Javea Capes - Xabia

Javea cannot be understood without its capes, from Sant Antoni to La Nau, passing by Prim, Sant Martí and Negre. The first, facing north northeast, not only points at the sea but also protects its marine reserve.

Sant Antoni is the abrupt end of the base of Montgó which reaches the Mediterranean with cliffs over 160 metres high. The Lighthouse, which can be seen from 42 miles away and which is situated at a height of 142 metres, is a wonderful excuse for an excursion to Sant Antoni. If this cape captures Montgó, that of La Nau dares to confront the Mediterranean. It is the most prominent point of the coast and marks the limit between the gulfs of Valencia and Alicante.

Whilst Granadella jealously hides its natural charms, the coast of Javea does not cease to surprise. On the way from Sant Antoni to La Nau is Cap Prim, an ideal place for walking. The island of Portixol emerges, the allegory of a stranded barge, incapable of overcoming the challenge of the coast. Cap Negre interrupts and after crossing La Nau we approach another island.

The most characteristic beach is that of the Arenal, one of Javea main tourist attractions, situated between the two Muntanyar areas. At its northern point is the Punta del Arenal where the Parador hotel can be found. It is most popular beach and the most accessible area of the coast. Other beaches of shingle or rocks are Tangó, next to the cape of Sant Antoni; la Grava, next to the fishing port, and the adjoining Benissero beach.

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