San Miguel is an urban beach that occupies the entire boardwalk length of the neighborhood of San Miguel de Cabo de Gata. Two and a half kilometer of wide and straight beach with surveillance services performed by lifeguards, showers, access gateways, and access for the disabled. On the waterfront can find bars, restaurants, and ice cream stands. On the beach there are bars with tables and shaded terraces to eat or drink. It has enough services to make it earn the Blue Flag awarded by the EU.
This beach is only a part of the great line of coast line that stretches from the beach of Torre García to the lighthouse of Cabo de Gata. They are more than 12.5 miles of beach line with an average width of 50 meters, by far the largest beach of the Nature Reserve, and although their occupancy is high in summer its enormous size allows to be comfortable without crowds. The names of the sections that make up this beach are, from west to east, Torre García beach, Amoladeras Beach, San Miguel Beach, Salinas Beach, Almadraba Beach and Beach Fabriquilla.
The beach of San Miguel ends precisely at the Tower of San Miguel, a defensive tower dating from the seventeenth century and is today owned by the Guardia Civil (spanish police). Around this tower is where fishermen from the village of San Miguel de Cabo de Gata dock their boats during the day, at first time in the morning you will see them get back with the catch of the night.
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