Natural Monuments on the Costa Blanca

15.6.21, CH: Most people know the Costa Blanca primarily as a popular holiday region. With its beautiful light-coloured beaches, the bays and the excellent infrastructure for beach holidaymakers, the region attracts numerous tourists every year. What many people don’t know or don’t consider on their beach holidays is that the White Coast also has some natural monuments to offer that are worth admiring and protecting.

The dunes on the Costa Blanca

The dunes on the beaches of the Costa Blanca are one of the natural sights that have become rare. They can be found in the Albufera Natural Park, in the palm tree town of Elche or on the beaches of Oliva. These are not only beautiful to look at, but also provide a habitat for animals such as birds that breed here or numerous plant species. So when visiting a dune, the rule is: don’t leave the boardwalks and paths so as not to destroy and deface the valuable habitat.

The Neptune grass in Dénia

What most tourists probably find rather disgusting, but which really deserves the status of “natural monument”, is the Neptune grass, which can be spotted especially on the beaches of Dénia. Visitors are mainly bothered by the slippery remains of the grass, which sometimes piles up on the beach. Yet the sea grass in the sea ensures clean water and offers many animals a place to live. And: it can store CO2.

The fossil beach Cap Negret and the volcanic rock bay Cala del Soio

The nature reserves in Altea are real treats for the eyes and have rightly been declared natural monuments and nature reserves because of their age and formation. Numerous people who have moved here from Central Europe or other countries to their holiday home in Altea or their holiday flat on the Costa Blanca also enjoy these areas, where nature on the coast still seems to have been little touched.