The best virgin beaches in Andalucia

05 Aug
Last update: 20 January, 2020

Discover with Ruralidays the most fabulous virgin beaches in Andalucia. Unspoilt shores that will leave you breathless.

Andalucia features several hideouts to discover, among which, the splendid seashores stand out. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the most crowded areas and find dreamlike corners to relax, keep reading. You will discover the most precious virgin beaches in Andalucia, to make the most of your holidays in the south of Spain.

The virgin beaches are the best place to disconnect from the daily bustle. In addition to being able to admire the beauty of wild nature, you will enjoy the crystal-clear waters, coming into contact with the local wildlife and make the most of these heavens on earth. 

Take a look at this selection of the best beaches in Andalucia where wild nature is at hand. They won’t disappoint you!

The best virgin beaches in Malaga

Despite featuring several touristic spots, the Costa del Sol also offers small isolated coves, where you can enjoy nature and absolute peace. 

1. Beach of La Caleta in Maro (Nerja)

Virgin beach La Caleta de Maro in Nerja

This famous beach is located 4 km from the magnificent white town of Nerja, on east Costa del Sol, and it’s considered one of the best beaches in Malaga. It’s characterised by a natural and wild landscape, with lush vegetation and crystal-clear waters. Diving into them, you can spot a varied fauna. This cove’s wild setting lacks facilities; therefore, you will have to bring everything with you to spend a day at the beach. And don’t leave rubbish when you’re leaving!

2. Cala del Pino (Nerja)

Virgin beach Cala del Pino in Maro (Nerja)

This beach is also located on the outskirts of Nerja. Its complicated access makes it one of the most virgin beaches in Malaga. In fact, the beach is located in a space surrounded by pine trees and prickly pears, which shelter it from prying eyes, and they convert it into a private and quiet spot. Its crystal-clear waters offer the possibility of snorkelling and diving, always respecting the wildlife that lives here. 

The best virgin beaches in Granada

3. Beach of Calaiza (Almuñécar)

Playa de Calaiza

This beach in the town of Almuñécar is actually the succession of several small coves that are hard to reach. It’s located 2.5 km from Almuñécar Marina, and it’s reachable by boat, bus (N-340 road) or on foot. Due to its access, the attendance is meagre, for which spending a quiet day on this virgin beach won’t be a problem. It lacks all services, although the Centro de Salud de la Herradura (La Herradura Health Centre) is located only 500 metres from the beach. 

4. Beach of La Joya (Torrenueva)

Playa de La Joya

This splendid, stone beach is located in a quiet and isolated spot, on the outskirts of Torrenueva. Despite lacking all services and being accessible only via a sloping staircase, it’s definitely worth visiting. Naturists are used to spending their holidays here, thanks to its marvellous natural landscape and the protection offered by the surrounding vegetation. 

The best virgin beaches in Cadiz

The Costa de la Luz, in the province of Cadiz, is characterised by spacious, white-and-fine-sand beaches, which are considered as the wildest in Andalucia. Here, nature thrives and the majority of beaches are virgin. 

5. Beach of Punta Paloma (Tarifa)

Dunas de Valdevaqueros, Punta Paloma, Tarifa

Located in the Valdevaqueros bay, this beach is the wildest and most tranquil among those that characterise this area. Punta Paloma is the perfect place where relaxing and listening to the waves crashing, spotting the Moroccan coast and practising sail sports. It’s characterised by a magnificent sand dune, created by the winds that blow almost uninterruptedly. Here, you can end your holidays in Tarifa, relaxing on the seashore as you deserve. 

6. Cala de Los Alemanes (Zahara de Los Atunes)


This corner is set near the beach of Zahara de Los Atunes, sheltered from the easterly wind and accessible via a sloping stone staircase. Its waters are collected in natural pools among the rocks and offer the possibility of snorkelling. Being an utterly virgin beach, the Cala de Los Alemanes lacks all services.

7. Beach of Camposoto (San Fernando)

Playa de Camposoto. San Fernando (Cádiz)

The most interesting part of this beach, which is part of the Natural Park of Bahía de Cádiz, is El Castillo, the wildest and most natural area. It’s located on a plain where winds always blow, which makes it ideal for surfing and kite surfing. Besides, it’s dog-friendly, thus becoming the best place where spending a day in contact with nature.

8. Beach of El Cañuelo (Zahara de los Atunes)


Hidden among pine trees, this 800-mt-long beach is located near the more-attended beach of Los Alemanes, in Zahara de Los Atunes, and Bolonia beach, in Tarifa. It’s possible to get to the Beach of El Cañuelo via a path near the gorge, from which you will enjoy some spectacular views of the cove. Here, naturism is also allowed.

The best virgin beaches in Almeria

The Coast of Almeria is located on the most eastern part of Andalusia and welcomes the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata. It features several beaches and virgin spots. 

9. Cala Cristal (Cuevas de Almanzora)

Virgin beach Cala Cristal in Cuevas de Almanzora (Almeria)
Photo courtesy of Ayuntamiento Cuevas de Almanzora

This fabulous small cove is 170-mt long and 15-mt wide, and it’s hardly accessible on foot, thus being one of the best virgin beaches in Andalucia. The access is usually made by boat. The attendance is low, it lacks all services, and it’s isolated from the more urbanised areas of the coast of Almeria. Its crystal-clear waters (as the name suggests) are ideal for snorkelling and seeing the maritime fauna.

10. Beach of Los Muertos (Carboneras)

La Playa de Los Muertos

This beach is located in an isolated area, halfway between the towns of Agua Amarga and Carboneras, and it’s one of the best beaches in the province of Almeria. The access is not easy, as it’s made via sloping paths; however, it’s definitely worth a visit. Its blue, crystal-clear waters and famous rocky formation make it the perfect spot for sunbathing in full tranquillity. 

The best virgin beaches in Huelva

The coast of Huelva is located on the most western part of Andalucia and offers dream landscapes.

11. Beach of La Flecha (El Rompido) 

El Rompido

The beach of La Flecha is one of the most impressive in El Rompido, the natural landscape between the river Piedras and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s considered to be one of the best beaches in the province of Huelva, and its natural features have made it the first official nudist beach in the province. You can reach it on foot from Islantilla, or by boat as you cross the river from the port of El Rompido

12. Cuesta Maneli (Almonte)

Cuesta Maneli

Located in the splendid setting of the Doñana National Park, this 5-km-long beach is surrounded by wild nature. It’s accessible via a 1-km path, which makes it the ideal spot to enjoy the quietness you have been looking for. It lacks services; however, the breathtaking panorama and the crystal-clear waters ensure an unforgettable experience for those who have been dreaming about spending a day on one of the virgin beaches in Andalucia.

Your holiday home in Andalucia

On our webpage, we offer a wide variety of holiday homes near the beach in Andalucia, thanks to which you can quickly discover the coasts and the virgin seashores of the region. Here, you can make the most of the facilities provided in the villas with private pool, rejoice in the terraces and their awe-inspiring sea views, and relax in the beautiful, well-maintained gardens. 

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