The Mediterranean beauty of Jávea can be seen from many places, but the 15 viewpoints along its coastline are an unmissable stop. Few people have visited them all, as this is not a hiking route as such, but it is worth marking them on the map to visit them little by little, during the days of your stay in Jávea… and on your next trips! You don’t have to follow them in order and it’s best to go by car from one to the next, although there are stretches that can also be done by bike. Our advice? Don’t be in a hurry and explore the paths that leave from each of them and sometimes connect them.
From north to south, from the Cape of Sant Antoni Natural Park to Granadella, Jávea has 15 viewpoints scattered along its coastline. Will you join us to discover them?
Cap de Sant Antoni viewpoint
This viewpoint is located in the Cabo de San Antonio Natural Reserve, in the Montgó Massif Natural Park, where Jávea meets neighbouring Denia. Here, you can’t miss the views of the entire bay of Jávea and the cliffs from the San Antonio lighthouse, especially at sunset, when the sky is tinged with shades of pink, reddish and purple, depending on the time of year.
Els Molins viewpoint
These windmills, known as Molins de La Plana, began to be built in the 14th century. Nowadays, the remains of several of these constructions, in different states of preservation, guard Jávea from above. From this viewpoint, you can contemplate the Mediterranean Sea lapping at the coast of Jávea, as well as the historic quarter.
Punta de l’Arenal Viewpoint
At the end of one of the most touristy and lively sandy beaches of Jávea, the Arenal, there is a small viewpoint. It is not as spectacular as the rest, because it is not at a high altitude, but if you go to this beach, known for its restaurants and terraces, you can get to know it. There are still the remains of an old Roman fishing factory there, when the salting activity was already part of the economic activity of the time.
Sèquia de la Nòria viewpoint
This viewpoint, also at sea level, is located over the remains of an old Roman irrigation channel: this is where the sea water entered the salt marshes. Take the opportunity to take a dip in this area, known as the Segundo Montañar.
In this area, one of the most natural in Jávea, there is also a viewpoint from where you can see what used to be the tuna trap, where the tuna was fished. When you go to Cala Blanca, take the opportunity to visit the Chiringuito La Caleta… and get lost in the surrounding bays or go snorkelling – don’t forget your slippers!
From this point, the steep cliffs that outline the coastline of Jávea begin to appear. To the north, we leave the Primer and Segundo Montañar, areas of transparent waters where bathing is complicated due to the texture of the rough stone (they were once fossilised dunes) and we can see as far as Cabo de San Antonio. To the south, our view reaches as far as Cap Prim.
From this rough stone cross there are several easy routes: you can walk to Cap Prim, if you take the path on the left, or go down to Cala Portichol (also called Cala Barraca). In front of us is Portichol Island, declared an Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC) because of the Roman sites that have been found there, and which you can reach by kayak, boat or jet ski: it is 300 metres in diameter and is highly coveted for its crystal-clear waters, perfect for diving or snorkelling.
From this viewpoint we can contemplate, from another perspective, the islet, which is of great ecological and scenic value, with its lush meadows of Posidonia oceanica, and also the photogenic Portichol bay from the heights.
This is one of the most spectacular panoramic views of Jávea’s coastline: a balcony overlooking the Mediterranean 150 metres above sea level from where you can admire the coastline, from Cape San Antonio and Cap Prim to Cap Negre. Sit on one of its benches and let the Mediterranean mesmerise you.
Cap Negre Viewpoint
Amidst Mediterranean pine forests, this viewpoint offers a very complete postcard view of what Jávea is: a Mediterranean village, protected by the Montgó Massif, surrounded by nature and dotted with paradisiacal coves.
Cap de la Nau viewpoint
This is the most easterly point of the Valencian coast and, therefore, the closest to Ibiza. Right here is the Faro de la Nao lighthouse, whose surroundings are worth a stroll and, perhaps, to let yourself be surprised by the Mediterranean at one of the tables in the Mirador de Jávea restaurant, which has a privileged terrace.
Here, the brave local fishermen, from Jávea and Poble Nou de Benitatxell, used to use ropes to fish from the walls of these cliffs in the traditional way. Hence the name of this viewpoint (“les pesqueres” are the structures of ropes and reeds), which allows us to contemplate another incomparable view, with the Mediterranean as the protagonist.
One of the most unspoilt coves in Jávea is nudist and preserves its essence intact, but is currently closed due to the danger of landslides. What you can do is observe it from above, from this viewpoint.
Viewpoint of Castell de la Granadella
From here we can already make out the coast of the next village: Benitachell, famous for its spectacular Cala del Moraig. From this ancient watchtower, which was built to defend the Granadella inlet from the incursions of North African pirates, you can see the whole bay.
At the top of one of the most popular bays in Jávea, due to its imposing turquoise colour, is this viewpoint that allows us to marvel at the natural surroundings of Granadella: although the best known is the beach, this Forest Park is a plant micro-reserve with 600 hectares of great botanical richness.