Cadiz Province Costal Walk

Whilst exploring the Cadiz Province in Southern Spain, we found a wonderful footpath called the Sendero del Acantilado, in the coastal park Breña y Marismas del Barbate.  A costal footpath part of which is high up on the cliff tops of the Costa de la Luz.  The full 7.2km walk links the coastal villages of Los Caños de Meca and Barbate.  The trail leads through a pine forest with a sand swept floor.  The most dramatic part of the walk is when the forest clears to reveal a 16th century lookout tower.  The Torre del Tajo is  perched on the edge of the cliffs with views of the Atlantic and Africa, here the powerful waves crash against the rocks below.

The forest was full of flowers and there were a few surprises along the path too, cows, dung beetles and a hunters trap all helped to keep the boys entertained along the walk, before a well-earned picnic at the tower.

Footpath Parque Natural de la Brena y Marismas, Cadiz Province, Spain

Coastal Cow, Parque Natural de la Brena y Marismas, Cadiz Province, Spain

Boys running down a costal path. Parque Natural de la Brena y Marismas, Cadiz Province, Spa

Cliffs, Parque Natural de la Brena y Marismas, Cadiz Province, Spain

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Tim says:

    Looks idyllic! The tree in the second photo is amazing. We’ve never made it as far as Cadiz but it looks like such a beautiful place to explore.

    1. Thanks, the tree is an umbrella pine. This park is approx 1hr drive from the centre of Cadiz.

  2. dadbloguk says:

    That looks like the kind of walk I’d like to do! Your pics really do show how dramatic the scenery is in Spain.

    1. Thanks, Lovely walk, we like the scenery of Cadiz Province very much.

  3. Tara says:

    That looks like a wonderful walk, such different terrain too. Love the first two photos especially but all brilliant, as usual 🙂 #MySundayPhoto

    1. Thanks, the umbrella pines offer lovely shade. It was a surprise to see the cow, we’re more used to seeing goats and sheep in Malaga and Granada provinces. Andalucia is so varied.

  4. Stunning photos. We went to Cadiz on the day it was the wettest place in Europe, it was so wet that one of the children’s shoes fell apart. Strangely the city was still beautiful in the rain #MySundayPhoto

    1. Thanks, glad you like the photos, ha ha, the weather on the Atlantic side of Spain can be very different to the Med. Cadiz city is lovely, shame if you didn’t see a Cadiz sunset

      1. It was lovely for the rest of the week so we had some fab beach sunsets

  5. Stunning views, what a great place to explore

    Thank you for linking up

    1. Thanks for hosting, this small coastal park has many photo opportunities as it covers five systems; marine, pine, dunes, cliff and marsh. Can’t believe we now have a photo of a dung beetle pushing dung!

  6. I have never been to Cadiz but have walked trails in Majorca and Menorca. I love the sandy paths through the forests and the sea is never far away. #MySundayPhoto

    1. Thanks, and it’s nice golden sand too!

  7. blogofdadjames says:

    Great, now I’m jealous! I’ll have to add it to my always expanding list of places to visit #MySundayPhoto

    1. Thanks, it’s great to have a list of places to visit and even better to tick them off

  8. Carol says:

    Wow! great set of photos.

    1. Thanks, glad you like them.

  9. Four Acorns says:

    I saw your shot of the cow chilling in the shade of the umbrella pine on Instagram – love it! What a fabulous looking trail this is!
    #MySundayPhoto

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