This picture from one of the local papers shows the central beach in Torrevieja.
Apparently people are going down as early as 7am, before the beach has been cleaned, to stake their claim to a space with a sun brolly.
Those that arrive later have to squeeze their way in to find space to sit. And as you can see, once they are there, it is impossible to go for a walk along the shoreline without going into the sea.
I should think It would also be impossible to catch the suns rays amongst that sea of brollies. In fact, I’m not sure how you would find your brolly again if you ventured too far away from it. Just imagine if you had young children with you!
Actually, before you even get to the point of setting up camp, there is the issue of finding somewhere to park the car. Most of the people on this beach will have walked there from the apartments nearby but for those of us who live out of town, the logistics of getting to the beach are a nightmare.
I can say with absolute certainty that you will not find Pam and I joining the torreviense on la playa del Cura this August.