Today we propose a walking route around the coast of Benissa in the northern part of the Costa Blanca. This route allows you to enjoy the beautiful nature and even enjoy a dip in the sea.
How to get to Benissa?
You find the town of Benissa between Calpe and Moraira. The town center is situated a few kilometers inland, but this route starts at the local tourist beach office at the CV-746. This is the main coastal road from Calpe to Moraira. To get there you need to exit the Ap-7 motorway in Benissa, turn onto the N-332 and take the CV-745 at the roundabout in front of the Mercadona supermarket. The CV-745 leads you through a large residential area to the CV-746 coastal road. At this junction, you go south in the direction of Calpe.
This particular route is a so-called Ecological Route and has two different parts. Both parts start at this tourist office and they offer maps to make it easier. They also provide the necessary information on their website. There is plenty of parking space to leave your car here and decide which part of the route you want to enjoy first. Unfortunately, they decided that is route is not allowed for dogs as you can see indicated on one of the information panels at the beginning. However, the route is just 4 kilometers long and offers plenty of shades. Therefore, it is a perfect route to walk with children.
The northern part
The first stop after leaving the tourist office behind us is Fustera Beach. A family beach with fine sand crystal clear water.
We continue the path and reach Cala dels Pinets, a small and savage cove with an interesting geological history. The next cove is also very rocky and difficult to access and very quiet. Therefore it is perfectly suited to practice watersports. From here we return to the tourist office for the southern part of the route.
The southern part
This part of the route takes us from the tourist office down to the Bahia de les Basettes towards the marine with the same name. This bit of the route is only half a kilometer long. However, at the marina, the route continues further south onto the Ecological route that leads all the way to Calpe. But more about that in another Blog.
It is a short, nice and interesting route, with plenty of information sign along the way. These tell about the different aspects of the local culture, the history and the botanic and geological richness of the area. The route is perfectly suited to walk with the whole family. As always, we recommend you bring your camera to take pictures of the landscape.
If you want to know what else you can do in Benissa why not read our “A day in Benissa” Blog?
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