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Playa Flamenca Beach, Stunning Views And Year Round Life
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Playa Flamenca Beach, Stunning Views And Year Round Life

This beach is actually more than one. Playa Flamenca is a group of urbanisations on the Costa Blanca coast just south of Torrevieja Spain. These urbanisations run down to the sea. The sandy beach itself is small. No more than 50m wide. Next to the beach land juts out into the Mediterranean sea.

This land has been fully developed. A large paved area lies between the rocky seafront and the small road which loops down towards the sea from the main N-332 dual carriageway which links most of the beach resorts of the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida regions. Not only paved this land is also landscaped with trees and grass including a small playground with swings and a slide for young children. The paved area is often used for tourism related events and promotions with market stalls, music and other entertainment.

But it is the view which is stunning. The paved area creates an effect not unlike an infinity pool. Where the paving ends the sea starts and disappears towards the distant horizon. The horizon stretches to the left and right undisturbed by anything. You never know what to expect from the sea here. Some days it will be flat and calm and on others waves roll in. It can be mesmorising counting the waves. The sea bed here creates what appear to be almost “Surfer” waves, but no matter how optimistically you look, they are not quite suitable.

On the other side of the road is a block of mainly holiday apartments, retail outlets, cafes, bars and restaurants. The building leads directly inland back towards the N-332 400m away. On either side of the block are on the whole luxury villas many hidden behind high walls. The kind that makes you wonder what luxury is hidden away and who might be the owners. The hopefully named “Surfers Bar and Grill” and Lobster restaurant “Den Engel” both have envious positions overlooking the beach area. When you visit somewhere by the sea you want to have, and be able to enjoy beautiful views. Here you can.

There is an unusual mix of businesses here. Normally you would expect bars, cafes and restaurants and there are several, but there is also a Belgian bakery and cafe serving beautiful cakes and bread baked fresh daily on their premises. A branch of the Spanish post office “Correos”, property agents and beach shops add to the mix. If you need furniture for your property or have something in your house that you no longer need then there is a shop buying and selling household goods, an upholsterer and launderette along with a Spanish translator for those that need help with the language.

Walk along the sea front to the right and you come to another wide beach. This curves around creating an enclosed, almost private feeling for this beach. Don’t be fooled however, at peak times this beach is packed. During Spring and Summer there is a chiringuito (beach bar) on the beach offering snacks, drinks and light meals, pizza etc. This is run by the same company as the chiringuito on the small beach to the left of the main area so don’t be surprised if the helpful and friendly staff move around.

The “Surfers Bar and Grill” has a great lunch and evening menu, a variety of breakfasts are available too. It’s not going to win a Michelin star but it is just what a beach restaurant should serve. Classic burgers and combo platters which a group of you can pick at, salads and seafood mean there is something for everyone. Also a popular venue as a cafe. It is a great place to have a fresh juice, a coffee, a beer or something stronger from their impressive cocktail list so don’t think it is just for meals.

To get here you need a car, bike or a taxi. You can walk along the coastal footpath but for most that is not practical. Parking can be difficult at peak times but is usually possible. Taxi’s can be found fairly easily but renting a car is usually the best method of easy travel around the Costa Blanca area. Playa Flamenca is just south of Torrevieja. Head down the N-332 from Torrevieja direction Cartagena. Pass over the “Punta Prima” roundabout (24 hour MacDonalds), pass over the “Lidl” supermarket roundabout and take the next exit. Follow the road for approx 50 metres and go almost all the way round the next roundabout. The exit you want is immediately after the Mercadona supermarket. After 50 metres turn left under the N-332 and then left again. Continue straight over a small roundabout and then turn right when you see the red and black sign for the “Den Engel” Lobster restaurant. Approximately 400 metres ahead is Playa Flamenca beach.

Playa Flamenca beach is unusual. Not only is it your “normal” beach destination offering sand, sun, and sea. It also has normal day to day businesses, which means that this place is alive all year round. Today is Christmas Eve, the sun is shining, the temperature is in the 20’s, the sea is calm, an early morning sea fog blurring the horizon has almost been burned away, and at the moment I would not drink a coffee anywhere else.


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