With its almost 5 km, the beach of Las Salinas is the biggest beach in the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata. The variety of its sand (with pebbles, or thinner) satisfies everyone’s preferences, making it the ideal place where to spend a sunny day with your family.
You can get to the beach by walking on wooden footbridges, after leaving your car parked right on the side of the beach. The only thing you have to remember is bringing something to eat or drink, as there aren’t any bars nor restaurants.
Whether you love architecture or birdwatching, this is the right place to be. In fact, in the middle of the beach, you can enjoy the picturesque church of Las Salinas, a famous symbol of the Park. Moreover, all around the sand, there are unique spots where to spy on the birds of the natural ornithological reserve of Las Salinas.
It is located at the exact geographic point of Cabo de Gata, making it the easternmost part of southern Spain. The place is likely named after the presence of monk seals that used to inhabit this reef and that ancient sailors could mistake for mermaids, although there is no longer any presence of these mammals on the coast of Cabo de Gata.
The reef formations that rise above the water level are ancient volcanic chimneys, and their dark color is due to the material ejected by them. From the top of the viewpoint, you can see the rugged cliffs of the area and, in the background, the water that surrounds the reef is like a crystal that allows us to observe the mosaic of the seabed, coloring the sea with turquoise, green, and all shades of blue.
The beach of Los Muertos is what they call “a heaven on earth”, despite its name, which reminds of the corpses that used to reach the beach after shipwrecks. In fact, crystal-clear water characterises this 1600 mt-long virgin beach, which allows tourists to engage in scuba diving. The thin gravelled sand and the landscapes are other noteworthy features.
Located in the protected natural park of Cabo de Gata, it is attended mostly during high season by tourists from every nationality, thus being low and middle seasons the ideal moments to rejoice here and enjoy this virgin land at best. Here you won’t find any services, except for surveillance service, to prevent unwanted dangers provoked by the easterly wind, that may blow uninterruptedly. When this happens, it is advisable not to dive into the waters, since the wind makes it hard to get out.
The access to this beach is far from simple, but, at the same time, it makes this beach even more charming. In fact, you will have to go down a steep, 800 mt-long path, after leaving your car in the nearby parking, whose cost rounds €4/5.
This fabulous beach is situated 2km far from the little town of San José, in the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata. It is 1200 metres long, full of fine, gold sand and the total absence of buildings and streets makes it an entirely virgin cove.
The only way to get there is on foot, through a natural path full of lavender bushes. While walking, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the whole bay and the Morrón de Los Genoveses, an outstanding, 85-metres-tall volcanic headland.
The beach is famous because some famous movies were shot there, among which we recall “The Wind and the Lion” with Sean Connery. A curiosity: the beach owes its name to the Genoese fleet that helped the Castellan troops liberate Almeria from the Muslim kingdom of Granada in 1147. This aid is the reason why the Almerian and Genoese flags are the same.
Despite being a semi-virgin, isolated, 300mt-long shore, the beach of Mónsul is very much attended by tourists with families. It lies within the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata, and one of its most famous features is a lava formation right in the middle of its shores, where tourists usually shelter themselves from the hot sun rays.
Its fine sand and limpid, slope-free waters will make you forget the total absence of facilities. You will only find a parking lot near the beach, but being it limited-access, you’d better go by bus.
The beach of Monsul is the Natural Park’s most famous beach, also thanks to the plenty of movies that have been shot there, among which some scenes of the film series “Indiana Jones“.