Los Muertos is a totally straight huge beach over a kilometer in length, and has the clearest and bluest water of the Nature Reserve. The sand is composed of pebbles that are becoming thinner as we approach the water. The shore has enough slope and covers quickly. For this reason we must warn that the bathroom in this beach is dangerous with a strong wind from the east, if the waves break hard on the beach is hard to leave the water. In any other circumstances, is a splendid beach for swimming, and for this reason in the summertime is a little crowded. Access to the beach is not easy, and not suitable for children, elderly or people with mobility problems. Is accessible by two paths, the first comes from the information point and are 700 meters with quite slope, the second path starts at the end of the parking area and although it is 100 meters shorter is much steeper.
On the right side of the beach there are a couple of huge rocks in the middle of the sand; the beach, of 90 meters long, that is between the rocks and the tip of Los Muertos are known as Cala del Peñon Cortado, and is a more sheltered beach from winds than the big one. On the left of Los Muertos beach there are a cove called Cala Salinicas, this cove has the same features as its big brother and a length of 200 meters. To access to Cala Salinicas we can do it from the sea from beach Los Muertos, or from a road that goes to the left of the parking lot toward the gazebo. Walked about 500 meters we find just above the Salinicas cove, the trail down to the beach is about 200 meters and with a fairly steep difficult stretch.
The Beach Los Muertos is near the village of Carboneras, south of it. The beaches of the village of Carboneras are also great for swimming and because they are urban beaches have all amenities like showers, lifeguard station, bins, toilets and bars near the sea. The center of population of Carboneras is excluded from the reserve area of the Natural Park, especially for its industry and its enormous growth. However the old part of town is nice and recommended visit the many restaurants and shops offering.
Leaving Carboneras, northward, we reached the end of the reserve, or the first part of the Nature Reserve according as we orient. In this section are the beaches of Cala Galera and Algarrobico. Cala Galera is the first beach we will find out of Carboneras, one kilometer from the last houses take the path on the right, we must drive about 400 meters of dirt road to get to the esplanade where to leave the car. Descend 200 meters walk and you're at the beach. At first we found a bay full of stones not suitable for swimming but if we walk clockwise find an area with fine dark sand.
To reach the beach Algarrobico must follow the road towards Mojácar, and just across the bridge over river Alias we must take the path on the right leading down to the long and sandy beach of Algarrobico.
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