We have found a little bit of paradise in Spain! The beautiful Calblanque Natural Park has now been designated a nature reserve and there are plenty of beaches to visit, rightly protected now from being built upon. It covers about 12km of the Spanish coast by the Mediterranean Sea.
it takes about fifteen minutes to cycle/drive here from the campsite, but once you leave the ‘main’ slip road you end up driving/riding on the equivalent of a farm track. It’s ok to cycle just avoid the potholes and it must get very busy in the summer. There are a few beaches along this stretch, one of them being nudist and the tracks out to some of them are challenging.
We visited Playa Calblanque which is the most accessible – you can park right by it if you have mobility problems. There is a bus route that goes into the area but we don’t know times etc.
We understand there may be lifeguards in the summer, but as it is now December there is no call for their services really! Dean and I did paddle in the sea and it has to be said it was still quite warm. You do have to keep an eye out for jellyfish though.