Five months of traveling across the Spain, and especially Andalusia was more than enough to explore extraordinary and hidden beaches of its coast. They are perfect for day/weekend trips, but also for a longer stays with extremely cheap accommodation.
Andalusian coast is divided into 4 different parts, and each of it has dozens of treasures to experience.
So, here are some of my favorites, which have left the strongest impression.
LA ISLETA DEL MORO, ALMERIA
Located in the nature reserve Cabo de Gata, this small, unexpectedly beautiful fishing village is a must visit place on Costa Almeria. It’s only 45 minutes drive from the capital of the Almeria province, and it offers alluring sights because of its beach – Playa del Peñón Blanco (White rock beach) and a lot of typical white Spanish houses.
CADIZ, PLAYA LA CALETA
Cadiz is the oldest, typical Andalusian city, totally surrounded by the sea. The whole province of Cadiz is full of charming, sandy beaches such as Playa Bolonia and beaches in Tarifa, which I truly recommend, even though I didn’t get to visit them. Still, the capital of it has beautiful public beaches, like Playa La Caleta which is looking directly to the medieval castle.
PLAYA DE LOS MUERTOS, CABO DE GATA
If you are keen on long beach walks, near crystal clear water and bright sand – this one is for you. It’s also located in the natural reserve Cabo de Gata, harder to reach, but definitely worth it.
It’s hidden behind the cliff, and surrounded by the enormous rock, which makes it even more monumental. As water is see-through clear, medusas are very common, but here they are not dangerous (even though the place is called Beach of the Dead)
NERJA, PROVINCE OF MALAGA
This one is definitely the beach you always come back to. I’ve been there 4 times, always showing it to people who visited me in Spain. It’s located near Malaga, and only little more than 1 hour from Granada. Nerja is a small, but very popular touristic location, with unreal beauty.
It’s famous for its big Balcony of Europe, and on the both sides of it, you can witness magnificent beaches. Left one is filled with big rocks, which divides it to a few smaller, ‘private’ beaches, which makes it even more interesting, especially for campers and couples.
Located on the Costa Tropical, very close to Granada, this particular beach is very simple, yet very magnificent. Even though her position is right under the highway, the beach is extremely calm, wild and clean. There aren’t a lot of people there, especially because there is no any public transport to it, which makes it a perfect place to relax.
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