and take care of a cap or hat if you are walking in summer, as well as water, as there are no services on the beach and the path has little shade).  It takes approximately 40-50 minutes to reach the cove.

To get there from Benitachell, you have to follow the Cliffs Route, which is a path that goes through the middle of the mountain, parallel to the sea, and follows the cliffs from the right side of Cala Moraig and ends at Cala Llebeig. Along the path you will find numerous caves used in the past by fishermen and farmers and you can enjoy the typical Mediterranean vegetation as well as incredible views of the cliffs and the sea.

Here it is also recommended to bring suitable footwear, sun protection and water, as there is no shade at all and in summer the sun can be very intense.  The walk can take about 50-60 minutes (one way).

In summer it is recommended to do the route early in the morning or late in the afternoon. It is not recommended to do the route with very small children as the final descent to the Llebeig Cove is steep and in some sections slippery.

The cove is rocky, with a length of 120m and a width of 10m. It has been declared a flora micro-reserve.

And of course! You can also access to this cove through the sea by boat, kayak, jet ski, etc… 

It is undoubtedly worth the effort, as on reaching it we are greeted by crystal-clear waters in which to take a good dip, quite calm and of an intense blue colour. It is undoubtedly one of the hidden wonders of this small Mediterranean paradise.

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Moraira’s most charming beaches and coves.

Cala de roca Andrago, de Moraira.

The beauty of the Mediterranean waters can make us travel for miles and miles in search of the perfect cove, because who wouldn’t want to relax in a quiet cove with crystal clear waters and privileged surroundings?

All the Costa Blanca area has many of these paradisiacal corners, in particular in Moraira, we will find unique beaches and coves in the Valencian Community and very appreciated by all its visitors.

Moraira is one of the most visited towns on the coast of Alicante, a small fishing village that has a special ‘charm’, something that makes all visitors fall in love with it, tripling its population during the summer season.

Cala Andrago, en Moraira.

Best coves and beaches of Moraira to spend the day

Moraira is known for its warm climate of up to 300 days a year, which invites you to take a beach getaway to its best coves and beaches, located in one of the most beautiful areas of the Costa Blanca.

In Moraira you will find coves and beaches for everyone and for all tastes, from coves with crystal clear waters located in the interior of cliffs that will make you feel as if you were in paradise, to white sand beaches with all the comforts, in a total natural environment that make them irresistible to spend a day at the beach on the Costa Blanca.

Essential beaches and coves in Moraira

  • El Portet beach

One of Moraira’s best known and most famous spots, loved by visitors and locals in both winter and summer.

The turquoise waters and its low depth make El Portet beach one of Moraira’s favourite beaches to visit with the family.

Moreover, on this beach you will find all the necessary services to spend the day with total peace of mind, with toilets, footbaths, lifeguards and restaurants where breakfast, lunch or dinner will be a delight thanks to the spectacular sea views.

  • L’Andragó Cove

· L’Andragó Cove

This is one of the best known coves due to the beach bars located just a few meters from it, making this cove a must for all those who wish to visit Moraira.

It is a cove formed by rocks and turquoise waters that invite you to enjoy hours and hours of sun and sea. Moreover, the crystal clear water are perfect for snorkeling and discovering the underwater life to be found in this area of the Costa Blanca.

  • Platgetes Beach

We arrived to a very particular beach of Moraira, perfect for lovers  of rocky beaches and sandy beaches, because this beach provides both. From a landscaped garden to the sand you will barely walk a few steps, and then you will have the option to head to its different rocky platforms or stay in the sandy area and enjoy the water.

It is one of the favorite beaches for locals because of the low affluence, and short distance from the city center.

This beach is equipped with all the services to enjoy the sun and the sea without any worries: lifeguard, toilets and foot wash.

Vista de una de las calas de roca y arena de Moraira
One of the coves of sand and rocks from Moraira.

Moraira coves for snorkelling

In Moraira you can find perfect waters for snorkeling. This small town is one of the favorite destinations for underwater life lovers due to the rich environment, with bright shallow rocky bottoms where you can discover bream, damselfish, blennies, castanets and other minor species, in addition to its abundant posidonia meadows that shelter and serve as a refuge for fry.

