Palmar beach is considered one of the most unspoiled ones of the Andalusian coast, being one of the best beaches in Andalusia. It is a beach 5 mile long and an average of 87 yards wide.
The water is turquoise and crystal clear and the sand fine and white. It is one of the Spanish surf meccas. On its beaches you can find numerous surf schools and equipment-rental places. It is almost mandatory if you go through the area to sign up for some surf lessons.
Although there are no large urbanizations, during the summer months they have a large battery of small businesses and restaurants built in wood and on the beach. Because of all these conditions El Palmar has the Q of Tourist Quality granted by the Institute for Spanish Tourist Quality.