MOJACAR PLAYA

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Welcome to Mojacar Playa

Mojacar Playa is a small beach town with a laid back atmosphere. Its 17 km of gorgeous coastline set below the Sierra Cabrera Mountains has some of the best beaches in Almeria. The urban center is clustered along 8km of waterfront that is full of beach resorts, shops, restaurants and nightlife. Bus service is available all along the coastal road and makes for easy access to most beaches. South of the urban center is a stretch of undeveloped natural beaches that lead into the Cabo de Gata Nature Park. These unadulterated beaches are popular for nudism and are arguable southern Spain’s most beautiful.

Beaches in the Urban Center

If you want to be close to all of the amenities, then the urban center of Mojacar Playa is the place to be. There are several great beaches to choose from such as Playa de las Ventanicas and Playa del Lance Nuevo. All of the beaches offer the following facilities and amenities: parking, lifeguard, showers, sun beds, parasol and kayak hire, chiringuito beach bars.

From Easter to October these beaches are very popular. However, compared to other resort towns on the Spanish coast, Mojacar Playa does not feel overcrowded. Although there are a lot of hotels to choose from, thankfully there are no high-rise buildings.

PLAYA DEL CANTAL

  • 900 m long | 40 m wide | medium grain gray sand
  • Younger crowd of Spanish holiday makers
  • Especially lively during July and August
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PLAYA DEL LANCE NUEVO

Playa del Lance Nuevo – Mojacar, Almeria, Spain
Playa del Lance Nuevo
  • 200m long | 60m wide | medium grain sand and pebbles
  • Another very popular beach, especially among families with children
  • Easy access, partially protected by a water-break
  • A lot of fishing activity took place at this beach until it was moved to the fishing port
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PLAYA CUEVA DEL LOBO

Rocks at the northern end of Playa Cueva del Lobo – Mojacar, Almeria
Rocks at the northern end of Playa Cueva del Lobo
  • 200m long | 60m wide | medium grain sand and pebbles
  • Its name means “cave of the wolf” (it can also mean “cave of the sea lion”)
  • It takes its name from one of the first buildings constructed in the area by a famous pianist in the 1960s
  • Another very popular and easily accessible beach
  • Its northern end is very rocky, the rest is more sandy
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PLAYA DE LAS VENTANICAS

Playa de las Ventanicas – Mojacar, Almeria, Spain
Playa de las Ventanicas
  • 600 m long | 60 m wide | fine gray sand
  • The largest of Mojacar’s beaches & favorite of many
  • It hardly ever gets very crowded
  • Located towards the end of the urbanized zone
  • Absolutely gorgeous (surrounded by palm trees, well maintained)
  • Terrific views of the coastline & Mojacar pueblo
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PLAYA DE LA VENTA DEL BANCAL

Playa de la Venta del Bancal – Mojacar, Almeria (Spain)
Playa de la Venta del Bancal
  • 300 m long | 60 m wide | fine gray sand
  • Protected by water-break
  • Last (or first) beach of the urbanized zone of Mojácar Playa
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Beaches South of Mojacar Playa

Mojacar’s south end offers a row of virgin beaches and coves set at the foot of the Sierra Cabrera Mountains. The landscapes, with an impressive shoreline of volcanic rock formations, are quite rugged. The area is mostly undeveloped and the services are limited. But the beaches here are Mojacar’s most beautiful. Nudism is also commonly practiced.

Pirulico Tower – Mojacar, Almeria, Spain
Pirulico Tower

These beaches are accessed by a dirt track that passes by the Pirulico Tower. This watchtower was built by the Nasrid Moors between the 12th and 14th centuries and was used up until the 16th century. Climb to the top of tower and enjoy stunning views of Mojacar’s coast in both directions.

PLAYA DE MACENAS

Macenas Castle – Mojacar, Almeria, Spain
Macenas Castle
  • 600 m long | 50 m wide | medium grain gray sand
  • Undeveloped
  • Parking right on the beach
  • It ends at Castillo de Macenas (Macenas Castle), a defensive structure built in the 18th century by king Charles III. Not open to visitors
  • Just south of the castle is Chiringuito Macenas
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CALA DEL SOMBRERICO

Cala del Sombrerico – Mojacar, Almeria, Spain
Cala del Sombrerico
  • 200 m long | 60 m wide | medium grain gray sand with some rocky areas
  • Undeveloped isolated sandy beach in a truly beautiful setting
  • Filming location of the 1972 Treasure Island (starring Orson Welles as Long John Silver)
  • Good for snorkeling and fishing
  • Chiringuito Manaca is located in the corner
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CALA DE BORDENARES

Cala de Bordenares – Mojacar, Almeria, Spain
Cala de Bordenares
  • 300 m long | 60 m wide | medium grain gray sand with some rocky areas
  • Located right next to Cala del Sombrerico
  • Good for snorkeling
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CALA DE LA GRANATILLA

  • 500 m long | 50 m wide | sand and rocks
  • Another nudist hideaway beach
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Beaches North of Mojacar Playa

The beaches on Mojacar’s north side are quieter. But so too are the surroundings. It is mostly a residential area with some hotels fit in between. The beaches are less frequented but still have basic amenities and facilities.

PLAYA DE MARINA DE LA TORRE

  • 800 m long | 55 m wide | medium grain gray sand
  • Undeveloped
  • Located across from a residential and hotel area, including the Marina de la Torre golf resort
  • Less bars & restaurants here, although the town of Garrucha is very close
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PLAYAS DE LA RUMINA Y DEL PALMERAL

Playa del Palmeral – Mojacar, Almeria (Spain)
Playa del Palmeral
  • 800 m long | 55 m wide | medium grain gray sand
  • Continuation of the previous beach
  • Situated at the northern, quieter end of Mojacar
  • Popular for wind- and kitesurfing
  • Good selection of bars/restaurants
  • The cool Botaniq Hotel Boutique is located on Playa de la Rumina
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PLAYA DEL DESCARGADOR

  • 300 m long | 70 m wide | medium grain gray sand
  • A little bit busier and more developed than the previous two beaches: sun-beds for rent, play area for children and a couple of beach bars
  • A bit more upscale, nicer landscaping
  • Named after an ancient mineral loading platform which is now completely gone
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PLAYA DE LA PIEDRA VILLAZAR

Playa de la Piedra Villazar – Mojacar, Almeria (Spain)
Playa de la Piedra Villazar
  • 300 m long | 25 m wide | medium grain gray sand
  • Named after the stone of Villazar (small rocky protrusion along the shoreline)
  • Located in front of a shopping center
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PLAYA VISTA DE LOS ÁNGELES

  • 300 m long | 25 m wide | medium grain gray sand
  • Located close to urbanization & hotels, bars & restaurants
  • From here direction south starts the urban center of Mojácar Playa
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