Beaches of Tarifa
The beach of Valdevaqueros has very good wind conditions which makes it the most popular spot for kiteboarding. It also has very good services with toilets, showers, beach bars and parking near the beach. Valdevaqueros can be found at the end of Los Lances, north from Torre de la Peña. And like Los Lances the beach can be reached with the bus running between camping sites and Tarifa.
Playa de Los Lances is a long and white sandy beach with an average width of 120 meters. The beach is situated north from Tarifa until Torre de la Peña. It is a very popular kitesurfing spot with many services, such as beach bars, toilets, showers, camping site and possibility of parking. There is a bus running between Tarifa and the camping sites and it is possible to catch this bus when going to the beach as well.
Playa Chica is the last beach of Mediterranean Sea. This small beach is meant for swimmers and sun bathing. During Poniente wind it is usually full of people since the wind doesn’t enter the beach same way as other beaches. In spite of its small size Playa Chica still has many services such as toilet, showers, restaurant and parking possibilities right next to it.
Balneario is the first beach of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a great beach with fine sand and popular among surfers, kitesurfers and windsurfers. Although during high season from June 15 until the end of September it is forbidden to do water sports and the spot is reserved only for swimmers and sunbathers.
The beach of Punta Paloma is situated about 10 kilometers north from Tarifa. It is best known for two things: its beautiful sand dunes at the end of the beach and as a great kitesurfing and windsurfing spot. Punta Paloma doesn’t have as many services as the other beaches, there is one beach bar, parking place and two camping sites close to the beach.
Beach of Bolonia is located about 20 kilometers north from Tarifa. Southern part of the beach in Bolonia is a very popular spot among kitesurfers and windsurfers. The wind here is not as strong as it normally is on the beaches of Tarifa but many people still prefer to go here instead of sometimes very crowded Tarifa.