Guardamar del Segura is located at the mouth of the Segura River on the Mediterranean coast of southeastern Spain. Surrounding the area are the neighbouring towns and villages of Campomar, El Raso and El Moncayo, which combine to a significant population of over 40,000 people.
Guardamar del Segura
Guardamar del Segura is a prime summer destination, not just for tourists, but also for people with holiday homes. The area’s population rises every year from the permanent 15,000 residents to, in some cases, triple and even quadruple amounts.
One of the main talking points of this area is its amazing beach. This is why so many people like to buy a second home in this area, with the second biggest population in this area being from the United Kingdom. Other than the sandy beach, there are many other great scenes around this area including forests, fields and orchards. It is a prime location for participation in water sports and is easy to reach from nearby cities.
Very much likes it neighbour Guardamar del Segura, the town of Campomar is a prime tourist spot and summer destination. It is also a great place for buying a second home and is a great area to retire and have a rewarding life. Around this area you will find ancient ruins, museums, sports facilities and more.
The town is a short distance from the likes of Guardamar and the city of Torrevieja. So, you’re never far from a range of activities including museums, parks, the famous salt lakes and more.
One of the main attractions in the area is water sports. In the town of Guardamar there is a sports facility with several pitches and courts – it even has an Olympic-size swimming pool. Golf is also another strong sport in the area with many courses located within an hour’s drive away, including the La Marquesa Golf course, La Finca, Vistabella and also the award-winning Las Colinas course.
There is a marina in the town of Guardamar del Segura, making it the perfect spot for keen sea captains. Along the beaches you can also take part in some of the many water activities in the area, including kayaking, jet skiing and windsurfing. Looking over the Mediterranean is the Castillo de Guardamar – a great tourist spot with a park and choice of restaurants.
In both Guardamar and Campomar there are no museums apart from Museo Arqueologico de Guardamar, an archaeology museum. However, there are more ruins to discover in nearby Campomar.
The nearby city of Torrevieja has many museums – as does nearby Quesada. One of the most unique museums is a floating museum housed in an S-61 submarine. It was once a Spanish army Daphne class submarine which was donated to the Torrevieja council.
Other great museums in Torrevieja include the Museum of the Sea and Salt and the Museum of Easter. Near Quesada there is the Museo de la Huerta and the Museo Arqueológico De San Fulgencio.
Parks and Beaches
In the area of Guardamar del Segura are several parks and beaches, including their own popular walking routes and sand dunes. There are also breathtaking pine forests around the area, offering great walking and cycling routes. You can discover amazing animals and plants around every part of this area.
Meanwhile, in Torrevieja there is a wonderful water park called Aquopolis Torrevieja. There are many activities at the park for both adults and children alike – a great day out for tourists and locals alike.
Wine and Dine
In the town of Guardamar del Segura are several bars and restaurants – so, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out or enjoying a few hard-earned drinks! One of the best bars in the town is an Irish bar called the Shamrock. The bar has a lively atmosphere with great staff and customers.
Along the seafront are multiple bars and restaurants. One of the best restaurants along the seafront is Restaurante Isla Tabarca, praised for its eclectic menu and approachable staff. A great Mediterranean restaurant along the seafront is the La Canada Playa Restaurante. Here you can enjoy some classic Mediterranean and Spanish tapas.
The town of Guardamar also has an Irish bar called The Shamrock, alongside other eateries including traditional Spanish and Italian restaurants.
In the areas of Guardamar, residents enjoy a Meditteranean climate. Overall, this area experiences almost 300 days of sunshine per year, with an average temperature of 20 degrees celsius. The warmest months of the year are the summer months of June, July and August and the coolest are the winter months of December, January and February.
Around the area of Guardamar there are many hospitals, medical centres and a pet hospital. There are also several police stations across the area.
There are no universities in the town of Guardamar – but there are some nearby in the cities of Torrevieja and Alicante.