Playa Monsul

Playa Monsul and the Faro de Cabo de Gata

Monsul beach is the last one along the beautiful coastline from San Jose to the Faro de Cabo de Gata. It is famous for being featured in many films, notably the beach scene with Sean Connery and Harrison Ford in one of the Indiana Jones Movies. It is a popular beach but because it is in the Parque Natural the ecosystem of the dunes is protected and no building is allowed.

Playa Monsul

The beach is a long wide curve of sof t sand with striking rock formations and rugged cliffs. Behind the beach, clumps of agave and palmetto frame the imposing backdrop of the Sierra del Cabo de Gata.

Behind the beach

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About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live in the little coastal village of Las Negras in the heart of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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