La Herradura

About 4 miles east of Almunecar along the coast is La Herradura.  We drove down into the bay through pine forests, past some gorgeous villas.  I wonder if we could afford to live here?  It has a very upmarket feel about it and is definitely the best place we have seen.

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The seafront is pretty smart, reminds me a bit of Sandbanks.  The beach is pebbly but that doesn’t matter.  There are just enough strategically placed rocks to make it very interesting.  It is a ribbon development along the coast but there is pretty much everything you could need and the bay is really gorgeous.  This place has a great atmosphere and is close enough to Almunecar if you needed a large shopping area.  As we drive away from the seafront, I notice how lovely the restaurants are – you can’t beat a white linen tablecloth and matching napkins!

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We head back up the hill and over the rock, I have heard that there is a marina nearby…..

Wow!  This is stunning. A beautiful marina with a beach for diving and windsurfing, there is a German diving instructor giving lessons to some children.  At the far end there is a restaurant and sailing club, top banana!

You can swim from the beach or walk down some steps and jump in just off the rocks.

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We are near an urbanisation but there are definitely different classes of urbanisation!  This is beautiful and I think a villa here might set us back a bit more than our budget but this is definitely a place that will stay in our minds.  We might return, who knows?