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La Caleta Beach

Visit the two intriguing castles that flank this historic Spanish beach and relax on its photogenic stretch of golden sand.

La Caleta Beach is a popular natural harbor with a rich history of Roman, Carthaginian and Phoenician settlers. Among the smallest beaches in the city, its intriguing past and excellent views of castles have inspired poets and writers. Capture photos of the two fortresses that have survived this beach’s intriguing background. 

Bring your family to this blue-flag beach, which has amenities including showers, restrooms and stalls. Lifeguards patrol this sandy bay, making it an ideal place to swim with your kids. Note that the beach is among the most popular in the city and can get quite busy on weekends.

Lay down a blanket and enjoy a picnic with a view of the sea and the castles. Work on your tan and cool down with a refreshing dip in the water. Stay for sunset for excellent photo opportunities as the sky turns crimson.

Wander along the Fernando Quiñones Promenade to reach the gate of the Fortress of San Sebastián. It dates back to the 18th century, when it was built to protect the northern section of the city. Gaze up at its lighthouse, which stands atop a Moorish watchtower.

Go to the northern side of the beach for the Fortress of Santa Catalina. Constructed in the 17th century, the castle was built with an Italian design and served as a military prison.

Use the beach as a base and head to the many restaurants and bars a short walk east. Explore the stalls of the Cádiz Central Market, where you will find meat, fish and oysters, among other delicacies.

La Caleta Beach is in the southwestern part of the historic center of Cádiz. See sights in the area, such as the Plaza Tío de la Tiza, the Gran Teatro Falla and the Parque Genovés.


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Parador De Cadiz £129
Parador De Cadiz

Parador De Cadiz

Avda. Duque de Nájera, 9, Cadiz
     
    4.5
    of 5, from 327 reviews
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    Located in Old Town, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Cadiz and Torre Tavira. Cadiz Cathedral and Plaza de Espana are also within 1 mile (2 km).

    Apartamentos Plaza de la Luz Cádiz £43
    Apartamentos Plaza de la Luz Cádiz

    Apartamentos Plaza de la Luz Cádiz

    C/ Corralón de los Carros, 62, Cadiz
       
      4.1
      of 5, from 195 reviews
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      Located in Old Town, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of La Caleta Beach and Torre Tavira. Cadiz Cathedral and Plaza de Espana are also within 1 mile (2 km).

      Apartamentos Maier
      Apartamentos Maier

      Apartamentos Maier

      Calle San Nicolás, 7-9, Cadiz
         
        4.6
        of 5, from 35 reviews
        3.5 out of 5.0

        Located in Old Town, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of La Caleta Beach, Torre Tavira and Cadiz Cathedral. Plaza de Espana is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) away.

        Cadiz Inn Apartment £54
        Cadiz Inn Apartment

        Cadiz Inn Apartment

        Calle Valenzuela, 1-3 -5, Cadiz
           
          4.6
          of 5, from 13 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Located in Old Town, this apartment is steps away from Casa de las Cadenas and Plaza de Candelaria.

          Hotel Las Cortes De Cádiz £61
          Hotel Las Cortes De Cádiz

          Hotel Las Cortes De Cádiz

          Calle San Francisco, 9, Cadiz
             
            3.8
            of 5, from 156 reviews
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            Located in Old Town, this historic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oratorio de la Santa Cueva and Plaza de Espana. Torre Tavira and Cadiz Cathedral are also within 10 minutes.

            Hotel Monte Puertatierra £69
            Hotel Monte Puertatierra

            Hotel Monte Puertatierra

            Avenida de Andalucia, 34, Cadiz
               
              4.3
              of 5, from 485 reviews
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              Situated by the sea, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Plaza Lisboa, Cadiz Cathedral and Plaza de Espana. Torre Tavira is 1.2 mi (2 km) away.

              Hotel de Francia y París £59
              Hotel de Francia y París

              Hotel de Francia y París

              Plaza de San Francisco, 6, Cadiz
                 
                4.1
                of 5, from 69 reviews
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                Located in Old Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oratorio de la Santa Cueva and Plaza de Espana. Torre Tavira and Cadiz Cathedral are also within 10 minutes.

                Patagonia Sur £75
                Patagonia Sur

                Patagonia Sur

                Calle Cobos, 11, Cadiz
                   
                  4.0
                  of 5, from 182 reviews
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                  Located in Old Town, this hotel is steps away from Casa de las Cadenas and Cadiz Cathedral. Torre Tavira and Plaza de Espana are also within 10 minutes.