The Times has included one of Alicante’s picture-postcard beaches among its Spanish top-10. Noting that “Spain’s sultry beaches have been beguiling holidaymakers for decades”, the newspaper’s travel team named 10 of their favourites, including Platja de Cala Granadella on the Costa Blanca.
Located in a small cove on the edge of Xàbia (the official Valencian name for Jávea in “castellano”), the beach is ideal for those wanting to avoid Alicante’s more popular seaside areas but still be dazzled by the Mediterranean resort’s rocky cliffs, white sands and turquoise waters.
According to The Times, “Locals still flock here for the blue sun loungers, thatched parasols and fresh paella concocted at the restaurant behind the beach. Pack aqua shoes to protect your soles from the gravel seabed and, once you’ve dried off, take a seat in the shade of the pine trees at the restaurant and bar behind the beach.”
The other Spanish beaches included in the The Times’ top-10 are:
- Barayo, Asturias
- Playa de Castilla, Costa de la Luz (Cádiz)
- Cala Pedrosa, Costa Brava
- Praia de Figueiras, Cies Islands (Galicia)
- Platja Illetes, Formentera
- Playa de los Genoveses, Cabo de Gata (Almería)
- Trebaluger, Menorca
- Platja Gran, Costa Brava
- Platja de Alcudia, Mallorca