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Playa Cala La Caleta in Cabo Roig, the best beach in Spain?

CABO ROIG BOASTS TWO beautiful beaches, both accredited with the prestigious Blue Flag award for quality and safety year after year. They are just two of the eleven beaches on the Orihuela Costa, each one offering an idyllic stretch of soft golden sand that attracts hundreds of thousands of international visitors each year.

But each beach offers different benefits: some are small and relatively quiet, whilst other beaches are busy, active, and full of life. The latter is certainly true for Playa Cala La Caleta on the easternmost coastal fringes of Cabo Roig.

One of the most popular beaches in the South Costa Blanca, Cala La Caleta beach in Cabo Roig offers a crescent of fine white sand and safe, clean Mediterranean waters that captivate domestic and international tourists.

The beach measures 387 metres at the waterline with 16.641 m2 of soft sand. An imposing ornate stone cliff wall stands behind the beach with villas overlooking the sea below, and a network of pathways link to the coastal promenade and slope down toward the beach providing access on foot.

Playa Cala La Caleta beach in Cabo Roig

Paradise found in Cabo Roig, one of the finest beaches

Playa Cala La Caleta faces south and benefits from direct sunshine all day. The beach is a shallow cove in shape with a sea wall on the west side. The headland and the adjacent Cabo Roig Marina guarantee calm, safe waters ideal for bathing and swimming whatever the weather.

A traditional Spanish Chiringuito provides soft drinks, a full bar service, and light bites and refreshments seven days a week. The small beach bar is open daily all year round and often hosts free entertainment at weekends, including live performances and acoustic sessions from local musicians and artists.

Sun Sea Adventures offers stand-up paddleboard hire, SUP classes, and organised yoga sessions on the water from early spring to the end of the season. Jetski's can be hired from Stella Maris Jetski rental in Cabo Roig Marina, and the La Bahia Restaurant offers more comprehensive dining choices with spectacular views over the cove.

It's an incredibly popular beach in the summer and leisure craft, motor yachts, and cruisers regularly moor in the azure waters, with tenders ferrying passengers ashore. The sea remains reassuringly shallow close to the waterline, and the beach is suited to use by families, children, and adults of any age and swimming capability.

Playa Cala La Caleta beach in Cabo Roig

Playa Cala La Caleta, the year-round active beach

Unlike many other beaches on the Orihuela Costa, Cala La Caleta is active year-round, and the local town hall provides complementary activities during the spring and autumn months that make the most of the beautiful winter sunshine.

Orihuela Costa's Winter Beach programme includes free paddleboard sessions, kayaking, diving lessons, and group activities on the beach such as yoga and Zumba, that promote a healthy lifestyle amongst the local community, and events regularly fill the beach during weekends.

A small car park on Calle Levante in Cabo Roig offers free parking and access to the beach via a sloping walkway, ideal for persons of limited mobility. An additional car park located at the end of Calle de la Ensenada offers more free parking spaces, with access to the beach via a set of steps.

Playa Cala La Caleta is one of the best beaches in Orihuela Costa and probably ranks among the finest beaches you're likely to find here in the South Costa Blanca. A visit to this gorgeous natural space in Cabo Roig should be on your bucket list of things to do in Spain. Here's a Google Map with directions from your location.

Looking for holiday ideas and travel inspiration? Find out more about our favourite recommended things to do on the Orihuela Costa or join the La Zenia community Facebook group and find out what's going on in the local area.

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Mandy has lived in Spain for more than a decade. Degree-qualified, she is experienced in all areas of social media, website development and administration, and professional creative writing.


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