La Mata Beach
The glorious sands of La Mata Beach stretch for miles, flanked by rocky coves and reefs at the southern end and rolling sand dunes to the north. The small town of La Mata is often referred to as a satellite suburb of neighbouring Torrevieja although it boasts a unique charm of its own. Unlike Torrevieja, there are no high rise buildings in La Mata and the majority of its residential areas are built on hillsides where the villas and townhouses have commanding views over the Mediterranean sea. The town is a favourite holiday, and second home destination to a large number of Scandinavians with a selection of restaurants to suit.
La Mata Beach Amenities
La Mata Beach starts at Cabo Cevera where there is a good selection of holiday accommodation and a number of bars and restaurants. Continuing north you find the most popular stretch of the beach boasting lifeguards, ablutions, beach volleyball nets, parasols, sun loungers and a lively beach bar (chiringuito).
After this is a small promenade with a couple of restaurants including the upmarket La Fusión Restaurante & Music Club, and then a further three beach bars backed by dunes before you reach the town stretch of beach. Here there is another wooden promenade lined with bars and restaurants that continues into a long stretch of natural park and sand dunes.
Behind the beach is the picturesque Parque del Molino del Agua with lovely shady picnic areas, a stream with mini waterfalls and the popular Queen Mississippi Restaurant. The town centre has a lively plaza behind the beach with a children's playground, small amusement rides and a sweetie kiosk that is surrounded by shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. In the town there is another small park where locals and holidaymakers like to socialise over a few games of petanca (boules) and is also where the bus stops for passengers to and from Torrevieja.