The Back Of Calpe Salinas

Description of Site – This site does not warrant a special visit, but is an interesting place if you are passing close by. There are high reed beds and bushes on your right between the footpath and the Salinas. On your left there is abandoned land that was once cultivated, and this has been tiered with low walls of less than a metre in height. The track is sometimes muddy but you can walk on the low walls if necessary. This is ideal territory for migrants. After about 300m there are access points to the Salinas where you can approach the water without being seen. Often birds congregate here away from the dual carriageway. Birds seen here include; Grey Wagtail, Blackcap, Greater Flamingo, Grey Heron, Mallard, Cormorant, Coot, Teal, Yellow-legged gull, Black headed gull and Audouin’s Gull.

Directions – From whichever direction you approach Calpe head for the Peñon de Ifach, otherwise known as Calpe Rock. At over 300m its not hard to find! Then follow the signs to Lidl.At the small roundabout next to Lidl take the road opposite Lidl that heads off just to the right of Calpe Rock. After 50m park on the left, and this is where an unmarked footpath starts which goes round the edge of the Salinas.

This photo of Calpe is courtesy of TripAdvisor