Huelva beaches: Costa de la Luz


Did you know that the coasts of Huelva go by the name of Costa de la Luz? It was given this name because the sun shines on its waters all seasons, reflecting off the region's sandy beaches. The Costa de la Luz is the perfect place for fans of pristine beaches. The variety of beaches on the coast of Huelva include virgin beaches, family beaches and perfect beaches for surf lovers. Want to know more? What are you waiting for?

Playa de Islantilla

Just 20 km from Portugal, it is considered one of the best beaches in Huelva. Its natural environment, its gastronomy and its climate make Islantilla a heavenly destination. It boasts a wide promenade home to bars and spots for sampling the best of summer food. 

Playa El Rompido

Located between Punta Umbría and Isla Cristina, this beach is nestled in the Marismas del Río Piedras Natural Park. This beach is known for its peninsula of sand stretching around 13 kilometres parallel to the coast, known as La Flecha.



Playa de Matalascañas

The only point of access by coast to Doñana National Park. One of the busiest beaches in Huelva on account of its proximity to Seville. This beach boasts all kinds of services and amenities, it is even possible to take a camel ride through the dunes or horseback through nature. This beach is known for the iconic large rock in the sea, known as "El Tapón de Matalascañas".

Punta Umbria

Another beach located in a natural park is Playa de Punta Umbria, in the Marismas del Odiel marshes, declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Punta Umbría is home to other beaches that are also worth mention:

  • Playa de la Bota: a beach boasting fine white sand. Located in a semi-virgin setting, it gets particularly during summer. In this part of the coast, the sea is particularly quiet, making it perfect for a peaceful dip.
  • Playa de los Enebrales: a practically virgin beach equipped with wooden walkways, meaning it can be accessed from the road. This beach is particularly quiet, meaning if you are looking to get away from it all, this is the place for you!
  • Playa de El Portil: This beach is particularly long and wide, boasting fine sand and calm waters. It is located very close to the freshwater lagoon that has the same name, meaning you can enjoy the beach and lagoon from the same spot. In summer, it gets particularly busy on account of its proximity to the city. Playa El Portil is known for its Andalusian cuisine with Arabic touches, meaning that if you go here, you cannot miss out on the food!

Playa de Mazagón

Known as the "Jewel of Costa de la Luz", Playa de Mazagón will stun you with its natural beauty. Its protected dunes and crystal clear waters make it the perfect place for those looking for peace and quiet in nature. It also boasts a wide range of services, including beach bars and sun loungers for rental, making your day at the beach even more comfortable and relaxing. Don't forget to take a stroll around Mazagón's famous lighthouse and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views!

Playa de Punta del Moral

Located in the charming town of Ayamonte, Playa de Punta del Moral will surprise you on account of its quiet atmosphere and seaside charm. Its serene and shallow waters make it the perfect destination for families with children. It is also home to a marina where you can enjoy a variety of activities on the water, including boat trips or water sports. Make sure not to miss this opportunity to sample the delicious seafood and fresh fish at the restaurants that line the beach. A gastronomic experience that is not to be missed!

Playa de La Antilla

If you are looking for an extensive and lively beach, Playa de La Antilla is the place for you. Boasting more than 4 kilometres of fine golden sand, there is plenty of space to relax, sunbathe and enjoy refreshing dips in the sea. Furthermore, its promenade, bursting with bars, restaurants and shops, is perfect for taking a pleasant stroll while enjoying the sea breeze. If you are a golf lover, there are several courses nearby where you can get in a spot of practice. The perfect destination that combines fun and relaxation!

Huelva is home to some of the most important and beautiful natural environments in Spain, meaning that you simply must visit them at least once in your lifetime. Still thinking about where to go your summer holidays? Make sure not to leave Huelva off your list!

How to travel to Huelva

We are all well aware of the disadvantages of travelling in summer: hours on end stuck in traffic, crowded roads and trying to find somewhere to park in coastal cities, etc.

That's why at Renfe, we have AVE and Larga Distancia (long distance high-speed) trains to make your trips faster, more comfortable and sustainable. Take a look at our routes and get your tickets at the best price!