Playa de la Granadella
Visitors to the northern part of the Costa Blanca looking for a picture perfect beach to enjoy a day's outing are spoilt for choice, and heading the list is Playa de la Granadella. The entire coastal region from Moraira to Jávea is stunning where pine forest hugs the coastline and soaring cliffs drop dramatically into the sea, with hiking trails revealing hidden caves and splendid vistas through the gaps in the rocks and trees.
Playa de la Granadella Facilities
Playa de la Granadella is a little horseshoe shaped bay that surprisingly for its small size was voted as Spain's favourite beach according to a poll conducted in 2012 by Antena 3, a Spanish TV channel. How accurate the poll is is anyone's guess but the beach is very beautiful and offers excellent snorkelling around its rocky cliffs. Snorkelers venturing a bit further out from the shoreline will discover a seabed rich in posidonia sea grass that makes an ideal home to some fascinating sea creatures. During the summer season there are ablution facilities, sun loungers, lifeguard cover and water sport equipment hire. Refreshments and a taste of the delicious local cuisine can be found in a choice of nearby restaurants behind the beach.
Although a cove in itself, Playa de la Granadella forms the southern point of a huge cove with the popular Cova del Llop Marí forming part of the northern point. This is a favourite stop off for boat, jet ski and kayak tours where visitors spend time snorkelling around the huge sea cave that is large enough to accommodate boats. The cave offers excellent photo opportunities due to the contrasting light that forms a perfect natural picture frame when looking out to sea from within the cave.