With over 19 km of coastline, the Almuñécar beaches (Almuñecar playas) 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 stones or pebbles, there are even some with dark sand. We think these are some of the best beaches in Granada, playas de Almuñecar.
Beaches Rules Summer 2020
Rules for the Use of Beaches of Almuñécar – La Herradura (Facilitate the work of law enforcement and surveillance).
– Rescue and Surveillance Service from 11:00 to 20:00 p.m. June 19 to September 11
– Respect the safety distance.
– Respect the distance of 2 meters apart and a maximum of 2 umbrellas.
– Banned: Camping, domestic animals and barbecues.
– Banned: Toldos, tents, tents or similar.
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 a flag displayed to show how safe it is to swim (red is no swim, yellow is caution, and green is good).
Read about el tiempo en Almuñecar (the weather in tiempo en Almuñecar).
All of them are safe for swimming at any time of year, though a bit chilly for most in the winter months. Do keep a lookout in the summer and fall for jellyfish warning (medusa). We also have information on what to do with a jellyfish sting. There are 26 beaches on the coast and we highlight some of the Almuñécar Beaches, from west to east below.
Almuñecar Playa Cantarriján (Cantarriján Beach) 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. For more info about Cantarrijan beach, click here.
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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.
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. More info about the clothing optional beaches or nude beach Spain, Click Here.
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. Here you will find the Hotel Almuñecar Playa and Helios Hotels.
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. This is a south-facing beach.
Length = 135 m, surface area = 5.100 m2, capacity = 1.000 users
Example of stones on Costa Tropical Beaches
Example of coarse sand at Almuñécar Beaches
Example of semi-coarse sand at Almuñécar Beaches
If you are looking for golden sandy beaches in Spain, this is not the area for you! You would like do best on the Atlantic coast.
Playa Granada (Beaches of Granada)
Don’t just stop at the Almuñécar beaches, there are so many more to enjoy in the province! Playa Granada is one of the most popular of them all and it is located in Motril. Here you will also find large beaches near the Playa Granada Club Resort and sweet little coves near Playa la Rijana! The custom map we have at the top include all of the beaches in Costa Tropical and we are sure you will find one to fall in love with.
- Motril Playa Granada (10 beaches in Motril) read more about the popular spots in Motril
- Salobreña Playa (4 beaches in Salobreña)
- Playa de Torrenueva (3 beaches in Torrenueva)
- Playa Carchuna (3 beaches in Carchuna)
- Playa de Calahonda (4 beaches in Calahonda)
Remember to pack your beach products!