The seaside town of Guardamar del Segura is located at the mouth of the river Segura in the Alicante Province on the Costa Blanca. This beautiful resort is set next to a large pine forest alongside an 11km long white sandy beach.
Whether you are looking for a location to live permanently or just to visit on holiday, Guardamar Segura is an ideal location with plenty of things to do all year round.
We’ve put together a list of 10 things to do in Guardamar del Segura…
Visit the beach
The top thing to do in Guardamar del Segura has to be to visit the beach, and there are plenty to choose from. There are even 3 blue flag beaches in Guardamar – Platja dels Vivers, Playa Centro, El Moncayo, and La Roqueta. With golden sands and crystal clear sea you won’t want to leave!
Alongside the main beach runs a promenade with lots of great restaurants and bars, so you also grab some lunch with a fantastic sea view.
Explore Parque Reina Sofia
In the centre of Guardamar del Segura is a fantastic park called Parque Reina Sofia. Here you will find a large children’s play park, picnic benches, and lakes and waterfalls with lots of wildlife including ducks, swans, and turtles. As you walk around the park you will also spot peacocks and red squirrels.
This park has plenty of trees so you can find a nice shady spot in the hotter months.
Take a trip to the castle
If you want to take in some great views, head up to El Castillo de Guardamar which is set up on the hill overlooking the town and surrounding area.
The fort is free to enter and has been declared a Site of Cultural Interest. Destroyed by the 1829 earthquakes, building work has recently been underway to restore the castle again.
Go for a walk or cycle
If you love being out in nature, there are some good walking and cycling routes in and around Guardamar that are suitable for the whole family. On these routes you will get to see the dunes and pine forest, the marina, and the salt lakes.
Turisme Guardamar has put together 8 routes with downloadable maps here.
Visit the Archaeological Museum
In the basement of the Casa de Cultura de Guardamar you will find the Archaeological Museum of Guardamar (MAG).
The museum takes you through the Phoenician, Iberian, Islamic and late mediaeval Christian periods, as well as Guardamar’s contemporary history.
At just 1 € to enter, the museum is a great place to learn more about the history of Guardamar and the surrounding areas.
Learn to paddleboard
If you fancy trying your hand at paddle boarding, surfing or kayaking, Guardamar is a great location for it. The calm sea and the river are both perfect settings for both beginners and those who already know what they’re doing.
Delocos Surf School can be found on the main beach and Nautilus Nautical Sports is located in the Marina. Both do lots of different watersport lessons for both adults and children of all abilities, as well as hiring out boards and kayaks.
Try the local cuisine
You will be spoilt for choice when looking for a restaurant in Guardamar del Segura, with cuisines catering for all tastes.
Along the sea front you will find restaurants serving local seafood, paella and tapas, while in the centre of town you can find burgers, pizza, pasta and more.
Visit the night market
If you are visiting Guardamar in the summer months you will find a wonderful night market in the main road alongside the Parque Reina Sofia. These wooden stalls sell everything from jewelry and clothes to gadgets and home accessories.
The market is on every evening from 9pm until midnight.
For anyone wanting to play sports, the Municipal Sports Centre in Guardamar has an Olympic indoor swimming pool, two outdoor swimming pools, three football pitches, two basketball courts, four tennis courts, and two padel courts.
If golf is more your sport there are plenty of excellent golf courses in the surrounding areas as well, one of the nearest being at La Marquesa in Ciudad Quesada.
Join a fiesta
Summer in Spain means fiestas, and Guardamar is no exception! If you are visiting the town during July and August you can be sure to find a party to join in with.
The Moors and Christians celebrations are the biggest and take place in July – this year they will be held from 15th –25th July. This fiesta includes parades, music, fireworks and lots more. You can find out more about the Summer 2022 fiestas here.
You will also find lots of fiestas at Christmas and Easter (Semana Santa) so make sure to keep an eye out for these.
We have a list of local fiestas here to help you keep track.