Playa de la Fossa

Located in the picturesque town of Calpe, the splendid Playa de la Fossa arguably boasts the whitest sands of all Costa Blanca's beaches. A popular coastal resort town, Calpe is famous for its hulking Rock of Ifach with the town centre fronted by Playa del Arenal lying on its south side and Playa de la Fossa on its north side. Many visitors choose to visit Playa del Arenal due to its close proximity to the town centre, but the walk or short drive required to reach Playa de la Fossa is certainly worth it.

Playa de la Fossa Amenities

Sheltered from the wind by the Rock of Ifach, the pristine white sands of Playa de la Fossa are backed by a beach promenade where visitors can enjoy a good selection of cafes, ice cream parlours, bars and restaurants. The beach is cleaned daily and has wheelchair access, showers and ablutions. During the summer months there are ample sun loungers and parasols, swim zone marker buoys, lifeguards, pedalos, a large inflatable kids adventure playground and even an outdoor beach cinema. On the other side of the rock is the marina where a number of water sports and activities can be booked.

Surrounding Attractions

Many day trippers visiting Calpe are there to see the Rock of Ifach (Peñon de Ifach), a huge limestone rock that forms part of the headland and is also a Natural Park. Those making the quite steep climb to the summit on a clear day are rewarded with views all the way to Ibiza. A more sedate but equally exciting way to explore the rock is on the Vision Submarine Boat that boasts an upper deck for views of the rock above water, and a thrilling lower deck with large glass viewing portals for a look at the sea bed and marine life around the submerged rock.

Mil Palmeras Beach

Located in the north of the Costa Blanca near the popular Mar Menor inland sea, Mil Palmeras Beach (Thousand Palms Beach) is classed as being part of Pilar de la Horadada although it is a couple of kilometres from the town.