The shuttle system – which was first brought into being during the summer of 2008 and at the same time banning private transport access to the beach – will be in operation until the 10th of September.
Users can catch the bus shuttle from the mainroad (N-340)just past the Cerro Gordo tunnel, where there is also ample parking for cars. The shuttles run from 09.00h to 21.00h each day.
This is the third consecutive year that the Junta has used the Almuñécar-based transport company, Gonzamatis,for this shuttle service.
Tickets costs two euros, which includes both the journey down to the beach as well as the trip back up
The area to which the beach belongs was decladed ‘nature space’ or natural reserve in 1989 by the Junta and covers 12km of coastline between Nerja and La Herradura. The reserve also includes its waters (marine reserve).
Since then, the UN has given the reserve the titled of Special Protection Area for Birds in 2002, thanks to the population of peregrine falcon, common kestrel, sparrowhawk and northern goshawk.
(News: Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)