Monsul Beach

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Monsul Beach
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain9,609 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
Playa de los Genoveses is a beach located in Cabo de Gata National Park, in Almeria region, in the south part od Spain. The beach is very beautiful and it is a place, where you can sunbath or bath during all day. Also, it is possible to do some excursions in the surroundings to see very nice views of the zone. Probably, one of the best beaches in the zone. Very recommendable.
Pitifully, when we came here in September-2017, it was bad weather and we could not bath in the sea.
(See also Lighthouse, Playa de los Genovese, Las Salinas, Playa las Salinas, Playa Islote del Moro and Casa Miguel Restaurant)
Written August 29, 2018
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natcpl
Washington DC, DC418 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
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 long dirt road passing several beaches before reaching Monsul. There are porta potties at the parking lot but that is the extent of the facilities at the beach. The day we went to the beach, there was a lot of people there. We had heard that it was a secluded beach and naturist friendly but the day we visited was over run with textiles. It was also hard to find a nice quiet spot on the beach due to the number of people there. The water was very clear and the beach extended into the water for quite a distance. We were able to go topless at the beach but felt uncomfortable going less due to the crowd. We only spent maybe half an hour there before hiking over the bluff to Playa Barronal. We were able to do the hike in a naturist way found Barronal to be quiet and only populated by naturists. We spent most of the day there. If we are back in the area, we will check out Monsul again. Maybe it was just the day that we had gone that it was so busy with textiles.
Written November 20, 2017
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Ross S
Glasgow, UK198 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
I stayed recently near Mojacar south of Spain. This beach is an hour and half to two hour dive from this location but was well worth it!

The beach is just outside the town of San Jose. You need a car to get to the beach there are no buses trains or boat trips. Once you reach San Jose you will then go from smooth road to extremly bumpy and rocky dirt track which is about 3KM long. Our rental car was a Fiat Panda, very small so drove very slowly. You will get idiots in 4X4 and even in normal cars rallying down the track my advice take your time, is it worth a puncture?

You will start to see cars lining the side of the road so best tip if your going is go very early and spend the day this way you will not have to walk most of the dirt track to the beach. You can park closer to the beach.

The beach has lovely soft dark sand and the water is blue and warm, the best thing about the sea is, it is shallow. I mean you can literally walk out about 100ft and still only be at neck height from the shore. Perfect for doing laps up and down the shore but being able to rest on the soft sand. If you have young children it is ideal.

The beach has a rocky cliff which you can walk around to a little hidden section of beach. This leads me to the clothing. Many reviews have stated about clothing. Lets be honest beaches of mainland Europe have woman going topless and yes many of them were at the main beach however past this cliff many men and woman were stark naked. If it offends you then don't go to that bit. Live and let live though they didn't bother me I didn't bother them and it isn't like they moan at you for not being nude which if you turn up dressed to a nude beach can cause issues.

Past the nude section there are rocks which if you want to explore you can but, YOU MUST WHERE TRAINERS! The rocks are covered I mean covered in Sea Urchins. I have been stung before by a big one I didn't see and it almost killed me so for children and adults alike, explore but do so with care. For them and yourself.

Finally if you did not already know Monsul beach was actually the film location of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The scene where Sean Connery chases the sea gulls with an umbrella into a plane. If you Google Monsul and Indiana you'll see the pics. There is a large rock on the right hand side of the beach it can be climbed but don't do it in bare feet you'll get a great view from the top.

Enjoy and where sun screen this beach gets hot. it also gets very windy so if you can be bothered bringing one of those tent things or an umbrella I would.
Written June 8, 2015
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John S
Great Malvern, UK20 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Out of season only about 10 people on the beach (all adults). No facilities. Warnings of dangerous rip tides, although waves appeared quite calm when we were there and one person was swimming. Why go there? Stunning scenery all round! Flat sand suitable for beach volleyball. Although I was warned that it gets crowded in summer. Probably not a very safe beach for young/weak swimmers. It was beautiful though and only 10 minutes drive down a rough track from San Jose. A bit further on there is a walking (only) track up to a watchtower and viewpoint.
Written February 13, 2020
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RTWx3
Groningen, The Netherlands18 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Very nice area, we approached from the saltflats first, then drove around to San Jose and visited Monsul and Genoveses beaches, the latter was the largest and best. Sandy beach with shallow waters, though I found the water too cold to swim myself.. a few others were swimming. No services, dirt road but perfectly driveable even in a little rental car. If youre in the area its worth a detour.
Written October 30, 2019
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jkrpapaya
43 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
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.
Written July 24, 2018
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Katherine D
London, UK37 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Drove down the gravel road (not as bad as some other reviews make out) to the car park. We arrived around 7pm to watch the sun set and didn't have to pay parking but had to circle the car park a couple of times to find a space - still very busy at this time. Lovely little beach, lots of people even as the sun goes down but beautiful clear sea, lots of little fish around your feet as you paddle and lovely views as the sun sets.
Written August 13, 2017
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waheydonsie
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar46 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
A beautiful beach well worth the bumpy drive from San Jose. Park a little further down the row on parking to shorten your walk!
Written July 19, 2017
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mrandell
Brighton, UK37 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
Just go there. It is worth the bumpy road. Take umbrellas and towels and a picnic. Go at sunset and take photos. Amazing. The best part of our trip to San Jose region.
It can be windy but the scenery alone on the way there is worthwhile.
Written June 6, 2017
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Cigarreando
Vera, Spain214 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
Clearest and cleanest waters, people who do not give a ... about anyone else around, sunlight, quiet, no chiringuito no Road no nothing... Paradise.
Written October 14, 2018
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