Beaches and the coast

Caserío del Mirador is in the middle of a peninsular surrounded by a diverse coastline. There are big wide sandy beaches, protected bays and hidden coves, all within an easy drive.

Our favourite spots

Beach days are a highlight on holiday. Our favourites are the cove at La Fustera on Benissa Costa easy to get to and small scale, Moraira with its stream, play areas and family restaurant and south facing El Portet with its protected bay and magnificent views.  We love the Arenal beach at Javea with its expanse of sand, wide promenade, sunbeds and umbrellas for hire and numerous bars and restaurants to chose from.

Javea Port is worth exploring. There is a working fishing port where you can buy the freshly caught fish off the quay. There are amazing views looking across the bay and our favourite rooftop cocktail bar, Beach House. The perfect place for sun downer after a day on the beach.

Cala Clement is an Ibizan style restaurant above the beautiful Portixol cove. It is open for breakfast until late evening when at the weekends it is buzzing with music from visiting DJs. Walking along the coast path, you see how rugged the peninsular is with its huge cliffs. There is a lot of up and down if you like a good hike, nothing beats the footpath up from Javea to enjoy a delicious breakfast looking over the bay.

Historic towns, fabulous Restaurants and buzzing beach bars

Altea is a hilltop town with its church and main square sitting at the top with magnificent views out to sea and up and down the coast. Lots of popular restaurants, artisan craft shops, boutiques and galleries. El Cranc is one of our favourites, a family run restaurant on the beach famous for its paella and one of the best places to eat in the area.

Denia is an old Roman city with its castle sitting above the port. Here the ferries run to the Balearic islands and there are marinas full of big yachts and upmarket restaurants. Our favourite spots are Calle Loreto, a street full of quality restaurants, the food market with contemporary pop up food stalls and the old fisherman’s village with its traditional bars spilling out onto the street.

There are so many places we could mention. La Siesta in Javea, a famous chiringuito, the local term for a temporary open air bar on the beach. Lie back in a cabana daybed taking in the view with a cold drink. Mid evening the music is turned up and the tempo becomes more lively.

Everyone has their own way to enjoy Mediterranean waters and blue skies. The coast offer lots to do and plenty to explore.

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Johnny Robinson