Best Beaches In & Around Tarifa

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  • 1. Bolonia


    Travel time from Tarifa: approx 0.5 hrs

    In the province of Cadiz in Andalucia are the white sands of Bolonia beach which stretch out far along the coastline. Untouched and secluded, the soft sandy beach is backed by the remains of the Roman city of Baelo Claudia, which are worth exploring.

    There is also a nudist section of the beach at the southern end of the bay.

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  • 2. Playa de los Alemanes

    Playa de los Alemanes

    Travel time from Tarifa: approx 0.5 hrs

    Located next to the village of Zahara isPlaya de los Alemanes, a largely unspoilt stretch of golden sand. Reaching about 1,500 metres (a mile) in width, the beach would never get crowded, even if it was on the beaten track.

    Backed by a gently sloping hillside dotted with upmarket villas the wide bay still retains much of its natural appeal. There isn't much in the way of facilities here either -… read more »

  • 3. Playa Los Lances

    Playa Los Lances
    Andrew Nash

    Travel time from Tarifa: approx 0.5 hrs

    A vast curving section of pale sand running for seven kilometres in length and with an average width of 120 metres, Playa Los Lances is one of the largest and most impressive beaches in the region. Starting within the city limits of Tarifa, where it is known as Los Lances Sur (or South), it continues west all the way to the protected landscape of Parque Natural del Estrecho. Here… read more »

  • 4. Zahara de los Atunes

    Zahara de los Atunes
    Luis Rogelio HM

    Travel time from Tarifa: approx 0.5 hrs

    Also going by the name of Playa el Carmen, Zahara de los Atunes is never unduly over crowded, even during the peak summer months, thanks largely to its sheer size. Stretching for more than six kilometres, its dune-like landscape of fine sand is backed by low cliffs, coastal flora, and unobtrusive villas.

    Offering waters so clear they have been awarded a Blue Flag, Zahara de los Atunes is a good… read more »

  • 5. Playa de Caños de Meca

    Playa de Caños de Meca

    Travel time from Tarifa: approx 1 hr

    The south facing beach of Caños de Meca (named after its nearest settlement) is a relatively narrow but exceptionally long stretch of golden sand running for close to three kilometres.

    Around 16 kilometres southwest of Vejer, it is located in a stunning area of natural beauty, situated between cliffs that climb to a height of 100 metres and the Trafalgar lighthouse. What's more, it's backed onto by the pine trees… read more »

  • 6. Playa de El Palmar

    Playa de El Palmar

    Travel time from Tarifa: approx 1 hr

    Setting itself up as the surf capital of Andalusia, Playa de el Palmar sees a succession of surfers visiting its seven kilometres of near-straight golden sands right throughout the year. During the summer months, its kite surfers you're most likely to come across, while in the winter, it's board surfers. A surf school and rental centre on the beach means even beginners can have a go.

    Roughly five kilometres north of… read more »

  • 7. Playa del Cristo

    Playa del Cristo
    Turista Inglesa

    Travel time from Tarifa: approx 1 hr

    Stretching around a small bay immediately to the west of Punta de la Doncella and the attractive marina of Puerto Pesquero de Estepona, Playa del Cristo is approximately 700 metres long. Combining stone-free dark sands with calm shallow waters, protected on one side by a sea wall, amenities include several play areas. As a result, it's a beach that has become popular with families with young children.

    Accessible on foot and… read more »

  • 8. Playa La Rada

    Playa La Rada
    Turista Inglesa

    Travel time from Tarifa: approx 1 hr

    Situated on the eastern side of Estepona, Playa de la Rada runs for over two kilometres. Although not the calmest of beaches on the Costa del Sol, with moderate waves, its deep grey sands and long beachside promenade makes Playa de la Rada an excellent all-round option favoured by locals and visitors alike.

    Accessible for those with disabilities, and in close proximity to the heart of Estepona, Playa de la Rada… read more »

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