TOP 5 BLUE FLAG BEACHES IN COSTA BLANCA NORTH
We’re firmly into the summer months, and that means it’s time to plan a beach day, whether it’s long and lazy, or fast paced and fun filled. There’s nothing better than a day spent surrounded by sun, sea and sand! The north of the Costa Blanca has some of the finest beaches that the area has to offer, and that’s why we’ve created a guide on the best ones for whatever it is that takes your fancy. Take a look and let us know your favourite.
Playa de la Granadella
Where is it? Javea.
Why do people go there? This horseshoe shaped beach is beautifully surrounded by acres of forest. The beach itself is shingled and is bordered by clear blue waters. It’s the ideal location if you’re looking for a natural and unspoiled beach.
Popular with: Families and tourists - it’s worth noting that this beach does get busy in high season, so make sure to get there early for a good spot!
Good for: Leisure activities. Calm waters mean it’s perfect for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.
Facilities: There is a refreshments shack directly on the beach and there is a choice of restaurants behind the bay which all offer al fresco dining -you can enjoy an evening meal while enjoying stunning views of the Mediterranean.
How to get there: The beach is located in between the towns of Javea and Moraira. Follow signs for Cabo del la Nao headland and then take the turning near the gorge, which is signposted to La Granadella. This route should take you through the forest and lead you straight to the edge of the beach where you’ll find a car park.
Where is it? Moraira.
Why do people go there? Bounded by headlands with dramatic views of the pine covered hillside, this sandy beach is perfect for enjoying some peace and quiet. It’s also off the typical tourist track so it never gets too busy.
Popular with: Locals and families.
Good for: Sunbathing, paddling, and gentle walks.
Facilities: There are beach bars and cafes, and a lifeguard on duty throughout high season.
How to get there: Follow the coastal road north out of Moraira and you’ll find the beach at the end of it, roughly 1km along.
Playa de Raco de l’Albir
Why do people go there? This beach is very spacious and has won the European Union Blue Ribbon award every year since 2001. The sea bed is rock free and the waters are calm.
Popular with: Couples and families.
Good for: Swimming, walking and relaxing. It also hosts a regular craft market in the summer months.
Facilities: There are lifeguards stationed there throughout high season, there’s a first aid post and foot showers. You’ll also find a promenade.
How to get there: Albir is clearly signposted from both the N-332 and the AP7 motorway.
Where is it? Las Marinas, Denia.
Why do people go there? With golden sands and deep blue waters, this beach is excellently situated close to Denia town centre.
Popular with: Families and those looking to take part in leisure activities.
Good for: Surfing, swimming and sunbathing.
Facilities: There are plenty of sunbeds to hire, foot showers and an array of restaurants bordering the main road directly behind the beach. There are also foot bridges making the beach easily accessible.
How to get there: Follow the coastal road north out of Denia and you’ll see signposts to the beach.
Where is it? Denia.
Why do people go there? Over 3km in length with sand dunes and a stretch of golden sand, this beach seems to stretch for miles and has a welcoming southerly breeze that’ll keep you cool in the warm Spanish sun.
Popular with: Those wanting to explore and take part in leisure activities.
Good for: Windsurfing, walking, and kitesurfing.
Facilities: Just the one beach bar.
How to get there: Follow the E-15 towards Deveses, or take the north coastal road from Denia until you reach Deveses.
We think we’ve found some of the best hidden gems in the North of the Costa Blanca, but we’d love to know if you have any other suggestions. Feel free to let us know on our social media pages- we’re always happy to receive recommendations.