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Parque Natural Bahía de Cádiz y Reservas Naturales de las Lagunas de Cádiz.
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Parque Natural Bahía de Cádiz
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Parque Natural Bahía de Cádiz
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Parque Natural Bahía de Cádiz
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Espacio natural Bahía de Cádiz
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Espacio natural Bahía de Cádiz
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Espacio natural Bahía de Cádiz
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Espacio natural Bahía de Cádiz
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Parque Natural Bahía de Cádiz
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Parque Natural Bahía de Cádiz
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Parque Natural Bahía de Cádiz
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Parque Natural Bahía de Cádiz
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Espacio natural Bahía de Cádiz
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Espacio natural Bahía de Cádiz
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Espacio natural Bahía de Cádiz
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Espacio natural Bahía de Cádiz
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Espacio natural Bahía de Cádiz
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Espacio natural Bahía de Cádiz
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Practicando deporte en el Parque Natural Bahía de Cádiz
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Practicando deporte en el Parque Natural Bahía de Cádiz
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Practicando deporte en el Parque Natural Bahía de Cádiz
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The special ecological characteristics of this wet zone are the product of its proximity to the ocean and the mild Mediterranean climate. The area, with its saline marshes virtually intact, is characterised by a dense human population and intense industrial and economic activity.

Salt mining dates back to Phoenician times, though nowadays, in the wake of the progressive filling in and drying out of thousands of hectares of marshland for urban, industrial and agricultural use, most of the salt mines are now given over to the cultivation of clams, oysters, sea bass, sole, grey mullet, and prawns. Today, the area's economic resources are centred on marsh fishing, seafood, marine crops and tourism. However, small enclaves of virtually-intact natural marshes still survive, such as those of Los Toruños, in Sancti Petri and La Isla de Trocadero. A wide variety of ecosystems in a relatively small area of dunes, canes, cliffs and beaches.

General information

Extension: 10522 hectares Date of declaration: 28/07/1989

Fauna

Its location between the neighbouring Doñana Natural Park and the Straits of Girabraltar makes Cadiz Bay a key part of the migratory process for a large number of aquatic birds. Sedentary, summer and winter species, along with others whose migratory route takes them over the area, make up the birdlife of this coastal wet zone. Gannets, grebes, cormorants, seagulls and species which have adapted their feeding habits to their muddy environment are common on the beaches. The largest colony of terns is to be found here.

Storks, flamingoes, spoonbills, herons and avosets nest in this area of marshes and salt lakes. Since its transformation to accommodate aquatic crops, species such as the flamenco and the osprey have also appeared.

A watershed between marine and terrestrial  milieux, it provides, thanks to the unobstructed flow of well-illuminated water containing abundant nutrients, the ideal environment for a wide variety of species, such as molluscs, crustaceans, fish, aquatic birds and the chameleon, a protected species which can be found in pine forests and dunes as well as in orchards and gardens.

Cockles, Murex brandanis, clams, shrimps and crabs can be found in the muddy areas along the coast, as well as in the salt lakes, where "marsh fish" -sole, sea bass, golden bream and grey mullet- can be caught. Other species include mussels and prawns.

Flora

Cadiz Bay's natural vegetation consists of species which have adapted to the saline substratum, the flooding of the tides and the sandy bed. A few enclaves of pines still survive, such as La Algaida Pine Grove, the remains of a dense pine forest which once stretched from El Puerto de Santa Maria to Puerto Real but was burnt by occupying armies in the 19th century. Another small wood some 6 hectares in size is also to be found at Sancti Petri.

In summary, pine groves, Ammophila arenaria, reeds, bullrushes, Scirpus maritimus and other endemic plants make up the Bay of Cadiz's floral panorama.

