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Beach can be easily reached from Carboneras (signs available). There's a car park space (5 Eur... read more

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Milan, Italy
beautiful spot

First point to note is that if you intend to drive here, go before lunch time because the car park... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
North West, England
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Parque Natural Cabo de Gata-Nijar, 04118 San Jose, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beach can be easily reached from Carboneras (signs available). There's a car park space (5 Eur) that gets full after 11 am..get there earlier. You have to walk 800 mts of difficult pathway (reccomended rubber shoes). There's nothing on beach, take water and (especially) beach...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2018

First point to note is that if you intend to drive here, go before lunch time because the car park is small. We tried on one day and it was already full 11:30. The next day we tried at 9:30 and was fine. You can...More

Thank jmm84
Reviewed 4 August 2018

From the parking lot which is quite small, it is about 200-500 meters depending on where you will find a free space to go to the beach. The beach and the surrounding environment are nice and some scenes from Indiana Jones are recorded here giving...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2018

Lovely entry to this spacious, yet welcoming beach. Rock formation enclosures at each end of the beach gives one the feeling of not being too exposed yet it is expansive. Love this part of Spain with the desert landscapes and untouched beaches.There's also a lovely...More

Thank Henri745
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

This was far the best beach for snorkeling in the area. Also mostly families with kids. We got there early before 10am and it was easy to get a parking spot. By the time we left both beach and parking lot were packed.

1  Thank jkrpapaya
Reviewed 13 July 2018

It has to be one of the most scenic beaches in Spain. The dirt track to it was open which saved the need to use the park and ride facility that is available in peak season. No toilets or bar. Go prepared to go it...More

Thank Chrisbeeoxford
Reviewed 4 July 2018

As always impressive beach! A natural spot in the otherwise thundered Spanish Mediterranean coast. Worth a visit.

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Fantastic beach. A 3 km drive down an unfinished road. Plenty of parking off season (we visited in late May/early June). Stunning scenery. Very deep beach. Lovely sand based sea. Make the effort to walk around to the second beach - less exposed to wind.

Thank Dlrdlr72
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely setting no facilities do take sandwiches and a drink. Just about paddled when we were there as bit breezy suggest drive rather than walk down the dirt track 2.5k from Genoveses beach.

Thank Allis0n8
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We were vacationing through Spain and spent a day visiting the beaches in Cabo de Gata. Playa Monsul was first on the list and is famous for being in an Indiana Jones Movie. There is a parking lot near the beach and is down a...More

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Jacquelyn G
14 October 2016|
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Response from GRSLFS | Reviewed this property |
The walk took only about twenty to thirty minutes - about 2 kilometres from western end of St Jose.
Elena C
21 June 2015|
Response from ferdinandho |
unos cuatro kilometros, por pista de tierra. En temporada hay una barrera que limita el aforo de cohes
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