Agua Amarga Beach is an urban beach that occupies the entire length of the core population, just over a mile, with a considerable width, the sand is fine and golden and has access for the disabled. It also has a lifeguard lookout, the level occupation in the months of July and August is quite high. Being a city beach can find all kinds of services: bars and restaurants on the beach, ice cream kiosks and accommodation.
The west of the beach is flanked by a rocky cliff with small caves that apparently could be inhabited once. If you border this cliff with a kayak or an other kind of boat, you will arrive at a small cove, where there is a cave where people have traditionally gone to take mud baths to soften skin. In the north of the beach we found an abandoned mineral loading, which was used to transport the ore from the inside lands, Torres Lucainena, to the boats by railroad. Today this stretch of railway is used as a greenway for walkers, here's a PDF with the route.
On the south of this beach you can visit the nearby beaches of Cala Cala Enmedio and Cala del Plomo or Fortified Cortijo de la Rambla del Plomo, which was built between the XVII and XVIII centuries to protect farmers from surrounding attacks Barbary pirates.
In the north of Agua Amarga, at the foot of the hill of Mesa Roldán, three small coves that can be visited for its wild beauty are Cala Arena, Cala Sorbas and Cala Castillo. All of they no easily accessible by land.
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