El Campello is located between Alicante and Villajoyosa and is only 13km from Alicante City itself. It can be found just off the N332 road that runs along the coast.
The town is slightly elevated offering it great views down to the beaches and Mediterranean. An old torre (tower) from the 16th Century was built next to the harbour and was actually used to look out for marauding pirates that were prevalent in that era. From here, smoke signals or bonfires by night were used to warn neighbouring villages of the pirates impending arrival.
El Campello has a working harbour and the town has always relied on the fishing industry, although tourism now plays a large part as well. The marina still has a fish market today and sits alongside the pretty promenade with its bars, restaurants and wonderful aromas of freshly cooked seafood. It’s always worth mentioning the small island Illeta del Banyets that is also found near the harbour. It has archaeological remains and now forms part of Iberian Art Route.
El Campello has some great beaches and coves and is a lovely place to visit for a day out, or maybe stop off on your way to Alicante City.