Isla Cristina Beaches

The beach of Isla Cristina is renowned for its spectacular sunsets.
The beach of Isla Cristina is renowned for its spectacular sunsets.

Isla Cristina

Isla Cristina is one of the most popular resorts on the Costa de la Luz in Huelva and gets very busy in the summer. There are many beaches to choose from, although the main beach, Playa Central can seem overcrowded in July and August. The chiringuitos open in the summer to provide sun lounge hire, food and refreshments. The beaches are backed by sand dunes and pine woods, unlike many of the urban beaches on the Andalucian coastline.

Follow our guide to the Isla Cristina beaches, from West to East:

Playa El Cantil

El Cantil beach does not overlook the ocean, but the Carreras estuary, meaning there are almost no waves apart from small ones created by the ships entering the port. The beach measuring just 300 metres is situated near the Isla Cristina marina and lighthouse, with views across to the salt marshes of Isla Cristina Natural Area and to Punta del Moral. More info>>

Playa Punta del Caimán - Playa Isla de las Gaviotas

This beach stretching 2km is made up of two areas: Punta del Caimán and Isla de la Gaviotas ("Seagull Island"). The island takes its name from the colony of seagulls that breed there during the winter. More info>>

Playa Central

Playa Central is the main beach in Isla Cristina and very popular with both locals and tourists meaning it can get crowded during the summer months. This 1500 metre-long European Blue Flag beach can be used to access the sand dunes and Santana Path (Caminito Santana), a popular part of the beach. More info>>



Playa del Hoyo

Playa del Hoyo is surrounded by pine woods and sand dunes and has a stretch of 2.8 km of fine golden sand. The beach is next to Playa Central, just before Casita Azul beach. It is parallel to the road that connects Isla Cristina with Islantilla. More info>>

Playa de la Casita Azul

Playa de la Casita Azul is an isolated beach stretching 2.8km long surrounded by dunes and pine trees and is named after the little blue house located on the beach. More info>>

Playa de la Redondela

La Redondela Beach is located about 2 km north of the town, measuring around 1.5 km in length and is where the Kanina Rock Festival and Virgin of Hope Pilgrimage are celebrated. More info>>


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