Casares - Beaches

Torre de la Sal, Casares Beach ©Michelle Chaplow
Torre de la Sal, Casares Beach

 

Casares Beaches continued from Manilva beaches.

PLAYA ANCHA

East of Sabinillas village is the natural continuation of Playa Sabinillas. The Rio Manilva is the municipal boundary of the inland white village of Casares. The village only has a few km of Mediterranean boundary and beach. Until recently, when Marina del Casares was the only urbanization behind the beach, it was very quiet here. Today, with more beachfront apartment blocks it is busier; car parking is available on the streets of the urbanizations. This beach has a few showers and lifeguard points, with the popular Chiringuito Sal moved in 2016 from the beach itself up onto the headland.   This headland features has a 16th-century square plan watchtower called Torre de la Sal.  Around this headland, the rocks offer good snorkeling possibilities. The access to the beach and Chiringuito Sal is from the roundabout where the Casares road heads inland. There is a small but ample car parking even in summer.  The road in the seafront urbanization Perla de la Bahia on this headland also leads to Torre de la Sal, another Chiringuito and the Finca Cortesin, the nearby five-star star luxury hotel and spa, has a private beach club here. 

PLAYA de la sal

This is the name given to the smaller beach in the small cove to the west of the old watchtower tower. On the 8th August 2012 Casares town hall demominated this beach as "Zona habilitada para peros" or dog beach. This was is the first and only beach in Andalucia where dogs are permitted. However in June 2015 the environment department of the Junta de Andalucia (regional Government) ordered that all dog beaches in Andalucia authorised by town halls be suspended from 1 June to 30th September. However in June 2016 it was replaced by Playa Piedra Paloma in June 2016. Access to Playa de la Sal is either walking around the rocks from Playa Ancha at low tide or by descending the seafront promenade path that links the watchtower and the car park. . 


Playa Piedra Paloma


Between Torre del Sal and a large rock in the sea called Islote de las Palomas (Little Island of the Doves) or simply Piedra Paloma (Dove's Rock) is Playa Piedra Paloma.  The rock mark the municipal boundry with Estepona and the continuation of the beach in Estepona is called Playa Galera. In 2016 the eastern end (or by the Piedra Paloma rock) became an authorised Dog Beach replacing the previous Playa del Sal dog beach. Access to Playa Piedra Paloma is via the Urbanizacion Casares del Mar.

 

 

 

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