Circle of Misse - Spain

Writing @ the Beach (March 2017)


Relaxing near the beach after a productive writing day
Relaxing near the beach after a productive writing day 

We're back in San Juan de los Terreros (Andalucia), a small sleepy resort with beautiful beaches for March 2017. Along with our popular retreats, we are offering week-long 'boot camp' versions of our Begins, Prepares and Progresses courses. We had such a magical time last year, we can't wait. With an average temperature of 18c (64f) and dependable winter sun, it's a perfect spot to give winter the slip.

This week was everything I needed and more. Guidance and a push, and freedom to explore! The beach was great and the markets inspiring. And don't even get me started on the food. Amazeballs!! Of all the things I've taken from the week it is the value of attention to detail and the difference it makes.

- Kathy (Gran Canaria)

Located next to the beach, with a stunning backdrop of mountains, San Juan is laid back and chilled out, there are lots of little coves to explore and a castle with wonderful views. Places abound to write on the beach, set up on the promenade, or tap on your laptop in one of the local beachside cafes. There are some little shops a ten minute walk away. Some days we also offer optional excursions in the early evening.

Beach Boot Camps and Writing Retreats in Spain

Why A Course?  You want to push yourself creatively. To be challenged and inspired to get words down on the page through the guidance and mentoring of an experienced writer and teacher who will also give feedback, encouragement and help you determine a strategy for carrying-on and accomplishing your writing goals. We call them Boot Camps because we meet you where you are and help you to achieve your personal best.
Read more about Beach Boot Camps

Why a Retreat? You're at a place with your work where you are not looking for mentoring or feedback. You have a solid plan and just need the space and time away to write. Come write in a warm, supportive and inspiring environment where someone else looks after you in style. Writers seeking mentoring and substantial help with their manuscripts should book our renowned custom-tailored Progresses Boot Camp.
Read more about Retreats @ the Beach

Booking & Dates

Spring 2017

4-11 March

11-18 March

18-25 March

See the Retreat and Course page for costs and details.


To reserve your spot, choose from the available dates below then send an email that includes:

  • Your Name
  • Contact Telephone Number
  • Week Number/s (21-24) You Wish To Attend
  • Chosen Activity

We will confirm availability and arrange the deposit via PayPal or UK bank transfer.

Beach-side Writing Retreat in Pictures

  • Full moon rising near the castle in St Juan 

  • Aaron's littleneck clams (almejas japonesas) with artichokes 

  • Beach bars, just across the road, perfect for a tipple while reading 

  • Almond gazpacho with edible flowers and a mint granita 

  • Nearby farmer's market in early January 

  • Freshly prepared Calamari Alla Romana 

  • Wayne and Echalote take to the water in February 

  • View to the sea from the apartment's terrace 

  • Aaron's Tuna Tostadas in the style of San Sebastian 

  • Sunset looking toward the castle