Bolonia Beach is a 25 minutes drive north of Tarifa. Tarifa is the capital city of wind, therefore, be prepared it can get chilly if it's not summer.
Bolonia Beach and the shifting dune are worth a visit despite the season.
It’s a popular beach with Spanish tourists in summer and day trippers on Sundays. During the rest of the year and at weekdays it’s less busy. Morning and evening only a few people are on the beach and dune even in summer.
At midday, the sunlight is perfect for a good shot of the shifting dune. The golden hour in the afternoon/evening is also a good option for brilliant pics. Sunsets are awesome, but some of the car parks close at 9 p.m.
To get to El Mirlo Beach and Restaurant follow the sign to Punta Paloma. First, you pass the huge dune of Valdevaquevos and then a military zone.
This marvelous beach is still a hidden gem and mostly the Spanish visit it. Due to the limited parking and accessibility, it can’t get crowded.
Between high- and low tide you can swim in the lagoon. At high tide, the beach is small, and at low tide, the lagoon disappears.