Without a doubt one of the province’s most beautiful trails. It runs parallel to Camposoto Beach and to the marshes of the Sancti Petri tributary, ending at Punta del Boquerón. an emblematic zone declared Natural Monument of Andalusia in 2003. To get there, the tour shows us two very different ecosystems: dunes and marshes.
In the dune system, a vegetation especially adapted to these sandy grounds develops which attaches to the dunes through its extensive roots. On the left we will see a naturally regenerated marsh, where the vegetation is different. It is adapted to the high salinity of these lands and subjected to intermittent flooding of the tides.
A little before reaching the end of the tour, we cross the remains of the Urrutia Battery (Cultural Heritage Site), a defensive facility that played an important role in the War of Independence.
From Punta de Boquerón, we can see how Sancti Petri Castle, declared a Cultural Heritage Site, rises proudly in the middle of the sea, where archaeologists have recently located the mythical Hércules Gaditano Temple, one of the holy grails of archaeology, and, time permitting, we can enjoy some bathing opposite it before returning on the path home.
From the south entrance to San Fernando take the road with direction Camposoto Beach to the end.
1.5 miles | Natural Park visitor centre and 4.1 miles | railway station. During the summer period there are beach amenities (showers, toilet, refreshment stalls, police, First aid…). Parking zone.
Linear (return by the same tour or by the seashore).
This pleasant zigzag tour bordering the El Carrascón tributary allows us to enjoy the peaceful natural environment without losing sight of the profile of the city of San Fernando. Along the tour we can see the maze-like system of marshes, as well as some salt marshes created by man since time immemorial to obtain salt.