Next to the port and just outside the old town stand the ruins of the Castillo de guzmán el Bueno.

Those with something less historic in mind can head 200m south to Playa de los Lances for 5km of the finest white sand on the Atlantic coast.

Tarifa Spin out Surfbase 9km up the road toward Cádiz rents windsurfing and kite surfing boards and instructs all levels (956 23 63 52)