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. These provide something for everyone and are a popular day out for holidaymakers to Orihuela Costa. Those not up to the walk along the coastal path can travel by bike, take one of the local buses, drive themselves or take a taxi.
Taking the coastal path from Punta Prima you pass through an area of palm groves and scrub land before reaching the Torrevieja city limits. There are opportunities all along this stretch, especially around Cala Ferris to swim and snorkel around the rocky coves. After a couple of kilometres you reach a popular area of bars and restaurants facing the beach with a Dialprix Supermarket behind. In summer there is always a good crowd here and often live music.
The coastal path continues past residential areas before reaching the wonderful wide golden sands of Naufragos Beach. This is one of the largest and most popular of the Torrevieja beaches that ends at the salt conveyor in the harbour. Dotted with palm trees, the beach regularly receives the Blue Flag Award for its cleanliness and facilities. These include wheelchair access, lifeguards, sun loungers, parasols, foot showers and toilets. There are also beach and water sports, children's play areas, pedalo hire and a selection of nearby bars and restaurants.
Harbour & Marina
On the other side of the salt conveyor visitors will find a further small beach before reaching the harbour and marina. The marina is a great place for a stroll and also home to a modern Tourist Information Bureau. The famous and luxurious Niki Lounge is also located in the marina. Niki Lounge is Torrevieja's premium night spot and boasts fine dining and superb entertainment, complete with a swimming pool and podium dancers. The marina is also the place for excellent water sports and activities such as cable ski, jet ski and fly boarding.
On the other side of the marina is the city centre beaches where visitors don't have far to go to enjoy refreshments and entertainment. Fronting Burger King and the popular Keeper Bar is a series of man made bays that are safe for children and have seating areas and diving platforms. This whole area is backed by the main beach promenade that's lined with great shops, cafes, takeaways, bars and restaurants.
Del Cura Beach
This is the busiest of all the Torrevieja Beaches due to its city centre location and clean golden sands. This long stretch of sand is a riot of colourful umbrellas during the summer months and has wheelchair access, lifeguards, foot showers and beach sports. It is also backed by the beach promenade where there are some great restaurants, tapas bars and ice cream parlours.
Los Locos Beach
Separated from Del Cura by a headland, Los Locos Beach lies on the outskirts of the city centre. This is another long stretch of fine golden sand that begins with the rocky cove of Salt Bay. Here there is good snorkelling all around the headland as well as around the cliffs and coves at the opposite end of the beach. There is good facilities, wheelchair access, beach volleyball, exercise equipment and a number of bars, cafes and restaurants backing the beach.
La Mata Beach
The residents of La Mata will say it is a town in its own right, but many people regard it as a satellite town of Torrevieja. Who really cares as it's a superb fine sand beach and the longest of all the Torrevieja Beaches. The area boasts pretty neighbourhoods popular with Scandinavians and the town has a laid back village feel. With its great length the beach is popular with walkers and joggers and has a choice of bars and restaurants before it extends into sand dunes.