Playa Granada
Playa Granada

Playa Granada - Beach

Playa Granada

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Playa Granada is... THE Place to be in Motril!...

Playa Granada is not just the longest and most popular beach in the Motril area, it is also THE hub of activity during the summer months along the Granada coastline. You will find vacationers from all over Spain (and the rest of Europe) buzzing around, enjoying the high-end Playa Granada amenities and visiting nearby towns and cultural sites.

Also: TOP Beaches in Motril
Also: TOP Beaches on the Granada Coast - Playa Poniente, Playa Rijana

5 Things to Know About Playa Granada in Motril!

1. Playa Granada - The Facts

Motril Beaches - Playa Granada

  • The town of Motril is the Costa Tropical’s largest and most commercial city, the other top tourist towns are Almuñécar, La Herradura and Salobreña.

  • The famous Costa del Sol town of Nerja is just 35-minutes down the coast.

  • Playa Granada is located just along the coast of Motril between the towns of Salobreña and Calahonda.

  • Of all the Motril Beaches, Playa Granada is the most popular and upscale in the area.

  • Playa Granada has been designated as a "Blue Flag" Beach.

  • The Motril Yacht Club is just 4 Km to the east.

What is the Sand like on Playa Granada?

Unlike some of the other Costa Tropical beaches, Playa Granada has fine / semi-fine sand. It is also fairly dark in color.

How Long is Playa Granada?

Playa Granada is almost 1.5 Km long and 20 meters wide and is now complete with modern chiringuitos and beach bars from end to end.

Available Facilities:

Beachside restaurants and bars, showers, large parking facilities, lifeguards, golf course, close to the high-end neighborhoods and resort and there are two large campgrounds nearby. Also, disabled access, public toilets, foot washers, security, umbrellas and sun beds.

Why Visit Playa Granada?

Visit this Motril Beach if you want to be where the ACTION is, and you like to be pampered a bit...


If you are planning on spending the day at Playa Granada, get there early. There is an adequate amount of parking, but it fills up quickly during the summer months.

There are two large parking areas near Playa Granada. The first parking lot is located where Playa Poniente and Playa Granada meet. There is a second, very large, parking area further west that is also fairly shaded by palms. Street parking is also allowed.

How to Arrive:

From Motril - get onto the N-340 going west towards Salobreña. Exit at the round-about before Salobreña (GR-14 ramp to E-15/A-7/Granada/A-44/Jaén/N-323/Puerto). Stay to the left and take the 2nd exit to Calle Rector David Aguilar (there will be a sign for Playa Granada). Continue straight to the end of the road where you will then take a left to reach Playa Granada.

2. Playa Granada - Where to Stay...

Motril - Playa Granada Resort Hotel and Spa - Andalucía - Spain

The Playa Granada Resort and Spa is THE BEST place to stay in Motril. It's great for adults and has a TON of things for the kids to do too!


Motril Hotels
Playa Granada Club Resort - Motril - This 4-star resort is located in Motril and is one of THE BEST in the area. Free amenities include 6 tennis courts, outdoor pools and evening entertainment. It is located on the Mediterranean Sea with private beach access. This is the perfect place to stay with kids! Read More...

Read More about the Playa Granada Resort & Spa here: The Best Motril Hotel Guide

Or, Check Availability Playa Granada Club Resort Hotel and Spa - Motril

There are also two campgrounds:
Campsite Playa Granada
Campsite Playa de Poniente S.L.

3. Playa Granada - Where to Eat...


playa Granada restaurant
Los Moriscos Restaurant & Bar - A very good restaurant with a nice atmosphere. It is part of the Los Moriscos Golf Club and Resort. There is also a great terrace with open bar that has music playing during the summer months.


playa granada restaurant
La Ballena Azul - One of THE best restaurants in the area. They are located right on the beach and only serve the freshest seafood. It's family owned and has great service!

Hoyo 19 (or The 19th Hole) - This is just a little chiringuito that sits right on Playa Granada, across from the Los Moriscos Golf Resort. The food is basic, but they will bring food and drinks out to you on the beach...

4. Playa Granada - Where to Play...

Playa Granada enjoys the perfect location, between the sea and the greens...

The Los Moriscos Golf Club is an 18-hole course right on the Mediterranean. There is also a driving range to practice your swing.

Read: Everything you should know about the Los Moriscos Golf Resort

5. Playa Granada - Where to Explore...

A wonderful little escape from a day on the sand is to hop on over to the Charca de Suarez Wetlands Reserve. It sits just opposite Playa Granada; the entrance is closer to Playa Poniente...

Read:"Charca de Suarez - Motril Wetlands - 10 Things You Should Know Before You Go!"


Rent a boat in the Marina del Este beside Playa Berengueles - Almuñécar

Playa Granada-  Tours
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How to Get to Motril and the Costa Tropical

From Granada: Drive south on the A-44 for 45-50 minutes to reach the Motril Beaches.

From Málaga: Head east on the A-7 for 50 minutes to reach the Motril Beaches.

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