The first doggy beach in Andalucia; Playa de la Sal in Casares, at the western end of the Costa del Sol. In 2015 dog beaches nominated by town halls were La Sal en Casares, El Ejido en Mijas, El Castillo en Fuengirola, La Araña en Málaga, El Moral en Rincón de la Victoria, Playa de El Cable en Motril, la Playa de El Castillo de Mácenas en Mojácar. In response the Junta de Andalucia decreed that town halls could not authorise dog beaches in the summer, this lead to some confusion.
In 2018 the following beaches, prepared by the town halls were authorised by the Junta de Andalucia as Dog Beaches:
Costa de la Luz
Playa del Espigon, Huelva (Huelva)
Playa de Camposto, San Fernando, (Cadiz) (opened 2017 closed 2018)
Costa del Sol
Playa Piedra Paloma, Casares (Malaga)
Playa de Ventura de Mar Marbella
Playa El Pinillo, Marbella
Playa Castillo, Fuengirola (Malaga)
Playa Arroyo Totalán, Rincon de la Victoria (Malaga)
Playa Canina, Torre del Mar (Malaga)
Playa Canina (mouth of river Torrox) Torrox, (Malaga)
Playa El Cable, Motril, (Granada)
Costa de Almeria
Playa de la Rana, Adra (Almeria)
Download a useful PDF (956kB) guide in English to Pet Friendly Beaches in Andalucia 2018.
In practice, thought tecnically illegal, many dog owners do walk dogs on beach when it is quiet in the early morning or the evenings or out of season.
Similarly horseriding is often enjoyed on quieter beaches (or in winter or evenings) on Costa de la Luz with local guides and, curiously photos of horse riding on the beach is often featured in DMO promotional material.
About beaches in Andalucia
Blue Flag Campaign started in 1987. Here you'll find a list of the Blue Flag Beaches in Andalucia and the Blue Flag Marinas. More >
Chiringuitos are bars on the beach. They serve drinks and food. Guide to the Beach Bars along the Costa del Sol.
Coasts of Andalucia
The Costa del Luz (Huelva) beaches tend to be long and wide, with fine golden sand.
The Costa del Sol is the most developed part of the Coast. The Mediterranean water is warm and safe. More >
The least well-known of the Costas, probably because the name is a recent creation for the coastline of Granada Province. Nevertheless it should not be overlooked. More >
Perhaps the most diverse of all the Costas. Everything from popular resorts to rocky coves which include some of the least visited beaches in Southern Spain. More >