Clustered with beachfront hotels and big-name golf courses, Novo Sancti Petri is a resort town south of Chiclana de la Frontera. It was the site of a fierce battle during the early 19th-century Peninsular War, which saw Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom fighting against France for control of the Iberian Peninsula.
Things to do in Novo Sancti Petri
Stretching for six kilometres along the oceanfront of Novo Sancti Petri is Playa de la Barrosa, where you can swim and surf throughout the year. In 1811, it was the site of the Battle of Barrosa, which saw Anglo-Iberian forces trying to disrupt the French siege of Cadiz. Further south lies Playa del Puerco, another golden stretch of sand watched over by a 16th-century coastal tower.
Nestled behind Playa de la Barrosa is the Atlantic Pine Forest where you’ll find picnic areas and short walking trails. On one side of the forest is a children’s play area while on the other is the Vida Padre Lobby Bar, where you can enjoy sundowners overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Golfers can test their skills on the 36 holes of the Club de Golf Novo Sancti Petri, which was designed by Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros in 1990. It features picturesque lakes and is framed by palm trees and cork oaks, with magnificent views across La Barrosa Beach from its fairways. If you want to practise your skills, there is a wide, flat driving range and multiple putting areas.
Getting around Novo Sancti Petri
Novo Sancti Petri is a 15-minute drive from Chiclana de la Frontera and 40 minutes from Cadiz. Jerez Airport is an hour away and has flights to destinations across Europe. Buses travel to and through Novo Sancti Petri from the nearby town of La Barrosa.