Isla de Las Palomas
Isla de Las Palomas
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Adam G
Fes, Morocco58 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
Not your usual review here, but as you reach the end of the causeway, if you turn left onto the beach, examine the rocks you find there and the cliff.
These rocks are a Miocene Oyster Bed, 5 to 10 million years old, and are very hard but composed largely of the smashed up remains of mollusc shells, mainly bivalves.
However, even without proper equipment, even a geological hammer it is possible to find some excellent complete shells among the erosion scree.
i found oysters (unsurprisingly,) scallops and other pectinids, other bivalves, a few gastropods, some beautiful small sponges, worm tubes, corals and best of all a wonderful goose barnacle with colour preserved and some incredibly well-preserved and gorgeous bryozoans (moss animals).
Don't know about the rest of the island but this is fantastic if you're a palaeontologist or just a casual collector.
Written November 16, 2016
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Michael H
Wroclaw, Poland36 contributions
Jan 2018
We walked out to the Isla de Las Palomas, despite knowing it is closed to the public. The second we arrived, some fisherman was exiting the automatic gate and we slipped in - not having a clue what "personas no autorizadas sin entrada" means ;-)

Anyway, the island is sort of deserted, except for the thousands of seagulls hanging around. So we walked down to the end - Europes southernmost point - and for a brief moment were the southernmost four people of Europes half abillion inhabitants. Very cool ;-)
Written January 25, 2018
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Bjorn44
Oslo, Norway237 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
The fort on the tiny island itself was not open to public. However the causeway out to the gate was an experience in itself. When we visited the wind gusts was so strong it was not easy to keep the balance. The fine sand in the area found refuge in our hear, without glasses you easily got some in your eyes as well, and exposed skin were sandblasted.
It was quite a special experience to have the Mediterranean on one side and the Atlantic on the other. And in the bay kites were maneuvered in fabulous ways. We enjoyed the gusty winds and the amazing kiters, and we were a bit ceremonious over the meeting of the two oceans. This is a place we will remember. With the fort open to the public, this place will be an excellent tourist magnet.
Written October 31, 2017
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Jeroen_Be
Mergo, Italy93 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
... However, you're not allowed to go on the island at the end of the route. And that's really a pity, because it gives you probably a superb view on the Atlantic Ocean that meets the Mediterranean Sea.
Written November 10, 2015
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Emma W
Telford, UK51 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Despite the Island being closed to the general public, this being unable to access the lighthouse or see where the two seas actually collide, or to get to the most southerly point in mainland Spain, the walk across gives a great perspective of the city of Tarifa. If only it was safe to access!
Written September 18, 2019
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Naco Vitral
Porto, Portugal326 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
We went to visit the fort and take advantage of the late hour to see a sunset. The fort is closed to the public and all we could see were abandoned buildings, gates and CCTV cameras pointing at the gates.
I guess if you are in the area you can take a walk and see the beach and the ferries leaving for Africa.
Written October 7, 2017
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Maria M
Birkenhead, UK509 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
Having walked across the causeway dodging the spray whipped up by the sea in the very windy conditions we arrived at The Isla and continued walking through into what looked like an abandoned army base. There were gates but they were wide open. Looked really interesting but the wild flowers and bird life was even more interesting.
However our visit was short lived when we were approached by a car and politely asked to leave. Evidently it is an immigration centre and only accessible to the public by applying for a permit and accompanied by a guide. We'll know for next time. The walk across the causeway is worthwhile, as is reading the large information board just by the entrance to the camp. If it's very windy prepare for a wetting and a sand blasting.

Written June 8, 2017
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Peter and Alice B
Serralongue, France26 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
If you get the chance to go visit this island you will be impressed by the colony of seagulls that lives there. You may only access if you are registered with passport or ID and accompanied by a local guide. Javier from Mundo Posibilidades in Tarifa is great!
Written May 26, 2016
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Magnus R
Malmö, Sweden310 contributions
Jan 2016 • Friends
The walk to the Island is great knowing you see two different oceans at the sam time, the Mediterrean sea and the Atlantic. Pity the island is closed for the public, The information signs gives you some info about the sea life and environment. This is a "been-there-done-that" visit.
Written January 9, 2016
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Malcolm McD
Glasgow, UK449 contributions
Oct 2019
This is a lovely walk passing the landmarks where the Mediterranean and Atlantic meet. Only when you get out to the island do you realise is is closed for development. Views toward Tarifa are lovely as well as the Atlantic beaches on the other side.
Written November 5, 2019
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