Huelva is one of those Andalusian provinces that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. Bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, it offers extensive beaches surrounded by pine and juniper trees, charming seaside towns and beautiful natural landscapes such as the Doñana National Park, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
One of the corners of the province that is worth visiting is Playa de Castilla, the coastline of Huelva that runs from Doñana to the Mazagón area. Would you like to find out more about this place? Well, all you have to do is take a look at what we’ll tell you below!
One of the longest beaches in Spain
Playa de Castilla is considered by many to be one of the longest beaches in Spain. We are talking about a stretch of sand that measures twenty kilometres in length. However, it is important to bear in mind that it is divided into different sandy areas, with the beaches of Julián, Morla and Mazagón, among others.
Fine sand and dunes
The beaches here are fine sand and in many of them you can find sand dunes, dunes with relative flatness and a combination of fertile plains and/or wetlands. El Asperillo, recognised as a National Monument of Andalusia, Cuesta Maneli and the base of El Arenosillo deserve special mention.
The origin of the name
Playa de Castilla was given that name after the Reconquest. It was given that name in honour of the Kingdom of Castile for having formed part of the first outlet to the Atlantic Ocean from the south of the Iberian Peninsula for the territories of the Crown of Castile. Here is our gallery, where you will find more images of Playa de Castilla. Don’t miss it!