Playa de los Muertos
Playa de los Muertos
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Lolly1968
United Kingdom198 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Mixed feelings. If you have plenty of time and are in the area worth a look. Deserted pebble beach with crystal clear waters and wild deer on the surrounding slopes. But in one direction is some sort of cement works blighting the view. You need sturdy walking boots to get down to the beach and back.
Written February 7, 2024
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Mandy G
6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
Whilst staying in Mojacar for a few days, we decided to visit Playa de los Muertos as we had heard such good things about it. It was a beautiful sunny day and we set off with high hopes but sadly, the reality didn't live up to the hype. The walk down is quite long and rocky but we wouldn't have minded that if the beach itself was anything special. We'd heard it described as being like a Caribbean beach but it didn't even come close. It is all pebble and shingle so you wouldn't want to walk on it barefoot and if you look left, any idyllic images you are imagining are completely shattered by the the views of industrial Carboneras and its cement factory. There is a nice view from the look out point (if you ignore the aforementioned cement factory) but there are so many prettier beaches than this one.
Written December 30, 2017
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ptrcvd
Lubrin, Spain124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Couples
The beach is found by driving out of Carbonaras past the cement factory. This possibly gives a clue to one of the drawbacks as the very same factory can be seen from the beach. A car park at the top has plenty of room but again the 4 euro charge seems excessive when you can visit so many other areas in the area with free parking. There is then a 400 metre walk down a very bumpy cliff path which is quite steep in places. Not so bad going but not easy when returning.
The beach itself is a long stretch of what is mainly coarse sand. The sea is super but shelves very steeply quite quickly. The cliff and large rocks at the right hand end can provide some shade but facilities are lacking unlike so many nearby beaches. There are no toilets or showers and refreshments are limited to beach vendors carrying cool bags.
The beach is very popular during holiday periods but is so large there is always room for everyone. Some naturists will be seen scattered amongst everyone else but in the normal Spanish manner no one seems to worry.
A good place to spend the day as long as you are fit enough to get to it in the first place.
Written July 29, 2013
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Vivi P
Valencia, Spain308 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Do the excursion. It's worth the drive, and it's worth the HIKE down.
It is by far the best beach I have seen so far. Water clear as spring water, it's a hidden Gem.
Written August 14, 2017
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Demetrio-T
Bacau, Romania229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Couples
Playa de los Muertos, is one of dream beaches, i may say the most beautiful beach on Spain (excepting Canaries, Balleares and other island beaches).
I discovered the island on the internet and i decided to go with my wife as i saw the beautiful pictures.
The beach is wonderful, like in a ferry tale, the sea water is crystal clear, the beach is not sandy it covered by fine gravel, and by beautiful white flowers.
Behind the beach are impressive high hills, and rising from the water a massive tall rock.
We arrived in the morning at 9.00AM, and discovered that on the entire beach was only 4 persons.
The beach is very quiet and is not crowded.
At the midday, on the beach were about 20 persons.
We loved this romantic and beautiful beach even it has a strange name.
The water in September was very good to swim, and we have grate weather, with hot sun.
The difficult part for us was to reach the beach.
In the reviews on internet no one says if you don't have the car is difficult to reach it on foot.
We take from Almeria Estacion Intermodal (Buss and Train Station) a bus from Carboneras.
The service was provided by Frahemar Autocares and we bayed tickets (5 euros/person one way) from the driver, as is most common in Spain to buy from the driver.
The Frahemar bus service is not frequently as we saw on their web site.
Carboneras is a very nice city with a very long beach and promenade.
From Carboneras city center we have to walk because there is no buss or shuttle to the Playa de Los Muertos.
It was a very long walk, along the beach, until we reached on the right side the city heat plant
and a cement factory, from there we have to walk along the highway through the Cabo de Gata Natural Park.
The highway is not provided for pedestrian walk or bike so was very unpleasant walk.
It take us 2 hours walking as we were walking about 7 km.
At the end we reached the parking area and information point to visit the beach.
From here, up on high hill, we walk about 15 minutes, descending in a mountain like road with rocks and vegetation.
Over all it worth-ed the sacrifice to walk 14 km and climb the high hills because the scenery and beach are magical.
I must say that on the end of the beach near by the tall massive stone rising from water we saw some couples practicing nudism.
The beach does not provide any services like toilets, water to drink, fast food, lifeguard or rescue.
Written September 18, 2012
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carlos santos
Pedrogao, Portugal2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We came to this place attracted by the touristic picture of the beach. To our surprise we understood that they only show one side of the beach. On the the other side you can see a massive industrial facility. For a savage beach that's pretty uncomon 😂
Written July 10, 2019
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Richard B
Witney, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
Like everyone is saying, it’s a beautiful beach but it’s a 10-15 min walk down a rocky path. I walked our baby down using a sling but we took the folding pram down for shade. The beach slopes off quite fast but it’s lovely to swim, the water looked so clean irrespective of the giant industrial site just off one end of the beach. We parked along the side of the road leading to the car park nearer the beach. Didn’t buy a ticket but noticed a sign about parking when we got back to our car later on. It’s early October so we were fine. The guy selling drinks from a cool bag must be so fit walking up and down the shingle beach and rocky path all day.
Written October 2, 2017
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Almeria2000
Almeria, Spain510 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
We don´t live too far away and had never visited this beach - one of the most photographed in Spain - until last week.

