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ORIHUELA COSTA CITY HALL announced the return of “The Winter Beach” sports programme last Friday.

The popular programme of beach activities returns to Cabo Roig´s La Caleta beach for the fourth edition of the sponsored sporting activities, with weekly events taking place on the beach each Sunday.

Ramón López Cabrera, the Councillor of Beaches for Orihuela Town Hall, announced on Friday that the fourth iteration of The Winter Beach programme would offer a total of 32 beach activities.

All activities are provided completely free of charge, and each has been carefully selected to ensure suitability for all ages and every level of sporting and physical competence.

The Winter Beach: Playa La Caleta de Cabo Roig

The Winter Beach program was initially launched last year in response to local demand for water sports and social leisure activities throughout the year, at the selected location of Cabo Roig´s La Caleta beach.

The Winter Beach 2019-2020, Cabo Roig, Orihuela Costa

Councillor Cabrera stated, “La Caleta beach in Cabo Roig was chosen as this season´s location as it is most suited to The Winter Beach programme, it can support more attendees off-season, and it has a beach bar service open throughout the year.”

The council are keen to challenge the conventional assumption that Orihuela´s beaches are purely seasonal, and to demonstrate the range of possibilities that the beauty spots offer residents and visitors to the local area throughout the year.

La Caleta beach meets the stringent requirements for a family-friendly environment, with safe and clean Mediterranean swimming waters, accessibility for all, the service of a Chiringuito beach bar year-round, and an extensive welcoming beachfront comprised of golden sands.

The Winter Beach program is designed for all ages, developed with the precept that any person, any couple, or any family, can simply head for the beach and participate in the activities of that day in a socially active and safe environment.

Family-friendly beach activities: the fourth edition

Group aerobic activities such as yoga, body balance, and Zumba, will be organised alongside workshops and games for children that will aim to raise awareness and educate in the conservation, respect, and protection of the environment.

The Winter Beach 2019-2020, Cabo Roig, Orihuela Costa

Water sports on offer will include paddle-boarding, canoeing, and diving for beginners, all provided free of charge.

Paddleboard sessions and canoeing will alternate each Sunday from 9:30 am – 11:00 am, whist beach sports, group aerobics, and children’s workshops will take place every Sunday between 11:00 am and midday.

Diving for beginners will be offered on Saturday´s with two dates in October and two in November.

The diving sessions take place from 10:00 am this coming Saturday 19th October, and Saturday 26th October, with two further dates the following month: Saturday 2nd November and Saturday 9th November.

The programme runs every Sunday from now (October) until the final scheduled session on Sunday 7th December 2019.

Looking for Spanish holiday ideas and inspiration? check out our favourite recommended things to do on the Orihuela Costa this year.

Photo credit: La Zenia / Alexander Pichlmayr

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