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Beaches to visit with children in Cabo de Gata

08-08-2019    {{catList[26].label}}

The Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park is one of the most impressive areas of Spain, privileged by a perfect and friendly climate that makes it an excellent option to enjoy a few days on the beach.

However, we know that not all beaches are suitable for families, as the tidal swells or lack of shade can be harmful for families travelling with children.

Here we present the four most popular beaches to visit with children in the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park, among the large number of beaches that are suitable to visit as a family.

Los Genoveses Beach

Los Genoveses Beach

This is the most popular beach in the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park. It is a beautiful bay with a virgin beach of fine golden sand.

Its beauty lies in the fact that it has few buildings, which gives it a charming and unspoilt quality.

It is a very wide beach, more than a kilometre in length, and is surrounded by small dunes where the typical vegetation of the park grows. This vegetation forms a small forest in the northern part, perfect to shelter from the sun, while in the southern area, one can shelter from the wind when it blows very hard.

It is an ideal beach to enjoy as a family, especially with children, because its waters are not too deep and there is not a particularly strong swell. However, as on any beach, you should always be attentive when visiting with children to avoid any mishaps, especially on windy days.

As it is a virgin beach, it is necessary to bring all your necessary food and drinks, since there are no shops or stalls.

Monsul Cove

Mónsul Cove

After Los Genoveses Beach, it is the second most famous beach in the Natural Park. It is very popular and highly prized as a setting for films and commercials, due to the enchanting beauty of its crystalline beach adorned with fine golden sand and eroded lava formations in the surroundings.

These enormous lava formations are what have given a uniqueness to Monsul Cove, evidencing the volcanic origin of the Natural Park; turning it into a true jewel of the Mediterranean Sea.

As with other beaches of the Natural Park, there are no places to buy food and drink, so it is important that you bring your own supplies.

The water is clear, with an ideal temperature and gentle waves, which makes it perfect to visit with children.

San Miguel of Cabo de Gata Beach

San Miguel of Cabo de Gata Beach

We could say that this is one of the largest beaches in the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park, with about 2 and a half kilometres of wide beach, which has a wide range of services.

Unlike other beaches, here you can find food stalls, restaurants, places to buy drinks, walkways, showers and lifeguards.

It also has easy access for people with reduced mobility and services that facilitate a visit with children.

El Playazo de Rodalquilar Beach

El Playazo de Rodalquilar Beach


This is a beautiful beach, very spacious and comfortable, and quiet with crystal clear water, which makes it perfect to enjoy as a family. It can be busy in summer, because it is easily accessible and with perfect waters.

In its surroundings you can find San Ramon Castle and a fantastic dune, where you can see crabs that are a fascinating attraction for the little ones.


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