Playa Los Locos

Beginning on the edge of Torrevieja city centre, Playa Los Locos starts with a small sandy cove flanked by rocky reefs perfect for snorkelling, and continues with a long stretch of golden sand backed by a promenade. A short walk around the southern headland takes you to the popular city beach Playa del Cura, and at the opposite end of the beach there are a series of cliffs and coves favoured by anglers and snorkelers.

Playa Los Locos
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Playa Los Locos Amenities

The first cove of the beach has a gentle slope that can be accessed by wheelchair, and a short wooden walkway where there is a foot shower. The main part of Playa Los Locos offers numerous wheelchair access points, a first aid station, lifeguards, ablutions, sun loungers, parasols and a lively summertime beach bar. Visitors wishing to snorkel at the northern end of the beach need to either swim around the headland or walk across it and then climb down the cliffs which are fairly easy to navigate. Here, snorkelers diving deep enough can usually find sea urchins although, if you brave the cold they're more tasty to eat in the winter months.

Surrounding Facilities

Along Playa Los Locos beach promenade is a selection of bars and restaurants where, due to it being just outside the city centre, prices are a lot more reasonable than neighbouring Playa del Cura. Favourite eateries include Locos Beach Restaurant that offers reasonable prices and a good selection of seafood dishes, and Murph's Irish Bar that features ‘hot rock' steaks that customers cook to their liking at their table. Two blocks up from the beach is the popular Durty Nelly's Irish Bar, and at the northern end of the beach is a lively day and night spot called Tropic 222 that features a pizzeria, BBQ grill and no less than 5 bars with chill out terraces and a vibrant night time club scene.