Playa de la Charca


Overlooked by a palm-lined pavement and a rocky outcrop known as El Peñón, Salobreña’s main grey-sand beach awaits 1km south from the centre along Avenida del Mediterráneo.

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1. Playa de la Guardia


The smaller of Salobreña’s two main beaches, with gentle waters and views up to the hilltop castle, this pebbly strand sits 1.5km southwest of the old…

2. Iglesia del Rosario

0.56 MILES

A standout for its slender tower and beautifully tiled side portal, this 16th-century Mudéjar church was built on the site of a former mosque. The…

3. Castillo de Salobreña

0.58 MILES

Crowning the gleaming-white old town, Salobreña's landmark Moorish castle dates to the 12th century, though the site was fortified as early as the 10th…

4. Casco Antiguo


Salobreña’s historic centre (west of the modern town) comprises the barrios that once huddled inside its medieval walls. Slender cobbled lanes meander up…

5. Playa Puerta del Mar

5.45 MILES

The easternmost of Almuñécar's two beaches, this lively grey-pebble-and-sand strand fronts the tangle of streets that make up the old town.

7. Castillo de San Miguel

5.62 MILES

Almuñécar's impressive hilltop castle was built over Islamic, Roman and Phoenician fortifications by the conquering Christians in the 16th century, was…

8. Parque Botánico El Majuelo

5.69 MILES

A lush park built around the remains of a Carthaginian and Roman fish-salting workshop, where garum (fermented fish sauce) was produced before being…