Return to Benicàssim

We were beginning to suspect that the suspended ferry service between Spain and Morocco was not going to be reinstated any time soon. Consequently the prices for ferries from France and Italy to Morocco were steadily rising. We made the decision to book a ferry from Genoa, Italy to Tanger Med for the end of October.

The Sea Front at Benicàssim

We were revisiting the lovely seaside resort of Benicàssim on the east coast of Spain north of Valencia. The town had an excellent network of cycle paths as well as a beautiful sandy beach with wide esplanade from which you could admire a row of grand villas designed in the late 19th and early 20th century. These villas were the places where sumptuous parties were held by the rich and famous during the 1920s and 1930s. Most were still privately owned and could only be glimpsed through ornate railings.

The weather was a pleasant 25° dropping to 15° overnight. We managed to hook up with fellow travellers, Jane and Phil, who were staying nearby. It was a happy reunion as we hadn’t seen them for several years due to their peripatetic life style and COVID travelling restrictions. None of us had changed one little bit!

A Villa at Benicàssim