Almunecar Beaches

The Almuñécar Beaches

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!!

10 Almuñécar Beach Guides

1. Playa Cabria

Almunecar Beaches - Cabria
Playa Cabria - Nestled under a very impressive rock point and adorned with an ancient watchtower, is the 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.

Cabria Beach

2. Playa Calabajio

Almunecar Beaches - Calabajio
Playa Calabajio - One of the lesser known beaches in the area is Playa Calabajio. It runs about 200 meters in length, is one of the smallest in Almuñécar, and is surrounded by a Mediterranean oasis.


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.

Calabajio Beach

3. Playa Cotobro

Almunecar Beaches - Cotobro
Playa Cotobro - One of the more popular beaches in Almuñécar is Playa Cotobro. Its location at the foot of the Cotobro Urbanization makes it perfect for families on holiday in nearby villas.


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.

Cotobro Beach

4. Playa Curumbico

Almunecar Beaches - Curumbico
Playa Curumbico - To the east of Playa Cabria is the private cove of 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.

Curumbico Beach

5. Playa Muerto

Almunecar Beaches - Muerto
Playa Muerto - Gorgeous views of Almuñécar and craggy cliffs that run straight into the sea; these are the characteristics of Playa Muerto. This beach is one of Almuecar's "playas naturalistas" or nudist beaches.


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.

Muerto Beach

6. Playa Pozuelo

Almunecar Beaches - Pozuelo
Playa Pozuelo - Located on the other side of Playa Tesorillo, Pozuelo also shares views of the ancient Moorish watchtower. It's a family oriented beach and great for children.


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.

Pozuelo Beach

7. Playa Puerta del Mar

Almunecar Beaches - Puerta-del-Mar
Playa Puerta del Mar - One of the most popular beaches in Almuñécar and the busiest is Puerta del Mar. It lies to the east of the Peñon de Cristobal. It has many tropical, open air bars and clubs that sit right on the beach.


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.

Puerta del Mar Beach

8. Playa San Cristobal

Almunecar Beaches - San-cristobal
Playa San Cristobal - Almuñécar's most well know and most widely photographed beach is the Playa San Crostobal. This beach measures 280 meters and is named for the Peñon at its eastern end. The Peñon dates back to Phoenician times.


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.

San Cristobal Beach

9. Playa Tesorillo

Almunecar Beaches - Tesorillo
Playa Tesorillo - This small but majestic beach is surrounded by rocky cliffs, one crowned with a Moorish tower. It is named after the small treasure of ancient coins found on its shoreline.


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.

Tesorillo Beach

10. Playa Velilla

Almunecar Beaches - Velilla
Playa Velilla - Located between Playa Tesorillo to the east and Playa Puerta del Mar to the west, Playa Velilla is the longest beach in Almuñécar. The popular AquaTropic water park sits at its western end.


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.

Velilla Beach

11. Playa Enmedio

Enmedio Beach

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.

Almuñécar Beach Designations

Beach Designation
Calabajio - Cotobro - Pozuelo -
Puerta del Mar - San Cristobal
Puerta del Mar - TesorilloFamily / Youth / Music
CabriaWater Sports / Youth
Curumbico - MuertoNudist Beach