Palmones

Continent
Europe
Country
Spain
Next Big City
Malaga, Jerez de la Fontera
Next Town
Palmones, Algeciras
 
Type:
Ocean, River Mouth
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
Animals, Currents, Wave breaker
Quality:
Polluted
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Flat water. Further outside it gets choppy. With stronger winds small waves, breaking on a sandbar in front of the river mouth, depending on tides though. Behind a sand dune it has a small lagoon. You need to cross the river, which has some current. The water is often contains tar and has a funny taste, probably due to the factories and ships in the bay. Avoid drinking it when you wipeout. Also, watch out for the jellyfish in the summer.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Rocks
Beach Users:
June, July, August

Wide sandy beach. Lots of space. On one side it is limited by a river mouth. A few rocks at the river mouth.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
E, ESE
Main Direction:
E, W

With the Levante the wind comes mainly sideonshore. The wind is a bit stronger here than in Getares, but less gusty. In the afternoon the wind gets less gusty. The wind changes from Poniente (West) to Levante (East) in general every few days, guess the best rate can be up to 60-70% days with more than 4 Bft per month in summer. Best direction is definitely ESE. When wind is forecasted from East, it´s possible that the wind will come into the bay (ESE) because of the mountains and geographic effects. Less strong winds than Tarifa.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

From Tarifa drive towards Algeciras and in Algeciras towards Malaga. After Algeciras exit the highway at 'Palmones' and follow the signs to Palmones until you reach the walking zone. Behind the zone turn right onto a gravel parking lot. Free parking.

Extra information

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Nightlife

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