Our travel guide to Chipiona

Chipiona is a fishing village that is located very close to the mouth of the Guadalquivir and Doñana. Its beaches, its culinary offer and accommodation make this city one of the favourite summer destinations of the Cadiz coast. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Chipiona you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

A fascinating spot

The monumental legacy of the town is a true reflection of its genuine historical evolution, tracing its origins to the Roman Empire. The castle was ordered to be built by Guzmán el Bueno, and was completed by the Ponce de Leóns in the 14th century.

Its most emblematic building is, without a doubt, the Virgen de Regla Sanctuary, which exhales a neo-Gothic breath. Built on an old fortress, today it belongs to the Franciscan order and houses the patron saint of Chipiona. Other buildings of interest are the Church of Nuestra Señora de la O (sixteenth to seventeenth centuries), the Chapel of Cristo de la Misericordia and the Sanatorium of Santa Clara (first maritime sanatorium of Spain).

Since the beginning of the 20th century, Chipiona is an important summer destination. The promenades of the beaches of Regla and Las Canteras, lively and bustling, are full of terraces on which to sit and enjoy the seaview while tasting the famous local muscatel. Its beaches (Regla, del Camarón / Tres Piedras, Cruz del Mar, Las Canteras, Montijo and La Ballena) have been awarded with the Blue Flags to the Clean Seas of Europe since 1989. They are the perfect setting for water sports, which can also be practised in the modern marina.

You cannot miss its famous Fishing Weirs, which catch the crustaceans and mollusks at low tide, later caught by fishermen.

Main Activities: Beaches, Wine Tourism.
Content source: Texts and photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

Our travel guide to Chipiona

Chipiona is a fishing village that is located very close to the mouth of the Guadalquivir and Doñana. Its beaches, its culinary offer and accommodation make this city one of the favourite summer destinations of the Cadiz coast. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Chipiona you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

A fascinating spot

The monumental legacy of the town is a true reflection of its genuine historical evolution, tracing its origins to the Roman Empire. The castle was ordered to be built by Guzmán el Bueno, and was completed by the Ponce de Leóns in the 14th century.

Its most emblematic building is, without a doubt, the Virgen de Regla Sanctuary, which exhales a neo-Gothic breath. Built on an old fortress, today it belongs to the Franciscan order and houses the patron saint of Chipiona. Other buildings of interest are the Church of Nuestra Señora de la O (sixteenth to seventeenth centuries), the Chapel of Cristo de la Misericordia and the Sanatorium of Santa Clara (first maritime sanatorium of Spain).

Its famous lighthouse was rebuilt on the ruins of the ancient Roman lighthouse. Commanded to build by order of Quinto Servilius, it guided the navigators to the Guadalquivir and helped the ships escape from the dangers of the Piedra Salmedina, which caused numerous shipwrecks. It is built on Punta del Perro, separating the beaches of Las Canteras and Regla. Built in 1867 by engineer Jaime Font, it is the highest lighthouse in Spain (69 metres high). The hill on which it is located is a magnificent viewpoint.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, Chipiona is an important summer destination. The promenades of the beaches of Regla and Las Canteras, lively and bustling, are full of terraces on which to sit and enjoy the seaview while tasting the famous local muscatel. Its beaches (Regla, del Camarón / Tres Piedras, Cruz del Mar, Las Canteras, Montijo and La Ballena) have been awarded with the Blue Flags to the Clean Seas of Europe since 1989. They are the perfect setting for water sports, which can also be practised in the modern marina.

You cannot miss its famous Fishing Weirs, which catch the crustaceans and mollusks at low tide, later caught by fishermen.

Main Activities: Beaches, Wine Tourism.
Content source: Texts and photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

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Restaurante Ajedrez Beach Club
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Restaurante Ajedrez Beach Club

Restaurante Ajedrez Beach Club is a house right at Las Tres Piedras Beach, in Chipiona. This oasis of tranquility was founded by Jose Luis Gil Passolas. Its extraordinary location, the elegant décor...
Restaurante Ajedrez Beach Club is a house right at Las Tres Piedras Beach, in Chipiona. This oasis of...
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Restaurante Ajedrez Beach Club


- Ajedrez Beach Club - Casa al Mar, Calle Miramar, Chipiona, España
Restaurante Ajedrez Beach Club is a house right at Las Tres Piedras Beach, in Chipiona. This oasis of tranquility was founded by Jose Luis Gil Passolas. Its extraordinary location, the elegant décor of its different rooms and its exclusive atmosphere differentiate it from any other restaurant in the area. At this restaurant you can take...
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Playa de Cruz del Mar

Playa de Cruz del Mar

Playa de Cruz del Mar, in Chipiona, has an area of ​​slightly less than 1 kilometre. It is located in the same town, in the southern part of the port. This is a city beach of thick and golden...
Playa de Cruz del Mar, in Chipiona, has an area of ​​slightly less than 1 kilometre. It is located in the...
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Playa de Cruz del Mar


- Playa Cruz del Mar, España
Playa de Cruz del Mar, in Chipiona, has an area of ​​slightly less than 1 kilometre. It is located in the same town, in the southern part of the port. This is a city beach of thick and golden sand with a very high degree of occupancy and usually calm water level. It owes its...
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Playa de Regla

Playa de Regla

Playa de Regla, in Chipiona, has an extension of just over 1 kilometre. It is considered the reference beach of this town. City beach of fine golden sand, it has a high occupancy rate. It is...
Playa de Regla, in Chipiona, has an extension of just over 1 kilometre. It is considered the reference beach...
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Playa de Regla


