Torrevieja Coastal Path
Torrevieja really is a city for walking, with its grid square layout and beaches as an orientation point, it’s hard to get lost in Torrevieja, although it’s best just to forget the confusing street names and go with your instinct. Indeed, walking is by far the best way to get intimate with the city, discover the little ”hole in the wall” tapas bar where snails are on the menu or that hidden park offering peace and quiet amidst its shady trees. Near the old railway station there is a Greenway that makes use of the old tracks, and in some places borders the beautiful Torrevieja and La Mata salt lakes. A walk along the promenade and pier are a pleasant way to spend an evening, and for a challenging yet very rewarding walk, Torrevieja coastal path through the neighbouring area of Orihuela Costa offers breathtaking scenery.
Although it is possible to start the coastal walk from Torrevieja, there are sections where you have to venture a bit inland. It is easiest to start the walk from the seaside resort area of Punta Prima that borders Torrevieja. Depending on the time of day, you can enjoy the beginning of your walk with a meal in the popular Nautilis Restaurant, which sits right on Punta Prima beach, giving you some fuel for the journey ahead. The coastal path continues winding its way past beach hut bars, rocky coves, cliffs, dunes and stretches of golden sand through the resorts of Playa Flamenca, La Zenia, Cabo Roig and Campoamor. As it passes through the resort beaches there are ample places to stop for refreshments and take in the wonderful views. The path, although steep in certain places, is well laid out, in good condition and has steps and wooden board walks in convenient places.