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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