The fantastic Orihuela Costa beaches keep holidaymakers returning to this sunny part of Spain year after year. It is said that for its size, Orihuela Costa boasts the most Blue Flag Awards in the country. These prestigious awards are given for the quality of the beach facilities and water clarity. The majority of beaches boast golden sands and all are connected by a lovely coastal path. It runs all the way from Campoamor in the south to Torrevieja City in the north.
Orihuela Costa Beaches
Campoamor is one of the most upmarket areas of Orihuela Costa. Evidence of this can be seen in its stunning beachfront villas. A stroll around its picturesque marina reveals luxurious yachts and an excellent sailing club. A sandy beach flanks each end of the marina. Here visitors can practice a selection of popular water sports. Facilities are good, especially during the peak summer months. Surrounding beach bars and restaurants keep beach goers well refreshed.
Cabo Roig is more famous for its entertainment ‘strip' than its beach. A series of rocky coves separate Cabo Roig Beach from Campoamor. These are popular for snorkelling and fishing. Next to the sandy beach is a small marina and FlyBoard White Coast. This is the latest in thrilling water activities, allowing you to dive under the water an fly above it! A couple of restaurants specialise in excellent fresh fish and seafood. Further restaurants, bars, cafes and shops line both sides of Cabo Roig Strip. This is less than 10 minutes walk from the beach.
Punta Prima Beach lies on the border of Orihuela Costa and Torrevieja. A few minutes walk from the beach, Punta Prima also has an entertainment ‘strip'. This lies on the beach side of the N-332. Opposite the strip is Punta Marina Commercial Centre. Between the two, visitors have a superb selection of shops, bars and restaurants as well as the popular McDonald's. Punta Prima's beach is small and sandy. Stretching south are a series of rocky coves. Looking over these are two popular Sunrise bars where a pint of lager will only set you back 1.60€.
La Zenia forms part of central Orihuela Costa and is a very popular holiday spot. Its beaches comprise the main Playa La Zenia and smaller Cala Capitán. Taking centre stage on Playa La Zenia is a lively beach bar. This lies right in the middle of the beach and has a shaded bar area and beach tables and chairs. The beach is a family favourite with lifeguards and great facilities. Cala Capitán has gentle waters and a sandy seabed, ideal for children, with lots of little fish.
Playa Flamenca makes up the rest of central Orihuela Costa. The area also boasts two fantastic Blue Flag beaches. These have excellent facilities, lifeguards and a first aid station. The main Playa Flamenca Beach has an identical beach bar to La Zenia. A further beach bar sits atop a headland with lovely views. The smaller beach is backed by a commercial centre. The Lobster Restaurant and Surfers Bar & Grill are the most popular eateries in the centre. Further north a shady palm grove reaches down to the shore. There is also a small nudist beach here.
If you continue north on the coastal path from Punta Prima, you will eventually reach the city of Torrevieja. Here you will find over 10 excellent beaches. The first main beach you reach is Playa Naufragos. This is wide and sandy and reaches to the city's harbour. Great family fun is assured with beach and water sports. The young ones will love the floating adventure boats and pedalos. The harbour also incorporates the sports marina. Here you can enjoy a variety of water sports and hire various watercraft. Be sure to visit the delightful Niki Lounge Club.
After the harbour and marina are the city's central beaches. These include a popular sandy beach and series of man made beaches. Backing these is a wonderful beach promenade. The promenade is packed with shops, boutiques, cafes, takeaways, bars and restaurants. On the edge of the city is Playa Los Locos. This is long and sandy with great facilities. There are also areas to enjoy snorkelling and a variety of beach bars and restaurant along the promenade.
Mil Palmeras Beach lies just over the southern border of Orihuela Costa. It's a lovely family friendly beach with a nearby children's playground. Good facilities, beach bars and a variety of beach and water sports keep visitors happy. Further refreshments, tapas and main meals can be enjoyed in the village. This is just behind the beach and has a quaint little village square.
Torre de la Horadada Beach is around 3 kilometres south of Mil Palmeras. This is just before the beginning of the famous Mar Menor Lagoon. Playa El Mojon is the main beach, just south of the small port. To the north of the port are two smaller beaches. Most of the area's bars and restaurants are handily located just behind the port and sailing club.