Do you know the best coves in Calpe to go with children? Activities near the sea for the whole family are one of the most fun options to enjoy Calpe and have a great time with the little ones… Without spending extra money!
Calpe is one of the favourite destinations on the Costa Blanca, especially famous for its imposing Peñon de Ifach, which gives the landscape and its beaches a very unique backdrop. This beautiful region is full of beaches of fine white sand and coves of pebbles and turquoise waters. Do you want to know them all? Read on!
The best coves in Calpe
Discover the best coves of Calpe’s 13 kilometres of coastline!
On your visit to the east coast, we want you to discover the best places to lose yourself in the peace and quiet and the long hours of sunshine that the Mediterranean gives us. We start with the coves that go from Calpe in the direction of Benissa, once we have passed the beach of La Fossa.
From Calpe to Benissa
Perfect for snorkelling, this beach is located at the end of the promenade of the Fossa beach. As it is a bit more secluded, even in the middle of summer it is not very crowded and with luck you can find a good place to spend the day with the children.
It has two access areas, one down the ramp to the small sandy beach and the other down the stairs to an area covered with dry seaweed where you can lie under a natural stone roof.
La Calalga is a cove with very calm waters and fine sand, perfect for enjoying a peaceful swim! It also has the services of a beach, such as lifeguard and footbaths.
We recommend wearing water shoes because there are rocks to enter the sea, but once inside the sea the temperature is ideal.
Following the Benissa ecological path, we find the Cala del Mallorquí cove, next to Calalga.
It is a very small cove, just 80 metres long, made of rocks and gravel, but practically untouched, with incredibly clear waters, perfect for snorkelling!
It is easily accessible via a wooden staircase leading down from the pathway – the kids will have a great time!
The Bassetes Cove
A beautiful spot with crystal clear waters. Between Benissa and Calpe you will find Cala de les Bassetes.
This cove has posidonia sea beds, so get your snorkelling goggles ready to explore the marine life of this immense natural gift. Another fun activity for the whole family in this area is paddle surfing, ideal for the calm waters.
You can walk there from Calpe if you follow the Paseo Ecológico that goes all the way to Benissa, a beautiful path to visit with the whole family.
From La Fossa towards Puerto Blanco
We haven’t finished yet! Will you have time to visit all the coves of Calpe? Booties in the beach bag, please!
Here we show you what we can find from Playa de la Fossa to Puerto Blanco. Are you ready?
At the foot of the Peñón de Ifach, we find the Cala del Penyal, where nature is the protagonist. It is a naturist cove, which can be reached via a small path on the north face of the Rock.
In addition to its easy access on foot, it is also perfect for fishing or anchoring if you have a small boat.
Have you ever explored an underwater trail? This cove is beautiful and without a doubt one of the best coves in Calpe, so get ready for a unique experience!
Indeed, Cala el Racó has an underwater trail that you can follow while diving. You will find signposted panels on buoys and signs with information on the species and animals that you can greet on your dive.
Cala el Racó is located just on the other side of the rock, opposite the port of Calpe. This is also the starting point of the Príncipe de Asturias ecological promenade, perfect for when the sun’s rays lose some of their intensity.
One more detail! This cove has a lifeguard service and flags indicating the state of the sea for bathing.
Morelló Cove and the Baños de la Reina (Queen’s Baths)
At the foot of the Infanta Elena promenade, between the urban beach of Calpe and Cala Morelló, are the Baños de la Reina (Queen’s Baths).
The Baños de la Reina are part of the Roman remains of a site dating back to the 1st-3rd century BC. Can you imagine bathing in a Roman-era building? There are still six rafts that were once used for fish farming.
It is a real pleasure to swim in these little pools. The water breaks just on the other side of the sea rock wall. The water flows in and out and this current is what keeps it crystal clear, and the floor is made of sand that has entered very little by little.
Cala la Manzanera is snorkelling and architecture! This cove is located next to the buildings built by the architect Ricardo Bofill, an icon of the 1970s.
An ideal cove for diving and snorkelling due to the stupendous ecosystem of its seabed.
Puerto Blanco Cove
Near the Puerto Blanco Marina we find a small cove of barely 100 metres, but with impressive views of the Peñón de Ifach and Calpe.
It is a cove of fine sand with rocky areas and all the necessary services for a comfortable day at the beach: toilets, footbaths, lifeguards, walkways… In the evenings, in summer, small concerts are organised.
Les Urques Cove
Your dogs are welcome! Located at the end of the marina of Puerto Blanco, Cala les Urques is perfect to visit also with your pets.
If you go on a family excursion with kayaks, you can access Cala Gasparet! It is a cove of pebbles, which can only be accessed by sea. It has lifeguards and lifeguards.
Discover magical spots where swimming and diving are unforgettable experiences for the whole family!
At Camping Villasol there are endless things to do in the area and a visit to the best coves in Calpe with children is one of them. We would love to recommend you the best destinations and experiences, we are waiting for you!