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Punta Paloma

Top choice in Tarifa

One of Andalucía's most fabulous beaches, Punta Paloma, 10km northwest of Tarifa, is famous for its huge blond sand dune. At its far western end, you can lather yourself up in a natural mud bath.

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1. Playa de Valdevaqueros

0.93 MILES

Sprawling between 7km and 10km northwest of Tarifa, to the great white dune at Punta Paloma, Valdevaqueros is one of Tarifa's most popular kitesurfing…

2. Baelo Claudia

4.53 MILES

The ruined town of Baelo Claudia is one of Andalucía's most important Roman archaeological sites. These majestic beachside ruins – with views across to…

3. Playa de los Lances

6.21 MILES

This broad snow-white sandy beach stretches for 7km northwest from Tarifa. The low dunes behind it are a paraje natural (protected natural area).

4. Playa El Cañuelo

6.28 MILES

Around 3km west beyond Bolonia's Baelo Claudia, along the CA8202, a 1.5km dirt track leads down to the Faro Camarinal, from where you can access quiet,…

5. Puerta de Jerez

6.31 MILES

Guarding the entrance to the old town, the fortified Mudéjar Puerta de Jerez was built by the Moors and embellished after the Christian conquest.

6. Iglesia de San Francisco de Asís

6.38 MILES

Originally constructed in the 16th century, this whitewashed, tucked-away church now flaunts a mix of baroque and neoclassical styles, having been torn…

8. Iglesia de San Mateo

6.46 MILES

Wind your way through the narrow streets of the old town to Tarifa's main (mostly 16th-century) church, with a soaring neoclassical facade.