Guardamar, Costa Blanca, Spain
Guardamar Holiday, Property and Tourism
The town of Guardamar del Segura is located on the Costa Blanca, 35 kilometres south of Alicante. With a population of 11,000 Guardamar is popular both amongst tourists and those seeking a more permanent home. Prettier than other towns along the coastline, Guardamar has a lot to offer, in its history, its cuisine, and more modern sporting/leisure facilities.
The beaches around Guardamar are very good; in fact the town is famous for its sand dunes. These are formed when the eastern winds push the sand inland from both the sea and the Segura river, creating dunes several metres high. In the past these so-called “flying sands” advanced over 1,300 metres before entering the town. Today pine trees and other plants have been planted, which stop the progress of the sands. As a result a “tree day” is now celebrated in Guardamar, symbolising the importance of the pine trees to the town for the younger generations.
The sheer quantity of trees planted has lead to large areas of attractive parkland (much of it protected), separating the beach completely from the interior in many places. Perhaps the best known section is the Reina Sofia Park, which makes for an ideal late afternoon stroll. Many birds and other creatures also benefit from the ecosystem all this has created.
Guardamar is also well known for its mild climate and the entire region enjoys sunshine for in excess of 320 days per year. The sun is at its hottest during the summer months, with temperatures rarely falling below 30°C (86°F). Winters are typically very mild with averages hovering around 18°C (64°F).