Playa de Cantarrijan
Playa de Cantarrijan
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  • Mart41
    United Kingdom147 contributions
    Wonderful beach
    This is a beautiful beach set in two coves. You have to park at the top and take a mini bus down which costs €3 per person, it’s quick and efficient though so this shouldn’t put anyone off. It’s clothing optional so there will be some nude bathers, but equally there was no pressure to conform to any particular dress code. Great for snorkeling. Two reasonable restaurants are on the beach, both of which rent extremely comfortable sun beds for €6 each per day. Also a couple of clothing sellers and a massage place.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 16, 2022
  • Goonergirl62
    Malaga, Spain141 contributions
    Lovely beach - must be a nightmare in full season.
    We usually go to Vera in Almeria for a week but because of Covid we cancelled it. So we decided to just drive down here for a day. Firstly, it was really easy to find. There is a car park where a shuttle takes you down to the beach; this runs from June through to the second week in September. There is a car park down at beach level but you can only access that yourself by car from Sept to June. The beach itself is a mixture of pebbles and sand and it is clean although we did see a number of cigarette ends - not great at the best of times and totally unnecessary. There are two beaches; the first one has two chiringuitos/beach bar restaurants both of which have toilets and one has showers. There is a further beach you can easily access by foot from the first beach which is completely empty of bars, etc. Back on the first beach, the two restaurants also supply sunbeds and parasols at a price per person; we were in the front line and ours cost 6€ each for the day. We had a lovely day - the beach is supposed to be naturist but there are a lot of textiles there. That does not bother me but I understand it may bother other people. I suspect that the second beach may be more naturist. We ate in Bola Marina (further review there) and would recommend it.
    Written September 8, 2020
  • William P
    Audlem, United Kingdom31 contributions
    Lovely naturalist beach
    Perfect place to spend a sunny day. Mainly nudist beach with a few clothed guests. Two nice restaurants. Book a table in advance on a Saturday or Sunday. Crystal clear, but chilly, water is excellent for snorkelling. Great beach chilled vibe.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 17, 2022
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Peter B
Clevedon, UK1,630 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
We drove along next to the beach which appears quite pebbly and very short of shade.The row of high rise apartment and hotel blocks did not endear us so we chose to drive onby.
Written January 17, 2018
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pasta13
London, UK56 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
Chill out dress undress drink dont drink, do what u want, relax and forget the rest of the world exists, have a full meal if you want, but dont tell everyone
Written August 4, 2015
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nigel b
Northwich, UK18 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
Great place to spend a few hours by the sea. There are 2 restaurants serving some great food right on the beach. You need to take the bus down from the car park in the summer months at just 2 Euro return unless you feel energetic to walk.
This is a clothes optional beach if you fancy an all over tan.
Written May 8, 2015
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Kristin S
Stockholm, Sweden66 contributions
Jan 2016
When you come down to this beach it's like you've come to the last resort in the world, but yet very close to the towns Almunecar and Nerja. The beach is located in a rather well kept nature reserve which adds to the feeling of it's solitude. In sumer time before 21:00 you have to park your car at the top and take a shuttle bus down (or walk), but rest of the year you can drive down yourself if you don't feel like a nice walk down to the beach (remember you have to walk up again :) I always recommend this beach to everybody visiting this area.
Written March 15, 2016
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Monique O
Enfield, Ireland209 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
Playa de Cantarijan is a lovely "semi-nudist" beach. By this I mean that going nudist is optional, or rather "going textile" is the option. Originally it was nudist only, but over time, the "textiles" have taken over part of the beach. The beach itself not the easiest to get to, although access has been greatly improved over the last few years, but in July and August you are forced to take the mini-bus down, as this is a protected "area of natural beauty" and they are trying to limit the damage being done to it by tourism. The weekends are getting very crowded, and if you prefer peace and quiet, you best go during the week. There are 2 beach restaurants, both with beach beds and parasols, waiter service on the beach. Great area for snorkelling and diving, with most of the time lovely crystalline waters.
Written June 2, 2015
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Rand K
London, UK22 contributions
Sep 2019
If you're offended by nudity, don't go there! If not, it is a wonderful spot. A small cove with a lovely beach, clean sea and very friendly people. The food at Chiringuito La Barraca was delicious!
Written October 7, 2019
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TonyinOz
Melbourne, Australia235 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
It is a playa nudista beach, but probably half and half on weekends, mostly nudista during the week. You park just off the road and buy a Euro2 return bus ticket for the 1.25km trip down the steep cliff. Bus is modern with air con and storage for all your gear, two buses run frequently. The beach can get quite busy but it is big. The restaurant La Barraca is excellent. Sunbed and umbrella hire is Euro10 for 2 people, there are no services in the other beach next door.
Written July 6, 2019
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ElizabethGoesEverywhere
47 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
This is a family beach ... however, there are naked people young and old ... there are semi naked people young and old ... and bathing suit clad people too. There are two good restaurants, beach service for drinks and food, canopies to sit under with beach chairs (book ahead, its wise). The water is clear and warm, 20°C (caveat lector, I am Canadian so any water not with a skim of ice is warmish). There are lots of fish to see so bring a snorkel and mask. Great place to swim. 15min from Nerja, Spain.
Written July 3, 2019
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dbjwaenwen
Bangor, UK59 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
We go to this beach regularly. It has two section, both clothing optional. Much of the lower beach is stoney, and even the beach beach has relatively little sand. DOn't be put off by that - the fact that it is always busy in our experience is testament to its oerall quality. The added bonus is the excellent la Barraca beach restaurant there.
Written September 26, 2018
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Jaycee Sarah Koh
London, UK5,318 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
Lovely visit to yet another fabulous beach here and really love all the palm trees and blue sea.

Easy to find a place to rest and eat or have a drink.

Would love to come back again sometime. Feels safe on my own too.
Written June 9, 2018
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