Cadiz Beaches – Andalusia, Spain

Caleta beach,Playa de la Caleta, Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain

Caleta beach (Playa de la Caleta) in April.

Caleta is our favourite urban beach in southern Spain, with calm, protected waters, soft sand and excellent facilites nearby. However, it is small so will be inevitably crowded in summertime. If so, hop on the #1 bus from nearby Plaza de España and take a 10 minute trip down to the massive beaches running beside and below Cadiz new town (photos below).

Playa de la Caleta beach, low tide view, Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain

Playa de la Caleta seen from the San Sebastian causeway.

Playa de la Victoria beach and promenade, Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain

Victoria beach (Playa de la Victoria), soft sand, wide-open spaces, fine promenade and typically unnattractive but convenient hotels and apartment blocks.

Playa de la Victoria sand quality, Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain

Playa de la Victoria sand, soft, clean and grey-beige. Victoria is a lot more breezy than Caleta.

Playa Sta. Maria del Mar and Cadiz old town, Andalucia, Spain

Playa Sta. Maria del Mar, at the old town end of Playa de la Victoria.

Playa de Cortadura beach, Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain

The start of Cortadura beach, with parking on the left (that road is now only for beach use).

Playa de Cortadura beach dunes, Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain

Playa de Cortaduraafter a stormy winter. We don’t know if the sand will return.

Graffiti beside the beach. Hasta la Vista baby!