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El Arenal Beach, Javea – For the Wheelchair User

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Access to El Arenal Beach for the Wheelchair User

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Accessing the Sand in a Wheelchair User

The accessibility to Arenal Beach depends upon your ability. For the independent wheelchair user, there are ramps down to the beach that lead to wooden gangways accessible for wheelchair users. Not perfect for independent wheelchair users but for the adventurous among you, you can access the beach and almost reach the sea without requiring support. These ramps for wheelchair users are never perfect but they can be accessible.

Disability Water Aids

Parking for the wheelchair User at El Arenal Beach, Javea

Javea Av Del Med disabled parking space free in height of summer

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Wheelchair user access behind El Arenal Beach

General Information For All Visitors

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You can truly spend the whole day at Arenal Beach. There are bicycle hire shops for children and an abundance of restaurants and shops in a small compact area.

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For an independent wheelchair user, it is an ideal location for free access to nearly everything there. Fantastic!

For other beaches in Javea, take a look here:

https://www.aplaceinjavea.com/guide/javea_beach_guide

Be careful as not all of them are as accessible as Arenal.

If you would like to check out some other places to visit for wheelchair users in and around Javea then take a look here.

https://accessiblejavea.com/category/things-to-do/

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Cala Blanca Beach – Wheelchair Accessible Route

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Accessible Pathway for a Wheelchair User to Cala Blanca Beach

Are you looking for a wheelchair accessible route to Cala Blanca?  It is a pathway which is easily accessible and has a short flat accessible promenade once you get there. It is nice on holiday to explore these places and sometimes finding a route which is accessible can be a challenge.  The wheelchair accessible route from El Arenal and Cala Blanca beach is relatively flat and has been recently paved so I’m told that its a smooth ride. There is no cycle track here but the road and pavements are generally quiet and an enjoyable ride. It is an accessible path for electric wheelchairs and independent wheelchair users with a trike/cycle attachment.  If you are pushing a wheelchair or pushing yourself along this route then it is also possible but I would not recommend it in the height of summer in Javea.

An Accessible Route in Javea

The first part of the Wheelchair accessible route to Cala Blanca Beach begins at the end of Arenal Beach.  You need to leave the promenade at the end near to the currently closed MasyMas supermarket.   Secondly, go through the carpark and make your way to Avenida De La Libertat.  As you reach the main road, cross over and turn left. In this part of the  there is a small steep hill and this is the most challenging part for an independent wheelchair user.  Once you have reached the top of this hill, the rest of the  accessible route is flat.

The Pathway to Cala Blanca is Wheelchair accessible although not as pretty as the route to the port but the views at Cala Blanca are well worth it.  You ride behind the the properties that are first inline to the rustic beaches. But occasionally there are gaps between the properties and short roads leading down to the sea. These roads could be steep for some wheelchair users but worth a little look.

Feeling Adventurous in your Wheelchair?

For for those able bodied, non-wheelchair users, it is possible to walk across the rocky beach but not possible for wheelchair users. If you are feeling adventurous, the third road to the left leads to a makeshift semi-accessible  pathway.  Someone has tarmacked a narrow path that leads to the sea which are not ideal for a wheelchair but a great secret. If you want to get really close to the sea then go for it!.

Once you have reached the end of the accessible course, you will arrive at Cala Blanca. Should the route be too challenging for some then there is a disabled parking space should you need it.

Cala Blanca, Javea is a must see. A beautiful little cove with boats bobbing in the sea and people swimming and snorkelling or clambering over the rocks to the caves beyond. In reaching the end of the short promenade, the paths ends and as does the accessibility, I’m afraid. Finally, there is no disabled toilet at Cala Blanca. It doesn’t stop us visiting though and we often cycle/trike down there and spend some time watching the boats and taking it in.  The ride is approximately 2.2km.

Enjoy this route? Check out the accessible route to Javea Port.

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Javea Port – A Wheelchair Accessible Route

If you have a wheelchair attachment or trike, then this wheelchair accessible route to Javea Port is a must. It starts at El Arenal or can be reversed and start at Javea Port! Its relatively flat and follows the coastline passing a more rustic beach.  Is a beautiful ride /trike and you can take your time, with the waves in the distance and the sun in your face.

A Wheelchair Accessible Route to Javea Port

Head towards the Parador Hotel along this flat road and walk across the bridge over the canal

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A nice flat walk

Cross the bridge over the canal and keep going or drop down on the right hand side and explore the canal first.

There is a designated cycle track here which makes it a nice leisurely route without the worry of traffic. Also this year, the council are trialing taking up part of the road for walkers and cyclists.

The route is approximately 2.5km and with very little incline.  For able-bodied friends and relatives, bicycles can be hired from Xabia’s bikes. Read my blog here.

There are restaurants and bars along this stretch so you can stop for a break should you need it. In the summer months you can visit the  chiringuitos (temporary bars) facing the sea. Access to these bars is mixed and an independent wheelchair user might need assistance across the rough ground and into the platform.

Disabled access toilet at Mintt Javea
Disabled access toilet, Mintt

I hope that all of these  bars have a disabled access toilet but I haven’t visited them all so I cannot say for certain. I know that Mintt does have.   As I have stated in previous blogs, the port has some steep inclines and awkwardly cambered pathways but the area nearest the sea and Avenida Ray Jaime 1 is relatively flat and has a really nice spanish feel about it. In  the summer they have a small tourist market here in the evenings.

More Views of the Port, Javea

Don’t miss this accessible cycle/trike ride. Its a must see.

Enjoyed this? Read my blog for the trike trip to Cala Blanca

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Need help with your wheelchair?

Xabia's Bikes, Javea Wheelchair support

I would not hesitate in recommending Xabia’s Bikes for any problems with bicycles or wheelchairs, trikes or motorized accessible equipment. The staff are very professional and will try to help with anything. We have visited Xabia’s bike shop several times while we have been living in Javea.

Accessibility

Their disability ramp is on the left hand side as you enter the shop. It is quite narrow and would be a challenge for larger wheelchairs. The disabled ramp can be cluttered sometimes but the staff are very helpful and will jump to move any obstructions.

Wheelchair Puncture

We visited for the first time with regular wheelchair puncture and it was given priority and fixed very quickly. Explaining issues in Spanish can be a challenge but we got by and for more complicated disability issues, there was someone who spoke English. With sign language and some help from google, we got by.

Handcycle adjustment

Our second visit, involved adjusting our disability hand-cycle. Rob had had it fitted in the UK but it wasn’t quite right and so we had been sent a longer chain. Once again, they fitted it quickly and we picked it up the next day. Also, we recommended it to a friend of ours visiting Javea who hand cycles professionally. We know that they used them during their trip and also hired bikes for able-bodies travellers too.

The following is taken from Xabia.com [Source: Xabia.com]

The Xabia’s Bike has a wide professionalism and experience, so they offer you the best advice when buying your bike. The best brands, both national and international, in mountain and road bikes are in Xabia’s Bike and also have electric bicycles.

Xabia’s Bike also carries out the after-sales and repair service, offering you the best deal. And, because of the purchase of the bicycle, all revisions and labor are free for life.  And if what you want is a personalized and different bike, trust Xabia’s bike and you will have the bike that best suits your needs.

You will find them on Lepanto Avenue, 5 in the port of Jávea.

Need more information? Visit their site Xabiasbikes.com.

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