Playa de los Alemanes

Located next to the village of Zahara isPlaya de los Alemanes, a largely unspoilt stretch of golden sand. Reaching about 1,500 metres (a mile) in width, the beach would never get crowded, even if it was on the beaten track.

Backed by a gently sloping hillside dotted with upmarket villas the wide bay still retains much of its natural appeal. There isn’t much in the way of facilities here either - for that you will have to head around the Cabo de Plata headland to neighbouring Zahara de los Atunes beach.

The name Playa de los Alemanes translates as “the German Beach”. This is thought to hark back to the Second World War with some suggesting that fugitive Nazis may have made a home here after the war. The place some does have some war time links as it was used as a surveillance and provisioning post for German ships passing through the Straits of Gibraltar. Whatever the case a number of German’s settled here over the years and hence the name.

Nearest town/city

Zahara de los Atunes

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