La Herradura Beaches
La Herradura Beaches
La Herradura

La Herradura Beaches

La Herradura Beaches

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4 Gorgeous La Herradura Beaches...

The tiny seaside town of La Herradura is fortunate enough to have 4 of its own gorgeous beaches.

The longest of these beaches is Playa La Herradura, which is more than 2 meters of sand and small pebbles that run 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.

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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.

A trip to any of these La Herradura beaches would make for an amazing day!


La Herradura Beach Guides
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La Herradura Beaches - Playa La Herradura
Playa La Herradura - La Herradura beach (Horseshoe Beach in Spanish), is named for its more than 2-meters of sand and small pebbles that run between the town's two impressive rocky points, Cerro Gordo and Punta de la Mona.

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Type: Family Beach
Length: 2,100 Meters
Sand Type: Coarse sand and pebbles

Check out: Hotels near Playa La Herradura...

La Herradura Beaches - Playa Berengueles
Playa Berengueles - Feeling sporty? Located beside the leisure port, Marina del Este, and to the eastern side of the Punta de la Mona, is Playa Berengueles. Tourists come from all over Spain... and the rest of Europe... to scuba in this precious bay.

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Type: Water Sports / Scuba Beach
Length: 100 Meters
Sand Type: Coarse sand and pebbles

Check out: Hotels near Playa Berengueles...

La Herradura Beaches - Playa Cantarrijan
Playa Cantarriján - Located in the heart of the Paraje Natural de los Acantilados de Maro & Cerro Gordo, Playa Cantarriján always makes the list of Spain's prettiest beaches.

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Type: Playa Naturalista (Nude)
Length: 350 Meters
Sand Type: Fine to coarse sand and pebbles

Check out: Hotels near Playa Cantarrijan...

La Herradura Beaches - Playa Calaiza
Playa Calaiza - Up for an adventure and want to get away from the crowds? Make your way by Kayak to this secluded La Herradura beach. It's relatively unknown and yet one of the prettiest parts of the bay...

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Type: Family Beach / Kayak Stop
Length: 400 Meters
Sand Type: Coarse sand and pebbles

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The 4 Gorgeous La Herradura Beaches - An Overview

1. Playa La Herradura

La Herradura Beaches

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) | Pena Parda Bay (on the beach) | La Caleta Bay (on the beach) | OYO Hotel Almijara (2-min walk to the beach).


2. Playa Berengueles

La Herradura Beaches - Berengueles Beach

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 Hotels

Hotel Best Alcazar (shuttle that runs to and from the beach -- also runs to the Playa La Herradura beach).

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3. Playa Cantarriján

La Herradura Beaches - Cantarrijan Beach

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 Hotels

Hotels in La Herradura and Hotels in Nerja are both close enough to spend a day at this beach.


4. Playa Calaiza

La Herradura Beaches - Calaiza Beach

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 Hotels

Any 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


Where are the La Herradura Beaches