Playa de Monsul beach at Cabo de Gata.

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Playa de Mónsul

Top choice in Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata-Níjar

The most celebrated of the playas off the San José beach road, Playa de Mónsul is a fabulous sandy wedge hemmed in by sharply eroded lava rocks and a towering dune. A distinguishing feature is its central rock stack, which you may recognise from the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

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