Category Archives: Cabo de la Nao

Spain – May 2011 (Part 1)

This is the start of 3 blogs on our recent week on the Spanish Costa Blanca.  Given we stayed at the same place, we were keen to explore new beaches – this did mean more time spent driving up and down the AP7 and N332 – but was worth it.

A beach we visited for the first time was Playa El Ambolo.

Playa El Ambolo, Jávea (Xàbia)


Getting to the beach was a little difficult (due to the Spaniards fondness for lack of road signs!) but essentially you need to get out of Javea on the CV742.  The beach is located south of Cabo de la Nao and in front of the Descubridor Island.

You can park you car at the top of the access road at the back of some residential properties.  Due to rock falls you cannot drive down as close to the beach as you could have done previously.  Keep clear from the steep sides as well.  Walk down the steep track and on your left are wooden steps leading you down to the beach.


The beach is picture perfect and located in a beautiful spot.  There are some gorgeous houses on the cliff and we were very jealous of the people living there – what must people do to afford a place like that?!

The beach is very rocky with large pebbles.  We made the mistake of not taking anything inflatable to lie on – big mistake! There were small areas of sand but these were already taken by other beach users.

All beach users were naked and was fairly mixed – one young family, few couples and one or two single men.

Sadly. the sea was quite rough when we were there so I cannot comment on the snorkeling although as we were leaving 3 lads had arrived to go scuba diving and the beach is mentioned on various websites so it must be good.

There was some talk on the beach that someone was trying to break into people’s cars so be warned that this may be a regular problem.  I walked up the steep road back the car to check but saw nothing.  At least it was good to know that people were looking out for each other!

Overall we would recommend this beach if you are in this part of the world.

If any of you have been to this beach we would love to hear your views.

If any of you have stayed in any nudist friendly properties in the Javea area let us know!