Ceuta has 21 km of coastline, with a varied choice of beaches, coves and rocks in two bays: The Atlantic to the north, with cold rougher water and the Mediterranean to the south, with warm, calmer water. Mount Hacho is in the most easterly end of the city, surrounded by both seas and the only place where you can witness the convergence of currents in the straits.
Ceuta has several beaches right in the city centre. In the Mediterranean, a few steps from Plaza de África and certified with the blue flag for the quality of its water and first aid services, with all the comforts of a modern European city: sports facilities, wheel chair access, showers, entrance walkway, assistance points, lifeguards, sun shades, etc.
"LA RIBERA" BEACH
This beach is in Ceuta’s southern bay and is bathed by the Mediterranean Sea, so its water is warm and calm. With fine sand, its dimensions are about 270 m long by 40 wide. It is a city beach so it is very popular and has all the services and night lighting.
This beach has been distinguished with the Blue Flag, a guarantee for its quality and safety standards.
"EL CHORRILLO" BEACH
This beach has warm calm water as in the whole of the southern bay, at the shores of Mediterranean Sea, with fine sand.
Its dimensions are about 1,300 m long by 30 m wide, being the largest beach in the city, and has been awarded the Blue Flag, a guarantee for its quality and safety standards. It is a city beach so it is very popular and has all the services and sports facilities.
This beach has cold crystalline water and is located outside the city centre, in the northern bay, at the foot of a pine tree hill. It has rough gravel sand and moderate waves.
"EL DESNARIGADO" COVE
This cove is characterised by its calm crystalline water. Certainly a favourite spot for fishermen and underwater photographers. Its beach is sandy and rocky.
This beach is located in the northern bay on the Atlantic coast, with moderate waves and it is windy. Don’t miss watching the sunset from this beach.
"SAN AMARO" BEACH
This is a sandy gravel cove with calm water. There are not usually many people here.
It faces north.
Like all the beaches on the Atlantic coast, it is characterised by its high waves and cold water. Its beach consists of areas with gravel, sand and pebbles.
It is located in a city area and is frequented by many people living in the area. It is equipped with all services as well as sports facilities.