The original Sancti Petri was a small tuna fishing village located on a spit of land across the river San Fernando and the southern tip of the Cadiz Peninsular. On the other side it is surrounded by marshes and sand bars, Sancti Petri is near the town of Chiclana de la Frontera. After the old town was abandoned in the seventies the land was looked after by the Military. Today it is slowly being redeveloped as a leisure and water sports area. The old high down the centre of the land is totally abandoned but one can guess its former importance by the lines of tall mature palm trees. Now a one way traffic system runs around the outside of the peninsular giving access to the restaurants, cafes and bars as well as well as the fishing jetties.