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Playa Los Lances

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Updated 06/11/2014

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This part of the Atlantic coast is home to miles of white and mostly unspoiled beaches. Los Lances, to the north of Tarifa and the town's main beach, is one of the longest. Backed by low-lying scrub and lagoons, the beach is also close to the odd campsite, kite-surfing school, and boho-chic hotel. Its windswept sands make for perfect kite-surfing: the beaches at Los Lances and Punta Paloma (just up the coast) are where you'll see most sails surfing the waves and wind. Amenities are concentrated at the Tarifa end of the beach, where there are a few bars and cafés, usually open from mid-June through mid-September; this is naturally where the crowds congregate in the summer. Otherwise, most of the beach is deserted year-round. Swimming is safe here, except in high winds, when there's a strong undertow. Amenities: (mid-June to mid-September only) food and drink; lifeguards; showers; toilets. Best for: solitude; sunset; walking; windsurfing.

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Address:

Tarifa, 11380, Spain

Updated 06/11/2014

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