Nature in El Puerto de Santa Maria
Coto de la Isleta
It is a natural area covering more than 10,000 acres of marshes, salt evaporation ponds (Salinas), beaches and pine forests.
Playa de la Muralla
It has a length of about 300 m. and is located near the Castle of Santa Catalina, between the beach Playa de la Calita and Puerto Sherry. Semi-urban beach of fine golden sand, with an average number of visitors and small waves and some wind. Good service.
Marisma de los Toruños y Pinar de la Algaida
It is a small peninsula formed by the Guadalete River and the seas erosion, the marshes constitute the main landscape elements (one of the best preserved of the Bay) and the coastal sandy areas and beaches.
Playa de Santa Catalina – El Puerto de Santa María
It has a length of 3 km and is located next to the districts Vistahermosa (the beach is called like this by the locals). Urban beach of golden sand and moderate waves. There is a good service offered and water sports and fishing are allowed.
Dunas de San Anton
They offer a great opportunity to practice nature leisure activities, thanks to its recreational area, along which runs the promenade.
Playa de Valdelagrana
It has a length of almost 2 km. Urban beach of golden sand, promenade, high utilization and with gentle waves. It has very good services. Quite a good number of bars and restaurants.
Playa de la Puntilla
It has a length of 1.5 kilometers and is located in an area called Parque Dunas de San Antón (Important pine forest, adjacent to sand dunes) and next to the the river Guadalete. Semi-urban beach with fine sand, with beach promenade, high utilization, often a bit windy, perfect for windsurfing. Good service.
Bahía de Cádiz
It is situated on a large area of wetlands. The special ecological characteristics of the area are given by the influence of the nearby ocean and the mild Mediterranean climate.
Playa de Levante – El Puerto
It´s part of the Bahia de Cadiz Natural Park. It is more than 4 km long, near the residential area Valdelagrana. Secluded beach, without promenade, with golden sand, low utilization and calm sea, but a bit windy sometimes.
Playa de la Calita
It has a length of slightly more than 0.5 kilometers and is located between the beaches Playa de la Muralla and Playa de Santa Catalina. Urban beach with fine sand and a few rocks, no promenade, with average utilization and small waves. Good service. Allows diving and fishing.
Complejo Endorreico de El Puerto de Santa María
It is composed of three lagoons: the Salada, the Chica and the Juncosa Lagoons.The ecological value of this reserve lies in being an important point for the conservation of birds, some endangered.