Sotogrande (Guadaquitón y Borondo)

This long beach stretches almost endlessly towards the Rock of Gibraltar and is located next to the luxurious Sotogrande Costa residential area. The first part of the beach is situated by the mouth of the Guadiaro River and ends near the Torrecarbonera lighthouse. As you leave Sotogrande behind, the beach is almost deserted and wild.

Length: 5450 metres

Average width: 70 metres

Peak Times: somewhat busy at weekends, less so during the week

Level of urbanisation: sem-urban in parts, natural in others

Composition: dark sand

Bathing conditions: The beach has moderate swell and is near the Guadiaro River Estuary protected nature area. There is a lifeguard team, lifesavign equipment and safety signs.

Access: The beach offers good accessibility for cars (follow signs) and is within walking distance from Sotogrande Costa (Avenida Paseo del Parque).

What to do nearby: Nearby there is the El Cucurucho Beach Club, the El Octógono Beach & Tennis Club, Sotogrande marina and the Real Club Marítimo Sotogrande.

In the Guadalquitón and Borondo area remains of archeological interest have been found and there is the last cork oak forest on the coast of the Mediterranean in Europe.

Views: The eastern face of the Rock of Gibraltar

Parking: There are over 100 unsurveilled parking spaces near El Cucurucho Beach Club.

Facilities: litter bins, daily rubbish collection and boardwalk access.

Directions: A-7 dual carriageway, exit 130 for Sotogrande Costa