Looking for a secluded beach getaway? Look no further than Cala Sardinera, a hidden gem in the picturesque town of Javea. This exotic bay boasts crystal clear waters and polished snow-white pebbly beaches, making it the perfect spot to relax and unwind. Whether you're looking to swim or simply soak up the sun, Cala Sardinera Javea has something for everyone who’s looking for a perfect beach getaway.
In this guide, we'll take a closer look at the location, accessibility, amenities, and beauty of this tranquil spot, as well as offer recommendations for things to do at this magical bay. So, pack your bags and come along as we explore the magic of Cala Sardinera!
Cala Sardinera is located on the eastern side of Javea, Alicante, specifically next to Cap Prim and situated between the popular beaches of Cala Blanca and Cala Portixol.
The bay is secluded and nestled in a small cove, surrounded by rugged cliffs and lush vegetation. The area is well known for its stunning coastline and untouched natural beauty, making it a preferred spot for activities such as swimming, snorkeling, and marine life exploration.
Cala Sardinera is considered a secluded bay and can be a bit tricky to access. To reach it, you will need to drive on the Carretera de Portixol to the Creu de Portixol Mirador, from there you will need to take a little hike towards Cap Prim. The hike is approximately 20-25 minutes, mostly downhill and is considered to be of moderate difficulty. Just before reaching Cap Prim, you will need to turn down a small hidden path towards Cala Sardinera. It's recommended to wear comfortable shoes and bring enough water for the hike.
As for parking, it's recommended to park at the Creu de Portixol Mirador, and the walk starts there. But be aware that parking can be limited and difficult to find during peak season. It's also recommended to arrive early if you want to guarantee yourself a spot. Additionally, it's important to mention that Cala Sardinera is not suitable for people with mobility issues or disabilities, as the hike and terrain can be quite challenging for them.
Cala Sardinera is an extremely secluded and serene beach, with no human infrastructure and only nature surrounding it. The beach is relatively small, made of pebbles and shingle, with crystal clear water. This lack of amenities and facilities is what makes Cala Sardinera special and appealing to those seeking a more natural and peaceful experience.
This secluded bay is perfect for those who enjoy snorkeling and swimming, as the clear waters and unique marine life provide an excellent opportunity to discover the beauty of the Mediterranean sea. The water is almost always extremely calm because of Cap Prim surrounding it and protecting it from waves, making it very suitable for children as well. On top of that, the water depth increases gradually, with no currents or tides, making it extra safe for children!
Cala Sardinera is also known for its beautiful sunsets overlooking Javea and its emblematic mountain, the Montgo. The Montgo mountain looms in the background, and as the sun sets, the sky is painted with vibrant oranges, pinks and purples, creating an unforgettable and magical experience. The peaceful and secluded ambiance of Cala Sardinera, together with the natural beauty of the surrounding cliffs, only adds to the splendor of the sunset. It's truly an experience not to be missed, for nature lovers and photographers alike. The perfect way to end a day of swimming, snorkeling and relaxing at Cala Sardinera is with a beautiful sunset, making memories that will last a lifetime.
Cala Sardinera is not only a great spot for swimming and snorkeling, but also for kayaking and paddleboarding. The secluded location and the crystal-clear waters of the bay make it an ideal spot for exploring. Rentals for kayaks and paddle boards are available and we are only a message away if you are interested! It is perfect for both beginner and intermediate level enthusiasts.
As you kayak or paddle board through the calm waters, you'll get to experience Cala Sardinera from a new perspective and take in the unspoiled natural beauty of the local coves and inlets that are not accessible by foot or by car.
As previously mentioned, Cala Sardinera is located between the popular beaches of Cala Blanca, Cala del Frances and Cala Portixol. This means you can enjoy all these beautiful beaches all whilst exploring Cala Sardinera too!
The access to Cala Sardinera is the very same access that leads you to Cap Prim, a beautiful hike on the Eastern side of Javea. It is considered as an easy hike, and if you already happen to be near Cala Sardinera, you definitely want to check out the Cap Prim hike!
If you are already familiar with Cala Sardinera and crave something else, something even more exotic of luxurious, here are few of our top recommendations!
Cala Granadella is located just a few kilometers from Cala Sardinera and is considered one of the most beautiful and exotic beaches in Javea. The beach is surrounded by lush vegetation and crystal-clear waters, making it a great spot for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding! Cala Granadella is also a protected natural area thanks to the enormous walls of the bay, which makes it a great option for those who want to experience the natural beauty of Javea!
Cala Ambolo, is a secluded and exclusive beach located nearby Cala Sardinera. The natural beauty of the beach is accentuated by the steep cliffs and crystal clear waters that surround it. It's the perfect spot for those who are looking to escape the crowds and enjoy the tranquility of nature. The beach can only be accessed by foot, which adds to the exclusivity and secluded experience that it offers.
Cala en Calo is a small cove located nearby Cala Sardinera on the southern side of Javea, renowned for being inaccessible by land! The beach is surrounded by cliffs and lush vegetation, which adds to the natural beauty of the area. What makes Cala en Calo truly special are the sea caves that are waiting to be explored. These caves offer a unique and breath-taking experience for those who dare to venture in. To find out more about Cala en Calo, its sea caves and to plan your next visit, check out our blog post about this hidden gem.
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