BEST SPOTS AND ANCHORAGE FROM VALENCIA TO SOUTH COAST
Amongst all the wonders that Spain has to offer, the Spanish east coast
Spain’s east coast is sure to delight you and make your holiday unforgettable. Take a boat trip along the coast from the beautiful city of Valencia and head down to the beaches, anchorages and turquoise waters of southern Spain to visit the most beautiful spots
Here at QuickSail Charter, we’ve put together a guide to the must-see destinations when you rent a sailboat from Valencia.
This is the first major city on the coast from Valencia and is quickly accessible. With a population of around 80,000 people, Gandía is a small tourist town with beautiful beaches, a well-protected marina and a well-developed public transport network to get you around without any problems.
It is also the city where the Fideuá was born, a typical Spanish dish, a must after the paella!
Accessible in less than a day by sailboat if the conditions are good, Denia is a small but very touristic town located on the coast just before the cape of San Antonio.
Known worldwide for its gastronomy, the city is even part of the select club of «creative cities of gastronomy» at UNESCO. Considered one of the most festive cities in Europe, Denia is also a city known for its historical and cultural heritage
Jávea is a municipality of the Valencian Community located in a bay between Cap de San Antonio and Cap Martí, in the far east of Spain. A large beach stretches along the coast to the small port of Xàbia.
If you have the time and inclination, go to the top of one of the two capes that surround the bay of Jávea to get a great view of the coast.
Jávea is a small town whose economy has recently been oriented towards tourism, although agriculture and fishing are still very present.
If you prefer a quiet anchorage in a cove rather than in the harbour, head across the bay to Cala Sardinera. A deserted rocky beach where a few sailing boats take the opportunity to drop anchor.
Further south of Cabo del Prime, on the coast, the small town of Moraira is well known to international tourists for its small port and the Golden Cape that protects it.
In addition to its harbour, the small bay offers a mooring for boats at the foot of the Golden Cape, opposite the lively Moraira beach.
Further south down the coast, Calpe is a town of about 23,000 inhabitants famous for its huge rock at the end of a rocky outcrop visible from anywhere in town.
It has a natural park and large beaches with clear blue waters on either side of the huge 332 metre high Ifach rock, the symbol of the «Costa Blanca».
The last big city of the Valencian Community with Torrevieja, Alicante is a city quite popular for its beauty and charm. Very pleasant, it is overlooked by a rocky mass on top of which is built the «Castillo de Santa Bárbara».
Smaller than Valencia, the city still has a population of around 340,000 but is well served by metro, tram and bus lines to most parts of the city. The seaside is said to be beautiful and very pleasant and the city has many historic buildings, a large harbour and a large marina directly in the city centre, perfect for your sailing trip.
For sailing enthusiasts, the city is a major partner in the famous Volvo Ocean Race.
Mar Menor :
The Mar Menor is a saltwater lagoon in the Mediterranean Sea located in the region of Murcia, in south-eastern Spain. It is the largest Spanish lagoon, whose environmental values have earned it protection. Its special characteristics make it a very important tourist destination.
It is a destination for sailing boats located between Torreviaje and Cartagene, next to the Cape of Palos.
The large bar of land separating it from the sea is inhabited and built upon, and there are several small ports and marinas.
Outside the lagoon, you can sail around the nearby islet Hormigas and observe its small lighthouse.
With all these destinations, you will have visited and walked along the «Costa Blanca», the «Costa Calida» and part of the «Costa Almeria». Not bad!
And if you don’t feel like going that far on your own, or if you have just obtained your sailing licence, you can always rent a sailing boat with a skipper to accompany you on your cruise.
So, what are you waiting for? Rent a sailboat in Valencia and discover !