Punta Prima Beach

Punta Prima Beach is the most northerly and rugged beach on the Orihuela Costa. Favoured by fishermen, snorkelers, drinkers and dog walkers, the beach stretches south from the popular Nautilus Restaurant in a series of small sandy bays and rocky coves. Bordering the city limits of Torrevieja, a wonderful coastal path runs from Punta Prima Beach through all the Orihuela Costa beaches to its most southern point at Dehesa de Campoamor.

Punta Prima Beach
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Surrounded by the residential and commercial areas of Punta Prima, the beach begins at the lovely Nautilus Restaurant that has a fantastic menu and raised terrace seating overlooking the sea. There are very few amenities here but that just adds to its secluded charm. It is one of the only dog friendly beaches on the Orihuela Costa and at its southern limits there is a small area for naturists to get an all over tan, so maybe stick to the northern end if you have children.

Aside from its rocky coves that provide great fishing and snorkelling opportunities, Punta Prima Beach is a popular hang out with the many British, Irish and Scandinavian expats living in the area. The draw, dirt cheap pints of beer in the two Sunrise Beach Bars. These bars sit right on the sand and offer comfortable seating where visitors can enjoy their 1.60€ pints of strong Estrella Lager. The bars serve a full range of other drinks and often have live music.

Punta Prima Strip

A 5 minute walk up the road from Nautilus is the popular Punta Prima Strip. This runs parallel to the N-332 dual carriageway and offers a good selection of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. These include the popular Bar Marco Polo that does a great coffee, a couple of banks, cash machines, pharmacy, handy laundromat and an Asian mini mart for all your spices. Across the road is the Puta Marina Commercial Centre with a further selection of bars and restaurants.

Playa Flamenca Beach

The lovely Playa Flamenca Beach is one of the most popular on the Orihuela Costa. Along with neighbouring La Zenia, these areas represent the highest concentration of holidaymakers to the Orihuela Costa each year.