|Relax at the beach in Chipiona. Playa las Canteras|
Chipiona boasts some beautiful beaches, frequented by many people living in and around Seville. However, due government funding, the area is gradually opening up to international tourism.
Monitjo beach is located just west of the Punta de Montijo. The sandy beach is quite pebbly in areas, with lots of seashells around for those into beach combing. Playa de Montijo can get quite busy during the summer, occupied mainly by those staying in the villas that line the back of the beach. There is barely any parking nearby, just one carpark on Punta de Montijo so it can be difficult to access. There is one small chiringuito but no other facilities. Beware of the tide that can rise quite high here.
Playas de la Costa de Grajuela
Playas de la Costa de Grajuela are also know as Playa de Micaela or Playa del Niño de Oro and are a series of four very small beaches or coves with limited access between them. They are not particularly interesting for a tourist but are quiet even in summer. The access is is by taking farm track to the coast from the Via Verde de Chipiona along the route of the old Ferocaril (railway) del P. A feature of the beaches are some old WW2 bunkers.
Cruz del Mar (Playa del Muelle)
This beach is located directly next to the port of Chipiona. It is a small urban beach, measuring just 1km in length and 50m in width. With a renovated paseo maritimo, the beach can get very busy, particularly at weekends. Beach goers can also benefit from beautiful views from the Cruz del Mar viewpoint (mirador) and full facilities (showers, toilets, changing rooms, sunbed and parasol hire, parking) including plenty of nearby restaurants and beach bars. The promenade is completely wheelchair-friendly.
This small regularly awarded blue flag beach finds itself located just north of Punta del Camarón. It is flanked by large apartment blocks and a lighthouse. The beach is formed mainly of flatbed rocks and some sand, which all but disappears at high tide and is home to 'Corrales de Pesca' two large old tidal fishing pools. The beach has parking directly behind it and can be accessed by the same paseo maritimo as the previous beach. It boasts high standards of cleanliness and excellent facilities including: showers, toilets, changing rooms, life guards, restaurants, beach bars, sun loungers and parasols for hire.
A beach of just 1km length and 50m width, this is one of the beaches to head to escape the crowds. Bordered at its western end by the lighthouse and at the eastern end by the impressive monastery of Nuestra Señora de Regla, the beach can also be accessed from the promenade. Playa de Regla boasts excellent facilities such as parking, toilets, showers, eight beach bars (four of which are seasonal), lifeguards, sun loungers and parasols for hire. Although it is mostly sand, there are some rocky patches.
Another of Chipiona's beaches to be regularly awarded a blue flag for its cleanliness and excellent facilities: plenty of parking, showers, toilets, changing rooms, beach bars, restaurants, disabled access, boat hire, sun lounger and parasols for hire, life guards, police and a paseo maritimo. Playa Camarón stands out from the other Chipiona beaches as it is backed by sand dunes: the facilities of an urban beach with the nature of a rural one.
The last beach in the municipality of Chipiona, Playa Tres Piedras is basically an extension of Playa Camarón and entirely backed by sand dunes. The conditions here make it the perfect location for all types of sports: wind surfing, sailing, football.... The beach has car parks at either end and can be accessed in the middle via a tarmac track and there is a campsite just 500m away. There aren't as many facilities the previous beaches, but it boasts flags to indicate the state of the sea, showers, changing rooms and one chiringuito.
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