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Cabo de Gata Beaches

Playa de Fabriquilla, Cabo de Gata © Michelle Chaplow
Playa de Fabriquilla, Cabo de Gata

Cabo de Gata Beaches

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One of Spain's main geographical headlands. Lots of rocky headlands and sandy coves. The area is protected as a Natural Park of Cabo de Gata - Nijar.

The coastal road is blocked to through traffic just to the east, making for a truly tranquil experience; where the road ends you will find the stunning Mirador de las Sirenas a viewpoint looking out over the Mediterranean . The viewpoint takes its name, Sirena (mermaid) from the rocky outcrops that pepper the coastline, one of which looks like a mermaid basking in the sun. The viewpoint sits just next to the lighthouse, Faro de la Vela Blanca which also has beautiful vistas across the sea and across the surrounding beaches.

The long, straight beach called Playa de la Fabriquilla between the Cabo de Gata Cape and the small Cabo de Gata village is a popular retreat during summer weekends with residents of Almeria City. If you enjoy bird watching, look out for the pink flamingos and other rare birds on the salt flats of the Reserva de las Salinas, also keep your eyes peeled for the ruined church and the ghost town.

They look like something out of a film set, but just demonstrate that some years ago the salt must have been a sought-after commodity.

Playa de las Negras at Las Negras village where there is a fishing community. The beach gains its name from the black rocked headland that protects it.

Expansive isolated beach. An impressive picture postcard has an aerial photograph showing the length of this dead straight beachy cove. Park the car in the car park by the information point and… More →

One of the more popular coves in the natural Park. Park your car and walk the last few hundred meters. This and other coves are accessible on the dirt coastal road that leads west from the pretty… More →

One of Spain's main geographical headlands. Lots of rocky headlands and sandy coves. The area is protected as a Natural Park of Cabo de Gata - Nijar. The coastal road is blocked to through traffic… More →

Agua Amarga is a wonderfully picturesque bay where you find Agua Amarga a secluded white fishing village. The whole coast from here northwards nearly as far as Mojacar is worth exploring. Mesa… More →

Playa Isleta del Moro is a small beach next to the small jetty in the quaint fishing hamlet Isleta del Moro  known for its picturesque setting, and well worth the 500m detour from the AL-4200 San… More →

Cala San Pedro is more easily accessed from Las Negras than Agua Amarga. The 4km-walk from Las Negras takes about an hour; in the summer you can take a taxi launch. This isolated cove is picture-… More →

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