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Beaches near Sevilla ( Seville)

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Beaches near Sevilla ( Seville)

Hi,

I am going to a small town 20 minutes outside of Seville, Utrera. I wont have a vehicle and will need to rely on public transportation. What are some nice beaches that are close to Seville (Utrera) and are easy to get to? I don’t know a word of Spanish :/. I have been to the beaches located on the main part of Cadiz before, but found it a little crowded and am now looking for something that still has people but maybe not that busy.

Your advice is highly appreciated.

G.

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1. Re: Beaches near Sevilla ( Seville)

Cadiz is the closest beach to Sevilla. To go to more secluded beaches, you have to rent a car and go to places like Tarifa.

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2. Re: Beaches near Sevilla ( Seville)

As you know already, I guess, the beach at Cadiz - Playa de la Victoria - is one long sandy beach. But in the height of summer it does get crowded and plenty of picnic tables and families spend their holidays enjoying this amazing coast.

I think your best idea is to still use the trains but look for an alternative.

South of Jerez you have El Puerto de Santa Maria with the train station quite a distance from the nearest beach however there are taxis or buses that can take you to a beach. One of the nearest beaches is called Valdelagrana and is on Cadiz Bay - here's a picture taken on a 'quiet' day. http://www.panoramio.com/photo/17779856

This beach stretches a long way from the Valdelagrana built up area with its blocks of holiday apartments and restaurants, and in fact you can walk for a few kms until you reach the naturism end !

Actually to get to the more unspoilt end of this 'playa' you need to look at the official Andalucia Government web site for the natural park that borders this beach :

juntadeandalucia.es/viviendayordenaciondelte…

As you will see from the photos and other pages, this is designed to appeal to walkers, In fact there is a railway station called Las Aletas which is close to this Natural Park of the Bay of Cadiz : Parque Natural Bahía de Cádiz.

There are walks and a footbridge that crosses the river (Rio San Pedro) in order to reach the beach.

I would investigate this station called Las Aletas which is apparently one of the 'quietest' stations on the Spanish rail network as I saw that the early train from Utrera to Cadiz stops at it. The times are : leaving Utrera at 07.04 then going through Lebrija, Jerez de la Frontera, Puerto de Santa maria then Las Aletas at 08.02.

You can see pictures of this area using Panoramio and the Google tool. This is a picture of the station at Las Aletas:

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/4964445

This entire area bordering the beach and the main road which is a natural park is called Los Toruños and is rather fascinating. These days it is possible to rent bikes for the day from the Valdelagrana end entrance office which is closer to the main road. I can give you coordinates if this is something you want to do.

Also remember that athough the Las Aletas station is not well served by trains from Utrera, you can change at Jerez to get a local CERCANIAS train that stops at Las Aletas as well as other stops that may be of interest. Including a station at Valdelagrana itself which is closer to the bike rental place. Times of the CERCANIAS is available on here:

renfe.es/cercanias/cadiz/index_horarios.html

I am sure that there are alternatives that can be reached using the train including, for example, the CORTADURA stop just on the edge of Cadiz city where the sand dunes meet the built up areas. You can take a CERCANIAS to "Cortadura" and get off for a more unspoilt and natural beach area. May require a bit of walking but this beach faces the Atlantic and is very nice. Again you can look up pictures using Panoramio and a Google Map :

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/15122294

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3. Re: Beaches near Sevilla ( Seville)

Apart from the railway, you may like to investigate the buses. I think that there is a bus that runs from UTRERA through Los Palacios and Lebrija to SANLUCAR de BARRAMEDA and CHIPIONA.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utrera

Both these towns are at the mouth of the River Guadalquivir (the same one that flows through Seville and Cordoba) and are very interesting places to visit. At Sanlucar there is a stretch of beach facing the river that is always popular and you can find a ferry boat over to the other side taking the more adventurous to the Donana Park edge and from here its possible to walk around the fine sands to be closer to the open sea. Like as shown in this picture:

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/11589967

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