ORIHUELA COSTA TOWN HALL has approved the return of “The Winter Beach” for the autumn. The popular program of beach activities returns to Cabo Roig beach for the sixth bi-annual edition of the sponsored sporting activities, with organised events taking place on the beach each Saturday and Sunday.
The Winter Beach program was initially launched in 2017 in response to local demand for water sports and social leisure activities throughout the year, at the selected location of Cabo Roig´s idyllic La Caleta beach.
The beach provides the ideal location, meeting the stringent requirements for a family-friendly environment, with safe and clean Mediterranean waters, accessibility for all, the service of a beach bar year-round, and an extensive cove-shaped open beachfront comprised of golden sands.
The group sporting calendar was suspended last year due to the pandemic but returned in the springtine, and the town hall has confirmed a calendar of activities that start now and take place every weekend until the start of the Christmas period.
Previous iterations of The Winter Beach included group aerobic activities such as yoga, body balance, Aquagym, and Zumba, alongside organised workshops and games for children that aimed to raise awareness and educate in the conservation, respect and protection of the environment.
|Saturday 23rd October||10:00 – 11:00||Yoga on the beach|
|Saturday 23rd October||10:30 – 12:30||Children's activities|
|Saturday 23rd October||11:00 – 12:30||Paddleboarding|
|Sunday 24th October||10:00 – 11:00||Pilates|
|Sunday 24th October||10:30 – 12:30||Children's activities|
|Sunday 24th October||11:00 – 12:30||Canoeing|
|Saturday 30th October||10:00 – 11:00||Yoga on the beach|
|Saturday 30th October||10:30 – 12:30||Children's activities|
|Saturday 30th October||11:00 – 12:30||Paddleboarding|
|Sunday 31st October||10:00 – 11:00||Pilates|
|Sunday 31st October||10:30 – 12:30||Children's activities|
|Sunday 31st October||11:00 – 12:30||Canoeing|
Water sports activities on Cabo Roig beach throughout the autumn
Water sports on offer included paddleboarding, canoeing, snorkelling, and diving for beginners, but public health restrictions in force this past spring, limited the activities on offer.
However, with the gradual easing of public safety measures and the lifting of limitations on groups of people, “The Winter Beach” program for this year is back to full strength, with group activities returning to the schedule – whilst maintaining safe spaces between participants.
Nonetheless, the council have laid on complimentary paddle boarding and canoeing, in addition to group pilates sessions and yoga on the beach at La Caleta each weekend.
The Town Hall is also offering free surfing classes from La Zenia´s Cala Cerrada beach on Saturday 23rd October and Saturday 30th October, with the 90-minute classes starting at 10:00.
The beach is naturally adapted to offer the conditions surfers require, and Cala Cerrada is the only beach on Orihuela Costa officially certified for surfing.
|Saturday 6th November||10:00 – 11:00||Yoga on the beach|
|Saturday 6th November||10:30 – 12:30||Children's activities|
|Saturday 6th November||11:00 – 12:30||Paddleboarding|
|Sunday 7th November||10:00 – 11:00||Pilates|
|Sunday 7th November||10:30 – 12:30||Children's activities|
|Sunday 7th November||11:00 – 12:30||Canoeing|
|Saturday 13th November||10:00 – 11:00||Yoga on the beach|
|Saturday 13th November||10:30 – 12:30||Children's activities|
|Saturday 13th November||11:00 – 12:30||Paddleboarding|
|Sunday 14th November||10:00 – 11:00||Pilates|
|Sunday 14th November||10:30 – 12:30||Children's activities|
|Sunday 14th November||11:00 – 12:30||Canoeing|
|Saturday 20th November||10:00 – 11:00||Yoga on the beach|
|Saturday 20th November||10:30 – 12:30||Children's activities|
|Sunday 21st November||10:00 – 11:00||Pilates|
|Sunday 21st November||10:30 – 12:30||Children's activities|
|Saturday 27th November||10:00 – 11:00||Yoga on the beach|
|Saturday 27th November||10:30 – 12:30||Children's activities|
|Sunday 28th November||10:00 – 11:00||Pilates|
|Sunday 28th November||10:30 – 12:30||Children's activities|
Free group exercise and sporting activities on Orihuela Costa beaches
The free activities have been planned for the weekends and culminate later this winter on Sunday 12th December 2021, with everyone encouraged to participate and enjoy the Orihuela Costa´s wonderful beaches.
Paddleboard sessions take place on La Caleta beach every Saturday from 10:00 until 11:00, with canoeing from 11:00 until 12:30 every Sunday.
Yoga on the beach also takes place on Saturday mornings from 10:00 until 11:00, and group Pilates sessions happen on Sunday mornings between 10:00 and 11:00.
Complimentary organised children's activities take place on Cabo Roig beach on both days over the weekend for two hours between 10:30 and 12:30.
|Saturday 4th December||10:00 – 11:00||Yoga on the beach|
|Saturday 4th December||10:30 – 12:30||Children's activities|
|Sunday 5th December||10:00 – 11:00||Pilates|
|Sunday 5th December||10:30 – 12:30||Children's activities|
|Saturday 11th December||10:00 – 11:00||Yoga on the beach|
|Saturday 11th December||10:30 – 12:30||Children's activities|
|Sunday 12th December||10:00 – 11:00||Pilates|
|Sunday 12th December||10:30 – 12:30||Children's activities|
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How do I book a slot for paddle boarding
Hi Susan, no pre-booking is required. Just make sure you turn up early to get a slot.
Hi, is there any free sports on in January/February/march please?
What age do you need to be to paddle board and canoeing?
Hi Pat, I don´t know I´m afraid. There are planned activities for younger children, but please check with the organisers on the day.
Hi just wondering if there will be any more surfing lessons as there seemed to be only two dates … hoping there are
Hi Debbie, I´m afraid it´s just the two dates for this season. We´re hoping that the Winter Beach programme will return for 2022, but for now, there are no further surfing lessons scheduled for the 2021 year.
Do you have spare yoga mats to borrow?
Hi Jane, you can bring your own, although most people simply use a towel or the sand itself.
Would love to paddle board over around the week of the 6th March. Bought a place in los Balcones last October back and forward most months.