Address: Calle de la Marina Los Abriguitos, Abades, 38589, Spain

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An unspoilt east coast beach way off the beaten track.

Anyone looking to completely escape the tourist trail should head to the east coast settlement of Abades.

The road passes a small development of new houses before ending in an oversized car park at the coast where a path scrabbles over rocks to a golden, sandy cove and sheltered bay. Beyond the bay, sand dunes are frequented by a handful of naturists.

Value for money

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On the headland is an abandoned military outpost and leper colony whose construction was interrupted by the Second World War and so it was never completed or occupied.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Escaping the crowds