The Costa Blanca has a variety of beaches and coves to explore. The wide sandy beaches at Javea's Arenal, Moraira's El Portet and Ampolla, La Fustera, Calpe's two beaches and Benidorm's Levante and Poniente are popular family beaches.
Within a short drive there are many smaller coves to explore, often pebble beaches with excellent snorkelling. These beaches include La Grenadella, Baladrar, Abogat, Las Pinets and the long mix of sand and pebbles at Altea.
Many of the beaches have small bars and restaurants that can be a real find, e.g. La Pailotte at Abogat and Mandala at La Fustera. Watching the sun set in spring or late summer over the Penon d'Ifach (Calpe Rock) from Las Bassettes is a real treat.