Mascarat is just to the North of Altea. It is a stunning cove with a pebble and sand beach where the Sierra de Bernia reaches the sea. A dramatic vertical wall of limestone rock that drops down to the beach. The area is popular for rock climbing and snorkelling. A true beauty spot with just a few local houses and nearby urbanisations, a lovely beach, small streets and a traditional beach bar next to public facilities and sunbed rentals and showers.