The beach, which flies the prestigious EU Blue Flag, is fine sand, about 1200 metres long and, on average, about 40 metres wide. Very popular in the summer months.
There is a paved promenade, which runs parallel to the N-340, and there are several beach bars to grab a drink and a bite to eat. The Scuba Doo dive centre is just behind the promenade if you fancy checking out the marine life.
The westernmost end is known as ‘El Cenicero’ as it was where the inshore fishermen used to carry out their repair work. Amazing really, as El Cenicero translates as The Ashtray. Never mind.
Local fishermen still use the beach to park their boats, winching them up the sand.
There are beach bars and other eateries along the promenade, with the town itself only a stone’s throw away where there is quite a wide choice.
Just off the beach if you fancy a break from the sun, sand and sea, between the promenade and the N-340, is the Santiago El Mayor church, made from ‘living rock’.