A beach at the end of the rainbow

Paseo Marítimo beach promenade Spain

Searching for the end of the rainbow? Perhaps it is on the beach in Spain.

Paseo Marítimo beach promenade Spain

We have looked at a number of public art installations and amazing urban spaces previously on Babyology (twig houses and monster footprints come to mind) but none as colourful as the promenade at Paseo Marítimo de la Playa Poniente in Benidorm, Spain.

The one-and-a-half kilometre concrete barricade between the beach and buildings has been tiled in every colour of the rainbow creating a beautiful and playful urban space.

Paseo Marítimo beach promenade Spain

Terraces, garden plots, stairs and ramps hug the coastline in a sinuous pattern, with car parking cleverly disguised under the ‘rainbow’. I like that the shapes reflect the lapping of the sea at the shoreline – it’s sympathetic to nature and incredibly modern at the same time. Note that before the rainbow promenade installation, a four-lane highway split the beach and the buildings in Paseo Marítimo and the beach access points were more than two hundred metres apart. What an incredible improvement has been made.

Paseo Marítimo beach promenade Spain

So, meet you in ‘orange’ for a lunchtime swim?

(via Cool Hunter)

Paseo Marítimo beach promenade Spain

Paseo Marítimo beach promenade Spain

Paseo Marítimo beach promenade Spain

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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