Guardamar Beach

The splendid Guardamar Beach stretches for over 10 kilometres and is rather a series of smaller beaches backed by picturesque sand dunes and pine forest. Each beach has its own unique features and a few have received the Blue Flag Award for their cleanliness and facilities. There is a lot to explore along this stretch of coastline that is divided by the River Segura which gives the town its full name of Guardamar del Segura.

Guardamar Beach
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Guardamar Beach Facilities

Heading north from Torrevieja the first three Guardamar beaches you come to are the most peaceful and secluded, with gently shelving sand backed by sand dunes and pine forest. Getting closer to the town is La Roqueta Beach that offers wheelchair access, a kids rope climbing frame and small selection of nearby bars and restaurants. You then pass by the wonderful Reina Sofia Park and central beach where there is wheelchair access, ablutions and a further choice of shops, bars and restaurants.

Continuing on after the town is a small marina located at the mouth of the River Segura with a restaurant, fish market and pleasant wooden walkways through the surrounding trees. There are two beaches on either side of river, the one on the north bank being a naturist beach backed by dunes and trees that give it its privacy. If you continue north from Guardamar Beach you come to the small town of La Marina that offers further beaches and a superb camp site.

Surrounding Facilities

Most of the Guardamar's facilities are around the town centre that boasts a good selection of shops, supermarkets, a weekly market, cafes, tapas bars and restaurants. Places of interest include several parks and plazas, an archaeological museum, the vast salt lakes and about 7 kilometres of hiking trails through the dunes near the river.

El Portet Beach

The charming north Costa Blanca town of Moraira is home to El Portet Beach (Little Harbour).