Autumn is a great time of year for spending time on the beautiful beaches of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata. Summer crowds have gone, leaving the beaches almost empty, the sea is still warm enough for swimming and the weather. Like today, usually fine and sunny. We headed for Playa de Los Genoveses next to San José.
We parked at the edge of the village near the old, restored windmill. Here, a black wheatear was sitting on the ruin next to the windmill. A family of them were nesting in the ruins.
We followed the path down to the nearest point of the beach.
When we arrived at the beach, some carpenters were disassembling shacks in the pine and eucalyptus groves behind the beach that were built for the shooting of the film Clavius which is being filmed in the province.
We walked the length of the beach from here to the end of the bay.
A few sunbathers and swimmers were scattered among this beautiful long stretch of sand.
We enjoyed a couple of hours relaxation before returning.
The clear autumn light was beautiful and countryside fresh after recent showers.The mountains behind the beach are always dramatic.