Cala sardinera

Cala Sardinera blighted by garbage

March 2011
For years people have been calling for the cleaning of the Cala Sardinera, a hidden place, which is always full of garbage, and a negative surprise to the many tourists who visit us. Locals and tourists are accustomed, or perhaps resigned to the fact that although beach cleaning has improved greatly in Xàbia in recent years, the Cala Sardinera is still a pending issue.

The traditional excuse has been that access to it is difficult, either by footpath down from the Portitxol Cross viewing spot, or accessed by sea. However, despite suggestions to make an agreement with the Red Cross or the local police to take a zodic around once a week to clean the cove, it is not cleaned thoroughly nor as often as required.

And all the while tourists and visitors have a terrible impression, especially considering that they are walking through a protected zone which houses plant micro-reserves.
Here is an email from a Swiss tourist who made their complaint through the web site of Xabia's A21 work groups (

"While On holiday in Javea for a few days in March, I visited the beach" Cala sardinera. "
After the walking tour of Cap Prim and beauty of their surroundings, we came down to this cove.
I found a dirty place, far away from the idea of a natural wild beach as you might imagine on a tour of the surroundings of a viewpoint of Javea.
Javea has fantastic beaches, cleanliness and beauty, but this site Cala Sardinera is as real a little black spot as I have seen during my 40 years of visits to Javea.
"Entre tots Xabia neta" is a reality and increasingly improving the quality of Jávea. Do not forget to clean the hidden places. "

PT - Switzerland

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