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Isla Cristina Beaches - Playa del Hoyo


Playa del Hoyo is surrounded by pine woods and sand dunes and has a stretch of 2.8 km of fine golden sand. The beach is next to Playa Central, just before Casita Azul beach. It is parallel to the road that connects Isla Cristina with Islantilla.

Within the tidal zone there is a strong step formation a few meters inland at low tide, which has resulted in its name "hoyo", due to the hole that is produced by the currents. Several lives have been taken by this beach in its recent history, so care must be taken.

During the summer, although there is no civil protection post or permanent municipal surveillance, rounds are made by members of civil protection who walk between the nearby stalls of Central Beach and La Redondela beach. The municipal police also patrol the area frequently.

Shell fishing is strictly prohibited, as well as unlicensed fishing and camping, both with a tent or motor home.

Playa El Hoyo has a family friendly atmosphere, with a beach bar at the foot of the dune next to the main access road, as well as a picnic area with fixed barbecues, children's play area and car park. It can be accessed by road or by foot via a pathway from the Playa Central.