Guardamar del Segura is a municipality of the province of Alicante located at the mouth of the river Segura in southern Valencia (autonomous community), Spain. It is a Mediterranean resort, with a large pine forest abutting an 11-km-long white sand beach. In Spanish, "guardar" means "safekeeping" and "mar" means "sea", and this is another possible basis for its current name. Historically an area of fishermen and farmers, Guardamar del Segura is the southernmost point where Valencian is spoken.
In Guardamar you can visit the the Archaeological Museum, visit the house of Fransisco Mira y Botella, enjoy the panoramic views from the restored remains of Guardamar Castle or spend some time in the beautiful Queen Sofia Park. It has different lagoons inhabited by different bird species such as terrapins.