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Open your window and feel the warmth of the beaches of Andalusia

This summer, rebel against the poor weather and get away to one of the most sought-after places since time immemorial. Numerous civilisations chose to settle in Andalusia thanks to its climate, situation and beauty.
Today, from autopistas.com, we encourage you to discover the great attraction of its coasts which, year after year, delight the people who visit them.

Coasts and beaches of Andalusia

Andalusia, with more than 800 kilometres of coastline, has wonderful beaches that will surprise you due to the variety of the landscape, ranging from large, sandy beaches in the provinces of Cadiz and Huelva to bays tucked away between cliffs on the coast of Granada, the Costa del Sol and Almeria.

The beaches of Andalusia also offer a great variety of services. The marinas, golf courses, promenades, open-air sports tracks, mooring areas for boats and the offer of restaurants have all made Andalusia an ideal destination for Sun and Sea tourism and for those who enjoy nautical sports.

Andalusia, the ideal destination for Sun and Sea tourism and for those who enjoy nautical sports

It is a genuine paradise in which to spend your holidays, where the mild temperatures combine with the magic of its towns and a splendid offer of hotels. Set between its two loves, the calm, frivolous Mediterranean Sea and the aggressive, impressive Atlantic Ocean, the coast of Andalusia offers the possibility to enjoy red sunsets and water which is gently ruffled by the easterly winds.

The beaches of Andalusia are natural places with warm water and a blazing sun

The beaches of Andalusia are part of its natural heritage with a character of their own. The coastline, from the Costa de Almeria, the Costa Tropical in Granada, the Costa del Sol in Malaga or the Costa de la Luz in Cadiz to the Costa de la Luz in Huelva, makes up an idyllic natural area, combined with the warmth of its water and the omnipresent sun.

Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol, a pioneer and the origin of tourism to Andalusia goes from the eastern part of the province of Malaga to Sotogrande (San Roque), on the coast of Cadiz. It houses municipalities such as Torremolinos or Marbella which were the vanguard of tourism in Andalusia. 

The 161-kilometre coast of Malaga has become one of the areas of greatest tourist development, internationally and nationally, for different reasons. On the one hand, due to its mild, warm, Mediterranean climate and, on the other hand, thanks to its calm, warm transparent water and its beautiful landscape, where numerous beaches are found between the mountain range and the sea. 

It concentrates a large number of tourist services of all kinds, including 40% of the mooring points for recreational boats on the coast of Andalusia, which are shared between 11 marinas and leisure harbours. The coast of Malaga also has facilities for practising all kinds of sport, from diving to scuba-diving, including motor boating and fishing.

Beaches that lie between the mountain range and the sea. 
Calm, warm, transparent water

 

 
Costa de la Luz in Cadiz

Costa de la Luz in Cadiz

The Costa de la Luz in Cadiz is the southernmost part of the Iberian Peninsula which, together with its magnificent climate, has made it highly sought after for thousands of years by the Tartessians, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths and Arabs. Plenty of attractions are to be found along the 200 kilometres of the finest, most golden sand on the peninsula.

Worthy of mention are towns such as Sanlúcar de Barrameda, at the estuary of the River Guadalquivir which is conveniently located near Doñana National Park, the most important Biological Reserve in Spain. The popular Bajo de Guía Beach holds horse races every year.

Chipiona, Rota, El Puerto de Santa María, Puerto Real, Chiclana, Conil, Barbate and Tarifa are the main centres, with large beaches with a tourist infrastructure and clear water making them ideal for practising sports such as windsurfing. There are a lot of people who enjoy underwater fishing in the transparent water of the numerous beaches: Los Lances, Bolonia, Cabo de la Plata and Valdevaqueros.

 

The finest, most golden sand on the peninsula. Spectacular horse races on the beach

Costa de la Luz in Huelva

Costa de la Luz in Huelva

The Costa de la Luz in Huelva, from the estuaries of the River Guadiana and of the River Guadalquivir, consists of a series of large beaches with white sand, where the water, the sand dunes and the pine forests come together, offering visitors a whole range of choices from a lively atmosphere and fully equipped areas to the wildest, most solitary places. 

The coast of Huelva, which has numerous marinas, offers the best conditions for practising sailing sports thanks to the good climate that allows people to enjoy the sea all year round. Huelva is also the Columbus land par excellence, where America seems to be closest. 

Its situation, near Doñana National Park, makes it an ideal place for those who love nature, as well as people looking for rest and relaxation. Active tourists will be able to enjoy numerous nautical as well as land-based sports.

From fully equipped beaches to the wildest and most solitary places. The coast of Huelva is the best place for sailing sports

Costa Tropical

Costa Tropical

The Costa Tropical in Granada occupies a delightful strip of land which has the best conditions and attractions to be able to enjoy a wonderful holiday. Its location on the Mediterranean, its proximity to North Africa and the Sierra Nevada, with the highest mountains on the peninsula, protect this coast from the cold north winds. 

It is a subtropical microclimate, with 320 days of sun a year and an average temperature of around 20°C. Cliffs, small bays and large beaches make up the landscape of this sought-after coast which was conquered by numerous settlers, including the Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs, who fought over it and who left remains of their cultures. 

The tourist centres of the Costa Tropical have good tourist infrastructures and ideal areas for practising numerous sports, such as windsurfing, surfing, scuba-diving, fishing, sailing, water skiing, golf, tennis, squash and horse riding, etc. The Sierra Nevada, with an altitude of 3,400 meters and just 40 kilometres from the coast, is the paradise of downhill skiing and mountaineering.


320 days of sun a year with average temperatures of around 20ºC. The impressive Sierra Nevada is just 40 km from the coast

Costa de Almería

Costa de Almería

The Costa de Almeria opens onto the Mediterranean Sea with a very particular landscape. Desert like in some areas, full of crops in others, mountainous and with rocky beaches or sand dunes, it offers a wide range of possibilities for enjoyment and leisure time activities. 

In its towns and municipalities, there are remains of ancient civilisations and a rich monumental heritage, showing the historical importance of this area. The most modern cities are found at the far end, designed for enjoying the climate, sea and beaches, with tourist complexes that make the Costa of Almeria an ideal place to spend your holiday. 

Particularly worthy of a mention is Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park which is a wonderful place with unspoilt, deserted beaches where you can enjoy the clear water which is ideal for scuba-diving, sailing or windsurfing.

Remains of ancient civilizations and a rich cultural heritage. Cabo de Gata, a marvellous place with unspoilt, deserted beaches

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