Interest Points

  • Mirador Salina Dolores Mirador Salina Dolores
    The trail starts next to the information panel describing the route. Further on we see the bed of the River Arillo on our right hand side. This watercourse today forms one of the caños, or channels, running through the marshland. We enter the inner bay and soon reach an observation point, where we can stop to watch dunlins, plovers, redshanks, roseate spoonbills and oystercatchers. Walking on we pass some sluice gates and see the old saltpan structures. These are now used for aquaculture. We then come to an information panel describing the vegetation to be found in the marshes. We see Gracilaria algae, dandelion, glasswort, sea lavender and the marine plant known as salado. Further along the trail there is an observation tower with an information panel about the zone known as the Inner Bay. From here we have an excellent view of Cadiz and its surrounding area. Finally, we pass through an area dedicated to shellfish farming. End of trail

    Location

    Municipality: San Fernando

  • Dunas de San Antón Dunas de San Antón
    This Peri-urban Park is outstanding because it is perfectly conserved and integrated within the town of El Puerto de Santa María. This ecosystem is, in turn, set on living cliffs made of very fragile materials such as sand, marl and clay, interspersed with resistant layers of reef stone. It all comes together in an interesting coastal landscape. Special mention should be made of the proximity of the Guadalete River. The San Antón Dunes are excellent for countryside leisure activities. There is a recreation area next to the promenade. A walk around here offer views of Cadiz Bay and its coastline. Furthermore, its location next to La Puntilla Beach with its fine, golden sand, offers a full range of coastal activities and sports such as sailing at its yacht club.

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Trails

  • Punta del Boquerón Punta del Boquerón

    La Punta del Boquerón es un elemento geográfico de alta relevancia geomorfológica y paisajística, que constituye el extremo de una barra arenosa, llamada flecha por la rapidez con la que crece y se
    evoluciona.

    A través de este sendero se conoce dos ecosistemas muy diferentes entre sí pero que conviven en estrecho contacto: las dunas y las marismas.

    En los sistemas dunares, en buen estado de conservación, crecen la retama y el barrón, especies adaptadas a suelos arenosos gracias a sus largas raíces. Las marismas constituyen uno de los ecosistemas más productivos a nivel biológico, donde se pueden observar con cierta facilidad flamencos, garzas y una gran variedad de aves limícolas.

    El sendero finaliza en la batería de Urrutia, encargada de defender este punto estratégico durante el siglo XVIII. Al otro lado del caño de Sancti Petri, se encuentra el antiguo poblado almadrabero del mismo nombre.

    Si necesitas más información sobre este sendero y los demás de la Comarca Bahía de Cádiz, entra aquí. Puedes consultar la ficha técnica de cada uno de ellos, verlos en Google Earth y descargarte los tracks para GPS.

    Trail Information

    lenght: 2600 meters Duration: 0.5 Difficulty: baja

    how to arrive

    Desde San Fernando tomar la carretera a la playa de Camposoto. Al final de la carretera, una vez pasado el puente de acceso a la playa, comienza el sendero.

     

  • Tres Amigos-Río Arillo Tres Amigos-Río Arillo

    Aprovechando la estructura de la antigua Salina de Tres Amigos, el recorrido de este sendero permite acercarse a una de las zonas de mayor interés ornitológico del Parque Natural Bahía de Cádiz, contándose hasta setenta mil aves en una misma invernada.

    Destacan las limícolas, aquellas que comen pequeños invertebrados escondidos en el fango, como las cigüeñuelas, los correlimos, las avocetas y las espátulas entre otras.

    El aprovechamiento de los recursos naturales, de gran valor etnográfico y económico, modelaron un paisaje con numerosos vestigios todavía presentes.

    El sendero conecta con un camino hasta la casa salinera de Tres Amigos, y en la orilla del canal del río Arillo, al molino del mismo nombre.

    Si necesitas más información sobre este sendero y los demás de la Comarca Bahía de Cádiz, entra aquí. Puedes consultar la ficha técnica de cada uno de ellos, verlos en Google Earth y descargarte los tracks para GPS.

    Trail Information

    lenght: 2900 meters Duration: 1 Difficulty: baja

    how to arrive

    Desde San Fernando, tomar la carretera a la playa de Camposoto. Frente al cuartel hay un eucaliptal donde se inicia el sendero.

     

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