Beaches and Coves Altea, 8 kilometres of coast with a varied choice. Two yacht clubs, two marinas and a fishing port.
Along its 8 kilometres of coastline, Altea offers a wonderful choice of beaches, coves and cliffs, as well as the amazing Morro de Toix which closes the bay on the northern side. A large inlet where small coves and beaches follow one another as far as the port’s breakwater, which ends with L’Alfas del Pi, whose beach closes the inlet at the foot of Punta Bombarda and the lighthouse of Altea. As well as its large choice of nautical activities, Altea has a golf club located in Sierra de Bernia
Altea’s wide choice of beaches and coves include:
- The Cap Blanch beach, located to the south of the town of Altea and the yacht club, stretches as far as the Playa de L’Albir beach. It is a semi-urban beach with large areas of golden sand alternated with areas of pebbles and gravel. A beach that in 2006, 2007 and 2008 obtained the BLUE FLAG distinction. The beach offers information on the state of the sea, as well as a Red Cross post, camping, restaurant, parking, public telephones, windsurf (you can rent boards during the summer months), bus, taxi, rescue service and foot showers.
- The Cap Negret beach, is located to north of the town of Altea. It is 2 kilometres long and an average of 50 metres wide, with the Sierra de Bernia in the background. It ends in a small cove of black stones called Cala del Soyo. The beach offers information on the state of the sea, a Red Cross post, gangplanks, toilets, hotels, camping, restaurant, parking, public telephones, sailing, windsurf, bus, taxi, train, surveillance, rescue service, foot showers and beach sports.
- The Cala del Soyo, cove is a small black-pebble cove measuring approximately 23 metres in length, with beautiful panoramic views extending from the Peñón de Ifach to the Punta Bombarda. It offers a Red Cross post, restaurant, parking, sailing, rescue service and foot showers.
- The Playa de la Olla beach, is located between the small harbour of Marymontaña and the Portet de la Olla, stretching more than one kilometre of sand, pebbles and rock, the most predominant composition in La Costa Blanca. It is a clear water beach. From the Playa de la Olla beach we can see the island L’Illeta i L’Illot, which one can get to by swimming across or by private boat. The beach offers information on the state of the sea, a Red Cross post, rescue service, toilets, camping, restaurant, parking, sailing and windsurf, bus, train, foot showers, beach sports and accessibility for disabled persons.
- The Playa de la Roda beach, is adjacent to the old town of Altea. It is 1,400 metres long and 20 metres wide and is a continuation of the Cap Negret beach, stretching as far as the fishing port. It is one of Altea’s most lively beaches, delimited by a well-kept sea promenade with shops, ice cream stalls, restaurants, and nautical and diving centres that offer all-year-round services. It combines sand, pebbles and rock and can be accessed either on foot or by car. The beach is equipped with a rescue service, accessibility for disabled persons, good indications, bus, parking, toilets, showers, cleaning service, gangplanks, sailing, rental of sun umbrellas and deckchairs and, of course, it waves the blue flag.
- The Playa de Mascarat beach, The Mascarat point and the northern dike of the marina form a protected inlet that is excellent for bathing. It is a pebble beach with clear water and an excellent seabed nearby for diving enthusiasts. The beach is equipped with a rescue service, parking, restaurants and a Red Cross point.
- The Solsida cove, is next to the Luis Campomanes port. The cliffs of the Altea coast form a series of beautiful coves that are difficult to access. The Solsida is a secluded natural cove very popular with nudists. To access it, you must walk quite a distance along a rocky path. The cove is equipped with a surveillance service.
- The Barreta de Gualda, is a gravel cove located on the most southerly point of the marina. It has a coarse feel to it and is mainly frequented by the inhabitants of the fishing town. The Barreta de Gualda beach is 100 metres long and 10 metres wide and has a surveillance service.
- The Altea Yacht Club , is located in the Port of Altea. It was founded twenty years ago and covers approximately half of the port area. It has a large number of berths reserved for visiting yachts, since it becomes a meeting and shelter point for cruiser yachts of all lengths and flags. The Yacht Club is equipped with a weather station, Azimut, VHF Channel 9 and fax, telephone, a semi-olympic size swimming pool, tennis court, bar, restaurant and social club, a dry dock area for 30 ships, 24 hour service and launderette. It has a total of 369 berths, of which 184 are under a licence to the Club and 185 are for public use at a fee.
- Marina Greenwich, Luis Campomanes sports marina is located in the district of Mascarat. It is equipped with warehouse, ramp, waiting dock, water, electricity, bar-restaurant, shower and toilets, launderette, shops, maintenance and repair service, school, communication, crane, gasoline and diesel, rescue, ice, supermarket, waste disposal, security and parking. For more information, please visit www.marinagreenwich.com.
- Puerto Deportivo Marymontaña, in the district of Galera.