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Water: Crystal Clear

Beach: Pebble

Level: beginner

Description of Retamar (Spain)

This kite spot in the East area of Almeria presents a wide mix of sandy and pebble beaches. As per the majority of the spots in the area, the best seasons are autumn and especially spring, while the summer it offers little wind and a very crowded beach. Normally the authorities in the high season forbid the practice of kitesurfing on the beach, even though there might be the chance of exiting to the sea from a nautical channel. The spot works best with southwest and west winds, the local 'Poniente' as it is called here. During the months from February to June the windy days happen very often and the beach is practically empty. There are waves that shore-break so with strong winds pay attention to that, but normally they are not very big. On days when the 'Levante' wind is dominating, you can try Los Genoveses and Playa Costa Cabana.

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Spot characteristics

Spot Type


Rider Skill



Seasonal Crowd

Beach Type


Water Quality

Crystal Clear

Tide Influence

Tide independent

Suggested Equipment

wetsuit all cold months, shory at the end of the spring or beginning of autumn, The use of shoes could be advisable at least for beginners.


Pebbles and stones on the beach. Shore break

Other info

Few restaurants and a lot of possible accommodations directly in Retamar. For nightlife or more options, Almeria is a 20min drive.



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How to get There

Drive East from Almeria and reach the district of Retamar, driving down El Paseo del Toyo will lead directly to the beach


Public, during the nontouristic season parking is pretty easy to be found close to or directly on the beach.

Wind Conditions

Wind Range

From 15 to 28 Knots

% of Windy days per month

Main wind directions

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