- Playa de Regla, España
Playa de Regla, in Chipiona, has an extension of just over 1 kilometre. It is considered the reference beach of this town. City beach of fine golden sand, it has a high occupancy rate. It is preferably familiar, since its level of waves is low or moderate. It has easy accessibility to tapas bars and...
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Playa de las Canteras

Playa de las Canteras

Playa de Las Canteras, in Chipiona, is small in size (around 500 metres) and is located next to the town’s Lighthouse. Urban beach, rocky, with medium-high occupancy and a calm level of waves....
Playa de Las Canteras, in Chipiona, is small in size (around 500 metres) and is located next to the...
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Playa de las Canteras


- Playa de las Canteras, Paseo de las Canteras, Chipiona, España
Playa de Las Canteras, in Chipiona, is small in size (around 500 metres) and is located next to the town’s Lighthouse. Urban beach, rocky, with medium-high occupancy and a calm level of waves. With a good level of service, it is not highly recommended for swimming but it is ideal for diving. The promenade has...
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Playa del Camarón / Tres Piedras

Playa del Camarón / Tres Piedras

Playa del Camarón / Tres Piedras, in Chipiona, has an extension of just over 1.5 kilometres. It is located next to the Playa de Regla. Semi-urban of fine golden sand, with a medium degree of...
Playa del Camarón / Tres Piedras, in Chipiona, has an extension of just over 1.5 kilometres. It is located...
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Playa del Camarón / Tres Piedras


- Playa del Camarón, España
Playa del Camarón / Tres Piedras, in Chipiona, has an extension of just over 1.5 kilometres. It is located next to the Playa de Regla. Semi-urban of fine golden sand, with a medium degree of occupation and a moderate level of waves. You can practise all kinds of sports. Its services include access on foot, rental...
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Playa de Montijo

Playa de Montijo

Playa de Montijo, in Chipiona, has an extension somewhat larger than 2 kilometres. It is located on the border with the municipality of Sanlucar de Barrameda. Semi-urban beach composed of rock, thick...
Playa de Montijo, in Chipiona, has an extension somewhat larger than 2 kilometres. It is located on the...
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Playa de Montijo


- Montijo Beach, Chipiona, Cádiz, Spain
Playa de Montijo, in Chipiona, has an extension somewhat larger than 2 kilometres. It is located on the border with the municipality of Sanlucar de Barrameda. Semi-urban beach composed of rock, thick golden sand and gravel, with a low level of occupation and waves. There are not many services: Red Cross, wastebaskets, Local Police and...
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Chipiona Fishing Weirs

Chipiona Fishing Weirs

The Chipiona Fishing Weirs are enclosed areas surrounded by a wall of porous stone. These were built by hand and distributed along the Cádiz coastline. They form a unique landscape, legacy of a...
The Chipiona Fishing Weirs are enclosed areas surrounded by a wall of porous stone. These were built by hand...
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Chipiona Fishing Weirs


- Chipiona
The Chipiona Fishing Weirs are enclosed areas surrounded by a wall of porous stone. These were built by hand and distributed along the Cádiz coastline. They form a unique landscape, legacy of a rural fishing culture many centuries old. It was presumably Roman or Arabic. The stones are joined by a marine conglomeration, ostiones (a genus...
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Castle of Chipiona
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Castle of Chipiona

The Castle of Chipiona is in a special little spot of the city. Perched on a rock very near to the Cruz del Mar beach, it was built to protect the fish weirs that were at the waterfront. It was built...
The Castle of Chipiona is in a special little spot of the city. Perched on a rock very near to the Cruz del...
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Castle of Chipiona


- Castillo de Chipiona, Calle del Castillo, Chipiona, España
The Castle of Chipiona is in a special little spot of the city. Perched on a rock very near to the Cruz del Mar beach, it was built to protect the fish weirs that were at the waterfront. It was built on top of another castle of Arabic origin at the end of the 13th...
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Nuestra Señora de la O Parish Church

Nuestra Señora de la O Parish Church

Nuestra Señora de la O Parish Church is a beautiful temple in Gothic style built in the 16th century in Chipiona. It is believed that it was formerly an Arabic mosque, and that the remains of these...
Nuestra Señora de la O Parish Church is a beautiful temple in Gothic style built in the 16th century in...
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Nuestra Señora de la O Parish Church


- Parroquia De Nuestra Señora De La O, Calle Fray Baldomero González, Chipiona, España
Nuestra Señora de la O Parish Church is a beautiful temple in Gothic style built in the 16th century in Chipiona. It is believed that it was formerly an Arabic mosque, and that the remains of these lay bellow. The current appearance of the Church is the result of reforms that took place at the...
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Chipiona Lighthouse

Chipiona Lighthouse

There is evidence of the existence of the Chipiona Lighthouse since the Roman times. The general Quintus Servilius Caepión built a tower, near the present site, to avoid the danger from Salmedina....
There is evidence of the existence of the Chipiona Lighthouse since the Roman times. The general Quintus...
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Chipiona Lighthouse


- Faro de Chipiona, Avenida del Faro, Chipiona, España
There is evidence of the existence of the Chipiona Lighthouse since the Roman times. The general Quintus Servilius Caepión built a tower, near the present site, to avoid the danger from Salmedina. Unfortunately, the remains of that construction have not been discovered yet. The current lighthouse was built in a place known as Punta del...
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