Chiclana de la Frontera
Chiclana de la Frontera is located in the province of Cadiz in the region of Andalusia, south of Spain. Located at the south of the Bay of Cadiz on the Costa de la Luz, its coast is washed by the Atlantic Ocean. Chiclana is at a half hour drive from Jerez airport (XRY), and an hour and a half from the airport of Seville (SVQ).
Beaches, pinewoods and salt marshes make its landscape: marshes with a high ecological value, which are part of the protected area known as the Natural Park of the Bay of CĆ”diz; the long sandy beaches have favoured the development of a high-quality tourism; the pinewoods alongside the coast are the ideal complement for the beaches, sea and country in perfect harmony.
In the interior, vineyards, oak woods and meadows are part of the landscape; there exist also little natural reserves and lakes, as the ones called Jeli and Montellano, where many different bird species breed, some of them in danger of extinction.
At six kilometers from the coast, the urban center of Chiclana has all public services and equipments, social, transport, cultural, etc. It also offers important touristic attractions: monuments, an important comercial area, markets, handicrafts, wine cellars, restaurants, bars, etc.
The beaches of Chiclana
- La Barrosa beach
This beach of fine sand stretches along 8 km, from the little island of Sancti-Petri to the tower of El Puerco.
The first stretch of La Barrosa is a built-up area, with a promenade provided with all type of services and touristic equipments: bars, restaurants, a comercial centre, etc; in a second stretch, starting in the urbanization called āComplejo AtlĆ”nticoā, La Barrosa is a wild beach.
La Barrosa enjoys the Blue Flag for the Clean Beaches of Europe since this reward was created. This beautiful beach is considered one of the best in the Andalusian coast, due to its fine and clean sand, the clearness of its water and the beautiful dunes and cliffs that characterize its wild area.
- Sancti Petri beach
The beach of Sancti-Petri is two kilometers long and is situated opposite the small island of the same name. On the outskirts of the town lies the urbanization called ā Novo Sancti-Petriā, a touristic and sports complex with four-stars hotels, golf and riding clubs, a commercial centre, etc.
The village of Sancti Petri is now abandoned, but it was the home of a colony of fishermen. It is not common to visit an abandoned village, that is why it has a special charm to walk through the streets, imagining how it was in the past. Some buildings can be still distinguished, as the school, the Town Hall, the cinema, etc. You should not miss this walk.
- Playa de Punta de Piedras
- Playa del Puerco