3 November 2017
Guardamar beaches are classed amongst the most beautiful and unique on the Spanish Mediterranean Coast.
There are around 11 km. of fine golden sandy beaches bordering the coastal pinewoods. Of these, 2 km. are located to the north of the River Segura and 9 km to the south. The Guardamar Sand Dunes Forest is a total of 800 hectares (almost 2,000 acres), with a maximum width of 1.400 metres, meaning almost a mile. Vegetation consists basically of eucalyptus and palm trees and other Mediterranean and introduced exotic species.
North of the River Segura you will find Els Tossals Beach, a naturist or nudist beach 1661 meters long, with access from the N-332 coastal Alicante-Cartagena Road at the height of the Top Class Marjal Camping Resort.
South of the River Segura there are 7 different beaches summing up about 10 km, some absolutely natural and others fully urban at the town’s shoreline itself. From north to south they are named: Els Vivers, La Babilònia, Centre, La Roqueta, El Montcaio, El Camp and Les Ortigues. The urban town beaches are known as: Centre and La Roqueta.
Along the right bank of the mouth of the River Segura there is the Fish Exchange (Llotja de Peix) with fish auctions Monday to Friday mornings and the Nautical Sports’ Marina, located 2 km from Guardamar’s town centre.
Guardamar offer beaches of high ecological value, with 4 Blue European quality flags in ones of the most beautiful environments on the Spanish coasts.
Guardamar is at the far south of the Costa Blanca, a 30 minutes drive from Alicante Airport. It has the warmest sea waters in Spain. The average water temperature is 27 °C in August, dropping to around 20 ° C in the mild winter months. It is not unusual to see swimmers in winter, especially those coming from northern Europe. You can also sunbathe on our golden sands the year round.
(source : guardamarturismo.com)