From the south The low promontory of Cabo de la Huerta, backed by Monte de las Matas (190m), is conspicuous. Give the headland ¡AM berth as an underwater reef runs out SE-ly from it. The coast northwards is low, flat and dull with a long, sandy beach and seaside villages backed by high-rise buildings.
The (usually dry) mouth of the Rio Montenegre (or de Castella) is just S of Punta del Rio which is low and flat but has a group of high-rise buildings. The harbour
can be recognised by a grey/black tower block with red sun blinds on its SW side and an old tower with 2 creamy coloured high rise buildings to its NW. From the north The harbour and town of Villajoyosa are easily recognised. The coast to S is of broken cliffs with small coves and small hills inland. La Illeta is quite low and inconspicuous but the harbour can be recognised by the 2 creamy-coloured high-rise buildings to the NW of the old tower and harbour.
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