Torrenueva Costa is a municipal district created in 2 October 2018 and formerly part of Motril. It has three districts called El Varadero, La Chucha and Carchuna. The name of Torrenueva is taken from a 17th century watchtower.
There are several beaches, but the most popular are Playa de Torrenueva which has a blue flag in 2022. Playa de la Joya (a nudist beach) and Playa Maruja García.
Segregation from Motril
Most of the population of Torrenueva has for a long time considered Torrenueva a separate place from of Motril. In September 1987 it became a EATIM and was granted some autonomy. Six years later, with the consent of the consistory of Motril, Torrenueva territorial limits were approved. In October 2010 Motril council voted against Torrenueva's segregation request. On 2 October 2018, Torrenueva became an independent municipality under the name of Torrenueva Costa to direrentiate from Torrenueva in Ciudad Real. This name was selected in June 2017 in a popular referendum.
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