The Salobreña Beaches

Salobreña has 6 kilometers of wide, sandy beaches, and to the west along the cliffs, many smaller beaches and coves. An artificial reef was also created off the Peñon rock where snorkeling and diving are now permitted.

You can't go wrong in choosing any of the Salobreña beaches but be sure to read the guides below and decide which one is the best fit for you.

Salobreña Beach Guides

Salobreña Beach Designations

Beach Designation
Molino - Salomar - Mayorazgo - Peñon - GuardiaFamily
Peñon - MolinoFamily / Youth / Music
Peñon - MolinoWater Sports / Youth
Cambrón - Caletón - PargoIsolated Coves

What do the Salobreña Beaches have to offer?

The beaches of Salobreña offer amazing views in all directions and are the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed day in the sun and surf.

You will enjoy:


Salobreña Beaches - An Overview

1. Cambrón Cove

Cambron Cove

This beach is secluded and can only be accessed by a narrow, dirt track that starts beyond the Best Western Hotel, outside of Salobreña to the west. It is quite a rocky beach and is popular with rock climbers and fishermen. There are no services available.

For more information and photos, read the Cambrón & Pargo Beach Guide.

Recommended Beach Hotel: Hotel Salobreña Suites - Best Western (located just at the top of the hill - there is access via a rocky stairway down to the beach).


2. Pargo Cove

Pargo Cove - Salobreña

Out of all the Salobreña beaches, Pargo Cove is the hardest to find and the most difficult to access. It is located at the bottom of the Pargo Urbanization along the old N-340 coastal road. It's a small rocky cove with no services.

The path down to the beach is steep so be very careful.

For more information and photos, read the Cambrón & Pargo Beach Guide.


3. Caletón Cove

Cambron Cove

Caletón Cove is another small cove along the Salobreña cliffs. It is accessed along a winding stone pathway that starts at Lavadero Square in the small town of La Caleta. It's the easiest of the small coves to access and has spectacular views of Salobreña and the Peñon. The little village of La Caleta is also worth a visit.

The stone pathway is very pretty, and it only takes about 10 minutes to walk to the cove. The kids would enjoy this little walk and playing along the rocks.

For more information and photos, read the Caletón Cove Beach Guide.

Recommended Beach Hotel: There are no hotels in La Caleta, but we recommend Hotel Miba as it is located just off the highway and has easy access to all areas of Salobreña. It sits just between Salobreña and La Caleta with amazing views of both as well as the surrounding farmland and the sea.


4. Playa La Guardia

La Guardia Beach

Playa La Guardia is a long, wide, semi-sandy beach that lies just to the west of the Peñon. It has become more developed in the last few years with the addition of a promenade that is great for walking and cycling. All services are available.

For more information and photos, read the Playa La Guardia Beach Guide.

Recommended Beach Hotels for La Guardia and Peñon Beaches: Hotel Avenida Tropical (3-star) and Hotel Miba (new, highly recommended) are the two closest hotels to the La Guardia beach area.

There are also some great apartments available even closer to the beach: Garrido Apartments (closest to La Guardia Beach) and the Salobreña Primera Linea de Playa (which are just behind the Peñon, on the beach and very highly rated).


5. Playa Peñon

Playa Peñon

Playa Peñon is the small cove that is tucked into the western side of the Great Peñon that divides the Salobreña beaches. It is very popular, always busy and perfectly located to all the nearby amenities (shops, boat rental, restaurants, bars and more). There is a great restaurant that is located right on the rock and two others within a few meters.

For more information and photos, read the La Guardia & Peñon Beach Guide.


6. Playas Molino, Salomar & Mayorazgo

Playa Peñon

These beaches are always the most popular beaches in Salobreña. They run from the Peñon, all the way to the eastern border of town.

There is a long promenade that runs the length of the beaches with numerous restaurants, bars, shops, sporting companies and more. These beaches are also closest to town and nightlife.

For more information and photos, read the Molino, Salomar & Mayorazgo Beach Guide.

Recommended Beach Hotels: Hotel Avenida Tropical (3-star) and Hotel Miba (new, highly recommended) are the two closest hotels to the Molino, Salomar & Mayorazgo Beaches.

There are also some great apartments available even closer to the beach: Garrido Apartments (closest to La Guardia Beach) and the Salobreña Primera Linea de Playa (which are just behind the Peñon, on the beach and very highly rated).

Further down the beach towards the Salomar & Mayorazgo Beaches you also have: Vacaciones en el Mar .


7. Playa Punta del Rio

Pozuelo Beach

This beach is a secluded, natural area between the towns of Salobreña and Motril to the east. It is located just in front of an important wetland area, so it is also a great spot for walking and bird watching. There are no services.

For more information and photos, read the Playa Punta del Rio Beach Guide.


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