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.