CULLERA BEACH

The municipality of Cullera is host to the only orographic accident to be found along the Valencia coastline: “La Sierra de las Zorras” range. It offers spectacular panoramic views from its peak and from the lighthouse. More than 13 kilometres of coast with different beaches (five of which hold blue flags) which combine cliffs and beaches, the capital of the La Ribera Baixa administrative region has a river port located at the mouth of the River Júcar, between the beaches of Sant Antoni and Marenyet. Cullera port (tel. 961 721 154) can dock up to one hundred boats and has a large fish market. The lighthouse, located at an altitude of 33 m, marks the point of inflexion between the straighter, northern stretch, and the sinuous coastline to “Bahia de los Naranjos”, which is sheltered by the mountains. Thus, the sea water here is very shallow and calm. A continuous line of very tall apartment blocks reveals the transformation of Cullera. From being a quiet agricultural village, it had to quickly incorporate a strong service sector to meet the tourist demand. By contrast, the local bylaws do not allow for the construction of this type of large building south of the river mouth. As such, the beaches in this sector offer greater privacy. The castle and the sanctuary of the Virgin, artistic monuments located at the end of the mountain opposite the lighthouse, serve as landmarks for visitors as the approach the village. The area around L’Estany, a small freshwater lake located next to the beach of the same name, is somewhat reminiscent of the natural environment of Valencia’s Lake Albufera, the southern limit of which is located in this municipality. Fishing for eels, carp and bass is the main productive activity carried out in this natural setting, which is very popular among the inhabitants of Cullera.


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