When you have strong Levante days in Tarifa, this is one of the alternative spots. The force of Levante in Palmones is less intense and the wind is usually more constant. The orientation of these shore is opposite to the tarifeñas coasts, so that the wind blows on shore that allows you a safe and smooth ride.

This small beach is located about 30 minutes drive from Tarifa, direction Algeciras – Malaga.
It is surrounded by an industrial environment. While riding in this kitespot, you can see the giant containers entering and leaving the port and have a view in front of Gibraltar.

The map of Palmones

Check out the individual posts about the kitespots in Tarifa for more info.

Distance from Tarifa
  • approx. 28 km
Best time to go
  • You can kitesurf all year (Respect the areas marked for swimmers)
  • The best months are from January to October
  • It is best to go to this beach early in the morning when the Levante wind in Tarifa is over 30 knots
  • Fine, soft sand and some rocks in the water
  • The water is a little dirty
  • Length: 750 m
  • Width: 70 m
Water temperature
  • Summer: 22 to 25 °C
  • Winter: 16 to 18 °C
East wind (Levante)
  • On shore – side on
  • Not as gusty as in other kitespots
West wind (Poniente)
  • off shore
Kite size
  • Levante: 9 to 15 m²
  • With strong winds you can get clean medium waves
Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • You can find some rocks close to the river mouth
  • Currents at the side of the river
Additional infos
  • At the back of the beach is a small lagoon with flat water. Perfect for beginners and freestylers (if you ride in this lagoon, remember that it is a nature reserve, and is supposed to be prohibited kitesurfing all year. There authorities makes regular inspections and they can fine you or confiscate the material)
Palmones beach and kitespot close to Tarifa
Palmones beach and kitespot close to Tarifa (Foto from globalkitespots.com)

Wind forecast

Pros and cons in Balneario

 When in Tarifa is strong Levante, here is the perfect kitespot with on shore
 Constant wind
 Wide beach to launch and land your kite
 On no wind days, lots of other activities
 Webcams with view of the beach

 It is 30 min drive from Tarifa
 Overcrowded in high season (July and August)


Palmones beach and kitespot just 30 min from Tarifa
Webcam de Palmones

Kitespots near Palmones 

  • Getares – When Levante blows heavily in Tarifa, in Getares you will have perfect on shore wind
  • Playa Chica – With Levante, if you have experience
  • La Charca or the lagoon – Perfect for beginners and those who want to practice their tricks on flat water
  • 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

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

More infos about Palmones in Tarifa

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:

If you want to add some information about this kitespot, get in contact here 🙂