La Caleta Beach, the most picturesque place in Cadiz
This beach, located between the two castles of Santa Catalina and San Sebastián, is considered by the Cadiz as one of the most emblematic places of its city. And it is that on this beach you can not only lie down to sunbathe, but walk along the promenade, or visit the castles. We speak of a beach whose waters have known Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans. And from which, you will have the privilege of witnessing one of the most beautiful sunsets.
La Caleta is one of the most picturesque places in Cadiz. It is an urban beach located in the Labor district of the vineyard (Old Town) and it is mainly their neighbors that occupy it in summer, so it maintains a familiar atmosphere. It also has the Q-quality badges and the blue flag.
It is not a beach for sports, but due to its unbeatable location in the heart of Cadiz and next to the Genoese Park and the university, it is a great place to drop in any time of the year.
It is bounded by the castles of San Sebastián and Santa Catalina, and its waters have known Phoenicians, Romans and Carthaginians. A lot of history for such a small beach.
When the tide is down, one of the most typical postcards of Cadiz is revealed: Dozens of boats of fishing anchored on the sand. It is a beautiful image worthy of photographing, or at least to see.
Another curiosity about the cove is that its stones have a name. I know it sounds weird but “the Friar”, “The Jump of the Bastard”, “The songs of the Half Eye” or “the mouth of the Amarraero” are a reality. If you go I encourage you to investigate the story behind one of those names, sure you do not get bored.
And in the center of the beach is the old spa of Our Lady of the Palm and the Real, today become center of underwater archaeology. This spa, like the beach of La Caleta and other locations of Cadiz appear in the James Bond film “Die Another Day” by its resemblance to Havana. It would be very lucky to find Halle Berry coming out of the water with his orange bikini, but even without girl Bond The cove is really worth it.