A Guide To The Beaches In Calpe

Calpe is a small town located on the Costa Blanca, famous for its fine, white sandy beaches and turquoise, rugged coves. Calpe overlooks the impressive of Rock d’Ifach, listed as one of the seven wonders of Valencia. Not only does it offer protection and a home to many birds, mammals and reptiles, this nature reserve adds to the unique beauty of the beaches in the surrounding area.

Video Of Calpe Beaches

As a popular destination for holidays on the Costa Blanca, Calpe is slightly sleepier town than those such as Benidorm and Alicante. Discover the urban beaches with all the amenities and entertainment for children as well as the intimate Calas perfect for a couples getaway. The beaches in Calpe are a haven to explore marine life, disconnect and relax. 

Playa De La Fossa

Playa de la Fossa, Calpe

Levante or La Fossa beach is the ideal family beach in Calpe. With all the amenities it has been awarded the ‘Blue flag’ beach status. Lined by a long promenade with many restaurants, bars and shops it is the ideal beach in Calpe for spending the whole day.

Playa de la Fossa is Calpe’s main beach and is popular due to its pleasant swimming conditions, offering clean, calm and clear waters, great for families with young children. This beach sits beneath the Rock of Ifach, majestically jutting out of the sea providing spectacular views of wildlife and natural vegetation.

Access to this beach is easy and well signposted. There is a free car park nearby on Avenida Juan Carlos I and a number of free spaces around the hotels facing the beach.

El Racó

Rent a beach villa in Calpe and spend a day at El Racó wild cove. Located at the foot of the Peñón de Ifach, this small, pebbly Cala offers unbeatable views, calm waters and the ultimate underwater diving trail experience. For nature lovers, the Príncesa de Asturias ecological walking route begins at this cove. This beach has facilities and is easily accessible via the port and Príncipe de Asturias promenade.

Cala Gasparet

If you are looking for a remote beach in Calpe, Cala Gasparet is only accessible by sea. For the more adventurous types, hire a kayak and paddle to the Cala. For a luxury experience, Calpe offers two sailing clubs, Real Club Náutico de Calpe and Club Náutico de Puerto Blanco, sail here, drop anchor and swim to the shore.

Located between Puerto Blanco in Calpe and the port Campomanes de Altea, spend a relaxing day here and if you are lucky you might have the whole cove to yourself. 

Cala Del Morelló

This beach in Calpe is particularly special as it is home to the ancient Roman remains, Baños de la Reina. Like tidal rock pools, explore and paddle amongst the ruins which were once an old fish farm and thermal baths. This small urban beach has all the amenities and is perfect for young swimmers due to the shallow, calm, waters. Access this cove via the Infanta Elena promenade.

Playa Del Arenal Bol

The largest beach in Calpe, Playa Del Arenal Bol is located on the opposite side of the Rock I'fach Playa de la Fossa. A long stretch of fine white sand and turquoise water, this beach is perfect for a family holiday to the Costa Blanca. With a lively promenade and all the facilities including restaurants and cafes, children will spend their days building sandcastles and paddling in the sea.

Calalga Cove

Find this serene, turquoise cove at the bottom of a ramp, nestled into the cliffs. With a spectacular variety of underwater vegetation, this cove is a sublime spot for divers and snorkellers, keep your eyes peeled for sponges and anemones encrusted in the rocks as well as octopus and moray eels tucked in the crevices. Schools of sea bream, wrasse and damselfish are also easy to spot. The shape of this bay means it experiences calm waves also making it perfect for families and young swimmers. 

Cala Manzanera

Located near the Puerto Blanco marina, the unique architectural structures designed by Ricardo Bofill overlook this glistening bay. The geometric shapes and bold colours make for an interesting contrast to this tranquil bay. Ensure you bring all you need for a day at the beach as there are toilets here but no additional facilities. 

Cala Les Bassetes

Cala Les Bassetes, Calpe

Cala Les Bassetes is another tranquil and undisturbed cove, with spectacular views of the Rock d’Ifach and Levante beach in the distance. Located next to Bassetes Marina, it provides the perfect conditions, for diving and snorkelling in Calpe. This small bay does not have all the amenities, however, there is a restaurant serving fresh fish and traditional dishes from the Costa Blanca. 

A secluded beach, Cala Les Bassetes has calm, aquamarine water; unwind listening to the waves lapping on the rocks ledges. Access this cove via the Benissa coastal walk exploring the other Calas, or drive down and park directly in front. 

Playa Del Cantal Roig

A small and quiet beach located at the foot of the Calpes fishing port. With all the facilities it is a great little beach for family holidays in Calpe. If you are here for the day it is well worth wandering around the near the port where you can experience live fish auctions and sample the local cuisine in one of the surrounding restaurants. 

Cala Del Mallorquí

Follow the steps down the Voramar walking trail to reach this enchanting cove. An almost secret location, bathe in the crystal clear waters whilst admiring views of the Peñón de Ifach. Located between Port Les Bassetes and Calalga Cove, Cala Mallorquí is the ultimate romantic setting for couples on holiday in Calpe. 

No holiday to the Costa Blanca is complete without discovering the beaches in Calpe. Explore the hidden rural coves and urban stretches of fine white sand, soak up the sun and bathe in the calm waters of this paradisiacal coastline.