Cabo de Gata is a coastal town located in Almería, which belongs to the well-known Natural Park of Cabo de Gata-Níjar. This town is one of the most touristy for its wonderful sandy areas and its coves. It is very common that during the summer months, from June to September, we see hundreds of people doing tourism in this area. But there is no need to worry, because Cabo de Gata has a large number of beaches and coves to enjoy its good weather.
There many beaches in this coastal area although some stand out more than others. The desert landscape is somewhat characteristic, so one of the favorite things of those who come to this part of Andalusia is visiting different beaches every day. That is why we are going to visit some of these interesting places.
This is one of the most beautiful beaches, which it also occupies a whole bay. This beach is a virgin natural space that represents precisely what we want to find when we go to Cabo de Gata. This is one of those beaches with fine golden sand that conquers for its natural landscape and for its tranquility. It is also a beach that is usually recommended to families because the water does not cover too much and therefore it is not dangerous for the little ones. Of course, as in any of these beaches it is necessary to be careful with the air, which can cause a hangover in the water.
El Morrón de los Genoveses is located in the southern part of the beach, a hill that has great views of the beach from above. It is a beach where there are no beach bars, due to its condition as a virgin beach, so if we want something we will have to take it ourselves and of course pick up everything we carry. During the summer it must be taken into account that they allow access to a few cars and the rest must arrive by public transport or on foot. It is close to the center of San José, so it can be easily reached on foot. You also have to take into account that it is a beach where there are quite a few people doing nudism even though it is not officially a beach of this type.
Beach of Monsul
We are facing the most famous beach in all of Cabo de Gata and it will surely sound familiar to you because it was featured in the Indiana Jones movie: The Last Crusade. It is a beach of only 400 meters but it has become one of the most emblematic. This surrounded by rocks of volcanic origin and at his back he meets dunes of fine sand. Those rocks so characteristic of the beach are the lava tongues that reached the sea. Over the years and the effect of the water and the wind, they eroded until giving rise to these formations that we see today. This large rock that is so characteristic of the beach is known as the Peineta de Monsul. To get to the beach you have to follow a dirt road for a few kilometers and you reach the parking lot that is about 200 meters from the beach. In summer access is also restricted and parking is paid.
Beach of the Dead
This beach stands out for several things and one of them is the clear and blue water. But also because it is a beach totally straight which is made up of sand that is not as fine as in the other sandy areas. It is a fairly large beach, but it must be said that it is not recommended for children, since the water covers quickly as it has a deeper descent than in other sandy areas in the area. In addition, during windy days it is common for us to find waves, so the bathroom is not always suitable. To this we must add that the access is not suitable for everyone, since from the car park there are several paths, some with unevenness to get to the beach. But precisely because of this in summer it is not as crowded as others.
Agua Amarga Beach
For those occasions when we don't feel like walking to enjoy unspoiled nature, we have an urban beach like this one. In this case we find a beach of fine golden sand that has all possible services, from access for people with reduced mobility to beach bars and bathrooms. So that is its great advantage, although it is certainly one of the most crowded in high season. On one side of the beach there is a cliff in which there are caves that are thought to have been inhabited. If we dare, we can take a kayak route through this area and reach a small nearby cove.