Best Beaches In & Near Cadiz

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  • 1. Playa la Victoria

    Playa la Victoria
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    Travel time from Cadiz: approx 0.5 hrs

    Undoubtedly one of the most popular beaches in Cadiz, Playa la Victoria is a favourite with locals as well as visitors to the area. A beach sitting firmly within the city limits, its 2.8-kilometre length is matched by a promenade alongside it that hosts hotels, bars, restaurants and nightclubs.

    The beach itself comprises a good width of near-white sands facing out into the Atlantic, with some rocks beneath the waves… read more »

  • 2. Playa de Santa Maria del Mar

    Playa de Santa Maria del Mar
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    Travel time from Cadiz: approx 0.5 hrs

    Andalusia's Playa de Santa Maria del Mar faces west, with a pair of crab claw-like breakwaters embracing this fine sand beach at either end, sheltering it from the winds and strong waves they produce.

    Nudging the ancient glories of the Old Town of Cadiz, recognised as one of the oldest settlements in western Europe, Playa de Santa Maria del Mar may be the smallest beach in the city at only… read more »

  • 3. Playa de Caños de Meca

    Playa de Caños de Meca

    Travel time from Cadiz: approx 1 hr

    The south facing beach of Caños de Meca (named after its nearest settlement) is a relatively narrow but exceptionally long stretch of golden sand running for close to three kilometres.

    Around 16 kilometres southwest of Vejer, it is located in a stunning area of natural beauty, situated between cliffs that climb to a height of 100 metres and the Trafalgar lighthouse. What's more, it's backed onto by the pine trees… read more »

  • 4. Playa de El Palmar

    Playa de El Palmar

    Travel time from Cadiz: approx 1 hr

    Setting itself up as the surf capital of Andalusia, Playa de el Palmar sees a succession of surfers visiting its seven kilometres of near-straight golden sands right throughout the year. During the summer months, its kite surfers you're most likely to come across, while in the winter, it's board surfers. A surf school and rental centre on the beach means even beginners can have a go.

    Roughly five kilometres north of… read more »

  • 5. Playa de Castilla

    Playa de Castilla

    Travel time from Cadiz: approx 1 hr

    Laying claim to the record as one of the longest continuous beaches to be found anywhere in Spain, Playa de Castilla runs for an impressive 20 kilometres of near-untouched seafront. Backed by attractive cliffs and the sand dunes of Doñana National Park, it is only accessible by vehicle from a couple of specific points. These are via the facilities-rich Playa de Matalascañas, which Playa de Castilla runs… read more »

  • 6. Bolonia


    Travel time from Cadiz: approx 1.5 hrs

    In the province of Cadiz in Andalucia are the white sands of Bolonia beach which stretch out far along the coastline. Untouched and secluded, the soft sandy beach is backed by the remains of the Roman city of Baelo Claudia, which are worth exploring.

    There is also a nudist section of the beach at the southern end of the bay.

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  • 7. Playa de Matalascañas

    Playa de Matalascañas
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    Travel time from Cadiz: approx 1 hr

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  • 8. Zahara de los Atunes

    Zahara de los Atunes
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    Travel time from Cadiz: approx 1 hr

    Also going by the name of Playa el Carmen, Zahara de los Atunes is never unduly over crowded, even during the peak summer months, thanks largely to its sheer size. Stretching for more than six kilometres, its dune-like landscape of fine sand is backed by low cliffs, coastal flora, and unobtrusive villas.

    Offering waters so clear they have been awarded a Blue Flag, Zahara de los Atunes is a good… read more »

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