Cadiz Beaches: Caleta
One of the nearest Cadiz beaches to town centre, Playa de la Caleta beach, 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).
La Caleta beach is not only our favourite beach in southern Spain, but also the port of choice for invading Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans, so we’re in good company!
Tarifa beaches (Costa de la Luz) are one hour’s drive from Cadiz!
Playa de los Lances, Tarifa’s town beach with a flash of distant dunes in the centre of the picture where Punta Palomas is located.
Located at the junction of the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, Tarifa is one of Europe’s most acclaimed wind and kite surfing regions with strong, reliable, side winds.
Tarifa town is Spain’s most southerly point, with a charming little old town that doesn’t offer much in the way of nightlife. Naturally there also lurks an unattractive new town with a very convenient fast car ferry service to Tangier, Morocco in 35 minutes,so day trips are common. Tarifa is also a fine place for whale/dolphin watching around the month of July.
Playa de los Lances is 10 km of creamy sand stretching from the old town to some protected pine woods.
For windsurfers Playa de Valdevaqueros, the location of annual world wind surfing championships, is the place. It’s a curving, wind-catching sandy beach with dunes stretching around to Punta Palomas, another famous kite-surfing spot.