The Spanish TV channel, Antena3, ran a poll over the summer inviting viewers to vote for “La Mejor Playa de España” (The best beach in Spain). The winner, with over 90,000 votes which was more than 21,000 votes more than its nearest rival, was our own Los Genoveses, in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata.
Situated in the next bay from San Jose access to this beautiful beach is limited in July and August to walkers and cyclists although a shuttle bus service from San Jose along the dusty road drops visitors off at the beaches of Genoveses, Barronal and Monsul. Now there is no bus service but private cars are allowed access and can park for free.
Yesterday we decided to visit Genoveses again and, despite featuring in this blog several times before, we thought you would like to see it again as the newly crowned best beach in Spain.
We preferred to walk to the beach rather than drive all the way so we parked before the windmill at the edge of San Jose and walked down the path through agave, pines and eucalyptus to the near end of the beach.
We then walked over the sand around the whole bay before settling for a swim and sunbathe at the far end.
All these photos were taken along the way. we hope you enjoy them.