The coasts of Cádiz are considered one of the most beautiful and breathtaking in Spain, due to their mild climate during most of the year, its turquoise and calm waters, the cleanliness of its beaches and its amazing natural landscapes of dunes, bays and cliffs.
We have selected the 10 best beaches in Cádiz, authentic paradises that you can’t miss, so you can enjoy the peace, the sea, the warm sun rays, spending a day with your family, friends or in couple, practicing watersports or simply enjoying the sea.
Top 10 Beaches in Cádiz
1. Zahara de los Atunes Beach
Zahara de los Atunes, one of the best beaches in Cádiz (picture made from the Chiringuito La Lola)
Zahara de los Atunes Beach is located in the south of the province of Cádiz. The splendid climate of the area has made it one of the most important towns in Andalusia, due to coastal tourism.
Its impressive beach has a length of approximately 7 kilometres of fine sand to walk and sunbathe.
Transparent turquoise waters and excellent weather conditions make it perfect for water sports such as windsurfing and diving. The beach is perfectly equipped with lifeguard and protection posts.
It has magnificent multicoloured sunsets and it is possible to see the African continent.
Fine white sand with blue and crystal clear waters, an aphrodisiac oasis. Enjoy this idyllic beauty from the calm and comfort of our chiringuito.
2. Bolonia Beach
Bolonia Beach is located in the municipality of Tarifa, has an approximate length of 4 kilometres of fine white sand, inside the El Estrecho Natural Park 17 kilometres west of Tarifa.
It is hard to find a beach so immaculate and unspoiled in southern Spain. Its climatic conditions make it a perfect paradise for windsurfing and diving.
The beautiful Bolonia Dune was declared a Natural Monument in 2001. It is a dune of almost 30 meters high that challenges visitors to climb it and enjoy the wonderful views that the entire beach offers from its summit.
On the beach we can also find the ruins of the city of Baelo Claudia, an ancient port city with Phoenician roots famous for its tuna and salted fish factories. The most important Roman site in Andalusia is in perfect condition.
A spot of great natural beauty with history.
3. Los Alemanes Beach
Los Alemanes Beach is in the municipality of Zahara de los Atunes, located between the capes of Gracia and de la Plata. It is a quiet beach of 1500 metres long and 50 metres wide that gets its name from German soldiers that, during World War II, used the bay as a supplies post.
It is sheltered from the wind by a mountain that makes it a quiet beach. The difficult access makes it a not too crowded beach during the summer.
It is a beautiful beach with fine sand and crystal blue waters. Its rocks and natural breakwaters create incredible bays and natural pools.
4. Atlanterra Beach
Atlanterra Beach is located in the municipality of Tarifa, in the Campo de Gibraltar region. It is the prolongation to the east of Zahara de los Atunes Beach with an approximate length of 2900 metres.
Atlanterra Beach is a crystal clear water beach perfect for watersports such as diving.
It has lifeguard posts and wooden walkways have been installed to make it more accessible for baby carriages and people with mobility problems, which is why it is one of the favourite beaches to spend a day with the family. It has a free public parking area.
5. La Barrosa Beach
La Barrosa Beach is located in Chiclana de la Frontera, on the Costa de la Luz. It has a length of approximately 6 kilometres where you can walk in total comfort by the shore, enjoying both the sun and the sea.
It is located in an important tourist centre and is considered one of the best beaches of Cádiz by tourists. In it, you can enjoy a natural landscape with all the amenities. The beach has clean, transparent waters and golden sand.
It is a family beach that has all the services like walkways access to the beach.
7. La Paloma Beach
La Paloma Beach is a 4 kilometres long beach located 10 kilometres from Tarifa, next to Valdevaqueros Beach (see below).
It is an ideal beach for walking for 15 or 20 minutes on the soft sand and has beautiful coves where you can enjoy the its tranquility while enjoying the sound of the sea.
It has a dune that you can climb, admire the panoramic and see Tarifa and the mountains of Morocco.
6. El Palmar Beach
El Palmar Beach is located in the municipality of Vejer de la Frontera. It is a beach 8 kilometres long and 50 metres wide with fine sand and transparent waters where walking along the seashore is a pleasure.
It is a very quiet beach and very popular among young people for surfing, due to its clean and calm waters. The shallow depth of its waters makes it a perfect beach for children, counting also with many services and good access.
It has a great and natural beauty.
8. Valdevaqueros Beach
Valdevaqueros Beach is located in the municipality of Tarifa and has 4 kilometres of golden sand and blue waters.
It is an isolated and a very popular beach among young people as it is an area of strong winds that makes it perfect for surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing and diving. It has all kind of facilities for practicing these sports.
There is an amazing dune of fine sand in its western area. At its top you can enjoy beautiful views of the sea, the dunes and the pine forest. An incredible, natural, wild and majestic landscape.
9. Costa Ballena Beach
This golden sand beach stretches for 4500 metres along the north of Cádiz. In spite of the absence of a promenade, it has many bars and restaurants, as well as many amenities such as showers, toilets, lifeguard service, access for people with people with reduced mobility and hammock and boat rental. Moreover, the beach also counts with a yacht club and a diving club.
Legend has it that a whale used to travel around the world for a perfect beach to die. Finally, its body was found on this beach that, since then, has been called “Costa Ballena” (Whale Coast).
10. Faro de Trafalgar Beach
The Faro de Trafalgar Beach is located in Caños de Meca, in the municipality of Barbate. It has approximately 2000 metres long and 50 metres wide, with fine golden sand that makes it a beautiful, wild beach.
It is an area of heavy swell and strong currents that makes it very popular for windsurfing. It is also a very popular area for nudists and the gay community.
On this beach you can also find the Tómbolo de Trafalgar and its lighthouse, which was used in the Battle of Trafalgar against the English. The Tómbolo is a natural monument formed by the sandy isthmus that joins the cape with the mainland.
Enjoy the 10 best beaches in Cádiz that will leave you breathless. If you come to Zahara de los Atunes Beach we’ll wait for you to live a unique experience in a majestic place.