Life in Spain

Tue 23 Jul 2013

Whether you’re on holiday in the
area, or are one of the village’s lucky retirees – regular visits to the
secluded bay of El Portet are a must. It’s only about 1k from Moraira centre,
and although there are lots of parking spaces available, it’s a very pleasant

The walk is not just good exercise,
but a provider of excellent views too – over the marina with the hundreds of
gently bobbing vessels, and down into the azure waters of the El
Portet beach
. Then in the distance you can see Calpe and the famous Calpe

That view of Calpe makes you
gratefully realise that Moraira has not succumbed to the temptation of building
high rise holiday accommodation. Instead, the feel of a small upmarket village
has been retained.

Turn to look at El Portet beach, and
that feeling is endorsed. Exquisite luxury villas cling to the cliffside, and
the walkway behind the beach houses several friendly bar/restaurants serving
mid-morning coffee and light lunches. Those with a hearty appetite and in their
shorts, a full wallet, will find a top quality restaurant overlooking the
beach. Their signature dish, oven roasted Crown of Lamb, is superb, and all
ingredients for their dishes, are freshly sourced each day.

The many children paddling in the
warm waters are testament to the safety of the beach. There are no dangerous
ledges to fall off – instead, the sand rolls very gradually to deeper water, at
least 50m away. 

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