There are many fortifications along the coast of the Parque Natural from San Jose to San Pedro as it was once ravaged by barbary pirates from north Africa.
Today the girls, after a spell on the beach at La Isleta del Moro, ….
…. had a picnic beneath the castle of Los Escullos and then went on to the little cove beneath the Bateria de San Ramon at el Playazo de Rodalquilar.
This fort was built after the smaller Castillo de Rodalquilar failed to repel a pirate attack in which many of the villagers were captured and sold into slavery. Now German Shepherds stand guard on the castle walls.