Cadiz Province Costal Walk - Parque Natural de la Brena y Marismas, Cadiz Province, Spain by Topsy Turvy Tribe

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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Post Author: Topsy Turvy Tribe

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22 thoughts on “Cadiz Province Costal Walk

    Coombe Mill (Fiona) (@coombemill)

    (April 9, 2017 - 12:14 am)

    Wow that is one steep drop!

    Tim

    (April 9, 2017 - 12:27 am)

    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.

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (April 10, 2017 - 2:18 pm)

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

    dadbloguk

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:04 am)

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

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (April 10, 2017 - 2:23 pm)

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

    Tara

    (April 9, 2017 - 7:39 am)

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

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (April 10, 2017 - 2:29 pm)

      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.

    Cultural Wednesday

    (April 9, 2017 - 7:51 am)

    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

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (April 10, 2017 - 2:33 pm)

      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

        Cultural Wednesday

        (April 10, 2017 - 2:42 pm)

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

    Darren Coleshill (@Photalife)

    (April 9, 2017 - 9:10 am)

    Stunning views, what a great place to explore

    Thank you for linking up

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (April 10, 2017 - 2:44 pm)

      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!

    Bear and Cardigan

    (April 9, 2017 - 9:31 am)

    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

    blogofdadjames

    (April 9, 2017 - 12:55 pm)

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

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (April 10, 2017 - 3:07 pm)

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

    Carol

    (April 9, 2017 - 8:17 pm)

    Wow! great set of photos.

    Four Acorns

    (April 10, 2017 - 6:24 pm)

    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

    Barry O'Leary

    (May 11, 2017 - 12:23 am)

    Great pics of Cadiz. I need to explore this area more. I’m in Seville and have seen a fair bit of andalucia, but need to spread my wings a bit more. See you’re travelling with your kids, looks like fun. Mine are only 3 and 2, waiting for them to get a bit bigger before we start exploring. Thanks for the post.

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (May 12, 2017 - 10:55 am)

      Thanks, Go for it ours boys are just 4 and 2. Can’t wait to visit Seville as a family. Any Andalucian highlights for you so far?

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