Torre de la Horadada Beach

Torre de la Horadada Beach lies in the far south of the Costa Blanca. The majority of visitors to the resort arriving by air don't have far to travel as Murcia-San Javier Airport is less than 30 minutes drive. The closest accommodation choices to Torre de la Horadada Beach are in the resort itself as well as the residential area of Pueblo Latino. Visitors with access to a vehicle, or those that don't mind a short bike ride or long walk will find further accommodation slightly inland in the small town of Pilar de la Horadada.

Torre de la Horadada Beach
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Torre de la Horadada Beach

The resort's main beach, Playa El Mojon is just south of the small port and has a parking area with ample spaces but can get rather busy in the peak summer months. The fine sandy beach offers good facilities and a couple of lively beach bars backed by the resort's centre where there is a further choice of bars, cafes, shops and restaurants.

A short walk north along the beach is the Paseo Sardinero Promenade that reaches to the port and marina with small beaches on either side. The marina is home to a yacht club and backed by bars, restaurants, an ice cream parlour and taxi rank. From here there are clear views of the old coastal watchtower and the chance for a bit of snorkelling.

Mar Menor Lagoon

Around 5 kilometres south of Torre de la Horadada Beach is the beginning of the wonderful Mar Menor Lagoon and its famous mud baths. The waters of this vast lagoon are shallow for several hundred metres out from the beach, making the lagoon a great place to swim for families with young children. The mud flats are located in Lo Pagan and attract visitors from far and wide as their high content of beneficial minerals are said to cure many ailments.

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