With over 19 km of coastline, the Almuñécar beaches are for everyone. Of course some of the most popular are those which are easily accessible and right in the urban area of town. There are also several which are secluded or offer small coves or cliffs, for a little variety. Many of the beaches are covered with sand or pebbles, there are even some with dark sand.
The beaches located near the towns of La Herradura, Almuñécar, Velilla Taramay, are equipped with a wide range of accessibility, health and security. Some of them have been awarded on numerous occasions with the distinctive blue flag.
All of them are recommended for swimming at any time of year. Do keep a lookout in the summer and fall for jellyfish warning (medusa). There are 26 beaches on the coast and we highlight some of the Almuñécar Beaches, from west to east below.
Cantarriján Beach (Playa Cantarriján) Naturist / Nude Beach
It is a small naturist / nude beach, which can get pretty crowded in high season. It can be difficult to access and there are some facilities available. It is also used by non-nudists and it faces south-west.
Length = 385 m , surface area = 13.400 m2, capacity = 2970 users
Calaiza Beach (Playa de Calaiza)
This beach is made up of a succession of small coves with difficult access, so the number of sunbathers is very low. This beach faces towards the east. It is difficult to access via foot and is typically accessed via boat or kayak. You may find people treating it as a nude beach as well.
La Herradura Beach (Playa de la Herradura)
Length = 2.200 m, surface area = 110.050, capacity = 21.960 users
Berengueles Beach (Playa Los Berengueles)
Length = 190 m, surface area = 4.900 m2, capacity = 670 users
Naturist Beach del Muerto (Nude Beach)
Nudist beach which is accessed from Cotobro Beach. You will walk around a set of rocks and cross a couple of very small beaches to reach the naturist beach. This is also along the hiking trail between Almuñécar and La Herradura, so there may be passers-by who are not naturists. The beach ends with big rocks, so it is not possible to walk along the beach to the Marina. This is a south-east facing beach with semi-coarse sand.
Length = 300m, surface area = 5, 850 m2, capacity = 1.200 users
Cotobro Beach (Playa Cotobro)
This is a small and narrow beach in an urbanized area with buildings scattered over the mountainside. There is one restaurant and one hotel. This is the turnaround point for the local city bus, line 1. This is a south-facing beach has more semi-coarse sand.
Length = 410 m, surface area = 10.000 m2, capacity = 2.150 users
China Beach (Playa China)
San Cristobal Beach (Playa de San Cristobal)
Located on the west side of Almuñécar, is one of the main beaches of the municipality, it has numerous restaurants and hotels that make it a center of great activity. In the summer there is a sea of colorful umbrellas lining the beach. The beach has more semi-coarse sand.
Length = 1.200 m, surface area = 70.250 m2, capacity = 12.925 users
Caletilla Beach (Playa Caletilla)
Puerta del Mar Beach (Playa Puerta del Mar)
Length = 760 m, surface area = 32.100 m2, capacity = 6.450 users
Velilla Beach (Playa de Velilla)
Length = 1.540m, surface area = 96.700 m2, capacity = 18.730 users
Tesorillo Beach (Playa del Tesorillo)
Length = 94m, surface area = 3.450 m2, capacity = 680 users
Pozuelo Beach (Playa del Pozuelo)
Length = 270 m, surface area = 6.950 m2, capacity = 1.350 users
Calabajio Beach (Playa de Calabajio)
Length = 190 m, surface area = 8.700m2, capacity = 1.650 users
Cabria Beach (Playa de Cabria)
Length = 240 m, surface area = 9.800 m2, capacity 1.950 users
Curumbico Beach (Playa de Curumbico)
This beach is more gravel and rock. It is set away from the main beaches and is quite small and more secluded. It is often nice in the high season to escape the crowds. There is some interesting tide pooling when the water is calm. This is a less developed part of town and access is either through the dry river bed or at the end of the road, which passes Playacalida Spa Hotel. You may park near Playa de Cabria and then walk over to Playa Curumbico. Nude Beach? Not sure if it is official, but people partake. This is a south-facing beach.
Length = 135 m, surface area = 5.100 m2, capacity = 1.000 users
Example of coarse sand Almuñécar
Example of semi-coarse sand Almuñécar
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