Sandy bays occur mostly where calderas in the older geology have been inundated and eroded by sea, always popular on fine weekends. Several offer comfortable swimming most of the year. Between them is a multitude of delightful small coves, some more accessible than others.
La Isleta del Moro & Los Frailes
Most beaches are ‘go as you please’. San José & Genoveses are strictly textile. One needs to take care in stony coves to avoid urchin and rockfish spines. They are painful, even dangerous. All beaches are of interest to snorkel in the mostly clear water.
These three coves are near Rodalquilar’s Playa Playazo. Top left is in huge fossil dunes around the San Roman fort, a jealously guarded private territory with increasingly limited access. Cala del Bergantin above is reached by a steep walk from Playazo or a more strenuous but interesting one via La Polacra. The small cove between Playazo and Castillo de San Ramon (left) is a popular normally quiet sun and swim spot.
Jaws - Fantasy forms at Los Escullos