Cabo Roig Beach

The Cabo Roig Beach and resort form part of the Orihuela Costa, an extremely popular area with British and Irish holidaymakers. It is also home to a large expat community where, other than in the supermarkets, a few shops and government offices you will hardly hear a word of Spanish being spoken. In front of the small supermarket on the lively Cabo Roig Strip is the last bus stop in Orihuela Costa that links its other coastal areas and Torrevieja City.

Cabo Roig Beach
Source: Flickr / Werner Wilmes

New visitors should bear in mind, many people regard Orihuela Costa as part of neighbouring Torrevieja. This is not the case, and if you book a holiday to Torrevieja, although it's a great place to visit it is in total contrast to Orihuela Costa where you will hardly hear a word of English being spoken as it is first and foremost a Spanish working city.

Cabo Roig Beach

Formed by two main fine sand beaches, La Caleta and Cala Capitán that are separated by a headland, Cabo Roig Beach offers both pleasant stretches of sand and small coves. The beach areas come with good facilities, beach and water sports and a sprinkling of beach bars. Further bars and restaurants can be found around the quaint little marina, where it's lovely to sit in the evening and enjoy a drink or meal while taking in the sunset and sea breeze.

The coves near La Caleta and around the headland are great spots to snorkel or try your hand at fishing; ask the local anglers what they're using for bait if you're unsure. After years of controversy between beach goers and coastal residents, the picturesque coastal path that links Cabo Roig Beach and neighbouring Campoamor has had its barricades removed. This now makes it possible to walk the entire length of Orihuela Costa's wonderful coastline.

Torrevieja Beaches

The fantastic Torrevieja beaches can be reached by a lovely coastal path from Punta Prima, the most northerly residential area in Orihuela Costa. If you include a few small bays, there are over a dozen beaches in Torrevieja.