Granada is a provincial capital located next to Sierra Nevada, in the Sistema Bético, the highest in the Iberian Peninsula. It is located in eastern Andalusia, in the south of Spain, and has one of the greatest cultural heritages of this country.
Those who have the opportunity to get to know Granada can enjoy both the mountains and the sea. It is one of the few provinces that offer tourism for all tastes. Besides nature, it also has a wonderful city with so much Arab influence where you can find what should be the eighth wonder of the world: the Alambra.
If you want to know the beaches of Granada, here are the ones you should not miss!
Without a doubt, the beaches of Almuñécar are preferred by the people of Granada and the surrounding area. All along the coast of Almuñécar beaches, we can find different beaches to enjoy a different experience in each one of them.
The beach of San Cristóbal is the longest and most popular in this area. This is because it is one of the most urbanized beaches in Granada. It is the one where you will enjoy the best atmosphere and in almost all of them, its sands are dark and fine.
And the beach of Puerta del Mar, whose promenade has a Phoenician monument. This beach is located in the most central part of the town. So, if you are looking for the typical tranquillity of the Granada’s coast, this beach is not the ideal one.
Located in the village of La Herradura, this is a nudist beach. It was declared a Natural Site in 1989 and is considered one of the best beaches in Granada today.
It is one of the most popular, despite the vegetation and the difficult access it has. The sand is quite fine with that dark colour that characterizes these tropical beaches.
This beach is ideal if you are looking for tranquillity. It is an area of the coast that is never very crowded but has all the protection services, beach bars, etc.
Due to its easy access, with parking at the entrance, it is a very familiar beach that always has children. It also has stalls that rent pedal boats, kayaks … you must try it! At La Guardia the water is always very calm and clear.
As we have already mentioned on Cantarriján beach, this also belongs to the town of La Herradura.
The most characteristic thing about this beach is that you can see sportsmen and women practising their marine specialities. As it is usually windy, it is very common to come to La Herradura to windsurf with your own board, or you can also rent one there.
But without a doubt, you cannot pass through this area of the Granada coast without seeing the spectacular sea floor it has. If you are one of the most daring, try diving. There are many diving companies that rent all the necessary equipment. Although you can also try snorkelling.
Take a walk along the promenade and enjoy the landscape that the Mediterranean Sea has to offer.
If you like adventure and challenges, this beach is definitely yours. Located in the town of Motril, it is one of the beaches that are most difficult to access. It is located on the lower part of a cliff and all its walls are made of stone.
Although once achieved, this beach does honour to its name. It is a real wonder of nature. Being a very virgin beach, there are hardly ever people and the water is always very crystalline.
Along the Castell de Ferro beach you can also find an area of coves, where La Rijana is located. Like all beaches of these characteristics, it is never overcrowded so it is ideal if you are looking for peace and quiet, although it is not easy to access either!
Enjoy the spectacular colour of its crystalline waters and the contrast with the black of its sands. Take advantage and put on some diving goggles and look for fish. Researching the sea floor on this beach is a real wonder.
Here again we find the characteristic noise of the beaches of Almuñécar. Although this area, is less urbanized, is much quieter. Again, we can visit different beaches in Salobreña.
The beach of La Charca is one of the most famous. Be careful! Its fine sand at the beginning can make on you and an accident. It is a step on a stone in its shores. It is true that during the low season it is quiet. But in summer its capacity is similar to the beaches of Puerta del Mar.
But there are also options for tranquillity in Salobreña. The beach of El Caletón, although it looks like it could be a big beach, is just the opposite. It is small with clear water, frequented by divers and snorkelers.