Playa de Santa Maria del Mar
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 a few hundred metres long, but it also ranks as one of the most beautiful.
A promenade runs along the beach all the way from the centre of the city, with the beach accessed via stairs or ramps. As well as public toilets and showers, Playa de Santa Maria del Mar offers sun loungers and parasols for hire, and proudly flies a Blue Flag denoting its cleanliness.
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