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Playa Cantarrijan

The two sheltered bays of Cantarrijan, situated in the Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo Natural Area shared with Málaga Province, are the most western beaches in Almuñécar and the last on our list. The first of the two has a couple of restaurants to choose from and GranadaSpain would definitely recommend La Barraca for a good seafood lunch, great service and a relaxed ambience. The second beach has less to offer in the way of amenities and is more popular with nudists. For more details about this great beach check-out our blog here.

Sand grade: Shingle and pebble

Beach: 380m long and 43m wide

Swimming/activities: Calm sheltered waters. Nudist.

Blue Flag: No

Amenities: Litter bins and cleaning services. Sunbed and umbrella rental. Sail boat, kayak and pedalo hire.

Getting there:  Turn off the N-340 for Cantarriján beach just before the Cerro de Gordo tunnel (if you are traveling west). Accessible by car for most of the year on a 1km concreted track through Natural Parkland.  In the busy summer months (July and August) you must park up on the N-340 and take a shuttle bus or go on foot.

Where to stay:  As this beach is slightly off the beaten track the nearest accommodation is to be found in La Herradura where there is a plenty of variety to suit your needs and budget including 4 Star beachfront luxury with a pool at Sol los Fenicios or Marina del Este’s Hotel Best Alcazar, the boutique Hotel La Tartana and for some something a little more low-key Pensión La Herradura and La Caleta Bay two great value guest houses. You could also take your accommodation search further west to Nerja in the neighbouring province of Málaga.

Where to eat: Right on the beach at La Barraca.

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Find Cantarrijan on the map

Title Address Description Directions
Playa Cantarrijan
Almuñécar, 18690, Granada, SpainDirections

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