This tour takes us close to one of the most important coastal wetlands for water bird reproduction in Europe. A priority zone for nesting, rest and feeding of great ornithological interest.
Along the trail we will find two bird observatories, one oriented at the estuary of the old salt marsh, frequented by, among others, flamingos, avocets, herons and little terns, and the other oriented at the River Arillo, from where we can watch at low tide a multitude of small waders like dunlins and Kentish plovers.
It is also a reproduction and hatching area for an extensive number of fish and invertebrate species.
The salt marsh industry was one of the Bay’s most emblematic economic activities and this tour allows us to distinguish the different parts of a traditional salt marsh: the estuary, pickle ponds or crystallisers.
Along our walk we will see remains of old buildings such as the tide mill of the River Arillo, included in the General Catalogue of Andalusian Historical Legacy.
From the south entrance to San Fernando, take the road with direction Camposoto Beach. Opposite the “Camposoto” barracks there is a car park where the trail starts.
1 mile from the Cádiz Bay Natural Park visitors centre | 1.2 miles from restaurants and 2.2 miles from the train station.
Linear (return by the same tour).
The Punta del Boquerón, declared Natural Monument of Andalusia, along with cultural heritage sites like the Urrutia Battery and Sancti Petri Castle, where archaeologists were recently able to find the exact location of the mythical Hércules temple, are more than enough attractions to tour these four miles due to the comfortable handrail or the perfectly made print in the sand.
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.