El Palmar Beach
Beaches & coasts
Beaches & Coasts
The beach of El Palmar is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt beaches on the Spanish coast. It belongs to the municipality of Vejer of the Border in the region of the Janda. It is one of the most visited of the Costa de la Luz for its quality, its extent and its wild state. But that does not mean that it is a very crowded. There is enough space for everyone. In fact you can choose if you want to be with more or less people depending on the areas where you go. There are areas, especially at the ends, where you will have the beach practically for you.
It is a beach suitable for all audiences: families, young people, athletes…
Location and how to get there
The Palmar is on the coast of Vejer de la Frontera. Limited to Conil de la Frontera and the hamlet of Barbate, Zahora. To get there, when you go through the highway of Light, to 48, and there take the detour to the A2233 to Vejer de la Frontera. You come to a roundabout where there is a petrol station and take the exit of El Palmar. It takes about 30 minutes from Cadiz, 1 and a half hour from Seville, 10 minutes from Conil and Vejer.
Characteristics of the beach
The Palmar has a length of 4.2 kilometers and an average width of 80 meters in many areas. The sand is fine and white and perfect for a long walk. Its waters are clear and clean and do not have a lot of depth. You have to walk a bit, so that the water reaches the neck. The road is separated from the beach in many areas by natural dunes and the municipality of Vejer has wooden walkways to preserve it. For their services and the quality of its El Palmar beach has recently obtained the Q for tourist quality granted by the Institute for Spanish Tourist Quality.
To be a protected area you will find housing estates or large constructions. El Palmar is a rural area of rails, low houses, wooden huts and small businesses.
The length and the width makes it a perfect beach for a long walk. In addition, there are many companies in the area that make horseback riding at dawn and dusk. The peace and tranquility that you will enjoy, especially out of season, will make you disconnect all: work, noise, pollution and stress.
Its orientation makes have many areas with breakwaters, perfect for surfers. The days of lift strong the wind picks up sand, but there are areas where you can protect. A detail to know is that at this beach is not allowed to do windsurfing and kite surfing.
El Palmar beach is in a rural environment, although it has all the services you need. There are supermarkets, small shops, a pharmacy, hostels, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, bars, surf schools and much more. A detail that concerned to visit in summer the area is the parking. But you need to keep it simple, there are many car parks across the road from the beach where you can leave your car all day for no more than 4€.
The surf schools are the queens of the Palmar. The conditions of the beach makes it perfect for both experts and novices alike. It is almost forced to go to classes if you are visiting the area. They are not expensive and managed by people in the area with a lot of passion and love for this sport.
In regard to the gastronomic offer, each year open new restaurants, given the wide demand that there is. You can enjoy traditional Andalusian food, with the best products of the zone and at a price over medium-high heat. Take a rice with the carabineros in a terrace of El Palmar is a pleasure that you must experience. There are also restaurants of avant-garde cuisine and international cuisine.
Also, there is a party in the area. There are many bars and beach bars where people have fun meets. Places like the postman, the gold or the Forest, are filled on a daily basis, especially in the summer. Many offer live music concerts and special events. People from all over Spain comes specifically to the area to enjoy the atmosphere of its bars.