Los Caños de Meca beach, Cape Trafalgar, Costa de la Luz
Bugbog’s choice of Costa de la Luz beaches between Sanlucar and Tarifa
• Cadiz’s La Caleta for family-friendly protected waters, good facilities, style and proximity to superb urban attractions (day or night), tho’ it’s small.
• Cadiz’s Playa de la Victoria for a massive expanse of exposed sand, great promenade, many hotels immediately adjacent and old town attractions not far away.
• Tarifa beach, Playa de los Lances, for superb stretches of exposed and frequently breezy sand, board surfing/kite and wind surfing waters, with a nice little promenade and charming, bohemian old town nearby, though Tarifa is tiny and short of night action.
The white dune beach at the sleepy fishing village of Bolonia, 15 km northwest of Tarifa, is an uncrowded strand with low-key facilities and clear aquamarine waters, though it usually has stronger wind and higher waves than in Tarifa due to its location.
Playa Zahara, Zahara de los Atunes
Playa Zahara de los Atunes, properly known as Playa del Carmen (heard that name before I think? ).
Also known as Playa del Carmen, the town beach of Zahara de los Atunes is massive, offers soft sand, good facilities and lively beach bars near the town – which is very small. Beach facilities near the town are excellent but further away non-existant.