Sea itinerary around Roquer, Torredembarra
The starting point is El Canyadell beach, and you should follow the rocks towards the Torredembarra lighthouse, looking towards the sea on the left. You can stop at the first rocks to take a detailed look at the habitats that have developed there.
You can distinguish three different environments depending on deph: upper shore, middle shore and lower shore. By making this division you can more easily locate and observe the many and varied living organisms.
This is the area splashed by the waves but never actually submerged. Life is very difficult here due to the lack of water and the fluctuations in salinity and temperature.
Below the black stains of Verrucaria in the upper shore zone, we find a narrow area which is constantly affected by wave action, a medium where living organisms can tolerate a certain degree of immersion but could not live permanently under the water. At El Roquer there are two kinds of communities which are often very well defined.
The environmental conditions are much more favourable here: there is no danger of emersion, there is plenty of light and the nutrients are replenished thanks to wave movement. These factors are optimum down to a depth of about 50 cm.
Length: 50 meters
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Free guided tours: on the first Sunday of the month at 9:00 am from Cal Bofill, the Environmental Activity Centre
Arranged guided tours: at Cal Bofill, the Environmental Activity Centre
How to get there:
- From the local Torredembarra bus stop at Plaça Semma
- From the Torredembarra railway station and/or the Railway Station bus stop of the Penedès bus company. We walk for about 1h. 15 minutes along the seafront promenade towards Tarragona, skirting El Roquer with some stunning views, to the starting point.