Manguetas Beach or simply “mangueta” is a little bit hidden –for those who don’t know well Zahora- and perfectly placed for locals and regular visitors.
It’s about a beautiful beach, approximately 600 meters long, with really fine sand and turquoise blue water. La Mangueta is windy –with Levante- and for those who doesn’t know it well –as it happens with other beaches in the zone- we recommend precaution with the streams that –in precise days- there are all along the beach.
Usually it’s little visited, excepting the festival months in which almost every beach gets crowded, even so we never see crowds in La Mangueta. We imagine in mid-August, when La Mangueta can hold approximately many dozens of people; other than those dates we’ll enjoy of days of absolute loneliness or with the closet visitant hundreds of meters away.
Absolute natural and virgin beach, La Mangueta is one really close version of what the –sea lovers- call a paradise.
Vegetation in its more interior part, close plots with cattle grazing and an important nudist matrix –really marked- makes La Mangueta one of the corners with greater charm of the zone; it’s to say that here –in Zahora- everything’s natural, and Mangueta will show us in every visit a great images of the survival of nature in its maximum expression.
La Mangueta –the name of this beach- has its origin in the “manga” of water that almost reaches the shore, that’s no other than the San Ambrosio brook; a little crook that also of vegetation is the home of turtles and other native animals.
How to get there
There’re two ways of getting there, first, from El Palmar you can reach El Palmar beach and follow the route next to the beach in south direction, looking the sea, on the left. At first, the route is asphalted and then stops being but, in all times it’s a solid ground and without problems to go through it. Where the road ends you can park the car. You’ll see some little houses ahead and a little ice-cream shop. From there, by feet walking through the shore in the same direction until you see the nudist “ambient” (10 minutes by feet), the walking although long is nice.
The second, our objective will be to reach the local road CA-2141 that goes from Vejer de la Frontera to Caños de Meca (we can reach said road from the N-340 going out at Vejer where it starts or from Conil de la Frontera taking the CA-2144 in direction to Caños de Meca where it ends joining in a cross with the mentioned CA-2141). Once we’re in the CA-2141 we’ll advance until reaching the 9th km (there’s a landmark indicating it) and we’ll continue for another 150 meters to find on our right the beginning of a dirt road, very solid and wide where you can enter with any vehicle without problems. We should take that road for which we’ll advance 1000 meters. By the road we’ll see a tropical chiringuito on the right and an ostrich farm on the left. Once we travel those thousand meters we’ll see that the road has the possibility to detour to the left or continue in a section that’s little worse than now; we shall continue forward and ignore the detour to the left and we’ll note that a few meters from the road it comes back to normal. From here we’ll advance 850 meters until reaching an esplanade where you can see the beach and we can park.
Here there is a well known Bar/Restaurant where they usually have music alive this is the Saboy Restaurant.
Have a look at nearby beaches: Lighthouse Trafalgar Beach