Wild Camping Around Bolonia, Costa de la Luz, Andalucia

Wild camping on the beach at Bolonia, Costa de la Luz, Andalucia, isn't advisable.

Wild camping on the beach at Bolonia, Costa de la Luz, Andalucia, isn't advisable.

 

With Bolonia’s beach front being such an incredibly stunning location there is a strong temptation to wild camp there for a few days. The golden sand, blue skies, mountainous surrounding and views of Morocco make it a very alluring place but be warned; its beauty is also a trap.

There are several car parks along the edge of the beach and during the low season they are accessible to all vehicles. Come the middle of June the local authorities put chains across the entry posts to stop anything high than two metres getting in. Obviously that is a hindrance to may wild campers whose vehicles are generally in excess of that.

There are a couple of car parks that don’t have a height restriction but parking there after dark is risky as the local police are very quick to fine anyone who shouldn’t be there. Which is pretty much everyone.

The exact toll is unknown as it seems the police decide on the spot. We’ve heard tales of people being fined up to 350 euros which is a fairly steep cost for parking, which is essentially what wild camping is.

 

These signs are plentiful in Bolonia, Costa de la Luz, Andalucia, and the police mean every word of it.

These signs are plentiful in Bolonia, Costa de la Luz, Andalucia, and the police mean every word of it.

 

In most places the police will leave you be provided you’re not causing any problems, being excessively noisy or littering the place. The problem with wild camping in Bolonia is that it’s a small village and wherever you park you’re clearly visible making you an easy target.

All is not lost though as there’s a great wild camping spot near the pizzeria on the road into Bolonia which you can read about here.

Use this article as a cautionary piece, take the advice of people who know the area and have stayed there regularly because they have first hand experience and knowledge is a great weapon.

Read about the wild camp by the pizzeria on the way to Bolonia, wild camping at the ‘pig field’ near Punta Paloma and wild camping at the bullring in Tarifa.

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