Coves from Moraira to Calpe

In addition, from Moraira to Calpe you can find plenty of coves where you can get lost, because in every nook of the coast, there is one of them, each one more special than the previous one. All of them have a common factor: the turquoise tone of its waters.

Starting with Cap Blanc or Punta Estrella located in the municipality of Moraira, we will follow the route to Cala Baladrar, located on the Benissa coast, as well as Cala Advocat, Cala Llobella, Cala Pinets, Playa La Fustera, Cala Bassetes, and continuing along the coast to the municipality of Calpe, we will find Cala del Mallorquí and Cala Calalga.

Definitely, a dream tour for lovers of the Mediterranean and the sun. So now you know, if you want to turn your back to the world and disappear for a few days among the coves and beaches of the area,  do not hesitate and book for few days one of the villas in Moraira and allow yourself to enjoy  this paradise.

The best 3 coves in Benissa

Join us to discover the best coves of this wonderful Mediterraneanspot, where you can enjoy the sun, the sea and the tranquility, a place to find the balance between rest, entertainment and fun.

Benissa is a town situated in the north of the Costa Blanca and his coastline is full of coves

that will delight those who seek an oasis of relax and tranquility, something that large and crowded beaches cannot provide. In resume, if you visit this town, you should not miss any of these 3 coves:

Cala Pinets

The first cove we recommend you is the heavenly Cala Pinets, a beach that one feels privileged by its tranquility of the area and the peace that transmits this beautiful spot full of pine trees, sand and rocks. Its crystal clear waters are the perfect option to take a relaxing and well-deserved bath, in addition this wild cove, composed of pebble and stone, will give you the possibility to visit its area of the ‘Morta Sea’, a shallow sea tongue protected by rocks that protect the place from the waves, an ideal place to visit with children.

You will find as well ‘Roques Negres”, a large smooth rock formation on which one can rest, with the characteristic reddish color due to the iron composition that these rocks have. It is true that in this cove you will not find services but in a few minutes walk you will find  La Fustera beach, where you can find showers, bathrooms and bar/restaurant service.

This cove is 20 meters long and 6 meters wide, has a medium occupancy – high in summer and it has an easy access.

Cala Baladrar Benissa

Cala Baladrar

Secondly, we will go to Cala Baladrar, a cove of pebbles and stones where you will need slippers and your camera, because the image and beautiness of Calpe’s Rock in the background is definitely worth the picture, especially when you visit this cove and stay until the sunset.

You will find this cove at the end of a stairs path that opens between cliffs and pines, thanks to them, the cove is naturally protected and does not let the wind pass, leaving an amazing cove of intense blue, crystal clear shallow waters. The cove is ideal to relax and enjoy with the familya wonderful beach day. It is also perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling due to its rich marine fauna and flora.

It has a length of 150 meters and 25 meters wide, has an average occupancy in summer and it has an easy access. It also has a picnic area in the formation of pines at the access to the beach and also has a small beach bar with live music on summer evenings, an ideal place to disconnect and enjoy.

Cala Advocat Benissa

Cala l’Advocat 

Finally, we will lead to another cove to enjoy a wonderful day of sun and sea with all the services of a large beach, but with a wonderful location, we are talking about Cala de l’Advocat.

This paradisiacal cove protected by ‘El Cantalar’, a 47-meter cliff that goes into the sea forming the perfect frame for a postcard photograph. It is also characteristic for the protection given by a natural dam in which people can sunbathe and walk quietly towardsthe sea, providing the cove  a natural swimming pool aspect.

This cove is ideal for a family day on the beach, as it is perfect for children due to its composition of fine sand and calm waters. It is also suitable for water sports such as kayaking or snorkeling, you will be surprised by its marine fauna, thanks to its wonderful underwater environment.

Probably it is the most visited cove of the area, so we recommend its visit during the months before the peak season.

It has a length of 45 meters and 8 meters wide, ithas a high occupancy in summer and has an easy access. Here will find a footbath and showers, also a bar/restaurant where you can enjoy a drink and seethe sunset in a privileged place.