Playa Del Cura is Torrevieja's main city beach, and starting from Dique de Levante pier consists of a series of small man made coves followed by a popular sandy bay. The coves have been designed with seating and sun bathing terraces, steps into the sea and diving platforms. Backing the beachfront is the lively Paseo Juan Apricio Promenade that is lined with a superb selection of shops, cafes, ice cream parlours, takeaways, bars and restaurants.

Playa Del Cura
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Playa Del Cura Amenities

Just a short walk south of the beach is a large, modern tourist information bureau located next to the Real Club Nautico Torrevieja where visitors can enjoy fine dining in the club's restaurant or take boat trips and sailing lessons. Although parking is a nightmare during peak season, all the usual amenities are available on the beach including wheelchair access, lifeguards, water sports, ablutions, first aid, sun loungers and parasols. Surprisingly for its city location, the man made coves of Playa del Cura are a favourite spot for surfing and also boast two good snorkelling routes.

Surrounding Facilities

The choice of things to do within a short walk of Playa del Cura is superb and the promenade is home to some of the city's most popular bars and restaurants. Between the pier and Burger King is Keeper Bar that pulls in the crowds with large screen TV's playing all the latest football matches, and a unique live stream video camera on it's terrace where visitors can show off to friends and family back home. Behind Burger King there are 3 kebab restaurant/takeaways, and the promenade's restaurants have extensive menus with the highlight in many being fresh fish and seafood. Next to the pier is a lively night market and during summer months an old fashioned fun fair much loved by the kids.

Playa De San Juan

Considered to be one of Spain's most beautiful beaches, Playa De San Juan lies just to the north of Alicante city.