Huelva Beaches

Sunset in Huelva beach

From the town of Ayamonte to Almonte stretch kilometres of beaches for everyone. Beaches of fine golden sand, white sand beaches, pristine and nude beaches.

The coastal towns of Huelva are the perfect place to enjoy a wide variety of fish and of course local seafood, white prawns being one of the top plates of the province.

Best beaches

Let's find out some of the best or most popular beaches in Huelva:

Isla Canela and Punta del Moral

With a lenght of 7 kms, these beaches of fine sand, belonging to the town of Ayamonte, boast a tourist complex complete with everything necessary to enjoy an unforgettable holiday. The golf, tennis and water sports facilities are only a small example.

La Antilla

A tranquil and very long beach, 22 kms long, belonging to the neighbouring town of Lepe, famous for its fruits (figs, strawberries, melons, watermelons, oranged, etc.). This town has a delightful parish church dedicated to Santo Domingo de Guzmán (15th century Mudéjar).

Next to the beach, a huge tourist complex has recently been opened, equipped with 4-star hotel, golf course, tennis courts, swimming pools and a hole range of cultural and sports activities to satisfy even de most demanding tastes. Nearby is the sea port of El Terrón, where fresh seafood and fried fish can be savoured.

El Rompido

A small fishing village situated at the mouth of the river Piedras, dependant on the town of Cartaya, which has a population of 10,000 and contains the ruins of a Roman castle, the convent of Las Mercedes (c.18th) and the church of San Pedro.

El Rompido boasts a magnificent beach, 10 kms long, which runs parallel to a strip of sand dunes, and separated from it by a 300 metre-wide length of sea water. From its pine groves, without doubt the best view of the whole coast of huelva can be enjoyed.

Punta Umbría

Punta Umbría is reached by crossing pine groves and dunes which separated us on one side from the sea, and on the other from the Odiel Salt Marshes Nature Reserve. Principally a fishing village, it has been transformed by a large increase in tourism. this has contributed not only to the installation of a wide range of services along of a wide range of services along its extensive beach, but also to the opportunity to practice water sports at its sailing harbour.

Matalascañas

This is the largest tourist resort in Huelva's Costa de la Luz. Hotels restaurants, discotheques and many other services spread out along 5 kms. to satisfy the demands on this huge complex. It is in a priviliged position, surrounded by the Doñana National Park.

This makes it an ideal spot for nature-lovers and those in search of res and relaxation. The more adventurous are guaranteed facilities for numerous aquatic and terrestrial sports.

Huelva coastal cities

Huelva offers immense beaches scattered with shells and with nothing but water, dunes and pines froves in sight. However, there are also places on the coast, with a lively atmosphere which cater for the young. Quality tourism is represented by an abundance of godd hotels and golf courses. Punta Umbría, enjoys a mild, slightly humid microclimate and has long beaches fringed with pine trees or junipers. In the direction of Cartaya the traveller passes through Laguna del Portil, El Rompido and Ría del Piedras. This is a quiet stretch of coast with family beaches and the opportunity to practise all manner of water sports. Further still, nearing Portugal now, are Lepe, Isla Cristina and Ayamonte. Lepe is as acclaimed for its strawberries as Isla Cristina is for its fishing. Ayamonte is reflected in the River Guadiana, which separated ir from Portugal in the past, but which now joins the two. It is the biggest town on the coastline and near to paradisiacal Isla Canela.

To the east of Huelva, the coastline consists of totally unspoitl nature. Mazagón has a magnificient marina and, clean, golden beaches. Then comes the popular resort of Matalascañas and the coastline of Doñana Park. Inland is El Condado,a district of good winer, villages and resplendent urban design, such as Bollullos, Almonte and La Palma, and the pilgrimage festival which attracts the largest crowds in Spain, El Rocío, in the now universal marshland village. On the outskirts of El Condado is a completely walled town called Niebla, the best-preserved Almohade site in Spain.

Isla Cristina

This is a town with a rich maritime flavour. Its extensive beach, 8 km. long, and the clemency of its weather have given it a great tradition of tourism, managing to triple its population during summer. It is very well equipped for aquatic sports.

The Natural Park of the Marshes of Isla Cristina surrounds the area and offer visitors a unique environment of wooden bridges and trails to any of the beaches of the municipality.

Isla Cristina in Huelva

Lepe

The coast of Lepe begins at the Islantilla beach that is shared with Isla Cristina. Lepe offers visitors in addition to its 17 kilometres of beaches a great golf course for those who practice the sport.

Cartaya

4 kilometres of beaches that start in the town of Lepe and end in Huelva, offering visitors a good place to sunbathe and refresh plus golf courses, a water park and green areas belonging to Reserva de la Laguna.

Huelva

In Huelva you find Beach El Espigon, a pristine beach of 5 kilometres located within the Odiel Marshes Nature Reserve.

Palos de la Frontera

In this municipality you find the beaches Puente del Vigia and Mazagon, the last one is shared with the municipality of Moguer. The beaches are characterized by tranquillity and a modern port in the area.

Moguer

In Moguer are situated the beaches of Mazagon which it shares with Palos de la Frontera, El Parador, Rompeculos and Torre del Loro.

Moguer beaches are characterized by being located in pristine environments, ideal places to practice nudism.

Almonte

It shares the beach of Torre del Loro with Moguer and where is situated the popular beach Matalascañas, a well-known summer destination of national tourists.

Huelva beach sunbathing

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