A beach to ourselves

Looking back at the coastal track from the dunes

Looking back at the coastal track from the dunes

The coastal track from San José takes you past Playa de los Genoveses on to the other famous beach, Playa del Monsul. Before you reach Monsul, there is a parking area alongside the track and a path will take you to Playa del Barronal.
Dunes

Dunes

This afternoon, instead of taking the path to Barronal, we walked over the dunes to the right towards a cove which, according to the map, has no name, but I think it can be referred to as one of the Calas del Barronal.
Rubi leading the pack down to the beach

Rubi leading the pack down to the beach

Over the dunes a narrow, stony path leads down to a fabulous beach.
A beach to ourselves

A beach to ourselves

Despite the warm, sunny weather there was not another soul on the beach.
Colours and shapes

Colours and shapes

We are not geologists, but we find the rock formations and the colours of the cliffs here fascinating.
Cliffs at the back of the beach

Cliffs at the back of the beach

Rocks in bright browns, ochres and greys form interesting shapes behind the beach.
Beach and cliffs at the north end.

Beach and cliffs at the north end.

At the north end the grey cliffs form are etched into incredible forms.
Charlie under the cliffs

Charlie under the cliffs

Charlie posing under these cliffs where we had a picnic.
Looking north

Looking north

Looking to the south end of the sea we could see the headland at the south east corner of Spain. For some interesting photos of the dunes go to http://coloursofspain.wordpress.com

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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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One Response to A beach to ourselves

  1. Michele Gall says:

    thank you for sharing your terrific photos….all the seasons – i just love them
    my husband and I have returned from an incredible month (Sept-Oct) in Spain – Barcelona to Almeria and a few stops in between. Our day visit to Las Negras and area was outstanding … and has left us longing for more – we’ve booked our return trip for next Sept – I look forward to your posts – thanks again
    Michele
    Alberta, Canada

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