It is reached from the industrial town on Carboneras which, unfortunately, does spoil the view from this otherwise pretty and unspoilt beach.

We parked in the carpark at the top at 9am - yet understand that, if you come later, a man turns up and charges you €4!

There is a concrete path out to a photograph point or you can walk the 1/2km down a stony path to the beach. Nothing and nobody else there whilst we there which was so peaceful.
Written October 20, 2015
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Thorvald F
Stavern, Norway21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
A parking lot up in the hills. You don't see much of the beach, but after you have walked/climbed down the ~1Km path to the beach you have the most wonderfull clear water, ideal for snorkling or swimming. The beach itself is with rounded rocks in different sizes, gets very hot in the sun, and your feet get sore if you walk barefoot, so bring bathing shoes. Beautiful surroundings (unless you look towards Carboneras industrial area). No facilities, so bring all the food an drinks you need (and an empty plastic bag for the trash, that you can discard at the parking lot). PS! In the summertime, a parasol is also recommended :-)
Written July 28, 2015
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Ross S
Glasgow, UK203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
Recently stayed in El Pinar, near Mojacar in the south of Spain, if you to are doing the same this beach is a must.

This beach was an extremely easy 40 minute drive you have two options if like me you were in the hills then you have 2 options:
1.Jump on the E15 A-7 motorway and come off when you see signs for Cabo de Gata.
2.Drive down to the beach at Mojacar and take a left go through Carboneres and you will reach it in about 50 minutes but its the scenic route, winding coastal roads.

Now as other reviews suggest the beach is not the most easily accessed. There are 2 car parks at the top, a tarmacked one or a much bigger dusty off road car park. I suggest you use the bigger one. Trainers or at least sturdy sandals not flip flops are recommended for accessing the beach my photos will show why. This is a day visit don't think its worth just popping down quickly. No restaurants, toilet facilities or drink areas. get there early and bring plenty of water, some sandwiches, sun screen and any other essentials.

When you have made your way down the 10 minute dirt track and reach the beach take an immediate right. This is where the 2 rock stacks are and the better part of the beach. Go past the stacks and set up at the very end of the beach. Yes it's a longer walk but.
1. It is a little less crowded.
2. If like me being in the sun all day kills you the stacks offer shade close by.
3. This section for swimming is far more fun and safe.

The water. WOW so warm and clear blue like something from a film. Beyond the stacks this section of the beach has two very prominent rocky coral like bits that come from land to the sea, one on the left beside a stack and one on the right beside the cliffs. Do NOT swim past these two rock sections, they are like natural markers. I am a strong swimmer and went out past these it took all my strength and luckily a large wave to push me back in past the rocks nearer the shore. It's a very local beach and they all stood up ensuring I didn't go out too far. (this is the safer section as the rest of the beach there are no markers like this so you may go out to far.

So this area is good because it has these markers so you know where to be to have the most fun. The best bit, the waves are huge! I mean they were like 8-14ft high if you get caught in one expect a tumble it does not hurt it's fun. I would not suggest letting children under 10 go in on there own or maybe they can but keep a close eye.

I will be adding images to explain my long review I hope it has covered all basis for visitors only other thing to say is it is not sand but a very fine gravel like beach you can walk in your bare feet, the harder your feet are the easier it is to walk on but it gets so hot there that you can actually blister your feet which is why sandals are better than flip flops.

Hope it helps and happy travels.
Written June 8, 2015
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