The Best Beaches in and Around Seville, Spain

Escape Sevilles summer heat at these picturesque nearby beaches
Escape Seville's summer heat at these picturesque nearby beaches | © Jerónimo Alba / Alamy Stock Photo
Justin McDonnell

As summer turns up the heat in Seville, with temperatures soaring above 40°C (104°F), the city’s vibrant atmosphere doesn’t cool down. Despite the scorching afternoons that turn the streets into a temporary ghost town, there’s a silver lining — Seville’s proximity to the coast. Beyond the stunning Moorish architecture, lively flamenco nights, and the tapas culture that defines the city, a day trip to the beaches becomes an inviting escape.

Let’s embark on a journey to explore some of the best coastal retreats from Seville, where the sea breeze and sandy shores offer a refreshing break. Alongside the sun-soaked relaxation, discover a range of fun activities that turn these day trips into memorable adventures. So, pack your sunscreen and beach gear, and let’s dive into the coastal gems awaiting you just a short journey from Seville.

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A six-kilometre (4mi) expanse of pearly sands, Matalascañas is the closest beach to Seville, and a favourite among the city’s natives, to the extent that you may wish to visit mid-week for a prime sunning spot. With the stunning vistas of Doñana National Park nearby, this urban beach is a great all-rounder. Board a Damas bus at Seville’s Plaza de Armas station for a direct link.

El Cañuelo

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For a fully preserved natural alternative, El Cañuelo is a critic’s choice. Carved between two rocky headlands, this haven of scenic beauty also serves some of the best fresh fish in Spain at a gratifyingly low cost. Due to rather tricky access (the price paid for its conservation), your best bet is to drive, with shuttle buses running the last 3km (1.9mi) from a designated car park.

Caños de Meca

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This is a joyously irreverent part of the coast. Bohemian to a tee, the party frequently spills out onto the golden sands which curl around precipitous cliff peaks, and the pace of life here appears to have forgotten the modern world. There are few finer places to unwind, and then some. It’s worth staying the night. If lacking a rental car, many use ride-share services, although you can get a bus from Plaza de Armas for a slightly longer journey time.


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One of the finest beaches in Andalucía, the brisk breeze that usually whips through this spacious bay makes it a prime location for windsurfers and associated water-sports enthusiasts. Spacious and relatively isolated, this is the pick for those who get a kick from extreme sports. Car or ride-share are the main options here, but given the equipment you’ll likely need, they are also the only logical ones.

Cala de Aceite

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Escape Seville’s summer heat at these picturesque nearby beaches

Verdant pine forests provide a natural wind block for this golden-sand sanctuary, and Cala de Aceite is a jewel, adorned with cobalt waters and sun-bleached coves. The only hint of civilisation here is a delightful chiringuito beach bar serving succulent fish against a background of cicadas and gently lapping waves. An expedition here will require personal transport.

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