WHAT TO DO
SUN AND BEACH
EL PALMAR, BEACH WITH THE Q QUALITY LABEL AND A WIDE RANGE OF TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Vejer de la Frontera has a magnificent beach known as “Playa de El Palmar”, only 9 km from the town centre.
On this beach we have a tower, called Torrenueva, whose function was to watch over the coast.
This type of tower was widely used during the XVII – XVIII centuries, being placed all along the coast of Cadiz, characterising the surveillance as the invasion of pirates and bandits was very probable.
It communicated with the other towers by smoke signals during the day and fire signals at night.
Several streams flow into this area, which originate from inland elevations.
The fauna is typical of these coastal environments, among which the most important species are the lariids and waders, such as oystercatchers, sandpipers…