One of the favourite beaches with visitors and locals alike, offering a view of the small island which shares its name with the beach: Isla de Olla with the imposing Peñón de Ifach in Calpe as its backdrop.
La Barreta Beach
Located on the outskirts of the town of Altea, and forming a kind of small bay alongside Marina Greenwich is Playa de La Barreta. A beautiful beach of pristine water which is the perfect place for a peaceful dip in the sea
La Barreta beach, some 4 kilometres from the village of Altea, has a rustic appearance, and is used mainly by the locals of this fishing district.
It is some 100 metres in length and made up of pebbles, and together with its clean water this makes it ideal for such watersports as diving, as even if the sea is rough and full of seaweed, La Barreta is protected by the harbour and a rocky outcrop, creating a clear, safe area from which to view the amazing seabed.
Very close by, meanwhile, in the harbour, there are bars and restaurants such as "Saltea", where diners can enjoy a wonderful meal with views of the port.
One curiosity is that the physical location of this small beach lies exactly on the Greenwich meridian 00º 00' 00" used to measure longitudes all around the globe.
|Composition||SAND / GRAVEL|
|Services||SUPERVISION, FOOT WASH, CAR PARK|
|Activities||DIVING, SNORKELLING, FISHING, SAILING, KAYAKING, WINDSURFING|
A delightful and peaceful bay of golden sand very close by the marina, home to a fantastic diving centre along with many other amenities. This semi-urban beach allows for a quiet day by the seaside as well as wonderful views of the Peñón de Ifach in Calpe.
Between Bassetes beach and the Peñón de Ifach is the huge bay containing this beach, La Fossa beach, one of the busiest in Calpe, with a whole host of services to offer everyone, along with "Q" tourism quality recognition and a Blue Flag.