Playa de los Lances Natural Area

Sierras Subbéticas Natural Park
 

Overview
The Playa de los Lances Natural Area is a protected area covering 226ha including a 3km beach its dunes, marshlands and lagoons.  It is part of the Estrecho Natural Park and is located west Tarifa.  The rivers Jara and Vega run parallel to the beach and have formed the marshlands and lagoons called Jeli and Montellano.   

Animals/Birds
During winter the visitor can see a variety of birds including waders, Kentish plovers, sanderlings, godwits and oystercatchers. Migration periods other species are attracted such as flamingos, sandpipers and storks, among others.

Plants
The Playa de los Lances Natural Area is home to sea medick, sea daffodils and southern birdsfoot-trefoil. Away from the beach there are are stone pines and Mediterranean scrubland with dwarf fan palms and lentisc.

 

 
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