Usually, where the Paseo ends is where I stop. That's a 3.1-km walk from our house. But Saturday, I decided to cross onto the sand and continue. There's a winding staircase that leads up to a huge cliffside resort — and the main coast road into Benalmádena (although the center of town is still at least another 7 km — and then back).
It's a quicker walk if you don't stay down below on the beach. And there are, of course, buses (and trains), But where's the fun in that?
(Click images for more sand.)
|STEPPING OFF THE PASEO AND ONTO THE BEACH.|
|YOU CAN SEE THE RESORT AT THE TOP OF THE CLIFF IN CENTER BACKGROUND.|
I walked to the bottom of the steps. This was the closest I've come to climbing. It was a glorious, warm, sunny day for a walk. But, I was a bit overheated and decided that my 7-km roundtrip was enough for a summer day. So, I'll wait for the weather to cool a bit — maybe another month — and then I'll take a trip it to the top (and who knows where from there).
|DON'T THOSE STEPS LOOK INVITING?|
|LOOKING BACK |
|UNLIKE IN FUENGIROLA, THERE ARE SEVERAL HOUSES RIGHT ON THE BEACH.|
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