The Beaches of Cadiz province: sun and sea all year round
The region of Andalusia has over 800 km of coastline bathed by two seas: the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The Costa del Sol is particularly outstanding and is a key tourist destination in Andalusia thanks to its excellent climate, first-rate infrastructures for water sports and its leisure services.
Sunshine in summer and winter too. Unspoilt countryside, sand dunes and pine groves that reach down to the very shore. Windsurfing and kitesurfing in crystal clear waters, the ideal setting for a range of water sports. Endless beaches of fine, white sand. Small coves and cliffs reaching more than 100 metres high. Golf courses. Towns and villages with thousands of years of history… This is the Cadiz coast. You decide.
In southern Spain, on the Costa de la Luz coast, you will find the beaches of Cadiz province. It has 260 kilometres of coastline with some of the most beautiful beaches you could imagine. This province in Andalusia is washed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. It has many protected nature areas which include salt flats, sand dunes, pine forests, pastureland where fighting bulls are reared, springs, cliffs... Here you will also find small fishing villages and traditional fishermen, with their whitewashed houses and peaceful streets. You can enjoy their craft and sports shops, restaurants offering excellent, local fresh fish and shellfish, and open-air terrace bars which are open most of the year and are ideal to savour, for example, a glass of Andalusian "fino" sherry.
It is the deep blue of the sea, with a thousand different shades, the clear, bright skies, and unique, spectacular, paradise beaches which bring thousands of people to these shores year after year. There is a wide variety to choose from: unspoilt country beaches, city beaches, some broad and kilometres long, others small and hidden from view, family beaches with a full range of services... There are certain spots not to be missed, such as: Bolonia cove with the Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia; Caños de Meca, home to a hippy colony, where the Trafalgar lighthouse looks out over the horizon; Véjer de la Frontera, a beautiful town with a Moorish feel, set on the top of a hill; the stunning cliffs of Barbate; the endless beach at Zahara de los Atunes; the clean, pristine coast of Conil de la Frontera, Chiclana, Chipiona, Rota and Sanlúcar de Barrameda; the sandy beaches of the bay of Cadiz, and those at Puerto de Santa María, a favourite spot for its buzzing nightlife…
Here you will find excellent beaches, many of which have the Blue Flag certification, with a young, lively atmosphere throughout the day and when evening falls. Come and see for yourself at any of its beach bars, ideal places to enjoy stunning sunsets. The spectacle is well worth seeing.
The strong easterly and westerly winds that often blow in the area make this a top spot for enthusiasts of sports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing. Tarifa and its surrounding area attracts thousands of surfers from all over the world. Kites and sails fill the sea and beaches of Cadiz province with life and colour. Here there are also other activities available such as angling, scuba diving, and golf at several internationally prestigious courses.
Come and spend a few unforgettable days in this part of Andalusia. You are sure to want to come back.