Zahara de las Atunes, Cadiz

The next beach village along the Costa de la Luz heading westward and around the jutting ridge is Zahara de las Atunes, another tiny and timeworn fishing village. The beach is among Spain’s 648 that have been awarded with the prestigious ‘blue flag’ title, and stretches for 20km until the lighthouse at Cape Gracia.

Locals and tourists alike are particularly fond of this one, but thankfully this doesn’t mean the place becomes inundated with bronzed, speedo-wearing Spaniards and factor 50 smothered guiristhroughout the summer months. You have to wonder why though, given its crystal-clear waters, fine, white sand and assortment of lively, fresh tuna flogging chiringuitos (beach bars).

Spains Most Beautiful Beaches © Creative & Research Monika Newbound

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