The southern Costa Blanca spoils you for choice when it comes to beaches, many of which have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag status guaranteeing you a clean and safe environment with quality facilities including the popular Chiringuitos (beach bars). Here are some of the most popular local Playas (beaches) and Calas (coves).
Punta Prima – offers 2 small coves, the first next to the recently refurbished Nautilus Restaurant and the second at the far end of the promenade and around the rocky headland, situated below the Restaurante Punta Prima, renowned for tapas.
Playa Libre – a nudist beach nestled under the cliff top between Punta Prima and Playa Flamenca for those of you wanting an all over tan.
Playa Flamenca – has 2 main beaches either side of the promenade (Paseo) plus a few little hidden coves to discover for those of you wishing to lose the tourists and children for a peaceful day of sun worshipping.
La Zenia – the La Zenia beaches are probably the best known on the Orihuela Costa. There are 3 in total, 1 either side of the Hotel La Zenia (Cala Bosque & Cala Cerrada), and a short stroll around the coastal path is Cala Capitan.
Cabo Roig – offers 2 beaches, Cala Caleta and Playa de la Regia, although many people consider Cala Capitan to be part of Cabo Roig. The old Water Tower on the cliff top overlooks the beaches and Marina.
Campoamor – has 2 beaches, 1 either side of the Marina; Playa de la Glea and Playa Barranco Rubio. Both have excellent facilities and traditional Spanish restaurants.
Mil Palmeras – (a thousand palms) is the southernmost tip of the Orihuela Costa beaches, a beautiful and interrupted stretch of coastline.
Guardamar – Although not a 'Torrevieja beach' we must mention Guardamar del Segura which lies to the north of La Mata and offers an impressive 12 kms stretch of beautiful sandy beaches, sand dunes and pine forest.
La Mata – also called Torrelamata and situated just north of Torrevieja, this excellent beach is the longest in Torrevieja reaching from Cabo Cervera to the far end of La Mata.
Playa de los Locos – situated at the northern tip of the town this popular beach has been adapted to cater for people with bad mobility.
Playa del Cura – a small yet very popular beach surrounded by palm trees, restaurants and little shops.
Playa del Acequión – situated to the south of the town and next to the Marina International this is a wide area of white sand. Look out for the morning fitness class which is well attended.
Playa de los Náufragos – protected by the southern dock of the port this is one of Torrevieja's most animated and lively beaches with a number of sporting activities.
For your safety the beaches operate a simple flag system which should be adhered to;
GREEN - safe to swim
YELLOW - enter with caution (be guided by lifeguards if they are on duty)
RED - DO NOT SWIM AT ALL