Seville is the perfect mix of metropolitan buzz and chill. For the chill, you can’t do much better than one of Andalusia’s picturesque beaches. And there’s many to choose from! It’s perfectly possible to make a day trip to Andalusia’s best beaches from Seville, breaking up your holiday and showing you a very important side of life in Andalusia. It’s not just for soaking up the sun, there’s something for everyone from amazing views, European history, culinary delicacies (Spanish wine and fresh fish!), and even some adventure sports.
History on a Day trip to Andalusia’s best beaches from Seville
The history of Seville, and much of Spain, began on Andalusia’s coast and there is lots to uncover. Fun fact, Cadiz is Europe’s oldest city with life, dating back over 3000 years. The beach of Bolonia a spot for amazing sand dunes and is also home to a well-preserved Roman city. The Baelo Claudia Archaeological Site was once a key hub for the Empire – and the salting of fish! Further up the coast you’ll find another important spot. Dating back to 1805 it’s the site of the battle of Trafalgar, beautifully preserved, and of course with beautiful untouched views. Did you know, Lord Nelson’s body was transported back after his death preserved in a barrel of whiskey… we wonder if that stopped the sailors enjoying a glass?!
Action on a Day trip to Andalusia’s best beaches from Seville
If you’re one for some action on your holiday (or simply sitting comfortably and watching) there is plenty to choose. The tempting ocean, wild winds and regions keen eye on preservation provide the perfect conditions. Cadiz’ beaches are well known for surfers, kite surfers and divers. There are options for all levels and it also means that many of the villages are buzzing with yummy smoothie bars and sun-kissed trinkets. Ideal on a day trip to Andalusia’s best beaches from Seville. If staying on the sand is more for you, try a horse ride along the beach or hiking up to some picturesque lighthouses.
Food on a Day trip to Andalusia’s best beaches from Seville
Have we already mentioned food? It’s no secret that the coast is the best place to eat fresh fish. On a day trip to Andalusia’s best beaches from Seville, you definitely are in a good spot. Most of the tuna you find in Spain will have come from this region and it is worth a try. It’s not uncommon to see fishing rods dangling into the ocean from any number of rocks. Make sure to try something fresh, the best places are usually the small chiringuito beach bars on the water’s edge. Want to explore the region’s wines? After a morning on the beach you can let the sweet scents seduce you. Join us for a sherry tasting of the regions best. This is the perfect break if you’re looking for something extra to do on your beach day from your cruise ship.
It wouldn’t be a full insight into life in Andalusia without catching a glimpse of a serene white-washed village. Many are hidden deep within the peaks of the mountains, however, there are some that hover just above the shore. Like sea-gulls over a picnic of a tasty home-cooked lunch. Vejer de la Frontera is one, and we love to include it on a day trip to Andalusia’s best beaches from Seville.
And so, as we take you on a day trip to our favourite spots, just relax!