Beaches and surroundings

Jávea is known for its diversity of beaches. A vast sandy beach, Playa El Arenal, and beautiful coves with (pebble) beaches. Altogether some 25 kilometres of beach fun!

Playa El Arenal

Playa El Arenal is a real family sandy beach. The beach is located on Jávea’s promenade and is therefore close to many cafés, restaurants and shops. The beach offers many opportunities for water sports: water-skiing, jet-skiing, pedalos, boat hire, etc. It also has volleyball nets and play equipment for children. Sun beds and parasols can be hired on the beach. Playa El Arenal is supervised by beach guards and has a Red Cross post.

Playa de la Granadella

Playa de la Granadella is located in the southernmost part of Jávea. Granadella is a beautiful choice bay with clear waters and was voted ‘Best Beach in Spain’ by Spaniards in 2012 and 2013. Also, this picturesque bay is the perfect place for divers or snorkelers who like to admire sea grass beds and colourful fish in crystal clear waters. The surroundings are amazing and you reach the bay via a beautiful route. Definitely worth a visit!


Ambolo is one of Jávea’s many gems! Not easy to reach but well worth that effort. It is a beautiful pebbly bay with clear turquoise water surrounded by rocky outcrops. It is also an ideal spot for snorkelling. There are no facilities on the beach itself and, due to the steep climb, you will find mostly young people here. It is a nudist beach but you will see far fewer of them here in summer than in spring and autumn. Playa Ambolo is south of Cabo de la Nao.


Montañar is a lovely beach located near the port. This is the locals’ favourite beach! The beach is surrounded by several nice beach bars/small bars where you can enjoy a snack and a drink.


Portitxol is a beautiful beach with insane views over the Mediterranean Sea. It is a pebble beach where you can enjoy peace and quiet. After sunbathing and swimming, you can enjoy a snack and drink in the shade at the restaurant. It is an ideal beach if you are looking for more peace and quiet.