Take the N340 (A7) around Algeciras. As the dual carriageway ends the road passes over a concrete bridge and bends to the right. A slip road enters from the right and the road starts to incline. There is a set of traffic lights. Turn left here and follow this road until you reach a roundabout where you bear left. There is a large car park above the beach. If you bear right at the roundabout you are on the road that leads around the cliff edge towards the mirador. It was along this road that we had the Griffon Vulture flying display.
If you have taken the trouble to get this far then Getares is worth a lunch stop. It is a typical Spanish resort with lots of restaurants on a new promenade. The one we tried served very fresh fish at excellent prices.
From any of the restaurants the views are spectacular, the whole of Algeciras Bay round to Gibraltar, and the beach is a wide expanse of fine sand. When we were there the surf was thundering in. The original fishermen's houses are still there at one end of the promenade, right on the beach.
Getares is a nice mix of old and new, well worth a visit.
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