Sanlúcar de Barrameda Beaches

Sanlucar de Barrameda beaches have lovely, golden sand.
Sanlucar de Barrameda beaches have lovely, golden sand.

Sanlúcar de Barrameda Beaches

Sanlucar de Barrameda is delightful small town situated at the northern tip of the sherry triangle and is home to the first beaches of the Cádiz side of the Costa de la Luz.




The first beach (i.e. the most northerly) on the Cádiz side of the Costa de la Luz is known for its calm waters and golden sand. Bonanza beach is very popular with the locals so can get busy during the summer months. Spend your time there watching the small boats bobbing in the estuary in front of the beach, although watch out for the smells that can sometimes drift over from the nearby port! Parking, toilets, security and summer kiosks are available.

Bajo de Guía

Bajo de Guía is one of the busiest beaches and one of the last located on the estuary of the Río Guadalquivir. It is popular thanks to its year-round excellent facilities: plenty of nearby hotels, boats for hire, parking, toilets, lifeguards, restaurants, changing rooms, showers and beach cleaning. From here, admire views across to the Doñana Natural Park. Easy access from the town. From here, visitors can take a boat trip across to Doñana.

Bajo de Guia beach where you can take a boat across the Guadalquivir.
Bajo de Guia beach where you can take a boat across the Guadalquivir.


This long, narrow beach also contains Las Piletas beach and Media Lengua beach. It is the main beach in the town which makes it very popular with the locals. It boasts a wide range of facilities, including ample parking, showers, toilets, changing rooms, lifeguards, restaurants and boats for hire. Fascinatingly, it is the only beach in Spain where beachgoers can also tie their horses up while they sunbathe. The second and fourth weekends of every August, Calzada Beach is also transforms into the location of the Sanlucar de Barrameda Horseraces, a world famous horse racing event that has been taking place since 1845.

La Jara

Playa de la Jara is another long and narrow beach which narrows even further periodically due to the coastal erosion that takes place in the area. One of the beach's defining characteristics at the west are the 'Corral de Merlin' (hidden in high tide) which are fishing pools dating back to an old tecnique of catching fish trapped in tide pools. The rocks give the beach an arc shape. To access the beach take the Sanlucar - Chipiona road (direction: Chipiona). When you arrive at a crossroads, take a right and continue until you are following the villa-lined river that eventually flows into the beach.

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Sanlúcar de Barrameda - Hotels 

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La Casa 1832 Boutique

Located in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, in a historic building, 1.6 km from Calzada, La Casa 1832 Boutique is a recently renovated bed and breakfast with a terrace and shared lounge. It is situated 1.8 km from Bajo de Guia and provides a 24-hour front desk. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.

MYKONOS entre cepas

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, pool view and a patio, MYKONOS entre cepas is located in Sanlúcar de Barrameda. This recently renovated country house is located 2.9 km from Bonanza Beach and 3 km from Bajo de Guia. The country house also provides free WiFi, free private parking and facilities for disabled guests.

Albariza Hotel Boutique

Albariza Hotel Boutique has a garden, shared lounge, a terrace and bar in Sanlúcar de Barrameda. The property is set less than 1 km from Calzada, a 12-minute walk from Bajo de Guia and 2.3 km from Bonanza Beach. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a shared kitchen and free WiFi throughout the property.

La Posada de Menchu

The Posada de Menchu guest house is located in a quiet suburb of Sanlúcar de Barrameda. It has an outdoor pool that can be used year round, and free on-site parking. All of the air-conditioned rooms in La Posada de Menchu have a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom and air conditioning.

Casa Algaida

Offering an open-air bath and garden view, Casa Algaida is situated in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, 49 km from Montecastillo Golf Resort and 31 km from Jerez Cathedral. This bed and breakfast has a pool with a view, a garden and free private parking. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a picnic area.

Los Helechos

This 19th-century manor house is located in central Sanlúcar de Barrameda, 10 minutes’ walk from La Calzada Beach. It offers an outdoor pool and air-conditioned rooms with cable TV. Los Helechos has a beautiful central courtyard with a typical Andalusian fountain.

Hotel Barrameda

Located in central Sanlúcar's Cabildo Square, this hotel has a fabulous sun terrace with stunning views over the historic centre.
Take the pleasant stroll through Sanlúcar to the beach where you can admire Atlantic Ocean views and have a refreshing swim.

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