|The beautiful beaches of Chiclana de la Frontera.|
Although these beaches are in the municipality of Chiclana de la Frontera, they are actually located some 7km away near the village of Sancti Petri .
Playa de Sancti-Petri
|Sancti Petri beach is very family friendly and has plenty of amenities.|
This popular beach stretches 2.5km from the the puerto deportivo of Sancti Petri to the old watch tower, Torre de la Bermeja. The sand is fine and golden with plenty of sand dunes and pine forests to explore to the east of the Punta de las Piedras. Thanks to the currents between this beach and Playa del Castillo, it is very popular for wind-related sports. There is a watersports centre offering rental and classes for every kind of marine activity: you can learn to sail, surf, wakeboard (waterskiing on a board), windsurf, kitesurf, kite landboarding (kitesurfing on a board along the sand), kayak and scuba dive; pedalboat and banana hire are also available for younger ones; and nature-lovers will enjoy the guided canoeing and paddle-surfing (sitting on a surfboard and paddling yourself along) expeditions around the marismas. The beach has been awarded a blue flag by the European Union for its high standards of cleanliness and excellent facilities, including toilets, showers, parking, lifeguards, kiosks and restaurants. From here you can also take boat trips to Sancti Petri island.
Playa de la Barrosa
|Playa La Borosa © Debbie Kelly.|
Barrosa Beach is considered one of the best on the Andalucian coast, thanks to its fine sand, clear waters and the pine trees and beautiful sand dunes that back the southern part of the beach. The 7km length of beach is a continuation of Playa de Sancti Petri stretches past Novo Sancti Petri to the Torre de Puerco and attracts many visitors, particularly during July and August. It is possible to partake in guided horse rides along the water here. It is also a well-known spot for those who want to surf during the winter season. The beach is fully-equipped with parking, toilets, showers, changing rooms, restaurants, kiosks, sun loungers and umbrellas to hire, a paseo maritime and motor boats for hire. These excellent facilities have been awarded a blue flag by the European Union.To reach the beach, take the road from Chiclana to the Pinar de Don Jesús urbanization where there is plenty of parking.
|Playa La Borosa.|
|Torre del Puerco, Chiclana de la Frontera.|
Also known as Playa de la Loma del Puerco, this beach is a continuation of Playa de la Barrosa and it is distinguishable by a cliff towards one end. Great views from the watch tower and a woddern braodwalk makes for a very enjoyable stroll. The tower dates back to XVI century and formed a defence line of one of a number of watch towers and signal staions (a smoking bonfire during the day and flames at night) sending messages along this very same coast. This round tower was witness to the Battle of Chiclana in 1811. Nearby there are ruins of an old Guardia Civil Barracks
Like the previous beaches, the sand is fine and golden with plenty of hedges and vegetation. During the spring season there are beautiful flowers here.
The water here has a moderate current. The beach is equipped with parking (for some of which there is a charge), seasonal lifeguards, showers, toilets and one restaurant.
|The beaches in Chiclana are backed by lush greenery.|
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