‘La Playa del Arenal’ is a 450m+, golden, sandy beach, known to many as the crowning jewel of Javea. Bestowed with a ‘Blue Flag’ symbolising the environmental quality certificate given by ‘FEE’ guaranteeing optimal water conditions and being the only sandy beach in the area, the Arenal becomes a tourist hotspot in the summer months, acting as the central hub of the municipality. With a vast array of bars, restaurants and clubs, the Arenal supplies everything you could possibly need for the perfect beach day and beyond!
Playa del Arenal is awarded annually with the blue flag, which symbolizes the environmental quality certificate developed by FEE since 1987 and which guarantees the optimal conditions of its waters.
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What to do at Javea Arenal Beach
The ‘Arenal Beach’ is the most popular beach in the whole of Jávea and for good reason. It has everything you could possibly need for a day out in the Sun!
The beach itself has something for all of the family, be it one of the jungle gyms to occupy the kids whilst they’re waiting for their suncream to set in, or the umbrella and sunbed rental for the parents wanting to keep working on their golden tan. There are also activities in which the whole family can participate together, such as volleyball on one of the dedicated sand courts or perhaps a game of beach football using the goals at the North end of the beach.
You can also find watersports rental on the Arenal beach including kayaks, paddleboards, pedalos and more! Other services on the beach include a tourist information office as well as an area dedicated to assisted bathing for people with reduced mobility. Run by the Red Cross, this area has technical equipment such as amphibious chairs and crutches, as well as accessible toilets to ensure EVERYONE can enjoy their day at the beach!
In the summer season, the beach tends to get so busy that it requires constant surveillance from the local lifeguards for the safety of the public. It’s during these months that on occasion the ‘Vora la Mar’ may be open to the public. This is an open air cinema located on the beach itself, that shows classic hit films in a unique environment. The cinema has not been opened in recent years due to COVID-19, however if and when it does re-open, and you get the opportunity to attend… do so, as you will neither forget nor regret it!
Off of the beach and onto the Arenal’s promenade, you can find a vast array of services. With restaurants ranging from classic Mediterranean cuisine to Italian and sushi, once again there’s something for everyone. As well as restaurants, the Arenal is also home to a selection of pubs and clubs for when the Sun goes down and the dancing shoes come out! There are also hotels located on the Parador at the end of the Arenal, in a prime location with spectacular views and beautifully manicured gardens, just another way to enjoy Jávea in style! During the busier times of the year, you will also find pop up stalls along the promenade, selling everything from trinkets and knick knacks to leather goods and handbags. Perfect for gifts to take back for the family!
On the backside of the Arenal you will find multiple cafés such as Nostro and Austriaco, with high quality coffee and food, perfect for breakfast or perhaps a lunch date. You can also find fashion shops including Mercury and Lacoste, ideal for getting a new outfit before your big night out! Transport to and from the Arenal can be arranged in a variety of ways depending on the situation. If the plan is to explore Jávea, perhaps the tourist train would be a clever option, as a fun, informative means of getting about.
It stops at the South end of the Arenal in the large parking lot and can be easily spotted due to its vibrant blue and yellow colours. Alternatively, the Toscamar bus service operates all year round, performing a circuit of Jávea. The schedule for which can be found through the link at the bottom of the page. If you desire a more direct method of transport, there is a taxi rank on the main road on the back of the Arenal that is manned throughout the day and night.
Top tips for Javea Arenal Beach
GET THERE EARLY!
- This beach can get very busy in the heights of summer, so get there early to secure your spot! There is also a low cost umbrella and sunbed rental, to raise your beach day to the next level!
BRING FLIP FLOPS!
- The hot sand of the beach will leave you performing the crab walk before you know it! We would definitely recommend bringing some form of foot protection! A pair of flip flops should suffice!
How to get to Javea Arenal Beach
The Arenal Beach is located just over 150m away from the Blanca Cars Office. To get there from the office one must…
Head NorthEast on the ‘Avenida Arenal’ and take any exit on the roundabout as any available parking space will be suitable.
Arenal area in Javea
Arenal in Javea in Spain is the area located next to the main sandy beach of Javea. El Arenal is the town’s main tourist centre with many services such as restaurants of local and international cuisine, shops, bars and the Tennis Club. In Arenal in Javea you will also find beautiful residential apartments and bungalows with communal pool and gardens within walking distance of the sea.
At the promenade along Arenal beach you can find all kinds of shops and also there is a large number of apartmentbuildings that reach 100% occupancy in the summer months and a wide variety of restaurants. The Canal de La Fontana is another attraction of this area and has Marina Nou Fontana which is a unique nautical facility with almost 500 moorings designed for boats. It also has a nautical school and the possibility of practicing your favorite water sports.
This district has undergone major growth in recent years. In its northern end, there was a major Roman settlement, where the Parador de Turismo de Xàbia is now located. In the northern part is the Parador hotel that provides a special touch with its gardens and in its southern part is the Punta del Castell viewpoint.. View properties for sale in Javea Arenal
Other beaches in Javea
- El Arenal Beach
- Cala Portichol beach
- La Grava beach
- Cala Sardinera beach
- Cala Blanca beach
- Cala Ambolo beach
- Cala Tango beach
- Primer Muntanyar
- The Segon Muntanyar
- Cala Barraca o Portitxol
- Cala La Granadella
- Playa del Pope o del Tangó
- Cala del Ministro
- Nudist beach in Javea