Ons Island

The Ons Island (Galician: Illa de Ons; Spanish: Isla de Ons) is the main island of a small archipelago in the coast of Pontevedra in Galicia, Spain. Ons belongs administratively to the municipality of Bueu, which has a regular ferry boat connection to the island, as have the mainland towns of Portonovo, Sanxenxo, Marín and Aldán. In 2020, lightning due to Subtropical Storm Alpha started a forest fire.[1]

Ons Island
Isla de Ons NWW.png
Ons Island and archipelago
Ons Island is located in Spain
Ons Island
Ons Island
Coordinates42°22′52″N 8°55′59″W / 42.381°N 8.933°W / 42.381; -8.933Coordinates: 42°22′52″N 8°55′59″W / 42.381°N 8.933°W / 42.381; -8.933
Area4.458 km2 (1.721 sq mi)
Length6 km (3.7 mi)
Width1.5 km (0.93 mi)
Highest elevation128 m (420 ft)
Autonomous communityGalicia
Population81 hab. (2013)


In 2001 the European Union designated Ons a Special Protection Area for bird-life.

In 2002, along with several other archipelagos off the Pontevedra coast, Ons became part of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park.



  1. ^ "Los estragos del temporal: Una mujer muere en Cáceres al caer un tejado y un tren descarrila en Madrid". telecinco (in Spanish). 18 September 2020. Retrieved 2 October 2020.

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