The Best Sunsets in Cádiz

Sunsets in Cádiz are popularly known for their beauty. Many people look for the best position to watch the sunset from La Caleta or from many other amazing beaches. Although there are many towns, beaches and bays in which you can see sunsets in Cádiz, some are a must if you are visiting the province.

Fuente del Gallo Beach

Beach of Fuente del Gallo.

The beach of Fuente del Gallo is one of the most extensive beaches in Conil de la Frontera. It is one of the most beautiful and unknown sunsets in Cádiz. When the sun goes down the cliffs are illuminated and it is impossible to stop looking at them. It better to see the sunset process during the 30 minutes before the sun hides to not miss any detail. If you do not want to get your feet dirty, you can see it from the beach promenade as well.

Zahara de la Sierra

The Sierra de Cádiz hides many treasures, one of which is the town of Zahara de la Sierra. It is in the heart of the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park and on the banks of a reservoir. Its beauty has included it in the Route of the White Villages, located on the side of a mountain. From medieval times you can still see a castle with its keep in the village. It is not surprising that it has been declared a Historic Site.

Zahara de la Sierra

One of the best plans is to walk through its streets, see the balconies full of flowers and end up at one of its different viewpoints. In the midst of natural ecstasy, not only the sunset is amazing, you can also see how the lights of the town begin to turn on, leading to the night.

La Caleta

La Caleta

The bay of Cádiz has beaches as spectacular as La Caleta. A special charm that paints the soul of the city of Cádiz in a picture. It is an urban beach that combines the maritime landscape with the location behind the historic centre. With its romantic air, it does not matter if it is one of the smallest beaches in Cádiz. It gives us one of the most colourful and well-known sunsets in Cádiz. The orange tones flood the atmosphere and the little boats rocking on the sea end up creating the magical picture.

The most representative building of this wonderful ‘tacita de plata’ beach is the old Balneario de la Palma y del Real. In addition, on both sides of the beach there are the castles of Santa Catalina and San Sebastián.

Trafalgar Lighthouse

Trafalgar Lighthouse

While looking for the best sunsets in Cádiz we find the famous Trafalgar lighthouse, located in Caños de Meca in the town of Barbate. The remains located next to the lighthouse were witness to the historic battle of Trafalgar. From the beach where the lighthouse is located you can see a spectacular sunset in Cádiz. You can also enjoy it from the Varadero bay which is located nearby or on the path that leads to the lighthouse.

Arcos de la Frontera

The village that initiates the Route of the White Villages, known also for being one of the most beautiful in Spain, could not be missed. The old town of Arcos de la Frontera, declared a Historic Site, is one of its great attractions. Here you can find the Puerta de Matrera, the Castle of the Dukes, the Basilica of Santa María…

Arcos de la Frontera

However, it is also considered one of the best places to see one of the best sunsets in Cádiz. Some of the viewpoints where you can see the sunset inside the historic quarter are the Balcón de la Peña Nueva or the Abades viewpoint, among others. However, the best one is located outside the historical centre. We are talking about the viewpoint Los Cabezuelos, passing the river Guadalete through the bridge of San Miguel. From here you have a magnificent panoramic view of Arcos de la Frontera, where the sunset is undoubtedly fascinating.

Sancti-Petri Beach

Sancti-Petri beach

Sancti-Petri beach is independent from La Barrosa beach thanks to the Farallón de Laja Bermeja. However, when the tide is low a walk from La Barrosa to Sancti Petri is recommended. Located in Chiclana de la Frontera, this beach reaches the surroundings of the Poblado de Sancti Petri, an old fishing village that is currently abandoned. Thus, in this chiclanera beach you can observe hundreds of sunsets in Cádiz, because each one is unique.

Castle of Sancti-Petri

In addition, from here you can see the castle of Sancti-Petri, a 16th and 17th century fortress located on the islet of the same name, which draws its characteristic silhouette on the horizon.

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