Beaches

BEACHES OF CHIPIONA

The main tourist attractions of Chipiona are its beaches of fine white sand and clear blue waters, ideal for fishing and nautical sports. Chipiona has a coastline of 12.6 km in length, of which 7.6 km form the four main beaches. All the beaches of Chipiona are of a high standard of cleanliness and accessibility.

The first aid and monitoring services on Chipiona’s beaches are available from Easter until 12 October. Other services are offered during high season, from 15 June until 15 September.

MONTIJO-NIÑO DE ORO BEACH

Located between Chipiona (to the border with Sanlúcar) and the Marina, this 3.6 km beach has two approach ramps to assist visitors with physical difficulties, lifeguard services, a first aid centre and toilet facilities.

CRUZ DEL MAR-LAS CANTERAS BEACH

This 1.5 km beach is located between the Marina and the Castle and includes services such as a first aid centre and wheelchair-accessible toilets, an information point with tannoy, four access ramps, and amphi-buggy chairs.

This beach has been awarded with the Blue Flag of the Clean Seas of Europe.

Las Canteras is situated between the castle and the lighthouse. It is a calm family beach with toilets, first aid services and an approach ramp for wheelchairs.

REGLA BEACH

This beach is located between the lighthouse of Chipiona and the Sanctuary, with a length of 1.7 km. Its golden sands and blue waters make this beach one of the most important beaches of Andalusia and Spain.

This beach has several Services available including first aid and rescue, roilets, amphi-buggy chairs, information point with tannoy, NOVAF vehicles and seven access ramps. It is close to the urban zone, and is the most crowded and perhaps most emblematic beach of Chipiona.

CAMARÓN-LA LAGUNA BEACH

This is situated between the beaches of Regla and the Las Tres Piedras. Its length overall is 2 km. Four footpaths have been installed to preserve the dunes, the natural habitat of chameleons. It has also toilets, first aid, lifeguards and a tannoy. It is regularly awarded the Blue Flag of the Clean Seas of Europe.

LAS TRES PIEDRAS BEACH

Bordering Punta de Camarón, this is the most southerly beach of Chipiona, where you can find the famous Corrales. This sandy-bottomed beach has a length of 2.4 km. It has a direct connection from the Rota-Chipiona highway, with access to the municipal campsite. It has lifeguard and first aid stations, toilets with wheelchair access, and an information point with tannoy.

LA BALLENA BEACH

This beach is located between Pago de la Galerilla and Arroyo Nuevo, by the border with Rota. The beach has two access ramps. The tourist complex is named “Costa Ballena” (Whale Coast) because whales have been spotted offshore here.
“A SEA OF HEALTH”

Seaweed is high in carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and especially minerals (up to 30% by volume). It contains 10% more iron and calcium than dairy products. Traditionally, Eastern civilizations have recognized the importance of seaweed as food to strengthen the blood, heart and circulatory system. But not only are these marine plants known and recognized for their nutritious aspects, there is also evidence that they may have antibacterial, antiviral and anticancer effects. It is thought that several types of seaweed reduce the levels of cholesterol, preventing hypertension and atherosclerosis and improving the fat metabolism. In addition, several varieties of seaweed contain natural blood thinners, like Heparin.

The benefits of being wrapped in Seaweed and bathing substantially increase the concentration of active ingredients at the epidermis. A Seaweed treatment helps revitalize the tissues, eliminate fatigue and stress, soothe and balance the skin.

Suspended sea salts, like Sodium or Chlorine, along with minerals such as Iodine, which are present in seaweed and may be deficient in humans, have a beneficial role on the body when in contact with the skin, entering in the blood and lymphatic system.

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THALASSOTHERAPY

Since ancient times we have had the knowledge of using seawater as well as other components in healing therapies. There are references to the power of the climate and the mud of the Nile Delta in Egyptian papyri. In Ancient Greece it was recommended to use seawater in the form of hot baths and poultices as a treatment for different ailments. It was in Imperial Rome when seawater treatment reached a new height in a large number of forms and applications, but unfortunately these fell into disuse during the Middle Ages.

The interest in the healing properties of seawater was revived during the 18th century and laid the foundations of modern Thalassotherapy: “An optimal process of relaxation, relief and fitness”.

It is a completely natural treatment that respects the human body and is based on the use of the marine environment (seawater, seaweed, climate, etc.). The sea water is collected over a thousand yards offshore and cleaned, sterilized by ultraviolet rays to ensure a perfect maintenance and complete absence of pathogens for subsequent use in therapeutic treatments. It is used at a temperature of 36 º C (body temperature), allowing better absorption through the skin of the elements contained in it, like salts and minerals, beneficial and necessary for health, which are lost through illness, problems or discomfort in the body and for daily life.
For more than one hundred years it has been recognised that the waters of Chipiona are favoured by a high Iodine value which gives it a known healing power.

In the late 19th century various medical specialists, including Dr. Tolosa Latour, conducted a study on Spanish beaches in order to establish the best areas for the first nursing homes in Spain. Chipiona´s “Playa de Regla” was the favourite and was chosen and distinguished by the quality of its waters and its air in relation to winds.