Cala Blanca - The Silver Cove of Javea

April 7, 2022

Welcome to Cala Blanca!

We take pride in helping people like you get the absolute most out of their beach days, and that’s why we created this guide for Cala Blanca, letting you know about everything that you’ll want to consider before visiting this beautiful little bay!

From where it is, how to get there, to the best things to do there & a brief historical summary, we’ll answer all of your questions! Below you’ll find a guide of everything that we’ll cover today:

1. An Introduction to Cala Blanca

2. Where is Cala Blanca?

3. How to make your trip better

4. Things to do at Cala Blanca

5. Other beaches nearby

6. Additional questions?

1. An Introduction to Cala Blanca

Cala Blanca, also known as La Caleta by the local community of Javea, is a spectacular little beach that is adored by locals and visitors alike. It is renowned for its pristine crystal-clear turquoise waters, contrasted by incredible snow-white cliff faces that guarantee the perfect Mediterranean beach day out!

Cala Blanca, a geographical miracle?

One of the main reasons why Cala Blanca is so popular is due to its geographical layout! It is composed of two separate little bays that encompass the surrounding beach, meaning that within the bay itself you are always protected from the elements such as big waves, strong currents and swells!

Equally, it is located on the southwest part of Javea’s main coastline, a part of Javea that is further protected by the Cap Prim cape which essentially acts like an enormous natural barrier from anything that is coming from the South, West and even the East!

Cala Blanca's two coves

As we’ve mentioned, there are two little coves! The first cove is the closest to the main parking area, and it is characterised by being a small and very enclosed shell-shaped bay offering a lot of natural protection!

This beautiful little rustic bay is pebbly and rocky, however there are some flat areas where you can place your towels and have a spectacular day enjoying the warm Mediterranean sun whilst occasionally taking a dip in the refreshing turquoise waters just a few meters from your feet!

This first cove of Cala Blanca is around 100 meters long, meaning that there is plenty of space for you, your friends and even your family!

The second cove is even more magical! Also measuring around 100 meters in length, this second cove is a lot more intimate and secluded, a little bit further away from the Cala Blanca parking spots.

On top of that, this section of Cala Blanca is characterised by a long out-stretching stone barrier, acting as a big shield from the outside, and ensuring some of the calmest and most pristine water conditions imaginable! It is perfect for those who want a more intimate feel to their perfect beach day on Cala Blanca.

What makes Cala Blanca even more special and unique is the impressive chalk & sandstone tunnels that connect these two separate coves. Caused by natural erosion, these tunnels measuring a couple of meters across are perfect for some incredible photos, as well as acting as shade and protection from the sun!

Overall, prepare to take some incredible photos in these tunnels, your Instagram followers will thank you for it! Oh... and let’s not forget about the absolutely stunning views of the Montgó mountain that you’ll be able to observe and cherish whilst you’re there!

Perfect for Families

What the protected and sheltered nature of Cala Blanca does is give it tremendous amounts of intimacy and tranquillity compared to other beaches in Javea, and this makes it absolutely perfect for those who want to relax a little bit and enjoy the sun and the peaceful water.

At the same time, it makes it the ideal location for families with smaller children, where you’ll never have to worry about adverse weather, strong currents or waves putting your little ones in danger! You’ll be able to relax on the shoreline enjoying your well-deserved rest and sunshine, all whilst your little ones swim and explore away in the water just a couple of meters from your feet! The perfect family combination!

A brief history of Cala Blanca

Cala Blanca, translating to "White Bay" or "White Cove" in English unsurprisingly gets its name from the symbolic white cliff faces that surround the two little coves.

Parts of the Mediterranean are known for very diverse and dramatic geology (such as that found in Cala Granadella, Cala en Caló and Cala Portixol) and this couldn’t be truer for Cala Blanca. The white rocks at Cala Blanca are partly provoked by a chalk, a sedimentary rock made from calcium carbonate (for those interested – originating from skeletons of planktonic algae that died and sank to the bottom of the ocean during the Cretaceous perioo

These white rocks of Cala Blanca, combined with crystal clear turquoise-blue waters by your feet, create the perfect atmosphere for your beach day out in Javea. You will not be disappointed!

2. Where is Cala Blanca?

Cala Blanca is located just a kilometre and a half away from Javea’s most popular beach, the Arenal. To get there, you will have to take the Avenida de Ultramar Road. If you are coming with GPS, you can equally write in either “Cala Blanca, Javea” (Pay attention, there is also a Cala Blanca in Mallorca!), or more accurately, “Passeig de l’Escala-Empúries”.

Before you arrive to Cala Blanca, you will reach an intersection where you’ll have to turn left and then continue following the road until it ends, at which point you’ll be at Cala Blanca!

If you’re coming from the Arenal, you can take the Avenida de la Libertat Road, the street that runs directly parallel to the Arenal, and it will naturally lead you to Avenida de Ultramar.

Parking near Cala Blanca

There are a few locations and possibilities of parking at Cala Blanca. Below you can find a full guide for parking near Cala Blanca, our recommendations and general information!

  • Cala Blanca Parking

The most obvious and convenient parking at Cala Blanca is the specifically designated parking zone there, known in Spanish as “Aparcamiento Playa Cala Blanca Javea” This is a spacious parking zone, with enough space for around 50 cars.

