Playa del Barronal in November

Playa del Barronal

Playa del Barronal

There are many beautiful beaches along the coast between San Jose and the Faro del Cabo de Gata. Today we visited one of our favourites, Playa del Barronal.
Agaves behind the beach

Agaves behind the beach

This beach is situated between the better known beaches Genoveses and Monsul. There is a parking area alongside the coastal camino and a track leads through the dunes and agave to the beach.
Wreck of a small boat

Wreck of a small boat

After the holiday weekend last week it is now very quiet in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata and very few people were out today.
Looking towards the Torre

Looking towards the Torre

The beach was almost deserted but although there was a fresh breeze it was still warm and sunny.
Black, volcanic cliffs

Black, volcanic cliffs

The impressive, volcanic, cliffs, large expanse of fine, soft sand and the beautiful light here make Playa del Barronal well worth a visit.

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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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