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Benissa
 

Costa Blanca

On the Costa Blanca there is no winter. There are three months of summer and nine months of spring per year. The name \\\\\\\"White Coast\\\\\\\" owes the Costa Blanca equally the striking white chalk rock of Calpe, the Penon de Ifach and the traditional white whitewashed houses, as well as the light from more than 300 days of sunshine per year.


Benissa is a quiet peaceful town and one of the oldest towns at the Costa Blanca. In the Middle Ages the cityscape of Benissa with its old mansions and cobbled alleyways was coined by Spanish builders. However, Benissa owes its name by the Arabs, who once established a settlement here. Along the coast there are beautiful natural bays. Benissa is also known for many very good restaurants serving Mediterranean and Oriental cuisine.

The nearby Sierra Bernia is a wonderful area for walking and is also distinguished by very good and cozy little restaurants.

 

Points of interest in Benissa:

 

Cathedral de la Marina

Monument of Riberero in the heart of the old town of Benissa, represents a praying farm workers

Franciscan Monastery from the 17th century on the outskirts with a small museum in which church treasures the last 300 years

Iglesia de la Purisma Xiquetas The church is considered the symbol of Benissa.

La Lonja, the trading market is the oldest monument of Benissa and dates from the 15th century. Today is the Ethnographic Museum.

 

 

The beaches of Benissa:

 

Benissa - L´Andragó

Towards Calpe at Cap Blanc, right at the Cafe Bar Algas with very nice views of Moraira.

A fairly quiet pebble beach with crystal clear water.

At the beach: parking, restaurants

 

Beaches of Platgetes

If you follow the road towards Calpe, one finds the beaches of Platgetes. Partial sandy beach, partly rocky beach.

At the beach: Parking, Restaurants, Red Cross, beach promenade

 

Cala dels Pinets

The beach of the pines is the nearest beach towards Calpe. The rocky beach is surrounded by villas and bungalows and is visited mainly by divers and nature lovers.

 

Cala Baladrar

A quiet, natural stone beach in Benissa with crystal clear water.

 

Cala de l\\\\\\\'Advocat

The uncrowded, quiet shingle beach below steep cliffs, but is accessible by car and also has a parking.

 

La Fustera

The main beach of Benissa with fine sand and crystal clear water. The beach was completely re-created in 2005. A nature trail leads away from the beach right along the water.

At the beach: parking, Playground, Chiringuito (Snacks, Drinks).