The Top 10 Beaches in Andalucía (part I)
One of the greatest treasures we as Andalucians have is our array of beaches, providing us with a natural heritage with personality. Some of the best beaches in Spain are located along the coastline that runs through the different provinces that make up Andalucía. If you plan on spending a few days of your vacation here, we’d like to offer our list of the 10 best destinations for your time where you can find the best weather and a wide variety of wild beaches, nudist beaches, beaches with dunes – all allowing you to enjoy the variety of activities they provide to visitors.
This year, Andalucía’s beaches have been awarded 97 Blue Flags, which is a reward for excellent environmental conditions and facilities on offer in the community – a number that increases with each passing year of recognition.
Cabo de Gata (Almería)
The Torre García beach is located inside of a Natural Park. This beach is surrounded by extensive collections of dunes, which are formed by strong westerly winds. It has an area of sand reds mix with grey. It is easily accessible, offering parking and basic cleaning services and lifeguards. The degree of utilization is low, making it ideal for a beach love in search of optimal silence and tranquillity. Next to it is the Ermita de Torre Garcia, a shrine in honour of the Virgin del Mar, the patron saint of Almería.
La Costa Tropical (Granada)
The Costa Tropical is located in Granada, offering a large number of beaches on which to spend days relaxing. For lovers of diving, the beach offers Playa Azucenas, an area where you can enjoy the sport as part of the natural beauty of Granada. Located in Motril, 60 km from Granada, with dark sand and low turnout, plus diving you can be sure to relax without a thought in the world except for the deep, blue Mediterranean.
The natural beach of Maro (Nerja)
Travellers in search of a deep and quiet contact with nature are sure to find a great choice in the Playa de Maro. With a semi-rocky appearance, it is a wild-looking natural beach, with a local level of activity considering what it is. It is notable for its impressive cliffs and crystal clear waters, allowing visitors to enjoy some diving.
Cabopino nudist beach (Marbella)
In Marbella, you can find the famous Cabopino nudist beach, which is naturally situated behind a protective dune made of fine sand. The quality of its water is the best possible and is fully equipped, including toilets, showers and a watchtower, among other amenities.
Golden areas of Marbella, offering the most animated Marbella life allow plenty of space for naturalists, complete with privacy: Making up about 27 kilometres of the Costa del Sol, there is plenty of space to choose where to live.
Caños de Meca (Cádiz)
The sand beach known as Caños de la Meca, one of the most recommended, comprises three well defined areas. The central part is occupied by families, with picnic area, restaurants, and beach bars (chiringuitos). The Cape zone and specially the coves created by the cliffs are wilder and less spoilt.
The main appeal of Conil de la Frontera lies on its more than 14 kilometres of wide golden sand and crystal water beaches. The shoreline of this typical fishing village is famous for having a natural beauty almost unique on the Spanish coast.