Without doubt, the vast majority of
the Costa Blanca’s Brits will have been watching the TV news, or listening to
the radio, to determine the UKs worst hit areas. Most will have an association
of some kind with the Thames Valley, with the West Country, or with Wales.
To say we wished we were with you,
helping to fill up sand bags would be a whopping lie. Of course, there is
measureless sympathy with the plight of all those knee deep in water, with
property floating around the lounge. Of course, we understand that it must be
extremely depressing to have rain falling every day from grey/black skies,
without a single ray of sunshine to be seen.
But then, go to any café in Moraira
for a cup of coffee, and fellow coffee guzzlers will confess to being delighted
at no longer being located in the UK. They reckon they are blessed to be away
from all the problems you are experiencing. The temperature forecasts here in
Teulada Moraira for the final days of February are 14°, 18° and 16°. OK, that’s
not paddling/diving in the sea weather, but it does allow you to go for a walk
in a T shirt and light sweater. There are plenty of pleasant beach walks too.
Behind the fine sands and crystal clear waters of El Portet Beach is a long
walkway hosting 2 cafes offering morning coffee and a pleasant light lunch.
Then towards Moraira, near the entrance to Club Nautico, you’ll come across
Portixol Cove. It’s crystal clear waters make it perfect for diving and
fishing. In fact, Teulada Moraira can proudly point out that all its beaches,
spread along 8 km of coast, have been awarded the Blue Flag by the European
Union. Additionally, they have been granted ISO9001 (Certificate of Quality
System) and ISO 140001 (Environmental Management). These awards stem from
cleanliness, unbeatable water quality, and numerous convenient services and
Continue walking south, and you’ll
probably hear shouts from the "Lonja” – the fish auction held every weekday
from 10.00am. Then, just by the side of "Castillo” you’ll find L’Ampolla, the
busiest and largest of the town’s beaches, with bars and cafes close at hand..
Go on for a few hundred meters or so and you’ll discover Les Platgetes, two
coves of clear waters that combine sandy and rocky areas, and there’s an
attractive promenade viewpoint, with gardens and a car park.
Your walk will now be interrupted by
cliffs that conceal L’Andrago Cove. Here the rocks and the depth of the
transparent waters make it an ideal place for diving and fishing. An attractive
viewpoint dominates the cove, and makes it one of the areas most photographed
stretches of coast.
The going continues to be rugged,
and reaches its highest point at Punta de L’Estrella. It’s called this since
its shape resembles the arm of a starfish. On the other side you’ll reach and
find Cap Blanc Cove. It’s the least well known of all the coves mentioned, but
it’s well worth a visit. Access from the Moraira/Calpe road is good, but it
would be sensible to park and proceed to the point on foot.
There are no destructive waves
crashing down on the beaches, so you may prefer to spend some time at sea. If
so, sailing or boat tours are available, along with outings in kayaks. If you
like sea spray in your face, then a few hours on a jet ski are easily arranged.
If you’ve had your fill of grey skies and rain, then
why not join us in Teulada
Moraira. Of course, to categorically promise no rain would be dishonest,
but it’s not likely to fall for long.