Moraira Costa Blanca – A Guide for Wheelchair Users
Moraira town is about 20 minutes in the car from Javea. From the spectacular scenery and jaw-dropping views to the friendly locals and unique culture, you’ll feel as though you’re the only one in the world. You can explore the coast by car, on wheels or on foot. However, if you’re a wheelchair user, you might find access to all areas, a little challenging. Here we’ll give you a guide on how to explore the Moraira Coast as a wheelchair user.
What to See and Do in Moraira
The Spanish town of Moraira is situated on the Costa Blanca, which has some of the best beaches in Europe. The town is nestled between mountains and lagoons, with a variety of different coastlines to explore.
In Moraira you can go canoeing, surfing or fishing. You can also hire a boat for dolphin-watching trips or take a scenic cruise to explore the coast. There are also plenty of water sports available in Moraira, like water skiing and windsurfing.
You can explore the coast by car, or bus. However, if you have a wheelchair it might be difficult to get around as there are many steep inclines and narrow pavements. El Portet Beach is just around the corner from Moraira and with a car, you could visit this beautiful treasure. However, wheeling to El Portet would be extremely difficult due to the gradient of the hill.
Top 3 Activities for Wheelchair Users in Moraira
1. The Moraira Coast has a wide, sandy beach with crystal clear water with wide wooden gangways for wheelchair users. There is a designated disability zone with a water chair for wheelchair users in the summer but out of season, the cafe right on the beach is accessible from the wooden boardwalk in the summer months. There are water sports on the beach for other guests.
2. In Moraira, you can enjoy the traditional activities of the Costa Blanca, and explore the town’s winding streets. Moraira’s selling point is the castle view from many of the seafront restaurants. You definitely go to Moraira to eat!
3. Other things to do in Moraira include shopping. from small boutiques to holiday shops, there is something for everyone. My husband does find that ramps are sporadic, however. Some premises have made an effort for wheelchair users and others have not I’m afraid.
Get Around Moraira on Wheels
Moraira is a small, beachside town nestled in the Costa Blanca and has a mild climate with plenty of sunshine. If you’re looking for a place to explore with your wheelchair, Moraira could be suited to you.
One of the easiest ways to get around Moraira is on foot/wheels. There are pedestrian streets that connect many places like the centre of town, supermarkets, and more. The main pedestrian street stretches from the west side of town all the way to the east coast. The west side is also home to Playa de Las Praderas which has beautiful wide walkways and a shaded promenade where you can sit and watch the world go by.
A little exploration will let you follow the path along the coast road. you can follow the path down the coast to small inlets and restaurants. However, there are some steep inclines in some places. The accessible aspect of the path stretched for approximately 1.5KMs. It is still well worth a visit as the coastline is truly beautiful.
Parking for visitors with Disabilities
There are several blue parking spaces around Moraira and if you can travel a little further then toy can also park in the very large carpark on the righthand side just before you enter the town.
We have always parked in the beach parking. the disabled parking spaces are usually free. It is located where the blue indicator arrow is. Here is the link.
When to Visit Moraira
Moraira has a subtropical climate, which means there’s little variation in temperature. This means you can visit year-round, but the best time to visit is during the spring (April-May) or autumn (October- November).
Moraira is at its hottest in July and August, with an average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. If you want to visit when it’s less hot, try visiting Moraira during April or May.
The best months to explore Moraira as a wheelchair user is from October to November. The summer season is over, so you won’t feel too hot exploring the area on wheels. The winter months are very quiet in Moraira so if you want it busier then stay in Javea or Denia in the winter.
Where to Eat Moraira
The Costa Blanca is a beautiful place to visit, but if you’re in a wheelchair there are some places that you should avoid. There are some restaurants like Premier Plus that have wonderful terraces but no access to a disabled toilet. It depends upon your particular needs but my husband Rob prefers access to a disabled toilet. Some restaurants do not include disabled toilets and some have large steps. Moraira is not as accessible as Javea.
Moraira does have many restaurants with a variety of great food such as paella (a Spanish dish) or tapas (small dishes) and also international restaurants and even an overseas shop that stocks many items from the UK not found in Spanish supermarkets.
In conclusion, Moraira is a pretty little place, well worth visiting with enough level pavements to allow for some exploration in a wheelchair.
We hope this guide will help you explore the restaurants along the Moraira Coast!