Punta de Tarifa (Point Tarifa, Point Marroqui) is the
southernmost point of the
Iberian Peninsula and continental Europe. It is located in the
province of Cádiz and the
autonomous community of
Andalusia on the
Atlantic end of the
Straits of Gibraltar.
 The coast of
Morocco can be seen from this point.
The point is the southeastern tip of the former island, known as Isla de Tarifa or
Isla de Las Palomas, located offshore and connected to the mainland by a causeway. The island was occupied by a military installation between the 1930s and 2001.
The name of
Tarifa, both for the island and for the municipality, originates from
Tarif ibn Malik, who in 710 started here the
Islamic conquest of Spain.