Moraira with childrenFamily-friendly restaurants, beaches and activities
Why is Moraira a fantastic family destination ?
With a selection of family-friendly beaches and activities, Moraira is truly a haven for families in search of a safe and fun holiday. The town itself is fairly small but you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation options and restaurants. There are a number of nice playgrounds in town and many activities to entertain the little ones. Unlike Benidorm or Calpe, Moraira is also not a “party town” with very few clubs. The town hall had decided to focus its efforts on attracting families and retired tourists, which makes for a very laid-back atmosphere throughout the year.
FAMILY-FRIENDLY BEACHES IN MORAIRA
If you are visiting Moraira with children, you will be able to enjoy many different family-friendly beaches with shallow waters and soft sand. Here’s our selection :
If you’re visiting Moraira with children, Playa l’Ampolla truly has it all! Shallow water and soft sand. A playground and a shallow natural stream, perfect for sand-castle building. You’ll also find sunbeds and parasols rental, public showers and toilets. There is a beach-side bar with simple snacks and refreshments. If you’re driving, there are 2 parking nearby. The town hall is also offering a service to help people with disabilities access the beach.
Playa El Portet
On top of being absolutely stunning, El Portet is also an ideal option for families. The water is very shallow and children can play safely, away from rocks and currents. The beach has a lifeguard and public toilets and showers (in the summer). It also has 3 beachside bars with reasonable and simple food and refreshments. If your children are a little older and want to try kayaking or paddle-boarding, there is a rental booth on the left side of the beach.
Playa La Fustera
If you’re staying on Benissa Costa or if you just fancy a change from Moraira, Cala La Fustera is a fantastic option. The beach is a bit smaller than the ones in Moraira but it’s beautiful. Younger children who need shallow water can play in the middle whereas older children can snorkel and jump from the small cliffs on the side. Playa La Fustera is also the start of a beautiful and easy walk that ends in Calpe. If you’re feeling peckish, there are 2 beachsides restaurants
Playa Playetes is a great option for families with young and older children. The little ones can safely play in the sandy shallow area while the older ones explore the local marine fauna along the cliffs. Playa Platgetes has public toilets and parking as well as a lifeguard service. It is also ideally located, close to the centre with many restaurants and bars around. Parking is limited though so if you are driving, make sure to secure a spot early!
FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS IN MORAIRA
If you are visiting Moraira with children, you will be surprised by the variety of restaurants that accommodated all tastes and budgets. We’ve put together a little selection of restaurants that offer kids-friendly food and allow parents to sit back and relax!
Located in the Solpark area, next to the tennis club, El Brevis is an ideal place if the parents to just sit back and relax while the kids have a blast in a safe environment. The restaurant has a big outdoor playground with bouncy castles, a mini-golf and lots of toys. Good value drinks and some nice food too, steak and chips, paellas etc. You need to pay a small entry fee for children (2€) but it’s worth it. Great for when the sun is hiding or when you just want a break from the beach.
Pizzas and pasta are always a hit with children and Pizza Tigre just happens to make great ones! Pizza Tigre is located on a big square next to the church, which means kids can safely go play if they get bored. The menu is traditional Italian food with delicious pizzas, pasta dishes and risotto. They also do takeaways if you’d rather spend your evening at your villa. Make sure to book if you go with a large group, they are very busy during the summer months.
This elegant little café is perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner if you are visiting Moraira with children. The back terrace opens on a large square with a playground. You can enjoy your meal and the little ones can go play safely while they wait for their food. Café Chic serves a mix of tapas with a twist, delicious salads and wraps and yummy homemade desserts. They also accommodate vegan and vegetarians.
The best place in Moraira for delicious Asian food in an elegant yet laid-back setting. They serve Chinese and Thai food, as well as some sushi and the food, is always fresh and delicious. Prices are ridiculously low for the quality of the food and it’s a great option if you’d like to introduce your kids to Asian cuisine without breaking the bank. Lili and her team are absolutely lovely and will happily accommodate families.
Ca la Iaia
Cala Ia Iaia is a perfect compromise if you’d like to have an elegant dinner in a beautiful setting while the kids can have a play. Cala Ia Iaia is located in a Finca on the road to Teulada and serves traditional Valencian cuisine on a beautiful terrace. They have a little playground for children next to the terrace. You can keep an eye on them while trying some of their delicious wines. Make sure to book if you are coming during the summer.
FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES IN MORAIRA
There’s more to Moraira than just beautiful beaches. Our area has a lot to offer for families: water sports, beautiful hikes, colourful markets etc.
Hop on the Moraira’s “Little Train” and enjoy a beautiful ride along the coastline. The Train runs from Portet Beach to the Andrago area and stops at different beaches and in town. You can choose to do the whole journey or hop on and off as you wish. The children’s ticket costs 3€ and the adult one 4€. The Train runs every day from 11:00 until 20:00 except Friday mornings (due to the market).
You’ll find the Moraira Fun Fair right at the end of the big car park in the centre. It opens in the afternoon until late in the evening. They have different attractions: bumper cars, small rollercoasters, trampolines etc. Make sure to buy your tokens at the entrance to use at the different attractions. Tokens can be redeemed over a couple of months so you could visit the fair multiple times.
Whether your children are expert tennis players or they’d like to try a new activity, we’d highly recommend they try paddle. This game, imported from South America, is hugely popular in Spain and is a mix between tennis and squash.
The Cumbre Paddel Club has summer day passes and beginner courses. The club has a little bar where parents can sit back and enjoy a G&T while the kids play 😉
Friday morning’s market is a must if you are staying in Moraira with children. Most vendors are very friendly and will be more than happy to give you a taste of some of their products. You will be spoilt for choice: juicy fruit and vegs, delicious olives, colourful spices or intriguing gadgets. Don’t forget to visit the churros stand and make sure to ask for a side of warm chocolate to dip! So decadent…
No “Moraira with children” guide would be complete without some water sports. Moraira’s shallow waters and weak sea currents make for a perfect playground for water sports enthusiasts. Children can try double kayaks or a family-sized “Stand up Paddle” or even a sailing class. You can book yours in the Marina or on the west side of Portet Beach. In July and August, there is also an aquatic bouncy castle circuit on the Ampolla beach. Book your tickets on the beach!
ICE CREAM SHOPS IN MORAIRA
Paseo Senillar next to the Ampolla beach
Opens 12:00 until 23:30
Calle del Dr. Calatayud, 30
Opens 12:00 until 23:30
Calle Mar, 25
Opens 10:00 until 23:30
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