The beaches along the entire length of coastline from Ayamonte to Punta Umbria and indeed all the way to Matalascanas are beautifully clean and sandy.
Miles and miles of sand washed by the Atlantic tides and wonderfully clean, safe and warm for swimming most of the year.
Behind the beach there are usually sand dunes which blend into pine woods. These pines give a freshness to the scene on hot days with their dark green needles and provide natural shade for BBQs or just lazing.
Unlike the overdeveloped costas of Mediterranean Spain there are still miles of coastline outside the towns that are not developed at all.
Furthermore, now that the Spanish authorities realise what a resource they have, strict planning regulations mean that some of the horrors of the Mediterranean side will not be repeated here.