Playa de Los Lances

Playa de Los Lances
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Its ecological value lies in the fact that on days when winds are unfavourable, huge quantities of birds of all kinds congregate here to wait for suitable wind conditions in which to cross the strip of water between the Straits of Gibraltar.

The beach is open and covers 226 hectares, offering views of the Straits of Gibraltar and the African coast on one side, and of the coastal sierra of the Tarifa mountains on the other. Salado Stream and the Rivers La Vega and Jara flow into the sea here.

Marsh vegetation (of small dimensions): rushes, salt cedars and others (at river mouths).

Large concentrations of all types of birds. Especially numerous are seagulls and plovers (greater and black-footed), which reproduce here. A number of birds of prey, such as eagles, kites, falcons and Egyptian vultures also come to rest in the area.

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Services and infrastructure

  • Accessible for handicapped
  • Tourist Office
Target audiences
Seniors, For families, young people, Couples, Lgbti, I travel alone, Friends
Culture, Sports, Leisure and fun, Nature
Environmental units
Litoral del Estrecho (The Coast of the Strait)
Statement date
28 / 07 / 1989
Area (m2)