By Chris King • 09 August 2021 • 5:39
IF you are a beach lover then you really must visit the spectacular sandy beach at Bolonia in the province of Cadiz province
There are so many beautiful, and unspoiled beaches all around the coast of Spain, once you get away from the touristy areas, and for residents of the Costa del Sol, a drive down to the Cadiz province will take you past the spectacular Strait of Gibraltar – in itself worth the journey – and onto the road towards Tarfia.
Just 20 minutes along the N340 after passing Tarifa you can be in the area of Bolonia beach, by turning off onto the CA-8208, where, at the end of the road you will find the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Baelo Claudia, and without a doubt, a unique, paradisiacal, and exclusive sandy bay, the longest beach in Cadiz province at 7,000 metres, and in the western sector, is the 30-metre dune of Bolonia, declared a natural monument in 2001.
At this beach, be warned, it is not unusual to see cows or horses walking onto the sand, since the beach is surrounded by coastal pine forests, and if you wander down to the cliff at the southeastern end of the beach, a small pathway leads to the Bolonia baths.
Be prepared for some days with strong winds in this part of the coast, it is a very popular windsurfing area, for obvious reasons, with Levante winds sometimes reaching up to 50km/h, and possible gusts of up to 100km/h, especially between May and October, although the temperature is still hot of course.
On calmer days, a stroll among the dunes is relaxing, where you can enjoy the natural panorama, but it is recommended to give July and August a miss, the N340 can get very busy in those months, the beach car park gets full, and the beach overcrowded, but apart from those two months, it really is an idyllic spot, and the sea is the Atlantic, a lot colder water, but really clear.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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