Playa de las Negras

  • Playa de las Negras - Spain
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This shingle and dark sand beach is right at the centre of life in the town of the same name, on Andalusia’s eastern coastline. It takes its name from the black sea cliff, Cerro Negro, to the eastern side of this small inlet of the Mediterranean Sea.

Situated within the confines of Parque Natural Cabo de Gata, Playa de las Negras is approximately 850 metres in length. It is easily reached thanks to a car park on the promenade close to the beach, and also accessible for those with disabilities which inhibit movement.

The clear waters and plethora of marine life of Playa de las Negras makes this a good spot for slipping on a mask and snorkel, although it’s recommended that water shoes are worn by anyone entering the water in order to avoid accidentally stumbling on a submerged volcanic stone of the same origin as Cerro Negro.

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