The city of Seville, thanks to its close proximity to the sea and convenient roadways that link it with other Andalusian cities, is great for seeing the sites and visiting nearby beaches that are as unique as they are original, and can be reached in just over an hour by car. The beaches of Cadiz and Huelva are especially ideal for their fine golden sand and blue waters that will make you want to keep visiting again and again. Sevilla GreenSuites has put together a list for you to tour through these authentic wonders of the paradise that is Southern Spain, so you can enjoy a day with your partner, your friends or your family without the need to make a long journey on the road.
1. Mazagón in Huelva
Sevillians are very fond of Mazagón and it’s located only 115 kilometres from the Andalusian capital. In fact, the population of this are of Huelva multiplies in number of inhabitants throughout the summer season. It is also a destination for many people who enjoy water sporting activities as it has one of the largest marshland areas throughout the province.
This beach offers its visitors a vast expansion of golden sand, natural surroundings and peace of mind. In this area, it is also important to highlight the beaches of Cuesta Maneli, Rompeculos and the Parador, three different areas along the same coast where the bustle almost disappears and the natural landscape is filled with pine and eucalyptus trees as the main scenery. A true delight!
2. Punta Umbría in Huelva
Punta Umbría is a favourite for anyone who loves the Huelva coastline. It is considered one of the best family beaches where both adults and children can enjoy an extensive and pleasant beach equally. It is located only 112 kilometres from Seville, so it is easily accessible for anyone staying in the Andalusian capital.
In fact, this beach also offers a number of different activities for both leisure and restaurants. Additionally, Punta Umbría offers the possibility of visiting unique locations within the Andalusian community, such as the Laguna del Portil Nature Reserve, the Enebrales Nature Reserve, as well as the Odiel marshes: all are places of enormous environmental value where you can enjoy nature in its purest form. Take note and sign up for an excursion on your next trip!
3. El Puerto de Santa María in Cadiz
At a distance of 120 kilometres, is El Puerto de Santa María, a town in Cádiz located at the famous mouth of the Guadalete River. The quality of its coast makes it one of the ideal destinations for those who prefer to visit Cadiz. It has a total of seven beaches, the longest of which is known as Valdelagrana with 6 kilometres of fine golden sand and a multitude of beach bars where one can enjoy a delicious plate of fried fish or ‘pescaíto’ as they say in Southern Spain.
You can also visit La Calita beach, a wild and natural area with rocky outcrops in the water, making it the ideal place to practise sports such as scuba diving or harpoon fishing. And, once you are there, you can take a pleasant walk around the ruins of the Santa Catalina Fort or visit some of the wineries located in the area.
4. Conil de l a Frontera in Cadiz
Conil is one of the most visited destinations by the Andalusian community during the summer season and it is not surprising when one discovers its charm and the peace of mind. Only 1 hour and 45 minutes by bus from Seville, Conil de la Frontera is considered one of the best beaches in Andalusia. You could say that it has everything you are looking for in a town by the sea: kilometres of fine sand, crystal clear waters, hidden coves and streets full of bars and shops smelling of the sea. Take note for your next getaway because the well-balanced combination of good atmosphere, variety of leisure and expansive beach is not seen in all coastal towns!