Salinas Beach in Cabo de Gata

Salinas beach north view Spain

 

Salinas beach is a very long beach that take its name of the wetlands that are adjacent to it. The beach stretches from the Tower of San Miguel, on the outskirts of the neighborhood of Cabo de Gata, to the Cape with lighthouse, in total more than 5 miles of beach straight. It is the largest beach of the Natural Park and therefore occupancy levels, even in August, is low or medium.

 

Walkways in Salinas Beach SpainThe sand is not homogeneous in its entirety, you will find places with more fine gravel and sand finer places, but overall it is an excellent half coarse sand beach ideal for family enjoyment without age limits. A road runs parallel to the beach, the berms are used as parking of vehicles. There is access to the beach from the road by wooden walkways, and even stairs in the sections that the beach is unevenness of the road.


 

Church of las Salinas in Cabo de Gata SpainHalfway up the beach you can see the Church of Las Salinas an icon of the Natural Park, which due to its state of ruin and its position between the saltworks and the beach had inspired many photos and admiration of visitors. In 2012 has been restored losing, in the opinion of the writer of this text, part of its charm.

 

It's almost entirely outside any urban center so there are not services in this beach. In the last section, the direction of the lighthouse, we crossed the town of Almadraba of Monteleva, where if we can find bars and restaurants, and at the end of the beach, the town of La Fabriquilla. At the height of these towns the beach is named as Almadraba Beach and La Fabriquilla Beach respectively.

 

Fabriquilla beach is narrower than the rest of Las Salinas beach but being at the foot of Cerro San Miguel is a site chosen by many swimmers to keep out of the wind blows. From this point the road climbs the hill to take the Lighthouse of Cabo de Gata and Corralete beach.

 

Salinas Beach south view Spain

 

 

Route to reach the beach of Las Salinas


See Playa de Las Salinas Cabo de Gata in a larger map.

 

 

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