The popular beach resort of Punta Prima lies a few kilometres from the city of Torrevieja. This area of eastern Spain is part of the fantastic Costa Blanca.
Punta Prima boasts some beautiful coastline with a several sandy beaches. There are also many rocky coves and pine forest lined dunes. These features are customary on the Orihuela Costa along this stretch of coastline.
Punta Prima Nautilus & Coastline
The most recognisable landmark around Punta Prima beach is the impressive Nautilus restaurant. This occupies a privileged position overlooking the beautiful Mediterranean sea.
This busy restaurant offers an extensive International menu. A menu of mouthwatering fresh local seafood and cuisine. The views to the north encompass the city and port of Torrevieja. The views south take in the popular Sunrise beach bars. You can also see the neighbouring resort of Playa Flamenca and as far as La Zenia.
A picturesque coastal path run alongside the popular resorts here. The coastal path is negotiable with sandy stretches with wooden and paved walkways.
The promenade here stretches from Campoamor in the south all the way to Torrevieja in the North. Many visitors to Torrevieja from Punta Prima choose this path rather than driving. This allows the chance to take in the beach and sea views. It also saves the hassle of finding parking in the congested streets of Torrevieja.
Punta Prima Beaches & Sand Dunes
Punta Prima’s beaches like many on the Costa Blanca are often awarded Blue Flag status. These offer visitors amenities such as sun loungers & parasols. There are also beach sports facilities, showers and WC’s.
The inlets and rocky coves of the area are a favourite hang out with the local fishermen. Usually a friendly crowd, they are only too happy to tell you the best bait or weather conditions. If you impress them with your ”Spanish” they may even reveal some of their secret fishing spots.
Snorkelling is also popular here, with some good reefs to explore. There is even the possibility of a bit of spear fishing if you have a licence. A couple of blocks behind the Nautilus restaurant is the Punta Prima Strip.
The strip is a collection of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. These are frequented by an equal mix of locals and holidaymakers. Most will be enjoying an eye widening Espresso or ice cold beer.
Punta Marina Shopping Centre
On the opposite side of the road is the Punta Marina Commercial centre. This offers a variety of shops, restaurants and a supermarket. The is also a McDonald’s restaurant with drive thru.