La Cala Granadella It is located in the southernmost part of Jávea and one of the most charming and visits. This small enclave, 160 meters long, is characterized by being a rustic cove with crystalline waters, gravel and ideal for scuba diving.
The cove can be accessed through a road of the same name, which is taken from the Cabo de la Nao Highway, about 2 km approximately before reaching it. The descent by this route passes through the Forest Park of La Granadella. Also, on the same road of Cabo de la Nao there are indications that lead directly to the cove and access to its viewpoint is also signaled.
Its wonderful landscape has made it, for two consecutive years, the best beach in Spain according to a contest conducted by Antena 3 TV.
On the other hand, from the parking lot of the cove begins a hiking route that leads to the Castell Granadella.
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This cove is awarded annually with the blue flag due to its clean, transparent and calm waters and the state of the sea is also indicated. Bathers can also find public and free toilets at their disposal at this beach, as well as a rental service for umbrellas and sun beds (low cost).
For the safety and tranquility of the users, Cala de la Granadella has a maritime surveillance and rescue service from the 15 of June to the 15 of September from Monday to Sunday from 11: 00 to 19: 00 hours.
Transportation on the beach
As we have indicated, you can access by car to the beach, but for a few years, in the months of July and August access is restricted, although from the City Council they provide free public transport to access.
In this period of time, two barriers are installed, one at the top of the road and another on arrival at the beach to indicate at what time the parking lot of the cove is complete, making the descent of the cove when completing the near 200 seats. In this way, citizens who want to access the cove can leave the vehicle in the parking lot located in Guardia Park and there take the tourist train or bus to go down to the Granadella beach.
This free service starts at 11: 00 hours and ends at 20 hours, uninterrupted hours every day of the week.
This cove is one of the best to practice the diving and snorkeling. The beauty of its seabed are known and admired by all fans of this sport since there are also several recommended routes.
The closest route can be accessed directly from the beach, it is of low difficulty and has a depth of -10 meters. Other sports that can be practiced are water skiing or going out with the kayak or canoe to enjoy the beautiful landscapes offered by its cliffs by the sea.
The wind does not bother the beach since it is "hugged" and sheltered by mountains. Therefore it is not the best place to practice sports such as windsurfing, surfing or paddle surfing. If fans want to practice it they can approach the First beach Muntanyar since it is the most suitable for it.
For fun of the smallest a floating platform from which to jump and enjoy a fun bath is installed in the summer months. Other entertainment service is renting canoes and kayaks for trips around the cove. also it offers the rental of hammocks and parasols for sunbathing and enjoying a day at the beach in comfort. Users can park their vehicles in a parking ground right in the vicinity of the beach although it is advisable to go early to secure a place as due to the high saturation of the creek is filled quickly. In addition there is also parking for the disabled.
Another option of outdoor leisure in this area of La Granadella is to make the hiking route that will make you dazzle with magnificent views. Taking the road from the parking lot of the cove you can access a very beautiful hiking trail with unbeatable views of the cove. The purpose of this route is to reach the Granadella Castle, there are the fairly preserved remains of an ancient fortification that served as a defense against the Berber pirate attacks. When you reach the castle you have to turn around the path that has come until you reach the beach again.
The cove has the service of three restaurants:
The three locals have a specialty rice and fresh fish although it is also an ideal place for a snack, a drink or a refreshing ice cream with beautiful views of the cove place. These restaurants are open only in summer but when it comes warmth and good weather (April-May) usually start opening weekends. We found no other type service as shops or hotels to meet a rustic beach away from urban life.
Housing estates and apartments
In the Cala de la Granadella we find the avenue of Tio Català, a road full of houses attached next to each other. These houses were former fishermen who have been passed from generation to generation or have been sold to third parties. Although all the houses are privately owned there are some that are rented to go to spend the summer season. Without a doubt, for those who seek tranquility and be in touch with nature, this is one of the most indicated places.
Down to the cove along the road to Granadella we find a lot of houses and villas many of which are also rented for the entire year or even sold.
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