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La Zenia beach, discover Orihuela Costa’s Playa Cala Bosque

LA ZENIA'S FABULOUS Cala Bosque beach is a paradise for sunseekers and one of the most popular beaches in Orihuela Costa. Each year, tens of thousands of visitors soak up the sun and frolic in the crystal-clear Mediterranean waters that lap the sands.

La Zenia Beach is exceptionally popular with both locals and holidaymakers. There are actually two beaches to choose from, with the Hotel Servigroup La Zenia separating them.

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, Orihuela Costa, Spain

La Zenia beach, Playa Cala Bosque

“Cala” is Spanish for “Cove”, and the shape offers plenty of space for sunbathing, replete with a beach bar, a beachball court, and a dedicated children’s play area.

Sunbeds and sunshades are available for hire (17€ for 2 beds and parasols), and during the summer season, beachside water sports 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.

La Zenia beach, Orihuela Costa, Spain

Eating out, the Chiringuito and La Mirada

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.

La Zenia beach is well equipped with an iconic Spanish beach bar (a Chiringuito) serving refreshing sangria, cocktails, and 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, Orihuela Costa, Spain

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, and you can take a live view of La Zenia beach 24-hours a day with the Servigroup La Zenia Hotel webcam.

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.

Photo credit: LaZenia.com

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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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