Almuñécar has been blessed with 10 beautiful beaches, some sandy, some with pebbles, but all of them are breathtakingly gorgeous. Most of Almuñécar's beaches are designated as "Family Beaches" meaning they are perfect for the whole family and good choices for bringing the kids along. There is also one beach (Playa Cabria) that is well-known for being a water sports oriented beach and two beaches (Muerto and Curumbico) that have a playa naturalista (or nudist beach) designation. You will find all the information you need, and how to find each beach in the pages below... Remember to pack your sunscreen!!
Almuñécar Beach Guides
Almuñécar Beach Designations
|Calabajio - Cotobro - Pozuelo - |
Puerta del Mar - San Cristobal
|Puerta del Mar - Tesorillo||Family / Youth / Music|
|Cabria||Water Sports / Youth|
|Curumbico - Muerto||Nudist Beach|
Top 10 Best Beaches in Almuñécar
1. Playa Muerto
One of the area's designated "playa naturalista" or nudist beaches. The beach is secluded and only can be accessed by a rock pathway that wraps around the rocks. It has beautiful views of the Marina del Este. Probably the most gay-friendly beach in Almuñécar. There are no services available, but the local bus does stop at the end of the road. See the Muerto Beach Guide.
2. Playa Cotobro
Playa Cotobro is a very popular family beach. It is the closest beach to the Cotobro urbanization that lies behind it, so it is perfect for anyone renting villas in that area. There are several restaurants and a hotel just across the street. See the Cotobro Beach Guide.
3. Playa San Cristobal
Playa San Cristobal is the most popular beach in Almuñécar. It is located right in the center of town and is packed with restaurants and hotels, parking, stores and has all the amenities. See the San Cristobal Beach Guide.
4. Playa Puerta del Mar
Just on the other side of the San Cristobal Peñon is Playa Puerta del Mar. This beach is also right in the middle of Almuñécar and has easy access to many good restaurants. There is row of tiki bars that run along the beach that play music during the summer months. This area is one of the most festive areas in town, is packed with party goers at night and very popular with the youth. See the Puerta del Mar Beach Guide.
5. Playa Velilla
Playa Velilla is the longest beach in Almuñécar. It is a family friendly beach and has all the amenities. It is surrounded with restaurants and is a very popular area for summer apartment rentals. The Aqua Tropic Water Park is also located at the end of this beach. See the Velilla Beach Guide.
6. Playa Tesorillo
Playa Tesorillo is another family designated beach but is also very popular with the youth. There are two great restaurants right on the beach and one plays music during the summer months. The beach is small and more secluded than the rest. There is also a nice 4-star hotel right across the street. See the Tesorillo Beach Guide.
7. Playa Pozuelo
Family beach close to a 4-star hotel with a spa. One restaurant right on the beach and several more just across the road. See the Pozuelo Beach Guide.
8. Playa Calabajio
Beautiful little beach that sits just below another 4-star hotel, Hotel Playa Calida. The beach is surrounded by an impressive Mediterranean garden that is very popular with walkers and bikers. A great restaurant can be found just at the top of the hill. See the Calabajio Beach Guide.
9. Playa Cabria
Playa Cabria is accessed by driving down a dry riverbed. It is one of the more secluded beaches in Almuñécar but has a village like feel to it. There are several restaurants right on the beach, some play music during the summer months. This beach attracts the youth and bohemian types. Many water sports activities can be done from this beach. This is also where you gain access to the second nudist beach in town, Playa Curumbico. See the Cabria Beach Guide.
10. Playa Curumbico
Another Playa Naturalista or nudist beach. This beach is accessed from Playa Cabria via a stone walkway that wraps around the point. The beach boasts impressive views, but no services are available. See the Curumbico Beach Guide.
10. Playa Enmedio
This beach is a bit off the beaten track and not easy to find but is great if you want to get away from the summer crowds. There are not too many services available but there is one small restaurant on the beach that serves sandwiches and drinks. The bus lines don't run out this far so you will have to have your own transportation.