Guardamar del Segura
Guardamar del Segura is a pleasant coastal town that lies a short distance to the north of Torrevieja. It is less than 15 kilometres from the city making it easily accessible by car or even by bicycle. Alternately, the Torrevieja to Alicante City bus passes through Guardamar. This is very handy if you are visiting on market day as the stop is right outside the main entrance. Whatever mode of transport you use, you will be sure to have a great day out in Guardamar.
Guardamar del Segura
Getting to Guardamar del Segura from Torrevieja is simple. Just head north out of the city on the N-332 and you will find several exits taking you to Guardamar town centre and beaches. Within the town centre visitors can explore various places of interest, shady parks and quaint plazas. The Archaeological Museum is a great place to visit for all ages. It offers interesting historical displays and information about the town and surrounding areas. Enjoying a central location near the town facilities and beaches is Sofía Reina Park. A lovely feature of the park is its lake where you will find different species of water fowl, fish and terrapins. Surrounding the lake are some quirky water features, a children’s playground and series of nature trails.
Guardamar del Segura Beaches
Guardamar’s main beaches lie directly in front of the town centre. These are Playa La Roqueta to the south and Playa Guardamar to the north. Further to the north is the pretty little marina located at the mouth of the Segura River. This is a lovely area where visitors can enjoy water sports and fishing. If you are visiting at the right time there is a fish market where you can snap up a bargain for a beach BBQ. In total Guardamar del Segura boasts about 10 kilometres of coastline, much of it backed by picturesque sand dunes. Further north from the marina on the far bank of the river is Playa Tossals. This is an unspoiled stretch of beach favoured by nudists.
Guardamar del Segura Markets
The town’s main central market is located on Calle San Pedro and is open every Wednesday from 08:00 – 13:00. It boasts around 450 stalls. These offer the usual market products such as clothing, leather goods, arts & crafts, home & garden goods, electronics, jewellery, sunglasses and toys. There are also fresh meat and delicatessen products as well as fruit & vegetables. A small night market is worth a wander round if you’re visiting in the evening. This is open every night from 21:00 – 00:00 and is located on Calle Ingeniero Mira. The famous Lemon Tree Market is just outside the town. It’s open every Sunday from 08:00 – 13:00 with 1,000 stalls.
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