Beaches

Beaches

This is the long straight and wide beach backed by a seafront promenade, cycle path and a quiet urban access road. This beach is never crouded due to its size. The beach offers full services including a Red Cross first aid post.

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. It is characterised by mountains running down to the coast creating a rocky coastline of isolated sandy coves.

Gibraltar's beaches can be divided into eastern and western beaches. Those on the east side tend to be sandy, while those on the west side are typically rocky. The beaches are generally praised for being clean and well-kept.

Playa La Caleta is a small beach at the far end of the Cádiz peninsula, near the Viña area and is located between two old castles: Castillo de Santa Catalina and Castillo de San Sebastián. It is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in Cádiz City and one of the most photographed.

Playa de Cortijo Blanco lies at the east end continuationi of the long Playa de San Pedro de Alcantara. The beach is approximately 500m long and wide and forms a slight headland. It is backed by the mature Urbanisation Cortijo Blanco.

Huelva's capital city is home to just one beach, El Espigon. It is a relatively young beach, in that it was 'born' after works on the Juan Carlos I dock in the seventies. The 3 kilometre beach is located on a sand spit that can be accessed only by driving across las Marismas del Odiel wetland area.

Costa del Sol is the most developed part of the Coast. The Mediterranean water is warm and safe. Many towns have recently modernised "paseo maritimos" (promenades). Most locations are backed by development. More jet skis per capita than anywhere else in Europe.

Playa Artola is the beach situated to the west of Cabopino Marina. This is on a promenant part of the coast called Punta Ladrones. One assumes ladrones (robbers) prefered to come ashore on promentaries rather than inlets. A very early partly restored square plan watch tower bears testiment to this and is also called Torre Ladrones watch tower.

The famous Nikki Beach club in the gardens of the Don Carlos Hotel is located here, so there is no shortage of celebrities and glamourous folk on Las Chapas beach. It is very popular and busy in summer. The main access to the western end of the beach is via the urbanisation roads that lead down tot he beach from the Elveria shopping centre or Alanda club or Don Carlos Hotel.