▷ Queen's Baths 🌊

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The Queen's Baths are a group of 6 fish farms dating from Roman times, which were carved out of this rocky area of the coast. They were used to breed and supply fresh fish to the people of the time and now we can enjoy them as natural pools where we can refresh ourselves protected from the waves.

Detalle de las piscifactorias. Se aprecia perfectamente la separación entre ellas y los conductos que las comunican. Se observa la torre del molino del Morelló que aún se mantiene en pie.

Its name comes from the fact that in ancient times it was thought that these pools belonged to a Moorish queen, and this is how it has remained until the present day. There is a staircase that allows access from the promenade that runs along this part of the bay of Calpe. It starts at the Arenal Bol beach, passes through the Morelló cove, very close to this enclave and reaches the Cantal Roig beach, next to the fishing and nautical port, at the foot of the colossal Peñón de Ifach.

The areas next to the pools have areas of flat carved rock that we can use to lie down, and yes, it is better to bring a thick towel to be more comfortable. We recommend the use of booties to walk around the area and access the water more comfortably and without the danger of hurting ourselves with some rocks that the erosion of the sea has sharpened.

Panorámica de las piscinas naturales y el Peñón de Ifach.

This is a perfect place to snorkel and go through the channels that connect with the sea and walk along this rocky part of the coast, which normally has crystal-clear waters and watch the fish that today can enter and leave the pools freely.

These fish farms were connected to each other and to the sea by means of conduits. They had gates made of bronze or lead that allowed the water to enter but prevented the fish from escaping and probably had different species separated in each of the rooms.

Captura aérea de parte del yacimiento de los Baños de la Reina. Se conserva en pie el molino del Morelló.

They are part of an archaeological site consisting of a luxurious Roman palace with a circular courtyard, eight rooms and baths. It is one of the most important found in all of Roman Hispania and is located just across the promenade. The marble decorations and the precious mosaics found indicate that the inhabitant had a high economic level and today some of them are exhibited in the archaeological museum MARQ in Alicante.

So if you want to take a refreshing bath surrounded by a historic enclave, this is the place for you.

If you want to stay here, we have chosen several accommodations near Queen's Baths so you can feel the breeze and the smell of the sea. You have the hotels Bernia al Mar 9A, Port Europa, RH Ifachgeneral.i Porto Calpe. Also in private flats such as Rubino 5C, Galtor 6, Calpe, Les yeux dans le bleugeneral.i Ifac.

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Queen's Baths - Views of the Peñón de Ifach. Area of carved rock.
Views of the Peñón de Ifach. Area of carved rock.
Queen's Baths - Fish farms with the Gelada mountain and Cape Toix in the background.
Fish farms with the Gelada mountain and Cape Toix in the background.
Queen's Baths - Panoramic view of the fish farms and the rock of Ifach
Panoramic view of the fish farms and the rock of Ifach
Queen's baths - Panoramic view of the fish farms. You can see part of the area where you can lie in the sun.
Panoramic view of the fish farms. You can see part of the area where you can lie in the sun.
Queen's Baths - Panoramic view of the fish farms and the rock of Ifach
Panoramic view of the fish farms and the rock of Ifach
Queen's baths - Aerial view of part of the Baños de la Reina site. The Morelló mill is still standing.
Aerial view of part of the Baños de la Reina site. The Morelló mill is still standing.
Queen's baths - Aerial view of the circular palace of Roman Hypania. 
Aerial view of the circular palace of Roman Hypania. 

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FAQ's

What hotels or accommodation can I find in Queen's Baths?

Here is a list of hotels, flats and other accommodation near Queen's Baths.

  • Booking accommodation in Calpe
  • Hotel Port Europa
  • Hotel Porto Calpe
  • Hotel RH Ifach
  • Apartment Rubino
  • Apartment Rubino 5C
  • Apartment Rubino 13 B
  • Hotel Bernia al Mar 9A
  • Apartment Realet
  • Apartment Friends La Reina
  • Apartment Les yeux dans le bleu
  • Apartment Ifac
  • Apartment Galtor 6
  • Apartment Cinema Duplex
  • Apartment Calpe
  • Apartment Morello

Did Queen's Baths receive the blue flag award?

Queen's Baths does not have the Blue Flag award.

Is there parking at Queen's Baths?

Yes, in Queen's Baths there is a parking area nearby.

Are there any beach bars, bars or restaurants on Queen's Baths?

Yes, in Queen's Baths there are some beach bars, bars or restaurants nearby.

Is Queen's Baths nudist or naturist?

No, nudism or naturism is not allowed on Queen's Baths.

Is Queen's Baths a beach where dogs and pets are allowed?

No, dogs and pets are not allowed on Queen's Baths.

Is it a good place in Queen's Baths to spend the night with a camper van?

No, in Queen's Baths there is no place to spend the night with a camper van.

Is there an area for motorhomes in Queen's Baths?

No, in Queen's Baths there are no special areas for motorhomes.

Is it possible to get to Queen's Baths by bus or other public transport?

Yes, there is a bus stop or other public transport near Queen's Baths.

What services are available at Queen's Baths?

The Queen's Baths has the following services:

  • serveis.creu_roja
  • serveis.no_fumar
  • serveis.biblioteca
  • serveis.passareles
  • serveis.passeig

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