Cabo de Trafalgar

Los Caños de Meca

At the western end of Los Caños de Meca, a side road (often half-covered in sand) leads out to an 1860 lighthouse on a low spit of land. This is the famous Cabo de Trafalgar, off which Spanish naval power was swiftly terminated by a British fleet under Admiral Nelson in 1805.

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Nearby Los Caños de Meca attractions

1. Playa del Faro

0.27 MILES

Popular with nudists, this bleach-blonde beach sits immediately east of the Cabo de Trafalgar.

2. Playa de Zahora

0.46 MILES

Zahora's broad, blonde beauty of a silky beach spreads northwest from Los Caños de Meca.

3. Playa Los Caños de Meca

1.46 MILES

Los Caños' main beach, ideal for watching skilled kitesurfers at work, is straight in front of Avenida de Trafalgar’s junction with the A2233 to/from…

4. Playa de las Cortinas

1.92 MILES

Nudist beach-goers seek out secluded coves like this one at the eastern end of Los Caños' main beach.

6. Torre del Tajo

3.47 MILES

Poised above the Atlantic, with a peaceful lookout point, this 16th-century tower is the highlight of the spectacular, 7.2km Sendero del Acantilado, which…

7. El Palmar

3.84 MILES

About 7km northwest of Los Caños, lovely, long El Palmar beach has Andalucía's best board-surfing waves from about October to May. In summer it's busy…

8. Estatua de la Cobijada

6.21 MILES

Just below the castle is a lookout guarded by this statue of a woman dressed in Vejer's cloak-like, all-black traditional dress, the cobijada, which…