Duna de Bolonia

Duna de Bolonia Type: Natural Landmark Province: Cádiz Municipality: Tarifa
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This dune is over 30 metres high and 200 metres wide, and stands out within the huge system of dunes to which it belongs. Located in the Bolonia Inlet, within the Estrecho Nature Park, this is one of the most unspoilt areas of the Cádiz coast, a vital natural habitat with stunning scenery.

The area is called "barjanal" on account of its half-moon-shaped dunes set perpendicular to the wind, with uneven slopes. It is one of the few transgressive systems in Andalusia, i.e., which are still advancing inland. Under the force of the easterly wind, it moves towards the ecologically important replanted groves of stone pine and scrub.

Although some of Bolonia's sands are covered by exotic species to avoid them advancing further, the cliffs which are battered by the easterly wind have unusual vegetation such as Andalusian coastal juniper, Savin juniper and Portuguese crowberry. In more exposed areas, only Marram grass, sand couch and lotus grow.

There is another line of dunes further back from the beach. Although it is in its infancy, it is coloured by marine thistles, white lilies and sea stock which grow in areas more sheltered from the wind, alongside rushes.

From the Bolonia-Faro Camarinal Trail you can see the broad beach of fine, golden sand. It is unspoilt and popular with surfers. You can also see the lighthouse with its giants' kettles and the Baelo Claudia archaeological site. This Roman town-factory is in surprisingly good condition and has the National Historic Monument designation.

Also recommended is scuba diving at nearby sites, with outstanding underwater karst formations.

General information

Extension: 13 hectares Date of declaration: 23/11/2001 Environmental units:Litoral del Estrecho (The Coast of the Strait) Routes:Cadiz by the TransAndalus, Motorbike Route from Tarifa to Caños de Meca - Cadiz

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    El faro Camarinal está en el Cabo de Gracia, entre la Playa de Los Alemanes (también llamada de Cabo de Plata) y la del Cañuelo. Fue una de las torres construidas en el siglo XVI por orden de Felipe II para proteger la costa gaditana frente a las acciones de pillaje de los piratas berberiscos. Era una torre almenara denominada "Torre Vieja" o "Torre de Cabo de Gracia", que en 1990 fue restaurada y habilitada como faro.

    Municipality:Tarifa
    Province:Cádiz

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Municipality:Tarifa
Province:Cádiz

Trails

  • El sendero Duna de Bolonia discurre por la playa del mismo nombre, rodeada de sierras con un verdor poco común en Andalucía. Los fuertes vientos de levante han elevado la duna, auténtico monumento natural que forma parte de un conjunto mayor, el conjunto arqueológico de Baelo Claudia.

    Trayecto: lineal.

    Para descargar folleto, pulse aquí.

    Trail Information

    Lenght: 1000 meters Duration: 0.3 hours Difficulty: baja

    how to arrive

    En la N-340 a la altura del km 71, se toma la carretera CA-8202 que lleva a Bolonia y siguiendo la dirección hacia la playa, cruzando el arroyo de Alpariate, se encuentra el inicio del sendero.

  • El sendero Faro Camarinal recorre el cabo de Gracia, donde la naturaleza se muestra exultante: de lejos, con paisajes nada monótonos, y de cerca, con no pocos detalles de flora y fauna. Termina junto a un monumento histórico: una torre almenara convertida en faro.

    Trayecto: lineal.

    Para descargar folleto, pulse aquí.

    Trail Information

    Lenght: 1700 meters Duration: 0.3 hours Difficulty: baja

    how to arrive

    En la N-340 a la altura del km. 71, se toma la carretera CA-2216 a Bolonia y se continua en dirección al conjunto arqueológico de Baelo-Claudia, siguiendo por la misma carretera 3 km más hacia la sierra de La Plata.

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