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Costa de la Luz - Beaches

Huelva Beaches

Costa de la Luz (Huelva)

Use our guide to explore the beaches along the Costa de la Luz from the furthest east next to the Portuguese border, to the furthest west at the Campo de Gibraltar.

Beaches along the Costa de la Luz are generally long, sandy and backed by dunes and pine woods. During July and August the beaches nearest the resorts are packed with mainly Spanish visitors from Huelva city and Sevilla.

For the rest of the year, this coast is uncrowded and even in summer, it's possible to find a relatively peaceful place on the beach. Although the beaches are exposed, they are less windswept than ones along the Cadiz stretch of the Costa de la Luz, but it's still good for windsurfing.

Ayamonte Isla Cristina
Isla Canela and Punta del Moral are the westernmost beaches on the Andalucian coastline before reaching Portugal.
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The choice of several beaches make Isla Cristina popular with people and families of all ages.
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Lepe Cartaya
20km of sandy beaches stretch alongside La Islantilla and La Antilla, up to Playa Nueva Umbría.
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A narrow spit of land extends for miles protecting the coast and extending the Rio Piedras.
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Punta Umbria  Huelva City
Another resort town and large beach on the River Odiel.
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 El Espigon beach has a unique location on a sand spit in the Rio Odiel.
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Mazagón  Moguer 
Just over five kilometres of beautiful beaches lead up to Doñana Natural Park.
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 Secluded country beaches form the coastline of Doñana Natural Park.
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Matalascañas (Almonte)
The last beaches before reaching Cádiz province provide an excellent balance between country dunes and tourist hotspots.
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Costa de la Luz (Cádiz)

The Costa del Luz (Cadiz) beaches tend to be long, with fine golden sand and huge dunes. The coastline is dotted with small fishing villages. This area is popular with tourists from Seville, other parts of Spain and international travellers, backpackers and campavaners. Can be very windy at times but great for windsurfing and surfing.

Sanlúcar de Barrameda

The first beaches of Cádiz have spectacular views across to Doñana Natural Park and are home to the famous horse races each August. More>


Beautifully sandy and well-equipped beaches mostly frequented by the local Spanish and residents of Seville. More>


16 kilometers of sandy beaches, both urban and rural, boasting several blue flags awarded by the European Union. More>

El Puerto de Santa Maria

With views across to Cádiz City, Puerto de Santa Maria has several extensive beaches to choose from. More>

Puerto Real

La Cachucha beach is a haven for nature lovers with salt marshes and large pine forests. More>

Cádiz City

Cádiz City is home to three blue flag beaches. More>

San Fernando

Located beyond the marshes, Playa Campo Soto & Playa del Castillo are popular with wind surfers. More>

Chiclana de la Frontera

Playa Sancti Petri attracts watersports lovers from all over while Playa de la Barrosa has sand dunes and pine forests. More>

Conil de la Frontera

Long beaches backed by large cliffs and lots of litte secluded coves that are perfect for nudism. More>

Vejer de la Frontera

A long stretch of beach with perfect conditions for watersports.  More>


Some of the most beautiful beaches on the Costa de la Luz, including Caños de Meca. More>

Zahara de los Atunes

One of the best sandy beaches. Great fishing village atmosphere. More>


Popular Sunday day-tripper beach, quiet in the week. Large sand dunes to the north. More>


The most popular windsurfing and posing location. Huge sand dunes. More>


Not well-known for its beaches, however the beaches here offer fantastic views of Morocco and Gibraltar.  More>

San Roque

Home to a beach located between a power plant and an oil refinery, but don't let its location put you off! More>

La Linea

Not very touristy beaches but a great place to watch planes land in Gibraltar. More>


Although not technically in Andalucia, Gibraltar has five small, well-kept beaches. More>


About beaches in Andalucia

Blue flags

Blue Flag Campaign started in 1987. Here you'll find a list of the Blue Flag Beaches in Andalucia and the Blue Flag Marinas. More >

Beach Bars

Chiringuitos are bars on the beach. They serve drinks and food. Guide to the Beach Bars along the Costa del Sol.
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Beach Clubs

Beach Clubs are emerging as a new lifestyle concept in up-market resorts. More >

Naturist Beaches

A guide to naturist beaches in Andalucia.
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Beach Rules

A guide to beach rules in Andalucia.
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Dog Beaches

A guide to dog beaches in Andalucia.
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What to do if you see a jellyfish.
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WInformation on sharks in Andalucia.
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Andalucia Map of provinces and costas
Andalucia Map of provinces and costas.


Coasts of Andalucia

Costa de la Luz

The Costa del Luz (Huelva) beaches tend to be long and wide, with fine golden sand.
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Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is the most developed part of the Coast. The Mediterranean water is warm and safe. More >

Costa Tropical

The least well-known of the Costas, probably because the name is a recent creation for the coastline of Granada Province. Nevertheless it should not be overlooked. More >

Costa Almeria

Perhaps the most diverse of all the Costas. Everything from popular resorts to rocky coves which include some of the least visited beaches in Southern Spain. More >