If you’re thinking of having a getaway break to the Costa Blanca you can’t miss Orihuela, a little paradise on the Mediterranean that’s perfect for leaving the city, work and routine behind. On the coast of Orihuela you’ll find a wide range of beaches where you can enjoy pleasant temperatures, clear waters, white sand and loads of beach shack bars for savouring the best food and drink, plus, most of the beaches here are Blue Flag, so you can be sure to have a holiday you’ll always remember!

So you don’t waste time looking for places to go and where to have a lovely swim, we’ve prepared a list of the best coves you’ll find on the Orihuela Costa.


Map of Orihuela Costa beaches

On the map below you’ll see our suggestions for beaches along the Orihuela Costa, so you can plan your route, see the distance between them and pinpoint exactly where each one is.

If you have plenty of time, we suggest you visit one of the following beaches each day, so you can enjoy each of them to the full. On the other hand, if you want to make the most of your time because you’re only here for a few days, you can plan a route that takes in several beaches a day.


Playa de la Zenia

Playa La Zenia, Orihuela Costa | Patrimi

If what you want is a beach where you’ll find all kinds of activities, this is the perfect one for you. Playa de la Zenia is 105 metres wide and you can play volleyball (there are several pitches), do some running, relax on the loungers or have some refreshments in the beach shack bar, all with the peace of mind that comes with the Blue Flag quality  standard. If you’re one of those people who go the beach for water sports, you’ll love it too, as you can sail, do paddle boarding and snorkelling here. But we do recommend you go early in the day, as the clear waters and white sand attract lots of people who fight for position at the water’s edge.

La Zenia beach is also known as Cala Bosque de Orihuela and is next to the Servigroup La Zenia hotel, one of the most highly regarded in the area.

Playa Cala Capitán

Cala Capitán, Orihuela Costa | Patrimi

Another of the most renowned beaches on the Orihuela Costa is Cala Capitán in Cabo Roig. Unlike La Zenia or Cala Bosque, this beach is less popular with tourists so it’s a lot more peaceful. You’ll find it past La Zenia beach, so a good option is to visit both on the same day. You could go for lunch and do some sort of activity at Cala Bosque and then, when you want a bit more peace and quiet, you could go for a walk to Cala Capitán.

Cala Capitán has the most transparent waters in the area, fine sand and in addition to a Blue Flag it has been awarded the Q for Tourism Quality. You can get there easily on foot or by car, as there’s plenty of parking space.

Playa Cala Cerrada (La Zenia)

Cala Cerrada, Orihuela Costa | Patrimi

Cala Cerrada beach at La Zenia is much smaller than others we’ve mentioned. You access it by going down some steps which link the promenade with the sand, as they’re at different heights. It’s a very pleasant setting but, the same as with La Zenia beach, it’s best to get there early as it gets quite crowded.
It’s a great beach for surfing enthusiasts as there are some good waves coming in. The best times for surfers are early in the morning and late in the evening, when the tourists have left the beach.

Playa Flamenca

Playa Flamenca, Orihuela Costa | Patrimi

Playa Flamenca on Orihuela Costa is commonly known as Cala Estaca. It’s a small cove near the town centre with a wide seafront promenade, perfect for going on a bike ride while enjoying some fantastic sea views.


Las Salinas de Torrevieja

Las Salinas de Torrevieja (Alicante) | Patrimi

Salinas de Torrevieja salt pans are famous all along the coast for one peculiar feature, in summer the water turns pink! This draws thousands of people from all over the Costa Blanca to enjoy the beautiful scenery and take photos of a landscape that seems to have come straight out of a fairy tale.

Although it’s a pink paradise, it has one slight problem: bathing in the water is forbidden. This is for safety reasons and to protect the ecosystem. This natural phenomenon happens because of the large amount of salt accumulated in the water, from where most of the salt produced in Spain is extracted.

The salt pans are also known as the Pink Lagoon of Torrevieja, and they’re part of the Lagunas de la Mata y Torrevieja Natural Park.

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Playa de la Glea

Playa de la Glea, Orihuela Costa | Patrimi

Another option for locals and any lover of the seaside is Playa de la Glea, a beach that’s famous for its fantastic views of Cabo Roig. Although this Mediterranean paradise is smaller than the other coves, the huge variety of beach shack bars and attractions on the sand make it one of the most popular destinations for family tourism.

The sea is calm on this part of the coast and the golden sand invites you to spend hours strolling along the shoreline. It’s also easily to get to on foot, it has good disabled access and you can park your car only a few metres away.

Playa de la Mosca (Torrevieja)

Cala Mosca Orihuela Costa Patrimi Building Your Time

Another beach to visit between Torrevieja and Orihuela is Playa de la Mosca, a perfect option for nature lovers, as it’s a little cove combining rocky areas with sections of fine sand.
It’s an ideal beach for those wanting to switch off from their routine and enjoy the peaceful feeling you get from listening to the waves. This beautiful spot is also a great place for diving amongst huge shoals of fish.

Here at Patrimi, we know the Alicante coast very well and we have a range of idyllic housing developments available for you close to the best beaches in Alicante. If you want to enjoy them, get in touch with us on 96 672 91 25.