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The beautiful beach of Almeria where Hollywood filmed some of its most famous films

The beautiful beach of Almeria where Hollywood filmed some of its most famous films

Monsol Beach (Shutterstock)

The view from its sands, inhabited by fossil dunes, reveals the majestic Rambanti Dunes, which constantly change shape depending on the direction and intensity of the wind. Thus, Monsol Beach is a unique and symbolic place known to be one of the most photographed places in the world. Almeria Province. In addition, it is one of the last pristine beaches on the Spanish coast.

In 2024 specialized media Book RetreatIn its 2024 summer report, it placed it among the 25 most exclusive beaches in Europe, specifically reaching number 14. Safety, climate, accessibility and the quality of its water are among the criteria evaluated.

Millions of years ago, large tongues of lava reached the sea. Over time, water and wind have sculpted the rocks surrounding Monsol Beach, known as the “Diamond of the Mediterranean.” In the middle of the beach Huge rockIts distinctive landscape is recognized around the world.

This corner of southeastern Spain not only impresses with its magnificent landscapes of volcanic origin, but also served as the setting for the iconic fantasy film of the 1980s, The endless story. However, this was not his only appearance in the world of cinema. The photogenic rocks hanging on the beach make this beach one of the most sought after places for photography. David Bisbal recorded the video here Ave Maria, one of his greatest musical hits. For his part, Sean Connery scared the birds in this place Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Other films that have used Mónsul as a setting include The adventures of Baron Munchausen and Buana and talking to her.

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Save the magic of Monsol Go beyond the big screen. A few steps away are other bays of great beauty, such as Cala de la Media Luna, which can be reached after a short walk from the car park. From Vela Blanca hill you can enjoy privileged views of the entire surroundings, while the nearby Barronal Beach offers another point of interest. The south facing beach therefore has a gradual slope when entering the water. Its beautiful golden sand The water is clear and shallow They make it an ideal place for families. In addition, it is a recommended site for diving thanks to its clarity and water conditions. On the other hand, during the months of August and September, flamingos offer a visual spectacle to visitors, as it is during this period of the year that they start flying to migrate to warmer lands.

Monsol Beach (Shutterstock)

The beach is reached from San José via a 4 km forest trail, where it is recommended to drive slowly due to the dust. In high season, there is also a shuttle bus from San Jose. If you travel from the capital, Almeria, approx 50 minutes Through AL-12 you can reach Monsol Beach.

4 Spanish beaches are among the 20 best beaches in Europe, according to Lonely Planet.