The beaches of Altea
Altea is different from the others town for being a white and careful for its Mediterranean essence. A town immersed in Costa Blanca. The stones beaches are caractheristic of Altea. And of course that kind of beaches have many advantages, did you know that some stone beaches indicate that the town has a river? And with it the fauna and the flora of this municipality will be much greater. Second, not everything is as bad as some point out, we have many beaches where the stones are very small, where you can enjoy a swim and sunbathe without smearing sand.
Another of its biggest advantages is that the beaches are never crowded, and you can enjoy a quiet bath, without shovels, without balls or noises.
The white beaches create a particularly Mediterranean light, which helps the tan and keep the sea water clean and clear. The great reserve of Posidonia that our waters care for, helps especially to the constant cleaning of our waters (although sometimes we can find bits of seaweed, which come from the regeneration of them.) For more than 20 years Altea has received the recognition of the blue flag as a symbol of the quality of its beaches.
The beaches of Altea are:
Cap Blanch Beach: It is located south of Altea, and connects with the beach of Albir. On this beach you can enjoy a long walk with chiringuitos, minigolf, pubs and restaurants and bars. Its views are beautiful to the Serra Gelada (natural park), and to the port of Altea. You can see a bay full of water sports, especially sailing and kayaking (from the Nautical Club of Altea).
Playa de la Roda: Its name is given by an old machinery of the sailors installed on this beach. Currently it is a beach of the most central and with very good access for people with reduced mobility. It also has a great walk where you can have a drink, or eat.
Playa de l’Espigó: This is the “new” beach, a beach that has been rescued and used again as such. It is an ideal beach to walk, has an atmosphere and beach bar at the foot of the beach. It also has restrooms, changing rooms and lifeguard cabins for any emergency. The walk that is also full of shops, restaurants, ice cream shops…
Playa del Riu: This is the beach of surfers. Here you can access with the car and enjoy an afternoon of surfing.
Cap Negret Beach: It is a small and wide stone beach, ideal to spend the mornings sunbathing.
Playa del Portet (or Cala el Soio): This is a beach characterized by its volcanic rocks. Ideal for snorkeling.
Playa de l’Olla: On this beach you will find “snack bars” on the beach, old boats on the beach. You’ll be close of the Illeta de l’Olla, that you’ll can go swimming…
Playa de la Solsida: It is a wild beach, where quiet abounds. You can spend a disconnected day.
Campomanes Beach: It is a comfortable beach where you can access with the car, in the port of Campomanes. You can practice some sports such as snorkeling.
Playa del Mascarat: Passing the port of Campomanes we arrive at the Mascarat beach, a quiet beach with very clean water. You will find yourself surrounded by nature. Perfect to spend a day, and with parking at the beach.
Cala del Corb: Inaccessible beach. You can only reach it by the sea. High walls of rock to climb and sea bottom for snorkeling. If you visit the bay of Altea by boat, don’t hesitate to stop at this beach.