June has arrived and the beaches of the Parque Natural beckon. One of the finest is the beach at Agua Amarga, the most northerly village on the edge of the Parque Natural. We visited yesterday morning.
Agua Amarga does not have the mystique of Las Negras but is more refined. Smart apartments with their trees and gardens spill on to the beach together with formal fish restaurants. We would describe it as a pleasant, little, up-market family resort.
The beach at Las Negras, by contrast, is mostly covered by pebbles as you can see from these photos taken this morning.
Most of the sand was carried away by currents last winter but swimming is still possible from many parts of the beach. The attraction of Las Negras is its laid-back lifestyle, colourful people and variety of interesting bars and restaurants.
You can walk along the cliffs via the coastal footpath from Las Negras to Agua Amarga. It would take about four hours. On the way, you will dip down into several coves. The first is San Pedro.
This morning it was perfect. Crystal clear water warm enough for swimming, very few people on the beach and lots of sand.