On the south eastern Mediterranean coastline lie the sandy beaches of Torrevieja. A series of beaches that line the coastal areas of this popular tourist city.
The beaches that lie in the city here begin from the south with Playa de los Naufragos. They then stretch northwards to Playa de la Mata which is the longest beach here.
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Where Are The Best Beaches in Torrevieja?
Working our way north from los Naufragos we have Playa del Acequion, Playa del Cura and Playa de los Locos. Between Los Locos and La Mata are the coves and capes known as “Cala de la Zorra”, “Cala de Moro” and “Cabo Cervera”.
These areas are better suited for scuba diving and snorkelling. Below we provide more information about each beach and what to expect when you visit.
Playa de los Naufragos
Playa de los Naufragos or “Shipwreck Beach” lies to the south of the city. This beach has a good length of 325 metres with an ample 77 metre width. This beach falls under the neighbourhood of San Roque. Although not the most popular beach in the area, it’s one of the most accessible.
Los Naufragos is a Blue Flag family beach with lifeguards keeping an eye on proceedings. This is during the summer months. There is also a first aid centre here. This beach has pretty good disabled access. To the north, the beach connects to the salt conveyor belt.
It’s believed that los Naufragos receives around 7000 visitors per day in the summer months.
Playa del Acequion
Playa del Acequion lies next to los Naufragos. This is the only beach that resides within the pretty Marina walls. Playa del Acequion is suitable for families as the water is always calm. This is thanks to the safety perimeter of the Marina.
The water here is also nice and shallow. The beach itself has plenty of well priced restaurants to enjoy a meal without packing up for the day. Playa del Acequion is the safest beach for children in the area. Well worth checking out if you have the young ones with you.
Playa de la Mata Beach Slideshow
Located a little further north of Torrevieja, Playa de la Mata is definitely worth a visit. This fantastic beach is by far the longest of the Torrevieja beaches with a length of over 2600 metres. The width of Playa de la Mata is around 47 metres on average. This makes it ideal for the many sporting activities available here.
At regular intervals along this golden sandy beach you can find plenty of beach bars. There are beach volleyball courts and even a beach football pitch. Surfing and Windsurfing are particularly popular here among various other boating activities.
Beaches of Torrevieja Map
Below is a map of the beaches of Torrevieja. Playa del Asequion is not displayed but lies next to Playa de los Naufragos to the north.
More Local Beaches
South of Torrevieja is the popular Orihuela Costa which is home to some of the best beaches in Eastern Spain. A 10 minutes drive away are the super suburbs of Cabo Roig, La Zenia and Playa Flamenca.
Playa de los Locos
A little further north we come to Playa del los Locos, the literal translation is “Beach of the crazy people”. The interesting name of this beach comes from old hospital that was located close by. The beach was also used to give it’s patients some exercise.
Moving away from the name, Los Locos is a beautiful sandy beach that measures some 760 metres in length. The width is quite narrow at 27 metres. This is another great family beach that has lots of bars, restaurants and shops. Los Locos is also well known for it’s sporting activities such as surfing and windsurfing.
If you visit here in summer you will see some of the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
La Mata Beach on Youtube
Playa del Cura
Located smack bang in the centre of town, Playa del Cura is by far the most popular of all the beaches of Torrevieja. This beach has a decent length of 325 metres but is narrow in comparison to others. The width is around 27 metres on average. Playa del Cura is popular with the tourists and the Spanish. All local communities tend to favour this beach.
Running alongside is the popular Torrevieja Promenade. This is lined with palm trees and contains a good variety of bars and restaurants. There are also ice-cream parlours and other types of businesses offering services here.
More Super Attractions & Things To Do In Torrevieja
The bustling city of Torrevieja lies on Spain’s beautiful Costa Blanca around 45 minutes south of the International Airport of Alicante. This area is one of the top tourist destinations on the eastern coast of Spain.
The city borders the Orihuela Costa, a lively expat area with many beach-side suburbs. This includes areas such as Cabo Roig, Playa Flamenca, La Zenia and Villamartin. Throughout the city there are parks, plazas, promenades and of course, beaches. Visitors to the city will be kept busy with the many interesting and exciting things to do in Torrevieja.
1) Boat Trips to Tabarca Island
For an interesting and fun day trip away from the city, why not take one of the Tabarca Island boat trips. The boat departs from the port of Torrevieja on Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and Saturday’s at 11:00 and returns at 18:00. Children’s price currently is 15 € and 25 € for adults. Children under 5 get their trip for free.
Local Car Sales
Torrevieja Car Sales is an independent third part company which specialises in second hand cars and other vehicles. A good local resource which always has plenty of choice on their lot.
2) Aquopolis Water Park
The popular Aquopolis Water Park is a firm favourite with the kids and families. There are now more than 15 water attractions here. Aquopolis is the number one attraction in Torrevieja during the summer months. A super day out for everyone.
Torrevieja has a vibrant nightlife with many fantastic bars and clubs. During the summer, many of the top clubs will not close until the early hours.
Wining and Dining – Torrevieja has a huge choice of bars, cafes and restaurant options. These range from quaint Spanish bars to Michelin Star restaurants. Many of the simpler bars offer little more than a couple of tables and chairs on the pavement. Customers to these establishments often get a free tapas with their drinks order.
The majority of the city is working class Spanish and those that have made this their full time home. As a result, there are many fantastic value restaurants and takeaways to be found. There are plenty of busy restaurants off the beaten path for those who are more adventurous.
5) Mountain Bike Hire and Trails
One of the best ways of getting about here is by hiring a bike. This is especially true in summer when the traffic can be horrendous. The National 332 highway is the main access point to this city and the Orihuela Costa.
The Mediterranean Sea runs alongside the N 332 and all the popular towns and suburbs. Hiring a bike will allow you to enjoy the beautiful scenery at your leisure. There are also some fantastic mountain bike trails to the north.
6) Visit The Submarine Museum
Moored in the marina of Torrevieja is the Delfin S-61 class submarine. This is an unusual sub because it’s now a museum these days. Donated by the town hall, the Delfin underwent restoration before opening as a museum in 2004.
This submarine is 6.8 metres at it’s widest point and 58 metres in length. Receiving it’s flag of combat in 1974, 56 mariners formed the crew of the Delfin Submarine. You can enter this sub for a mere 2 € per person
7) Visit Torre del Moro
Torre del Moro is one of the most distinctive attractions in Torrevieja. This is one of the ancient watchtowers that lie within the city and outskirts. Built in the 14th Century, Torre del Moro was a protective measure against Muslim pirates.
This structure lies a few km’s north of the city centre in Cabo Cervera. There are several more which also lie on the coastal road but this is the most famous.
King James II of Aragon ordered the system of watchtowers to be constructed. Most have undergone restoration work many times in recent history. These watchtowers remain important symbols of the city which is how it’s name came to be.
More super things to do in Torrevieja during your visit.
This city has 3 popular markets, the largest and most popular being the Friday Market, boasting over 1,200 stalls. There is also a small Craft Market open every evening from 8pm. The daily Fish Market is where to get the best deals. The businesses stock up with their catches early so try and get there when they are fresh.
A short drive from here there are several other popular markets. The Lemon Tree Market lies about a 10 minute drive north of the city and takes place every Sunday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.