A Guide To The Beaches In Moraira

A Bit About Moraira

Moraira is a small town located on the stunning Mediterranean coastline of the Costa Blanca. As a holiday destination, Moraira is famous for its stable warm climate, enjoying 300 days of sun a year. In the province of Alicante, it is a beautiful spot for a beach break or a day trip to the coast.  

From intimate coves nestled beneath cliffs with clear, turquoise water, which provide the perfect location for snorkelling and swimming, to the white sandy beaches set amongst unspoilt natural surroundings which have all the amenities and perfect are for family holidays to the Costa Blanca

Portet Beach

Portet Beach, Moraira

This is considered the most picturesque beach in the town. With soft white sand and shallow turquoise water, many of the beautiful villas in Moraira overlook this sheltered bay and out over the Mediterranean. This beach has a relaxing ambience, with boats moored in the bay and visitors bathing in the calm water. Also a popular beach in Moraira for families as it has fantastic clean facilities, lifeguards and restaurants with terraces where you can dine accompanied by spectacular views.

Access this beach from the town centre by taking a walk through the park overlooking the marina. This route has a lot of steps so is not good for families with pushchairs but there is a car park nearby.

Platgetes Beach

Platgetes Beach, Moraira

This beach is made up in part of rocky shelves and a sandy bay. Visitors can choose to swim in and around the rock pools, or in the shallow waters on the small sandy stretch. Positioned slightly outside of the town centre, it is often less crowded than other beaches in Moraira. It is also where locals will venture for a refreshing morning dip.

There are excellent, clean facilities and parking close by, as well as some great places to eat which are set further back from the beach.

Cala Moraig

Situated along a walking route from Benitatxell to Moraira, this cove is probably the most famous in the municipality and has been named as one of the best beaches on the Costa Blanca. Protected, it sits at the bottom of steep cliffs and is a popular spot for people seeking a beach experience away from more built-up areas. This beach has car parking available and is a special attraction for families, scuba divers as well as nudists who can enjoy the beach at the far left side. 

Cala Portitxolet

Cala Portitxolet, Moraira

This is a small, hidden and seemingly private cove with stunning natural beauty. A primarily stony beach with rocky ledges, it is the ideal spot for couples, swimmers and snorkellers. At the top of the steps leading down to the cove is an impressive balcony with unbeatable views overlooking the Mediterranean sea. The ‘cala’ is so small there are no amenities, it is often where locals go to escape and relax. 

Andrago Beach

This is another romantic cove in Moraira, consisting of rocks and pebbles, the crystal clear waters make it another haven for discovering the marine life. The small promenade overlooking the beach offers unparalleled views of the coast. There is parking close by, as well as a famous beach bar called ‘Algas L´Andragó’ which has become an emblematic location for quality food with unbeatable views in Moraira.

Ampolla Beach

Ampolla Beach, Moraira

With soft white sand and peaceful water, this is the best beach in Moraira for families. Perfect for young swimmers, this beach has a small stream that runs into the sea, where children will have hours of fun building sand castles and playing in the shallow water. Other facilities on this beach include a volleyball net, climbing apparatus and showers. Enjoy a picnic or eat in Restaurant El Castillo at the top of the beach serving everything from traditional paella to pizza.

As the main beach in Moraira, it is busy at the peak of the summer season but is large enough to accommodate everyone. Either park right next to the beach with easy access or if you are staying in a holiday rental in Moraira, it is a short walk from the town centre.

Cala Cap Blanc

Cala Cap Blanc, Moraira

Difficult to access, but well worth it once you do, Cala Cap Blanc encompasses tranquillity and rugged beauty. It is the least visited, but one of the most charming coves, making it the ideal escape if you want to avoid the busier beaches in Moraira. Cala Cap Blanc is particularly popular with diving and snorkelling enthusiasts due to the rich, undisturbed underwater flora and fauna. To access this cove, park your car at the top and take the steps down. 

Cala Llebeig

This Cala can also be found on the Benitatxell to Moraira cliff walk, a more remote spot, it is a little trickier to access than other beaches in Moraira and can only be accessed on foot. Adding to the charm of this hidden location are the old fisherman's houses built on the rocks, reminiscent of a time when fisherman sought refuge from their livelihood at sea. Isolated, it is the ultimate environment to disconnect. 

La Cala Beach

La Cala, Moraira

This small beach is very popular with swimmers and snorkellers exploring the marine life in Moraira. It is only accessible by boat, kayak or by a rocky walk from the neighbouring beach, Playa Portet. This Cala should only be accessed when the sea is calm and the tide is low. The perfect place to watch from afar the various boats, jet skis and yachts leaving the marina and heading out onto the Mediterranean. 

There is a reason why Moraira is such an attractive holiday destination. With beaches to suit all tastes, sunbathe on the stretches of soft white sand synonymous with the Costa Blanca, make precious family memories swimming in the crystal clear turquoise water or explore the marine life and try scuba diving, snorkelling or kayaking around the stunning Calas.