It is the closest to the beach and very convenient! We would almost certainly recommend for you to find parking here!

  • Cala Blanca Viewpoint (Mirador Cala Blanca)

If you’re looking for a more adventurous way to access Cala Blanca, you could try the Cala Blanca Viewpoint. It is located on the Camí CalaBlanca road, and it has space for around 15 cars. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but because of its secluded and hidden location, you can almost certainly assure that you get a space there!

This is perfect for those who want a bit more of an adventure but is not recommendable for families with pushchairs or lots of beach equipment as you have to walk up & down a few stairs! Overall, one of the best parking spots for Cala Blanca.

  • Roadside parking – Avenida de Ultramar & Calle Atenas

You might find that parking at the two previous locations may be full... Don’t worry, there is a final alternative that is almost the same! There is plenty of roadside parking on both Avenida de Ultramar and Calle Atenas. If you ever see a spot, just squeeze in and park there! Although you may have to walk a little bit further, you will have the benefit of parking in shaded areas!

3. How to make your trip better?

Obviously, you know what you need for your perfect beach day out... nonetheless, we’re here to just remind you about a thing or two that you may want to consider when going to Cala Blanca! We will talk about a list of things to take with you to Cala Blanca, and what time of the day we recommend for you to go and visit!

The main things we would recommend for you to focus on is:

  1. Sun protection – to ensure that you stay safe and protected from the harmful UV sunrays
  2. Beach shoes – as it’s a rocky and pebbly beach, its best to bring some appropriate footwear and stay safe!
  3. Water – Something to keep you hydrated throughout the day!

Best time of the day to visit Cala Blanca?

We would recommend for you to get to Cala Blanca around 09:00-10:00 to ensure yourself the best day possible! Because you arrive earlier than others, you will not have any difficulties parking.

On top of that, you will be able to enjoy the tranquility of the morning with Cala Blanca being less busy that it is later in the day! Equally, you will miss all the harmful UV sunrays that start to come around 14:00-15:00, which is also the hottest part of the day!

In short, we would recommend getting there earlier rather than later to get the most out of your day!

4. Things to do at Cala Blanca

Despite the small size of Cala Blanca, there are countless activities that you can enjoy during your beach day there! Here’s a list of the top things to do in Cala Blanca, Javea!

Snorkelling

The warm, clear, and brilliantly turquoise-blue waters of the Mediterranean Ocean have long been regarded as a fantastic place to enjoy snorkelling and underwater life, and this couldn’t be truer than with Cala Blanca.

So, if you happen to be a water fanatic and enjoy the underwater world as much as we do, this beach is perfect for you!

Cala Blanca has some very impressive underwater rock structures, especially in Cala Blanca’s second cove (the one most distant from the car park), where you’ll be able to find an abundance of life!

So, prepare to immerse yourself in one of the best places for snorkelling, as Cala Blanca will definitely show all of its colours once you put your head under the water and witness all that lays below!

Cliff Jumping

In the first cove of Cala Blanca, you can find a perfect little rock that is tremendous for cliff jumping! Measuring at 1.5 metres, it is perfect for absolutely everyone, from smaller children, to more adventurous individuals who wish to practice some back flips!

Yoga & Exercising

If you’re looking for something different and unique, don’t worry, Cala Blanca has something in store for you! The local town hall of Javea recently renovated the promenade of Cala Blanca which now has some beautiful  flooring!

Facing directly towards the locations of the sunrise, it is perfect for those who wish to meditate under the warm and delicate morning sunlight, or those who wish for the perfect exercise spot!

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5. Other Beaches Nearby to Cala Blanca

Cala Blanca is an absolutely incredible beach, and you’ll surely fall in love with it once you have visited it! Nonetheless, there are countless other beaches in the area that you may be interested in! Here are three of our favourites and those that are closest to Cala Blanca!

Cala Sardinera

This beach can be seen from Cala Blanca, located on the northern point of the Cap Prim cape. It is accessible from the “Mirador Creu del Portixol” where you’ll have to take a short hike amongst beautiful Mediterranean vegetation down a gravel road.

Nonetheless, once you reach the beach, you can expect one of the most exclusive experiences imaginable, a beach that almost no one knows about in Javea! You can read more about Cala Sardinera in our Portixol blog right here!

Cala Del Frances

This is a very secretive cove that is located directly between Cala Blanca and Cala Sardinera! It can be accessed by one of two ways. On the first hand, you can get there by the sea, a short little swim from Cala Blanca. On the other hand, you can access it through a little hidden path from the “Camí CalaBlanca” road that we previously mentioned.

Cala Del Frances is a beautiful little bay that is perfect for snorkelling and experiencing a truly exclusive and unique beach day experience!

Cala Portixol

Transparent turquoise-blue waters reflecting delicate and shimmering rays of sunlight, encompassed by magnificent mountains, local Mediterranean houses and embraced by a stunning island just a glimpse away... it’s no wonder why locals and visitors alike have fallen in love with the beach we nowadays call Cala Portitxol!

6. Additional questions?

Do you have any additional questions about Cala Blanca in Javea? Well, don’t hesitate and ask away! We are more than happy to answer all your questions and queries without issue! So... if you are unsure or uncertain about something, ask away and we’ll always be there to answer your questions! You can contact us via email on info@siestaadvisor.com, or equally on phone & Whatsapp on +34 639 908 367

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