Cadiz beaches: the Spanish Caribbean


Cádiz is a province that boasts natural settings, picturesque corners and spectacular beaches. Never visited the region? Then you're in luck! Read on to find out all about the best beaches in Cádiz and make sure to jot them down in your diary for this summer. What are you waiting for?

Best beaches in Cadiz 

Without a doubt, Cadiz offers endless plans to suit all tastes, from its natural wonders, the local cuisine and its paradisiacal beaches, allowing visitors to come into full contact with the sea and nature. Are you interested in hearing more about the best beaches in Cádiz? Well, read on!

  • Playa de Bolonia: a beach that is an impressive 4 km in length. This practically virgin beach is perfect for fans of windsurfing! Due to the typically windy conditions in Playa de Bolonia, it is a favourite amongst windsurfers. This very quiet beach is surrounded by sand dunes and offers stunning views over the natural park. If you are interested in doing a little sightseeing while you are there, Bolonia is also home to the ancient, archaeological ruins of the Roman city of Baelo Claudia.
  • Playa de Zahara de los Atunes: if you are looking for a place to get away from it all and be in full contact with nature, make sure not to miss this beach! This very quiet spot does not normally see many visitors and boasts some of the best sunsets you will ever witness.
  • Playa de Costa Ballena: located in the city of Rota, making it somewhat busier than the other two. If you are up for something a bit more lively and you think you've enjoyed all the peace and quiet you need, this beach is home to many typical beach bars where you can enjoy the atmosphere and local cuisine.
  • Playa de la Regla: the best known and most visited beach in Chipiona. A beach that boasts very clean, fine sand and calm waters. Chipiona is one of the most popular towns in Cadiz, meaning that if as well as going to the beach you fancy a bit of sightseeing, you can visit Chipiona!
  • Playa de Santa María: located in the city of Cádiz itself, this beach will surprise you thanks to the wonderful views it offers of the Cádiz cathedral. This is also a blue flag beach, making it different from the other beaches in terms of quality. 
  • Playa de La Caleta: A picturesque beach bursting with charm. Located in the historic quarter of Cádiz, this small cove is flanked by the imposing Castillo de San Sebastián and Castillo de Santa Catalina. It's like something straight out of a fairy tale! The view of these castles while kicking back on the golden sand is simply breathtaking. What's more, La Caleta is known for its calm and crystal clear waters, perfect for a refreshing dip. How does swimming in these pleasant waters and relaxing under the warm Andalusian sun sound to you?
  • Playa de El Palmar: A veritable paradise for nature and water sports fanatics. Boasting a long strip of white sand and crystal clear waters, this beach is perfect for long strolls along the shore while gazing at the endless horizon. El Palmar is famous for being one of the best places on the Andalusian coast for surfing. Have you always dreamed of riding the waves? Here, you will find surf schools and equipment rental shops that will make your dream a reality! And when you finish your surfing lesson, what better way of relaxing than sampling a delicious plate of fresh fish at one of the nearby restaurants. How about sampling a seafood paella or the local delicacy, ortiguillas, while taking in the incredible sea views? El Palmar is the perfect place for doing so!
  • Playa de La Victoria: A veritable paradise for lovers of fun and the good life. This beach, stretching over several kilometres, boasts a wide range of services and activities to suit all tastes. Volleyball with your friends? Or a bike ride along the promenade while taking in the sea views? At Playa de La Victoria, you will find all this and much more! What's more, its fine golden sand is the perfect place for relaxing and sunbathing. And when the time comes to recharge your batteries, don't worry, it is home to beach bars and restaurants where you can sample the delicious local cuisine. How does sampling some garlic prawns or seasoned potatoes sound while taking in the sea views? A veritable delight for the senses!


Looking beyond the beaches

And if after all this, we still haven't convinced you, they say the best way to win somebody over is by their stomach. Remember that the sea-inspired dishes served up in Cádiz are famous across Spain: shrimp omelettes, dogfish in adobo, mojama, bluefin tuna, potatoes with cuttlefish, fried fish... The list goes on!

 How to travel Cádiz with Renfe

We know all too well that heading to the beach in summer can be a constant struggle to find a parking space and avoid traffic jams. That's why at Renfe we have AVE and Larga Distancia (long distance high-speed) trains allowing you to travel comfortably, quickly and sustainably.

Are you really going to go to the beach for 5 days and waste so much time in a traffic jam? Look for your train tickets now and we guarantee you will find prices that you will not be able to refuse!