Bolonia Beach

Bolonia Beach, Costa de la Luz: Address, Bolonia Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Bolonia Beach
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dthresher
Alnmouth10 contributions
Just a fab place to go.
Youre within a drive of about 1 and a half hours from Malaga.Ive also flown via Jerez and dont recall it being much more so communications are good.
You are within a short drive to Tarifa a small but beautiful town full of Moorish influence and where you can get your groceries,have a meal, a wander or ferry to Morocco.
In fact you are about 20kms from Africa (the straits of Gibraltar) so there are fantastic views of the Atlas Mountains.
They were to/might construct a tunnel from Bolonia to Morocco its that close.
Or you can drive North to Jerez (Horse Festival a must) or Cadiz or many other places.Festivals are however a must.Manzanillo my fave.Very dry fortified wine, (you must not call it Sherry at any cost).
As for Bolonia itself.Ive never been in high season.I tend to go Easter or late September but cant imagine it changes much.
A beautiful beach of miles and miles of white sand.A working village lived in by locals.The normal main bar/hotel (very down to earth) and a couple of shops and restaurants.
I always go to Don Pedro.A small group of self contained flats with a swimming pool ( seldom visit as beach 100 m down the road) and lovely owners.
Oh and it has a National Heritage site.Claudio something or other.A complete Roman town ( or at least the ruins) which is somewhat bizarre.A complete town,houses,streets everything in this little place.You can walk around (free for EEC or is it EU members) and there may be no more than a dozen people there.
Go!
Written February 28, 2009
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joggernaut
manchester1 contribution
I stayed in tarifa for a long weekend and rather than cram in the local tarifa beach we hired a car and drove the coastal road to Bolonia beach.

Great drive, reminded me of Mexico with windmills, all sunflowers, winy roads and cacti.

Bolonia beach is about 30 mins drive from Tarifa, An amazing beach, not many people about either.

the sand is white, the beach is long and the sea is crysta blue. lots of sun lungers for hire and also the umbrella. cost about €5.

ofcourse there's the wind but its not that bad plus it cools you down.

there's also a few beach front restuarants

bliss
Written August 6, 2006
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RavensROCK12
Gaithersburg, MD68 contributions
Jul 2016
This jewel of a beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of mainland europe. Few other beaches of Europe offer smooth white sand , and clear "BLUE" beach water as this one, and even fewer that also offer 2OOO year old Roman Temple(s) of Emperor CLaudivs.
Written August 24, 2016
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DGB-2011
London, UK39 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
15 minutes past Tarifa, is this amazing beach - the same white soft sand but with the added bonus of a massive sand dune (which the kids love to trek up and roll down). Seriously this is a big dune which will take 20 minutes to walk up.

The beach is next to Baelo Claudia - (apparently) the most preserved Roman Village outside of Italy - these ruins are magnificent and well worth the journey (entrance was free because we were British,, not sure why though)
Written April 29, 2014
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MatejaVrckovic
Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia41 contributions
Sep 2012 • Couples
Beutiful,long,clean beach,love it. For fun you can climb on sand dune on the end of the beach, we have some much fun. :)
Written November 11, 2012
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pjsv
Stockholm, Sweden95 contributions
Jul 2012 • Couples
A fantastic beach, basically unspoilt with an enormous sand dune at one end. The water is very nice and warmer than on Costa del Sol. When the mist lifts in the afternoon you can see the African coast across the straits. And if you want to do something more intellectual than sunbathing, you can visit the Roman ruins of the old settlement a few meters from the beach.

There are a couple of restaurants near the beach, nothing fancy but they serve what you need. There are also possibilities to stay overnight, but we always go on day trips. 1½ hours driving from Costa del Sol.
Written August 15, 2012
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jodydeath
Jerez41 contributions
Sep 2011 • Friends
I shouldn't be writing this, as a part of me thinks this should be a hidden gem, but this beach is incredible. White sand, crystal clear water and hard to get to... all good points, as it keeps the beach not too crowded. It's a very big beach too, which means, if you really want to get away from the more crowded area all you have to do is park the car and walk east for half an hour or so... The roman ruins and the free range cattle make it an even more interesting place.

Hardly no accommodation round the area (another good point) so you might have to stay in a nearby town, such as Tarifa or Vejer...
Written April 13, 2012
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Pablo_de_Ronda
Ronda, Spain1 contribution
May 2011 • Friends
I've been to Bolonia 5 times. With my first wife and son some years ago, with my second wife a couple of times in the last couple of years from our home in the Serranía de Ronda, with German in-laws last year and with German step-children on my birthday this year.
It's actually our favourite beach, of all the ones we've tried.
However, I've yet to see a nude or a sunbed! Obviously we go to the wrong bits of the beach.
Baelo Claudio, the Roman settlement referred to by another poster, is simply stunning.
Written August 5, 2011
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gagan_madhu
Allahabad, India55 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
Best Beach in this area absolutely mesmerizing beach as rightly said by some review writer that winds are there but they are good for beach fun and sports..

Must visit if you are in this region exceptional beach is what my son said we visited twice on our stay in Andalucia..
Written June 20, 2018
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LittleALJO
Stockholm, Sweden483 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
Located a short distance from Tarifa and easiest to park your car you do (not down at the beach) on the larger parking on the side. There is no problem to fit in there whereas if instead, you should park in the "middle of the porridge" will have to wait a long time ... the beach is wonderful and very long and surrounded in the northern part of a fantastic forest and a giant sand dune. Take the time to hike up to it and take pictures, it is fantastic and you get nice pictures on the beach.

The beach itself is clean and nice and there is no problem to find a place, the water is fresh and if you look at the other side of the ocean Africa is visible when it's clear weather.
Written September 7, 2015
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