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Discover the Tarifa beach scene - the fine golden sands, those surf-loving winds, and that very special light of the Costa de la Luz, together make an unbeatable combination.

Playa de Valdevaqueros
Valdevaqueros beach stretches 5km from a small headland (on which sits Torre de la Peña) near the Hurricane Hotel, to the huge dunes which stretch across the beach at Punta Paloma. Home to the annual world wind surf championships and also popular with those who enjoy kitesurf and sailing.. A small lagoon lies behind the sand at the north end.
The beach is well-equipped with public bathrooms and showers, lifeguards, a Red Cross post and first aid hut. There are also several beach bars and parking nearby where the Rio del Valle meets the sea. Playa de Valdevaqueros can be reached by bus services running from Tarifa.

Playa de los Lances
The 10 km of white sandy paradise for which Tarifa is famous. Located north of the town as far as small headland on which sits Torre de la Peña. The beach and the pines behind it are officially protected as a Natural Area. Location of World Kite Surf Championships.

The beach is well-equipped with public toilets, showers and changing rooms, lifeguards, first aid points, flags to signal the state of the sea, several restaurants and a several of beach bars. There are parking areas but they become full in the summer weekends. If full park  on the other side of the main road and walk, and parking tickets are frequently issues to those that park on the access roads. There are two camp sites at this beach Camping rio Jara and Camping Tarifa.  The beach is also served by buses running from the town of Tarifa. As it is 10km long it is oftern refered to in its North of South sections, or by Rio Jara. The most southern part by the town is refered to as Playa Balneario.

Playa chica
A small family beach, very popular with local residents. It is one of the only beaches in Tarifa that is sheltered from the strong winds there. Can get very crowed on particularly breezy days.  Located in a small cove by the causeway called Muelle de Rivera to the west of the town, between the port and Las Palomas island. For a small beach it has surprisingly good facilities including life guards, a Red Cross post, toilets, showers and a restaurant. There is also parking nearby.

Bolonia
It's no secret that people want to keep Bolonia to themselves, and you can't really blame them. Even the cartographers appear to be in on the plot as most maps fail to acknowledge its existence. Who wouldn't keep quiet about golden sand dunes and a beach fringed with restaurants and bars, all in the shadow of Roman ruins from a long-dead civilisation?

Zahara de los atunes
A beach of fine golden sand and crystal clear waters, is ideal for both summer and calm walks around in other seasons. It is highly recommended for visitors who wish to enjoy the tranquility of this area instead.

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