Following the road from Javea to the Cape of la Nau one reaches the Arenal beach which is situated in the centre of the bay. At its northern end is Punta de l´Arenal where the Costa Blanca Parador hotel is situated. This beach is without doubt the best known and most visited by bathers, being the only one in the local area formed by sand and the Arenal has experienced major growth in recent years.
The Arenal offers sun, sand and sea, which dominates much of the Costa Blanca and caters for the holiday maker. It is undoubtedly the counterpoint to the rugged natural beauty of javea somewhere between the houses of the old town and the port, and the residential areas which are situated in the thick pine woods of the capes Prim, Negre and La Nau, Ambolo and Granadella.
In spite of the urban pressure, the Arenal preserves a general harmony with its apartment blocks of limited height and well structured roads. Along the promenade there is a commercial leisure complex, nerve centre of the area especially during the summer months. Summer nights on the Arenal are extraordinarily bustling and lively, the usual meeting point for young people around the shops, bars and restaurants.