The province of Cádiz, in Andalusia, spans 260 kilometers of coast and 138 kilometers of beaches: coves, small bays, stretches of sand several kilometers long. The Cádiz coast boasts of having some of the best beaches in Europe, natural settings of fine sand which remain almost intact and invite you to relax or get on a surf board.
Formed by a pre-historic dune with the pine forest as the backdrop, the La Breña cliffs are a genuine natural monument in themselves. Swimming is only possible when the tide goes out. The cliffs reach a height of 100 meters above the sea at their highest point and in this zone you will find some of the best coves on the Cádiz coast. Close to the small fishing village of Zahara de los Atunes, you will find Playa de los Alemanes (Beach of the Germans). Over 1,500 m long and 50 m wide, this beach owes its name to the fact that in the Second World War it served as a surveillance and supplies post for the German boats which circulated through the strait. Its sand is fine and golden, and its waters crystal. Playa de los Lances beach, in Tarifa, is absorbed in a protected spot within El Estrecho Natural Park. It is a huge beach, mainly occupied by lovers of windsurfing and kitesurfing. The westerly wind makes this beach the best setting for practicing these sports.
Close to Conil de la Frontera you will find the beautiful beach of El Palmar, an immense paradise of fine sand which borders with Zahara de los Antunes on one side and Conil on the other. Playa de Roche beach is another of those paradises that you find in tranquil residential areas on the coast. Therefore, they are beaches that rarely fill up with tourists during the summer. Awarded the blue flag distinction, this protected, semi-urban beach has no promenade. The best option is to step on its golden sand and let its gentle swell carry you away. Caños de Meca offers endless beaches where you can have a good swim or a stroll. Such is the case of Playa de Zahora, with views of the Trafalgar Lighthouse, or Playa del Pirata, with fine sand and clean waters.
La playa de Valdevaqueros, in Tarifa, is one of the most spectacular wild beaches in Cádiz. This preserved beach possesses great natural beauty and is a top spot for global kitesurfing and windsurfing. Not far from Tarifa, you will find one of the beaches with greatest charm in the province: Bolonia. It is considered one of the last unspoiled beaches in the south of Spain. Punta Paloma is perhaps one of the prettiest beaches to be found in Tarifa. Its giant dunes and wonderful views from their high points provide a charm that other beaches find it hard to match. This paradise makes you fall in love from the very first minute.
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