La Marina is a small town in an area of protected pine forests, and it comes alive during the summer months when people fill the town to enjoy the small but busy beach tourist resort.
Clearly, La Marina is a great location for a beach holiday, if that is all you want from a holiday then you won’t need to go anywhere else, as everything you need for a great family holiday in the sun is right here in La Marina.
Enjoy a traditional Spanish experience by visiting the street markets which are held every Thursday and Sunday from 8am to 2pm. Here you will find stalls selling local produce including fruits, vegetables, leather goods such as handbags, shoes, belts and purses.
Road access to La Marina is very good. The AP-7 autoroute (motorway) comes down from Alicante airport and goes south to Murcia San Javier airport.
To the north of La Marina is Santa Pola with its miles of sandy beaches and a large town centre.
Also, just north of La Marina are lots of salt lakes such as Salinas del Brac del Port which create a very healthy atmosphere for people suffering from health problems such as allergies or arthritis.
La Marina is a popular place where many people live all year round especially in the growing La Marina urbanisation which is slightly inland off the coast.
It has plenty of shops, bars and restaurants so you have plenty of facilities on your doorstep that you can easily walk to. There are four supermarkets and also a newsagent, optician, bank, Cornish Pride and an ice-cream parlour.
La Marina’s major attraction is clearly its 11 kilometres of golden sandy beaches backed with sand dunes. The main beach at La Marina is Playa La Marina and is a Blue Flag awarded beach.
The facilities with the restaurants and bars just off the beach are excellent and of very good quality.