‘La Playa Primer Muntanyar’, also known as ‘the Beach of the First Mountain’ is a rough stone beach, stretching just under 2km. This beach offers some of the most mesmerizing, expansive views in the whole of Javea, especially for sunrise! Traditionally, the beach’s nickname is ‘The Dawn of Spain’. Although the ‘La Playa Primer Muntanyar’ is not actually the most Northern point of the country, nor the first to be lit by the light of the sun, it still keeps this nickname, due to the astounding view every morning!
What to do at La Playa Primer Muntanyar?
Due to the usually calm waters located along the beach’s edge, it makes it a popular spot for surfers, paddleboarders and others to practice their watersports. There are multiple local companies, from which you are able to rent the necessary equipment to join in and ride the waves! If watersports isn’t your thing, never fear, sunbed and umbrella rental is here!
Offered on the beach at a fair rate, you can keep your cooler box out of the sun and keep your bum off the rocks! If you start to get a little peckish, there are a variety of restaurants scattered along the road at the back of the beach and in the summer months, there are also multiple pop up beach bars known as ‘Chiringuitos’ located along the beach, at which you can sit back with a freshly made mojito and enjoy the spectacular view in front of you!
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Video La Playa Primer Muntanyar
Top Tips for La Playa Primer Muntanyar
THE EARLY BIRD – This beach in Javea is famous for its spectacular view of the rising Sun, so be sure to set your alarm one morning and make it to the beach in time for it… you will not regret it!
BRING PROPER FOOTWEAR – The rough and rocky, uneven stone ground should not be taken lightly. Suitable footwear is a must when wanting to make the most of this beach. A cheap pair of rock shoes won’t only help when crossing the rocky beach, but also when entering and exiting the sea, which can at times prove difficult depending on the tide and roughness of the waters.
HAVE A TIPPLE – All of the pop up bars along the beach in the summer time are privately owned, and have high rental costs. So really, in having a cocktail under the hot Spanish Sun, you’re actually doing a responsible thing and helping out a local business! Double win!
How to get to La Playa Primer Muntanyar
‘La Playa Primer Muntanyar’ is located just a few hundred meters NorthWest of the Arenal Beach, at the far end of ‘The Ministers Creek’. To get there from the Blanca Cars office one must…
Head southwest on the ‘Avenida Arenal’ and take the 1st exit on the roundabout joining ‘Ctra. del Cap de la Nau Pla’, then take the 2nd exit on the following roundabout and continue straight. At the next roundabout take the first exit joining ‘C. Florencia’. At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit joining ‘Cl. Genova’. Once on this road continue straight, at which point any of the turnings to your right hand side will be suitable for parking as ‘La Playa Primer Muntanyar’ is on the next road across!
Javea port area
Javea Port is well worth a visit. It boasts many shops, restaurants, (tapas) bars and the pretty La Grava peble beach alongside the promenade lined with lovely palmtrees in a relaxed atmosphere. The sculptures on the promenade are changed every year. Located at the north end of the promenade, Javea’s marina still functions as a fishing port with the fishing fleet arriving back in port at least once a day and yachts moored in the same vicinity. A market opens to sell the fresh produce caught by the fishermen. Walk past the harbour and ‘Club Náutico’ and you will come to the small beach named ‘Playa del Pope’ or ‘Playa del Tangó. View properties for sale in Javea port
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