Valencia, Valencia, ES
Vintage postcard type illustration of one of the most famous beaches of Cadiz, Andalusia.
The beach is a small cove of the Atlantic Ocean, located in the south of Spain. It is characterized by beautiful sunsets, surrounded by fishing atmosphere and feeling of navigator. Its waves are accompanied by small ships and a historic castle of the city, the castle of Santa Catalina (XVI century).
Long walks on the beach may be a hackneyed activity but there's a reason it's a favorite for so many. This long sandy beach is just a few steps from my current hideaway and I love walking there on a foggy or sunny day. It's always exciting to watch the waves crashing and the shorebirds having a feast. You can keep on strolling down to Morro Rock and see the adorable sea otters too!
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