El Portet Beach

The charming north Costa Blanca town of Moraira is home to El Portet Beach (Little Harbour). Being just a short drive from Calpe, many holidaymakers on a day trip from Benidorm visit El Portet and Calpe on the same day which makes for a great adventure, climbing Calpe's famous Rock of Ifach, and after working up an appetite head to El Portet to enjoy a meal in one of the village's splendid restaurants before relaxing on El Portet beach.

El Portet Beach
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El Portet Beach Facilities

El Portet is a quiet little village situated about a kilometre north of Moraira and the beach forms a picturesque bay sheltered by the bulk of the Cap d'Or headland. Gently shelving sands make it an ideal spot for families with young children and during the summer season there are lifeguards on duty. Backed by a promenade, one of the highlights of a visit to El Portet Beach are its promenade restaurants, in particular Restaurante Le Dauphin. The restaurant enjoys lovely sea views from its terrace and its cuisine gets rave reviews with a carefully chosen menu and wine list presented by highly trained staff.

Surrounding Attractions

Just a short walk from the beach is the port of Moraira where a choice of water sports can be enjoyed and crowning the headland of Cap d'Or is a Renaissance style 16th century watchtower where visitors can also enjoy fantastic views of Calpe's Rock of Ifach. In front of Moraira town centre is its castle where further excellent views can be seen from its ramparts, although it is only open to the public in July and August. Close to the castle is another beach that is backed by a shady park where, if you haven't tried the delights of El Portet's restaurants is perfect for a picnic. Around the town's plazas there are a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants.

Campoamor Beach

Situated on the southern border of the popular resort area of Orihuela Costa, the long, wide sands of Campoamor Beach are kept in pristine condition and shelve gently into the sea, making it ideal for young children to paddle in the shallows.