We have decided to sail from Denia all the way to Alicante and pop into a nice bay every day – all depending on the wind direction and swells. Moraira/ Ensenada del Rinconet were our first stop.
It was not a long way to go. We were very surprised with the coastline and the lovely places on our way. Coming from Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca only a few days ago and having been in the prettiest of places for 6 weeks, we knew that we might be slightly disappointed in what was still to be seen on the Spanish coast.
Well, as we arrived in a little bay called Ensenada del Rinconet just next to the town Moraira, I was breathless! The towering beehive development (only a little knop on a hill) in Moraira was just the loveliest building ever! The beaches at Ensenada del Rinconet was bright and white with florescent blue water and no high-rises ! … only really beautiful Spanish homes all along the hill with a massive rock on the point that we have just sailed passed! (To preserve the heritage of the area, the Teulada council passed laws protecting the abundant pine trees and limited the height of buildings.)
Moraira has a lovely marina (also a Club Nautico) and is literally only a few minutes away and Denia a couple of hours away with a speed boat. Within hours it was packed with medium to small size power boats to enjoy the 3 beaches and many rocky coves and inlets frequented by snorkelers and scuba divers.
By sunset they all went back to their berths and we were left with a hand full of boats in this tranquil little bay. We took the dinghy to go to the marina and around the point with a massive rock and plenty of caves and found a girl and her canoe stranded on the ledge (how it got there I cannot fathom!)
We will certainly make this a stop-over again on the way back to Denia! Too beautiful to pass and with good holding for an overnight anchorage!
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