El Palmar, on the Costa de la Luz is the paradise for surfers. It is one of the best beach breaks in Andalusia.

This beach is not very well known as kitespot, but surely, as in all the beaches of Tarifa and its surroundings you will find a very good wind and you will be able to sail with good waves.

The map of El Palmar
Check out the individual posts about the kitespots in Tarifa for more info.

Distance from Tarifa
  • approx. 65 km (45 min drive via Cadiz)
Best time to go
  • The best months are between October and May
Beach
  • Fine and soft sand. To the side of the lighthouse Torre Nueva, rocks in the water and sand
  • Length: 8 km
  • Width: 50 m
Water temperature
  • Summer: 22 to 25 °C
  • Winter: 16 to 18 °C
East wind (Levante)
  • Can get gusty
  • Usually is side off shore
  • It is not that strong like in Tarifa
West wind (Poniente)
  • Normally is constant
  • Side on shore
Kite size
  • Levante: 7 to 9 m²
  • Poniente: 9 to 15 m²
Waves
  • Between October and May you can find good waves
  • The best waves are with Poniente
Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
Dangers
  • Towards the side where the lighthouse Torre Nueva is, you can find stones in the water
  • Currents depending of wind direction and wich side of the beach you are
Infrastructure
  • Chiringuitos and restaurants with toilets
  • Parking close to the beach
  • Surf schools close to this beach and they rent equipment
The waves of El Palmar, kitespot near Tarifa
The waves of El Palmar, kitespot near Tarifa

Wind forecast

Pros and cons in El Palmar 

 El Palmar has the best waves of Andalusia
 Wide beach to launch and land your kite
 On no wind days, lots of other activities
 Webcams with view of the beach

 On weekends and most of all in summer, this spot can get very crowded
 It is 45 min drive from Tarifa
 This village has some restaurants, 3 small supermarkets and a pharmacy
 In high season this spot can get crowded (July and August)

Webcam

Webcam of the kitespot El Palmar near Tarifa
Webcam of the kitespot El Palmar near Tarifa

Kitespots near El Palmar 

  • Rio Jara – With Poniente for all levels, not so crowded spot
  • Agua and Waves – For all levels with Poniente or Levante with rescue boats
  • Valdevaqueros – Safest beach with Levante, good thermal wind, lots of events like world championship
  • Bolonia –  There is less wind in days of heavy Levante in Tarifa
  • Caños de Meca – Known for its waves, 45 mins outside of Tarifa

Here you can find a complete list of the kitespots in Tarifa.

More infos about Tarifa and surroundings

Visit the post about Tarifa, the town which is connecting several kitespots like this one. There you will find some additional information about the nearest airports, bus stations and a lot more:

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