The beaches of Moraira...
What are the best beaches in Moraira? Due to the international recognition of the quality of its waters and services, the best beaches in Moraira are: L'Ampolla, El Portet and Les Platgetes. All of them have the necessary services to be enjoyed by all guests.
Ok, so we all know why you'd like to spend some holidays in Moraira, right? After a long period of hard work you're in for some serious R&R. You'd like to rent a marvellous villa and spend serious time exploring the beaches which can be found in Moraira. Here below you'll find the beaches available together with a small explanation.
Ampolla beach (El Playa de l'Ampolla)
Some interesting facts:
Length: 400 meters, average width: 50 meters, occupation during season: high
It is, without a doubt, the best known and busiest beach in town. This urban beach of fine sand has also recently been awarded the blue flag of quality. Being located within the town center, it is fully accessible and has a large parking area for all kinds of vehicles. L'Ampolla de Moraira is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Costa Blanca due to its privileged location, next to the Marjal del Senillar and at the foot of the Cap D'Or Castle and Watchtower, and its impressive views of the Ifach Rock. It is the ideal beach to spend a day with family or friends and it is also favoured by the youngest, since along its 400 metres long and 50 metres wide area you can find all kinds of recreational activities and children's games, hydrofoils in the sea and sports facilities. The area is full of restaurants and shops where you can enjoy local cuisine or taste all kinds of soft drinks and beverages along its busy promenade.
El Portet beach (El Portet Playa)
Some interesting facts:
Length: 350 meters, average width: 20 meters, occupation during season: high
With fine sand and turquoise waters, El Portet de Moraira Beach is another of the three coastal areas of the town recognised for its quality with the blue flag. It is a beach 350 metres long and 20 metres wide in the shape of a shell. During the months of July and August, its occupation is quite high, being one of the busiest next to L'Ampolla for its proximity to the town. It is considered a semi-urban beach and is bordered by a beautiful promenade. During the months of July and August, and in order to guarantee the best service to bathers and visitors, El Portet beach offers a multitude of services, such as toilets, walkways to the sea, an area for renting canoes and kayaks, custody of objects, showers and a surveillance and lifeguard area to attend to any incident or emergency on the spot. Despite the fact that sand predominates throughout its length, you can also find some small rocky areas. This beach is ideal for enjoying a pleasant swim in its transparent waters or for practicing all kinds of water sports or kayaking excursions. El Portet is considered one of the best sandy beaches of the whole Levantine coast not only because of the quality of its waters and its many services, but also because it is a quiet beach with hardly any surf. In addition, there are privileged views of the Ifach Rock, the symbol of the town of Calp which is very close to Moraira.
Les Platgetes beach (El playa Les Platgetes)
Some interesting facts:
Length: 200 meters, average width: 25 meters, occupation during season: medium.
Les Platgetes is made up of two small coves of sand and rock joined together. They are one of the three beaches or coves in the town that this year have once again been awarded the prestigious blue flag. Both coves are approximately 200 metres long and 25 metres wide. One of its main attractions is the beautiful views of the coast that can be seen from its viewpoint, located on a landscaped promenade where you can find parking for vehicles and some areas of restoration and basic services for the bather, such as toilets, wooden walkways to the beach, rental of umbrellas, lifeguard service to attend to any emergency and even an access channel to the sea for small boats.
Les Platgetes is also a recommended location for water sports, although it tends to be more crowded than other coves in the town with poorer access, such as Llebeig or Cap Blanc.
L'Andragó Cove (Cala l'Andrago)
Some Interesting facts:
Length: 150 meters, average width: 50 meters, occupation during season: medium.
This quiet rocky cove is approx. 150 metres long and 50 metres wide. As well as its crystal-clear waters and perfect state of maintenance and conservation, l'Andragó cove has a viewpoint where you can enjoy beautiful views of the town of Moraira and its characteristic 18th century watchtower. It is not surprising, then, that it is also one of the favourite coves for lovers of photography. In this cove you will find several restaurants where you can enjoy the local cuisine and thus complete a wonderful day at the beach with family or friends. It is also a great cove for outdoor sports such as diving or snorkelling, as its crystalline waters allow a full view of the rich sea bed.From its viewpoint you can also contemplate the sunset on long summer days with dreamy views.
Llebeig Cove (Cala Llebeig)
Llebeig cove is one of the most special coves as it is the most difficult to reach, at the same time making it one of the least crowded, and preferred by those who wish to spend a day at the beach with impressive views and a crystal-clear sea without the crowds of tourists found in the other coastal areas of the town. There are two options for accessing this remote and beautiful stony cove; via Cala Moraig (Benitachell) along the so-called Cliffs Route or via Barranc de la Viuda (from Moraira).
To get there you can only walk or go by sea from other beaches or coves. It is not accessible by other types of vehicles and the route on foot is not suitable for everyone, as it runs along a path with somewhat dangerous sections, bordering the cliff. However, the views and the landscape are impressive and a real treat for the senses. It is worth the effort to enjoy one of the most charming areas of Moraira. Cala Llebeig is one of the favourite coves for lovers of hiking, as it can be reached by one of the most spectacular and recommended routes along the entire Alicante coast. Many of its visitors, after reaching it on foot through other towns, decide to camp among its rocks to spend a whole weekend in paradise. Of course, the cleaning and maintenance tasks are carried out daily to leave the cove completely clean so that it always looks perfect and welcomes its new visitors. This small cove, which is very well cared for and less frequented by tourists than the rest of the coast in the town, has a special charm. It is occupied by three small white houses that give it the appearance of a photographic postcard, formerly occupied by the local police and now by the Guardia Civil and the rescue teams. It is 120 metres long and 10 metres wide.Here you can find the most diverse flora and fauna, such as the large orchid, the Valencian bell and the sea gorse, among others.