Cantariján beach is a beautiful nudist beach that is part of La Herradura, tucked away between the mountains and stunning scenery of the National Park of Cerro Gordo-Maro. This natural gem is loved and visited by many throughout the year.
In order to protect the environment, every summer from 1 July to 31 August the Junta de Andalucía, enforced by the Department of environment, is restricting access of vehicles to the Cantarriján beach.
But we can all still enjoy and appreciate this amazing place as the Ministry of Environment has created a shuttle bus service that facilitates access to the aforementioned Cantarrijan beach. This means that access is either possible on foot or by this public transport service.
Two main parking areas have been created that offer space to a total of 159 cars and 16 motorcycles within walking distance of the shuttle bus pick-up point.
This is not a new service; it has been operative for eight years and an increased amount of people are making use of it to spend some relaxing time in the warm Spanish sun.
On the 28th of June a delegate of the Environmental Department of the Junta de Andalucía, Inmaculada Oria López, together with the deputy mayor of La Herradura, Juan José Ruiz Joya, as well as a few other representatives of political groups, María Dolores Manzan y Pablo Ruiz, were present at the opening of this season’s service.
The operating schedule of the shuttle buses is from 9.00 to 21.00 hours (12 hours in total). The frequency is every 10 to 15 minutes. From Monday to Thursday two shuttle buses are used seating respectively 19 and 28 people. From Friday to Sunday a third shuttle bus, seating 15, is added. The cost of a return ticket is 2 euros.
During your trip down to the beach during which you are treated to spectacular views of wonderful natural beauty, you will also be informed about the characteristics and values of this amazing Natural Park.
People with a physical disability or reduced mobility, who have not requested prior authorization for permanent access during the high season from the appropriate authorities, can access the beach with a private vehicle providing that the car has official Spanish disability papers issued by the Ministry for equality and Social Welfare. Please show this to the staff at the information point next to the barrier for access.
Enjoy your stay.