Beaches in La Herradura - Impressive Cliffs and an Exceptional Seabed
La Herradura's coastline has a distinctive horseshoe shape, hence its name (herradura means horseshoe in Spanish).
The Herradura Beach is nicely protected from the wind by the marina on the East and the Cerro Gordo cliffs on the West.
This pebbly beach with dark sandis very popular. It is not a very big beach, just over 2 km long and almost 50m wide.
La Herradura has a long promenade and some areas with good access for people with disabilities.
It offers all type of services including: lifeguards, sunbeds with beach umbrellas, showers and restaurants. On the seafront you can find some children's play area too.
This is a great location for scuba diving and windsurfing. There are some companies offering different types of services for you to practice water sports.
The area sorrounding Cerro Gordo, that stretches between Nerja (Málaga) and La Herradura, has a National Marine Reserve underwater, with a landscape of exceptional beauty and numerous caves.
This impressive landscape invites you to explore it, whether diving to admire a rich variety of marine fauna and flora, canoeing to discover caves and grottos, or hiking to enjoy amazing views and birdwatching from the cliffs.
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Page Updated: May 23, 2021