April 9, 2017

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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22 Comments

22 Replies to “Cadiz Province Costal Walk”

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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 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!

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

  5. 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.

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