|Cadiz is home to some wonderful beaches.
cadiz - Beaches
Playa La Caleta is a small beach at the far end of the Cádiz peninsula, near the Viña area and is located between two old castles: Castillo de Santa Catalina and Castillo de San Sebastián. It is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in Cádiz City and one of the most photographed. It can get quite busy during the day and at sunset the cove attracts many small fishing boats. It is another of Cádiz City's beaches that has been regularly awarded a blue flag award for its cleanliness and excellent facilities, including bars, chiringuitos, showers, toilets, lifeguards, etc.
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Also known as Playa Los Corrales and La Playita de las Mujeres, this beach is made up of fine golden sand, held in place by two breakwaters at either end. The beach, located next to La Victoria, is very popular with families and those who enjoy body-boarding. There aren't many facilities, only a couple of chiringtuitos, toilets and a paseo maritimo. The beach can be easily accessed by bus.
The Playa de la Victoria is considered one of the most popular beaches in Cádiz City, particularly with the locals. It is an urban beach that is backed by a promenade and plenty of hotels, bars and restaurants, in an area that is also known for its lively nightlife. The 2.8km La Victoria beach has repeatedly been awarded a Blue Flag by the European Union for its high standards of cleanliness and excellent facilities which include: public toilets, showers and changing rooms, lifeguards, surveillance posts, summer beach bars, sea warning flags and the possibility to hire sun loungers, paraols and peddle boats. There are also facilities for beach sports, such as football, beach-rugby and volleyball. During the summer there is an outdoor cinema here and a tourist information office.The beach is easy to access with plenty of parking the streets adjacent to the beach and is also served by the Line 7 bus.
Located just south of the city, Playa de la Cortadura is another of Cádiz City's regularly awarded blue flag beaches. A continuation of La Victoria onto El Chato beach, La Cortadura beach is as well-equipped as Playa de la Victoria with toilets, showers, changing rooms, summer lifeguards, plenty of parking and sun loungers and parasols for hire. Parking is available along the length of the beach with several access points along wooden boardwalks through the sand dunes.
Playa del Chato is a 70m-wide beach located on the exterior side of the arm of land connecting San Fernando and Cádiz City. The beach stretches alongside the road into Cádiz, Avenida Via Augusta Julia, from which it is separated by a line of golden sand dunes. Here, visitors are able to see plenty of natural vegetation, both in the dunes and floating in the water, such as sea lilies. The beach offers basic facilities such as a surveillance post, beach cleaning and the nearby restaurant, El Ventorrillo Del Chato. The beach is easy to access, thanks to its proximity to the road along which there are plenty of car parks.
Playa de Torregorda is a southern continuation of Playa del Chato, with a total length of 3.5km for the two beaches. Physically, Torregorda beach is the same as El Chato and has similar facilities (except for the restaurant) such as a surveillance post and plenty of parking.
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