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Beaches in Cádiz

Its said that some of the best beaches in Spain are in Cádiz. Not surprising as it is almost an island and is mostly surrounded by water. Apart from lazing around and sunbathing there are plenty of options for sailing, whale watching, scuba diving, windsurfing and jet skiing.

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Playa de la Caleta
Beaches in Cádiz - La Caleta
La Caleta beach is famous for the stunning sunsets as well as some great bars and restaurants.

This small beach is close to the Castillo de Santa Catalina and is very popular with locals. It has the blue flag status for its cleanliness and tourist facilities such as bars, restaurants, showers, toilets and lifeguards. This beach gets fairly busing during the summer months and especially weekends. Its also a very popular spot for photographers as the sunsets are spectacular.

Playa de Santa Maria del Mar
Beaches in Cádiz - Playa de Santa Maria del Mar
The small beach of Santa Maria del Mar. Enclosed by two breakwaters.

This small beach is enclosed by two curved breakwaters which helps to keep the golden sand in place during winter storms. If you are into body boarding, then this is where the locals go. There are a few bars, toilets on the promenade and it’s also on the city bus route.

Playa de la Victoria

Getting a blue flag for its cleanliness almost every year the popular beach of Victoria is really popular with locals and visitors alike. The promenade has hotels, bars and restaurants along the almost 3 km length. Here you’ll find great beach facilities such as public toilets, changing rooms and lifeguards.

You can hire sun beds, pedalos and there are areas for sports. During the summer moths there is an outdoor cinema and a handy tourist office as well. There is parking close to the beach and also a regular city bus.

Playa de la Cortadura

Continuing southwards, the next beach along from La Victoria is called Cortadura. It has great services equal to Victoria beach with sun beds and shades for hire along with well maintained toilets, changing rooms and life guards during the summer months. There is parking along the length of the beach and access is along boardwalks over the sand dunes.

Playa el Chato

If you are looking for a beach with a bit more of natural appeal then head out to the playa el Chato. Find a place amongst the sand dunes and relax for a while. There is basic facilities in this area but you do have the famous restaurant, El Ventorrillo Del Chato nearby.

Playa Torregorda

A continuation of the Chato beach, the Playa de Torregorda runs for just over 3 kilometres, There are basic services here but plenty of parking close by.

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