Playa de Castilla

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 directly into, or via a turn off in the Mazagón to Matalascañas (A-494) road at km 39, followed by a boardwalk path through pine forests and the dunes for around 1.5 km.

As you might have guessed from its protected status, Playa de Castilla has few if any facilities, bar small chiringuitos shacks on the cliffs offering tapas and fresh fish.

Facing out into the Atlantic Ocean’s Golfo de Cadiz, Playa de Castilla attracts a number of bird species that make it a popular spot with bird watchers, while pet owners will also find the beach to the dog-friendly. It gets at its busiest on the weekends, and remains very quiet the rest of the week.

Nearest town/city

Sanlúcar de Barrameda

Type of beach



Dogs allowed


  • Kite surfing

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