A guide to the best beaches in Costa Almeria

Nestled in Spain‘s south eastern corner between the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea is this small coastal region of Costa Almeria. Costa Almeria is home to rocky coastlines, secret coves, and long expanses of golden sand. The beaches here are the least developed and most private beaches on the south eastern coast, due to this area being virtually untouched by the tourism.

Playa de Aguadulce

This large pebbly beach in Aguadulce is ideal for children with its clear waters, parallel bars set in the sea at different level depths, and its floating aqua park. Bring a picnic or grab something to eat at the lovely promenade restaurants that are along seaside palm tree avenues. Playa de Aguadulce also has a ramp that leads down to the beach for any visitors that have difficulty walking.

La Bajadilla

This popular beach in Roquetas de Mar holds a Blue Flag and covers three kilometres of caramel sand. This area is less populated than other resort cities and you are bound to find your own little piece of heaven and stretch of sand, without anyone in your personal space. Bajadilla has beachside cafes and watersports available. Spend the day in the sea, jet and water skiing, fishing and sailing.

Serena Beach

This shingle beach offers a long stretch of empty beach with sunbeds and parasols dotting the coast for your use. There are excellent watersports available as well as a play area under the palm trees for children and plenty of space for walking, biking, and running. After a busy day in the sun stroll over to one of the seaside bars or Spanish tapas restaurants.

Playa de los Genoveses

San Jose hosts this stunning stretch of long beach and warm water. With plenty of idyllic scenery to take in, you may find yourself returning time after time. Playa de los Genoveses is set in a pine grove and surrounded by breath-taking mountains which makes for some views which you’ll never forget. This secluded beach doesn’t have any amenities to ruin the scenery, so make sure to bring your own drinks and snacks.

Cerillos beach

Just a 15-minute drive from the resort town of Roquetas de Mar is this dune-backed stretch of sand. Cerillos beach hugs the edge of the Punta Entinas-Sabinar natural park. This beach is often emptier than the surrounded areas, meaning you’ll find plenty of room for your beach towel and parasol. A gentle sea breeze means this area is ideal for wind and kite surfers.

Monsul beach

San Jose is home to the secluded beach of Monsul. With volcanic rock formations and crystal clear water it is obvious why Monsul beach is highly rated by locals and tourists. Take a dip in the warm water or relax on the white sand. Remember to bring a parasol or umbrella as this beach can get a bit windy, but when the weather is hot the wind will come as a blessing. For those film buffs there is a large rock in the sea here called ‘The Comb’ which is featured in the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.