La Marina is located on the Costa Blanca South between Santa Pola and Guardamar del Segura just 20 minutes South of Alicante Airport. La Marina is divided into two distinct areas, the original old coastal town and beach area and the purpose built residential development (urbanisation La Marina) which is just 2km inland on the opposite side of the main N-332.coastal road.
La Marina Town
La Marina Town is a charming seaside resort located in a protected area of pine forestry and a system of sand dunes. It has all the usual services and amenities you would expect to find in a small coastal town with plenty of cafe bars,a good selection of restaurants, shops, supermarkets, a medical centre, schools and sports facilities. La Marina also holds street markets every Thursday and Sunday where you can find stalls selling fresh local produce such as fruit & veg, meat, dairy products, bread and cakes as well as clothes, home wares and leather goods such as belts, bags and purses. However, La Marina's main attraction is its fantastic, long, golden, sandy beaches. The beaches at La Marina are non or semi urban and whilst they are just a short walk away from the town centre they retain a wild feel with a natural backdrop of pine trees and sand dunes. The beaches at La Marina remain unspoilt and other than a few old beach houses and a couple of beach bars or Chiringuitos there is little in the way of any urban development. As well as serving food and drink throughout the day the beach bars here also offer sun loungers for hire. They and even provide lockers with keys on rubber wristbands so you can store away your valuables when you go for a dip without having to leave someone behind to guard the car keys, wallets and phones! Such is the size of the beaches at La Marina they never feel too busy and even in July and August you can always find a spot away from the crowds to lay back and enjoy the warm Spanish sun. In addition there is also a large free car park behind the beach so if your driving to the beach you'll never have a problem finding somewhere to park.
La Marina Urbanisacion.
Urbanisacion in Spanish means much the same as it does it English, an urbanised area or residential development. La Marina Urb. is located just 2km away from the original town and has been popular with expats from the UK since it first started to be developed in the late1980's. As well as continuing to attract Brits, La Marina has also now become very popular with other Northern Europeans such as Scandinavians, Belgians, Dutch and Germans, many of whom have also taken up permanent residence alongside UK expats giving the town a more cosmopolitan feel. La Marina Urb. has all its own amenities and services is now very much a fully self sufficient town in its own right. In addition to the main high street where you can find a variety of of shops, bars and restaurants, La Marina Urb also has a number of other commercial centres and 4 Supermarkets, including a Lidl and an Iceland. All the commercial centres on La Marina Urb. offer a great choice shops, bars and restaurants and you will also find medical facilities, dentists, pharmacies, opticians, banks, vets and community services all within the Urbanisation. There is even a newsagent that sells International papers and a Cornish Pride ice-cream parlour! La Marina Urb, also benefits from having a number of open green spaces, children's play parks, dog parks and outdoor sports facilities. There is a local bus service which circles the development so no matter where you live in La Marina you can easily get the shops without having to get the car out of the drive. If you want to head to the old town or hit the beach without the car their is also a regular bus service between La Marina Urb. and La Marina.
In addition to having 3 major Cities (Torrevieja, Alicante and Elche) all within 20 minutes drive La Marina is also surrounded by some charming smaller towns and villages such as; Daya Vieja, Daya Nueva, Almoradi, Algorfa, Rojales, Formentera del Segura, San Fulgencio, Benijofar and Catral. Due to a steadily improving property market and cheaper land prices (in comparison to the coastal resorts in the area) there is now a great choie of modern, contemporary, new villas and apartments for sale in the area at exceptional low prices.