A family getaway is always a nice reason to explore a new place. Therefore, the beach is the ideal place to enjoy your quality time, to read a book while children are playing and leave your worries behind. In the south of Spain, you will find the best beaches in Cádiz for a family holiday.

The coast of Cádiz is also called the “Costa de la Luz”, the coast of light. This coast is very famous among water sports enthusiasts because of the good wind directions but it’s also very popular within tourists. During the summer there are plenty of nice beach bars, where you can enjoy a drink and a snack. Read below the beaches in Cádiz you shouldn’t miss out!

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Beaches in Cádiz for families that are into beach days

Beach of Bolonia, Tarifa

This beach is known for its 30-meter high sand dunes! There is a lot of wind and therefore it is the ideal base for kite and windsurfers. The beach is slightly remote and thus, quieter than the city beaches. Going there with the family means time full of joy, building sandcastles, climbing high dunes and enjoying the sun and the view from the top of the dunes. Enjoy a day full of excitement and remember that there are many nice spots for photos in those golden sand dunes!

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Beaches the Caños de Meca, Cádiz

This sandy beach is great for families. The beach isn’t very wide but it is miles long, therefore you can enjoy nice long beach walks in one of the greatest beaches in Cádiz. If you start to starve, then you can stop at one of the beach bars to enjoy tapas and the sunset.

The beach is rugged and very popular among surfers because of the high waves. If you like water sports or would like to learn, this is the ideal beach with plenty of space to practice! Due to the high waves is less suitable for swimming but still a very nice activity.

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Beach la Caleta, Cádiz

This beach is well known among the locals, thanks to its proximity to the old center of Cádiz. You often see that locals take their beach chairs and cool boxes in the morning and go on their way to the beach.

It is time to relax after a day of sightseeing. Cádiz itself is also a very beautiful city to explore that offers many historical monuments. If you are travelling with children, take a note of some useful recommendations when visiting museums. In addition, if you want to sit under the shade for a while, there are also plenty of well-priced eateries on the boulevard where you can cool off with the family.

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Beach of Zahara de los Atunes

The small picturesque village of Zahara de los Atunes should be on your list of places to visit while exploring the beaches in Cádiz. It is small, touristy and very authentic. If you just want to get out of the city and get the real Spanish feeling, this is the place to visit. People are very friendly and here you can feel and experience real Spanish culture. At the village of Zahara de los Atunes, you will also find beautiful, natural beaches where you can escape for an afternoon, away from the busy urban beaches.

➤ Tip: first, visit the village and move on to the beach later in the afternoon so you can enjoy a walk on the kilometer-long beach during sunset. In the end, eat something at one of the many beach bars that will give you energy for the rest of the day.

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Cala de los Alemanes (Bay of the Germans), Zahara de los Atunes

Very attractive for the tourists, you should visit the so-called “calas” – small beaches that you will not find at first glance. However, these less-known beaches provide the most beautiful holiday photos. Located in between the cliffs, you really feel like you are on a private beach. On this beach, you can take perfect photos with the crystal clear water and the beautiful cliffs as a background.

➤ A curious fact about this beach: the name means ¨Beach of the Germans¨ in English, and it’s from the Second World War when the German army used this place as a base for the boarding of boats. Now it is one of the most photographed beaches in Cádiz.

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Acantilados de la Breña (Bay of Breña), Barbate

Surrounded by the beautiful cliffs of Breña, the Bay of Breña is a true gem and it’s one of the most beautiful beaches in Cádiz. The cliffs are located 100 meters above the sea. Swimming is also quite tricky as that is only possible when the tide is low. Nearby, you will also find many more similar bays with cliffs that go steeply down into the sea! Great to go all the way round and take a dip. Moreover, don’t forget to enjoy the view and capture it in a beautiful shot.

This beach in Cadiz is a bit different from all those “ordinary” beaches where tourists can enjoy the sun all day long. But you will like it if you are into adventures. The path down on the way back is also a very nice challenge.

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Did we convince you? These suggestions of the best beaches in Cádiz are certainly worthwhile. There are also other family-friendly destinations like these ones here. If you are also traveling with kids, you would probably like to know how you can make your life easier while traveling. 

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