With the development of tourism in the area following the expansion of local airports at Alicante and Almeria, and new roads, building developments have mushroomed along the coast so "wild" unspoilt beaches are not so accessible.
To get to an unspoilt beach find a neglected coastal path and walk it for the best beaches.
The pictures here were all taken within a few miles south of the western edge of Mojacar and included small developments with a beach cafe here and there. We were concerned by the amount of "work" going on in the area in the early 2000s.
P.S. Bad News for the environment - Update March 2004.
I can't believe that the development we feared has come to this - a 400 bedroom hotel, apparently started without legal planning permission on the beautiful, totally unspoilt beach of El Algarribico
WHEN will THEY ever LEARN?
Good News at last! July 2012
The bad news is that Demolition is expected to cost more than 300 million euros.
Almeria is not the best beach area of southern Spain, but there is a good exception - Aguadulce, in my opinion the best beach around Almeria, where I would spend a week with pleasure.
I passed in Almeria's coast about thirty years ago, and was surprised by the wild look of its coast. I was there again 15 years later, and, though some new resorts the sensation was the same, only with the new look of thousands of green-houses. In my recent third look, things didn't change much, despite some controversial buildings here and there.
This is a very small town in the cabo de gata region. We stopped of here for a quick photo stop so as to speak.
For a small one horse town it has a fantasic beach and this lovely old church which looks like the essence of tranquility surrounded by such unspoilt nature.