La Herradura's 4 Gorgeous Beaches
The 4 Gorgeous La Herradura Beaches...
The tiny seaside town of La Herradura is fortunate enough to have 4 of its own beautiful beaches.
The longest of these beaches is Playa La Herradura, which is more than 2000 meters of sand and small pebbles that runs between the town's two impressive rocky points. Packed with restaurants, shops, and a plethora of water sports activities, it has something for the whole family to enjoy.
There is also Playa Berengueles, a top scuba destination for people from all over Spain, Playa Cantarriján, a playa naturalista nestled within the picturesque and protected natural reserve and coastal cliffs to the west, and Playa Calaiza, a wonderful little beach only accessed by kayak or hiking through the Cerro Gordo pine forest above.
La Herradura Beach Guides
A trip to any of these La Herradura beaches would make for an amazing day!
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If you plan on staying in this charming village, check out the top hotels in La Herradura here.
The 4 Gorgeous La Herradura Beaches - An Overview
1. Playa La Herradura
Playa La Herradura is the main beach in the town of La Herradura, the one you see in all the photos of the town's beautiful bay.
It's the longest beach in La Herradura and has the most services. Restaurants, cafes, and bars line the beach from end to end, and many water sports companies are run right on the beach.
For more information on this La Herradura beach... Kayak Rentals & Tours, Scuba Companies, Best Restaurants, and More... see the Playa La Herradura Beach Guide.
Recommended Beach Hotels
Hotel Sol Los Fenicios (on the beach) -
H Boutique Peña Parda (on the beach)
La Caleta Bay (on the beach)
OYO Hotel Almijara (2-min walk to the beach) -
2. Playa Berengueles
Playa Berengueles is located next to the Marina del Este in Punta de la Mona. It is a beautiful little cove that is most known for its popularity with scuba divers. People come from all over Spain to scuba at this beach.
There is a great little chiringuito, Marina Playa Beach Club, right on the beach with a lot of character.
For more information on this La Herradura beach... Kayak Rentals & Tours, Scuba Companies, Best Restaurants, and More... see the Playa Berengueles Beach Guide.
Recommended Beach HotelsHotel Best Alcazar (shuttle that runs to and from the beach -- also runs to the Playa La Herradura beach).
3. Playa Cantarriján
Playa Cantarriján is located in the Paraje de los Acantilados de Maro & Cerro Gordo, which is a national nature reserve between the towns of La Herradura and Maro. It is a highly protected area so it's kept in pristine condition and is relatively untouched in terms of development.
The beach is within the La Herradura town limits but you will need a car to access it. Once at the main entrance, a shuttle runs down to the beach itself (from June - Sept) to help preserve the area. During the off-season, you can drive to the bottom.
This beach, along with a few others along this part of the coast, has been named as one of the prettiest beaches in Spain.
Playa Cantarrijan is known for being a "playa naturalista" or nude-friendly beach. It's also a gay-friendly beach.
For more information on this La Herradura beach... and how to spend the BEST day at Playa Cantarrijan... see the Playa Cantarriján Beach Guide.
Recommended Beach HotelsHotels in La Herradura and Hotels in Nerja are both close enough to spend a day at this beach.
4. Playa Calaiza
Playa Calaiza is a hidden cove that most people don't know about. It's one of the most remote and quietest of the La Herradura beaches.
If you are looking for a nice relaxing day... away from all the crowds... this is the place!
To access the beach you need to either rent a kayak, or you can drive to Carmenes del Mar and access it from a footpath that runs through the Pine forest.
No services are available on this Playa Calaiza.
For more information on this La Herradura beach...and how to find it... see the Playa Calaiza Beach Guide.
Recommended La Herradura Beach HotelsAny of the Hotels in La Herradura would be a good place to stay to enjoy this beach.
Other Interesting Pages...Costa Tropical Beach Guide
Almunecar Beach Guide
- Top Things To See & Do
- Castle & Watchtowers
- The Beaches
Maro Nature Reserve
- Punta de la Mona
- Marina del Este
- The Old Town
- La Aldea
Shopping & Fiestas
- Town Hall
- Post Office
- Tourist Office