Playa del Matorral

Playa del Matorral is a small beach in Spain on the Costa del Sol. The sand is a dark black color and the water there is warm year-round.

Playa del Matorral is a beach on the Costa del Sol in Spain. Located on the Costa del Matorral, a coastal region of the province of Malaga, it is the southernmost beach on the Malaga coast. The beach is adjacent to the El Palmito Reserve and the Torre de la Guardia, a Moorish watchtower. It is not ranked highly for quality. Playa del Matorral is a sandy beach in the province of Almeria, Andalusia, on the Costa de la Luz.

Playa del Matorral is one of Fuerteventura’s protected natural spaces. It is located close to Morro Jable, and the northernmost part of this area attracts attention because of its salt marshes. It is home to an unusual plant known as Suaeda vera. Rare bird enthusiasts will be thrilled to see the Canary Houbara Bustard here. The beach here is simply stunning, it is perfect for swimming, and an array of bars, cafés, and restaurants are located close by.

Morro Jable is located in the south and is one of the most popular tourist resorts on Fuerteventura. It’s very picturesque, the buildings are white and residential houses stretch from the town center down to the beach. It’s also home to a port, where you can take a ferry to Las Palmas in Gran Canaria, or Santa Cruz in Tenerife. Primarily a fishing village, each July the locals celebrate the festival of La Virgen del Carmen the patron saint of fishermen. Morro Jable is home to the annual international windsurfing championships and has some amazing beaches.

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7.3 / 10 Users (1 vote)
This gorgeous beach is a fantastic, a lovely walk with lot's of photo opportunities
The only downside for me is that it can be quite windy so I ended up having to go into the sea quite often to remove all the sand that had been blown on to me and stuck to my sun lotion!
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The Beach at Playa del Matorral stretches as far as the eye can see, it's reported to 3km long of pure white sand, edged by clear bluey/greeny sea. The Lighthouse is supposed to in the center & can be seen from both ends. Between the sand & the road is a nature reserve, which is protected.

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You can get to Playa del Matorral by Bus. These are the lines and routes that have stops nearby – Bus: 01, 05

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The average sea temperature is 20℃. The coldest water is in February (19℃). The hottest water is in September (23℃).

The warmest months are July 27℃, August 27℃, September 27℃. If you care about the warmest water, then the best months are August water temperature 22℃, September water temperature 23℃, October water temperature 23℃. The lowest rainfall near Playa del Matorral occurs in January, March, November.

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