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20 April 2015

Orihuela Costa beaches

Are you looking for a unique place to spend your much awaited holiday? Are you looking forward to beaches with clear waters and white sand? You don’t have to travel far to enjoy paradise, just visit the best beaches in the south of Spain.

Experience an unforgettable holiday on Spain’s highly regarded Orihuela Costa. There you will meet positive people, experience the delights of Mediterranean cuisine, and discover many monuments and places of interest. Thousands of tourists choose this enclave for its privileged geographical location and excellent climatic conditions. However, the greatest attraction of this coast is the sunny weather and the opportunity to enjoy it on the best beaches on the southern Costa Blanca. The beaches are located along an approximately 16 kilometre stretch of coastline. They are all sandy, partly cove-like, with catering facilities. Most of them are connected by a wide promenade with magnificent views. The high quality of the beaches is confirmed by quality certificates such as the “Blue Flag”, the “Q for Tourist Quality”, the “Flags Qualitur” or the ISO 9001 and 14001 certificates. In high season, all beaches are guarded and sun and sea lovers have catering facilities and sanitary facilities at their disposal. So it is time to get to know these beaches:

1. Playa de Punta Prima

Length: 234 m.
Surface area: 6.552 m2

The northernmost beach of the Orihuela Costa. It borders the municipality of Torrevieja. It is a peculiar combination of a natural sandy beach with modern technology, which has ‘equipped’ the beach with a lift for greater functionality and accessibility.

On its upper part, the beach has a walking promenade from where you can enjoy the magnificent views. In high season (April to November), Chiringuitos or Spanish beach restaurant is located on the beach. There is also a year-round restaurant in close proximity.

2. Cala Mosca – Playa Flamenca

Length: 107,82 m.
Surface area: 6.820,69 m2

One of the most intimate spots on the Orihuela Costa. Located in a small cove where two rocky areas at their ends wrap around the beach like a bay. There is parking and refreshment facilities nearby. The beachfront complex houses the main post office for the Orihuela Costa. Chiringuitos is open on the beach in high season. As you walk along the promenade, you can admire the original sundial.

3. Cala Estaca – Playa Flamenca

Length: 175 m.
Surface area: 7.350 m2

Another bay beach in Playa Flamenca, directly adjacent to Cala Mosca. Running along the coast, a promenade leads all the way to the yacht harbour of Campoamor. The golden sand of the beach invites you to take a dip in the Mediterranean waters, while nearby restaurants and bars tempt you with specialities of Spanish cuisine and more…. Cala Estaca is also a place where nature preserves its native natural vegetation. The areas adjacent to the beach abound with a variety of plant species that have adapted to the saline environment. The nearby date palms have taken a liking to the parrots that live here in the wild. Chiringuitos also operate on the beach itself in high season.

4. Cala Cerrada – La Zenia

Length: 167 m.
Surface area: 3.507 m2

Wandering along the seaside promenade, we find an elongated cove, located in La Zenia, at the foot of the cliff that protects it. From its upper part you can enjoy wonderful views of the coast. Numerous benches allow you to take a short rest and relax with the sound of waves. The rocky walls give a bit of shade in the early afternoon. Many people appreciate the atmosphere of this beach, and walking on its fine white sand or diving into the waves is a unique pleasure.
Cala Cerrada is also one of the favorite places for surfing enthusiasts. They flock to the beach on days when the winds and currents allow for this sport.
Of course, as on most beaches of Orihuela Costa, there is a Chiringuitos restaurant on the beach during the season.

5. Cala Bosque – La Zenia

Length: 258 m.
Surface area: 27.090 m2

It is the largest beach of the northern part of Orihuela Costa, with the largest number of services at the same time. It is worth visiting both with family, friends and alone. It creates the right conditions for water sports. The vast surface of the beach and its fine, white sand allow you to safely conduct sports games while maintaining a safe distance from other beach users. The “Arena 1000 Playas de Orihuela” beach handball championships are held here periodically. There are also places of relaxation and hospitality nearby, where you can taste the local cuisine. This beach has year-round Chiringuitos. Music concerts are often held on the beach.

6. Cala Capitán – Cabo Roig

Length: 152 m.
Surface area: 6.992 m2

Moving only 100 meters south, we come to a beach full of soft and fine sand. Its landscape, enriched by the small islet “Isla del Carmen”, makes it a unique beach. There are also great conditions for water sports here, and temporary hunger and thirst – as on the other beaches of Orihuela Costa – can be quenched in the seasonal Chiringuitos.

7. Playa La Caleta- Cobo Roig

Length: 387 m.
Surface area: 16.641 m2

After passing Cape Cabo Roig, we encounter another cove beach with calm waters, naturally protected by the cliff of the cape. It is the perfect place to appreciate the flora of the coast. The hill above the beach is dominated by the historic tower of Torre Vigía de Cabo Roig, declared a Property of Cultural Importance (BIC), whose function was to warn against raids by Barbary pirates during the reign of Philip II. It is a beach referred to as “Winter Beach”, because in the off-season you can do recreational and sports activities here. Chiringuitos on this beach are open all year round. Every Sunday (also in winter) there is live music on the beach. Marina Cabo Roig is located near the beach.

8. Calas de Aguamarina – Campoamor

Length: 500 m.
Surface area: 14.600 m2

The perfect place to relax is one of our quietest coves, where you can enjoy its diverse landscapes, more intimate and rocky surroundings and flat areas with golden sand. The seaside promenade gives the possibility of an unforgettable walk by the sea. It is worth visiting a fragment of a petrified beach with traces of molluscs from 125,000 years ago and a micro-reserve of protected flora. A natural enclave where botanical species of high environmental value are preserved, such as the “jarilla cabeza de gato”, especially protected as it has disappeared in almost all of the Spanish east and has been recognized in Spain as a social asset.

9. Playa La Glea – Campoamor

Length: 513 m.
Surface area: 35.910 m2

North of the Marina of Campoamor (Puerto Deportivo de Campoamor), there is one of the largest sandy areas on the Orihuela Costa. The beach is perfectly adapted for water sports and has all the facilities for people with disabilities. Just a few meters from the bathing area begins the area of the Mediterranean forest. On hot days, it is worth taking shelter in the shaded places of the Campoamor pine forest, park your bike in the designated place and organize a family picnic in the area. Of course, as with all the beaches of Orihuela Costa, we will find here a rich gastronomic base.

10. Playa Barranco Rubio – Campoamor

Length: 655 m.
Surface area: 30.785 m2

Na plaży Barranco Rubio w Campoamor można rozkoszować się różnorodnością krajobrazu, w którym drzewa ustępują złocistemu kolorowi piasku, który miesza się z czerwonawym klifem i błękitem morza, tworząc wyjątkowe miejsce. Długość tej plaży jest idealna na długie spacery wzdłuż brzegu. Na jednym z jej krańców znajduje się przystań Campoamor, wyróżniona Błękitną Flagą.

11. Playa Mil Palmeras

Length: 346 m.
Surface area: 15.570 m2

We reach the last, eleventh beach on the Orihuela Costa. The beach at Mil Palmeras is a natural, open beach with fine sand and rocky walls. It is a very good option for a trip with the family. It is located at the mouth of the Cañada de Matamoros River, which marks the boundaries of the municipalities of Orihuela and Pilar de la Horadada. It is a place with many recreational areas nearby.