A nice clean harbour with some good yacht berths on pontoons, a good yacht club and an excellent anchorage west of the marina (rare along the coast), but where yachts have sometimes been banned by the harbourmaster. This has been challenged by the local yachtsmen but it seems to be a general feature all along this stretch of coast which comes under the jurisdiction of Valencia. The yacht harbour, Marina Internacional de Torrevieja SA is on the northwest side of the harbour. The commercial quay, Muelle de la Sal, handles large quantities of salt. The approach and entrance are simple and there is good shelter from winds except those from S to SW which make parts of the harbour uncomfortable. It is understood that plans are made for an 890-berth marina off the Dique de Levante in the eastern part of the harbour. It was stated that it was to be ready in 2005 but as no work had commenced in 2004 it is difficult to believe that statement. However, although all the berths are presently privately owned and occupied in the marina there is a policy to allow visiting craft to use berths that are unoccupied (unlike many other harbours on this coast).
The town is of no great interest but it has several restaurants and there are shops quite close to the harbour. A visit to the saltworks, the 'Salt Cellar of the World', is of interest. Good beaches on either side of the harbour.
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