FOLLOWING ON FROM OUR video post late last week and our visit to La Zenia beach, we thought a little more insight into the facilities offered might be appropriate for those unfamiliar with this beautiful local attraction.
La Zenia beach is exceptionally popular with both locals and holidaymakers alike, and there are actually two beaches to choose from with the Hotel Servigroup La Zenia hotel separating the two.
Known locally as Playa Cala Bosque, this beach, in particular, has become even more popular since the opening of Zenia Boulevard shopping centre, which has contributed to the fast-paced rapid growth of the area.
La Zenia beach offers a total length of around 350 metres and an average width of 60 metres to the shoreline. The beach is 100% pure white golden sand, Blue Flag accredited, and the local town hall keeps the attraction in first-class condition year-round.
La Zenia Beach, Playa Cala Bosque
“Cala” is Spanish for “Cove”, and the shape offers plenty of space for sunbathing, a beach bar, a volleyball court, and a dedicated children’s play area.
Sunbeds and sunshades are available for hire, and during the summer season, beachside watersports are provided, with pedalos for families, and high powered jet-skis for thrill-seeking adrenaline junkies.
La Zenia beach offers access for all, with designated parking spaces for those with limited mobility, ramps and a wooden walkway which is wider than usual to allow easy access for wheelchairs, and a designated toilet and shower. An amphibious bathing chair is also available.
Lifeguards provide vital life-saving assistance during the summer months, but the beach can get extremely busy, and as with any beach, it’s important to bathe in the Mediterranean Sea with care and not to exceed a safe depth that you’re comfortable with.
The beach has numerous foot showers and plentiful rubbish bins. During high season, the local council provides first aid facilities and tests the seawater daily to ensure high water quality and check for jellyfish.
Eating out: The Chiringuito and La Mirada
La Zenia beach is well equipped with an iconic Spanish beach bar (a Chiringuito) serving refreshing sangria, cocktails, and a full bar service with staple favourites such as burgers and chips, pizzas, salads and ice cream cones or frozen lollies.
For those with a larger budget, La Mirada beach restaurant allows you to enjoy traditional Spanish tapas in the sun on a large terrace that overlooks the beach and the Mediterranean Sea.
Of course, there are many bars and restaurants to choose from, all within an easy walk just minutes from the beach. You’ll be spoiled for choice with both local and international eateries offering freshly prepared seafood and Spanish cuisine.
La Zenia beach forms part of the stunning Mediterranean coastal path that runs alongside the coastline, with a beautiful promenade that snakes south along the beachfront and leads to Cala Capitan beach in Cabo Roig.
Along the way, there are some truly breathtaking natural views, and you will frequently see surfers and windsurfers in the sea catching some waves at almost any time of year. A wonderful way to enjoy your day and take some amazing photos as you go.
Orihuela Costa town hall does an outstanding job of caring for this beautiful beach. Please remember to place your rubbish in the bins provided to avoid unnecessary environmental damage to this beautiful Mediterranean environment.
COVID-safe protocols are in place on every beach throughout the Orihuela Costa to ensure they can be used in safety by everyone. Please take a moment to read the protocols in place before you enter the beach area, and respect and follow the directions of official personnel.
EDITORIAL NOTE: This page was first published on February 16th 2018 and updated on Thursday 24th June 2021 with updated information for the current summer season.
Photo credit: LaZenia.com