Estrecho de Gibraltar Natural Park

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Estrecho de Gibraltar Natural Park

The Strait of Gibraltar Natural Park protects not only coastal land surface, but also a marine territory teeming with life and the internationally important migratory path crossing its skies. Read more…  

This Natural Park covers some 20,000 hectares, and combines a unique attempt to maintain a hugely contrasting area in the southernmost part of continental Europe. The 14 kilometres separating two continents, Africa and Europe, can only be fully appreciated within the Natural Park’s boundaries, where even with the naked eye, the Moroccan city of Tangiers can be easily spotted.

Not only is this a place where two continents practically touch each other, but it is where two major expanses of water, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, literally come together. This has led to a unique ecosystem, where small and large marine mammals either pass through or spend the whole of the year.

On land, there is a wide variety of coastal vegetation, animals and birds that flourish in the humid yet mild conditions. In addition to the volcanic rock in the Strait, there are also some incredible beaches just to the north, including one of the best in Spain at Bolonia, which also boasts a 30 metre white sand dune.

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