Benissa: 4 Km of enchanting coastline, location of some of the most attractive coves on the Costa Blanca.
Between Teulada-Moraira and Calpe we find some of the Costa Blanca’s prettiest coves, forming part of the municipality of Benissa.
Beaches and coves, sandy or rocky, all with limpid waters and perfect for diving and sailing. The largest and busiest of them is Fustera Cove.
- Cap Blanc: bordering the municipal boundary of Teulada-Moraira. This cove nestles at the feet of Cape Blanco and is a quiet, tranquil cove surrounded by pine trees and Mediterranean vegetation, and has crystal clear waters. It affords beautiful panoramic views of the entire Benissa coastline.
- Baladrar Cove: 100 metres long and 25 metres wide. A natural cove of rocks and fine sand with deep turquoise, clean waters, surrounded by pine trees that come down almost to the water’s edge. This cove is ideal for learning to sail and for underwater photography.
- Fustera Cove: 110 metres long and 40 metres wide. It has a maritime conditions information point, access for persons with reduced mobility, public telephone, walkways, toilets, campsite, restaurant, car park, Red Cross post, bus stop, lifeguard, footbath, sports and amusements area and, naturally, the Blue Flag which confirms the quality of its waters and services offered. It is the busiest, most popular cove in the area with fine sand and clean waters. Close by is Fustera Cave, over 10 metres high and offering magnificent panoramic views of the Benissa coastline and Ifach Rock.
- Advocat Cove: a small cove of pebbles and fine sand, at one end of which is a jetty from where we can board yachts or practise fishing; it is also the perfect spot for a meal in the open air looking out over the sea on summer evenings. The cove ends with a 47 metre high cliff, El Cantalar, which plunges into the sea at Punta Fosca. Advocat Cove has a restaurant, car park, access for persons with reduced mobility, footbath and opportunities for practising windsurfing and sailing.
- Pintes: barely 20 metres long, a small cove hidden among pine trees which come down almost to the water’s edge. The perfect place for small children to swim and for scuba diving. South-facing. There is an area near this cove which, in the Middle Ages, was the quarry from where the stones for the buildings in Benissa’s old quarter came.
- La Llobella: one of the most isolated and rural coves on the Benissa coastline. It can be reached by car as far as a small parking area, and from there on foot along a path. This cove is much valued by scuba diving aficionados. It is 100 metres long and 25 metres wide.
- Les Basetes: at the meeting point of the Benissa and Calpe municipal boundaries. Magnificent views of the Ifach Rock. A naturally formed bay with calm waters, perfect for enjoying the sea to the full. Here we find the Les Basetes Nautical Club with 80 moorings for vessels up to 8 metres long, a sailing school, diving centre and options for practising diving, kayaking, windsurfing and catamaran sailing.