5 Child-Friendly Walks in Torrevieja
29th September 2020
There are so many amazing places to explore on foot from Torrevieja. From coastlines to salt lakes, there are beautiful adventures to be had right across this corner of the Costa Blanca. With little ones in tow however, intrepid expeditions might be a little bit ambitious. But never fear – there are lots of easy, child-friendly walks in Torrevieja which are perfect for families with youngsters.
We’ve compiled a collection of our five favourite kid-friendly walks in Torrevieja, complete with playgrounds (and ice creams) en-route!
1. Torrevieja seafront
Distance: up to 3km
Amenities: Cafes, restaurants, toilets, beach, fun fair
Walking along Torrevieja’s waterfront is a delightful and easy stroll, with plenty of opportunities for entertainment and refuelling along the way. Follow the coast from the northernmost tip of Playa Los Locos, all the way south to Faro Torrevieja (the little lighthouse at the end of the boardwalk). This walk is up to 3km long but can easily be cut short if little legs get tired (or fancy a swim!).
2. The salt lakes (Las Salinas)
Amenities: Bird hides, flamingos
Pay a visit to Parque Natural de Torrevieja to enjoy the pink and green lakes (coloured by algae) which lie side by side. In some seasons, visitors can also see flamingos from the lake edge. There aren’t many amenities on-site, so be sure to bring plenty of snacks, drinks, or even a picnic. The paths around the lake are flat and well-made, which makes for easy sauntering – ideal for families with buggies. If you fancy visiting a different town while you are in the area, Los Montesinos is home to some friendly bars and eateries (although it is much smaller than Torrevieja).
3. Parque de las Naciones
Distance: Under 1km
Amenities: Cafe, boating lake, chickens, ducks, reptile house, slide
This little park in Torrevieja is perfect for a gentle stroll (and a nice sit-down while the kids play!). The entire circumference of the park measures around 1km. Here you will find a lake shaped like the European continent (which includes duck-shaped boats), colourful chickens which wander the grounds and plenty of attractions to keep youngsters entertained.
4. Torrevieja greenway
Distance: Up to 7km
Amenities: Museum, refreshment kiosk
For older kids and more outward-bound families, the Torrevieja Greenway is a delightful walk. You can extend the walk and make it circular if you have enough energy. The route follows the now-abandoned tracks of the old salt railway which once ran between Albatera and Torrevieja. Now the route is pedestrianised, winding out through suburban Torrevieja and into the reed beds of the salt lakes. At the outset of the walk, you’ll find a kiosk for drinks and snacks, a garden, and the Habaneras Museum (dedicated to the musical passions of traditional songwriter Ricardo Lafuente Aguado). You’ll find a full route map and information about the Greenway here.
5. Southerly seafront
Distance: up to 8km
Amenities: Cafes, restaurants, toilets, beach
To explore a little further afield, outside of Torrevieja, set out from the Nautilus restaurant in Punta Prima. Follow the path south along the coast, taking in the beaches and attractions as you walk. Beaches including Playa Flamenca and La Zenia are all en route. You can make your family stroll as short as you like, or keep walking the full 8km to Campoamor. The route is well-maintained but does become steep in some places. In general though, expect easy walking and plenty to see and do along the way.
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