I took another long walk the other day —
west east (mostly) on the Paseo. Fuengirola has 7.5 km (about 4.7 miles) of beach and the Paseo fronts most of it. When you reach the end of the paseo in that westerly easterly direction, you’ve just about reached the border of the city of Benalmádena (Ben-ahl-MAH-deh-nah). Fuengirola along the coast is mostly flat and very accessible. Benalmádena, on the other hand, is mostly not. But it’s got some great views.
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?|
|UNLIKE IN FUENGIROLA, THERE ARE SEVERAL HOUSES RIGHT ON THE BEACH.
Step By Step…