I love la playa. Being by the ocean is soothing and exciting all at once, putting a grin on my face the minute I step out of the car and the smell of the salty sea water hits my nose. Being lulled to sleep every night by the sound of waves gently crashing (bit of an oxymoron, but that's exactly what they do) is as close to a perfect sleep as one can get, in my eyes. Everything seems better by the sea.
We happened upon this little area in El Saler on a drive around Cullera and towards Valencia, stopping by at a nearby cafe for lunch before wondering what all those cars were doing headed down that narrow side road, following them down and then realising the beach was literally one street away from where we'd been sitting for the past hour and a half. Well, better late than never.
Just a little preview. More on this later.