Playa del Barronal

This nudist beach, frequented mainly by adults and couples, boasts a lovely 800m-long strip of sand. It's accessible via tracks behind the large dune at the east end of Playa de Mónsul.

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1. Playa de Mónsul

0.36 MILES

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…

2. Cala de la Media Luna

0.63 MILES

A half-moon crescent of sand off the main beach road from San José. Accessible by a walking path, it's less frequented than many of the area's better…

3. Calas del Barronal

0.69 MILES

The Calas de Barronal consist of four beautiful little beaches (El Lance del Perro, Cala Chica, Cala Grande and Cala Principe) that run along the coast in…

4. Cala Carbón

0.88 MILES

A quiet, stony beach about 200m off the main dirt road southwest of San José, accessible by a footpath.

5. Torre Vigía Vela Blanca


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6. Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata-Níjar

1.53 MILES

Boasting glorious beaches, vertiginous cliffs and a semi-desert hinterland, this 340-sq-km park occupies Andalucía’s southeastern corner. It’s a wild…

7. Playa de los Genoveses

1.56 MILES

The first beach southwest of San José is Playa de los Genoveses, a lovely, 1km-long stretch of sand framed by two headlands. It owes its name to the…

8. Faro de Cabo de Gata

2.71 MILES

Marking the southwest point of the promontory, this photogenic lighthouse commands stirring views of a jagged volcanic reef known as the Arrecife de las…