View of the San Pedro cove in the Natural park of Nijar-Cabo de Gata, Almeria, Spain.

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Playa San Pedro

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Set between dramatic headlands 3km northeast of Las Negras, this sandy hideaway is the holy grail of the park's numerous beaches. The 250m-long playa, backed by a pocket of verdant scrubland dotted with the thatched huts of a long-standing New Age settlement, is only accessible on foot or by boat from Las Negras (€12 return; departure frequencies depend on demand and weather).

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