Playa Peñón del Roque - Short hike through a wide Barranco ravine at the foot of steep cliffs
The remote beach of Playa Peñon del Roque is on the east coast of Fuerteventura and can only be reached by a hike of 2 kilometres through a Barranco ravine, passing the picturesquely situated lighthouse of Faro de la Entallada. The black lava stone beach is covered with large black pebbles. The bay is about 100 metres long and is three to ten metres wide depending on the tides. The beach is located at the foot of 150 metre high cliffs.
Towards the north, protruding from the sea, you can see Peñon del Roque which gave the beach its name. Swimming is usually possible without any problems, as the waves are very low and there are no undercurrents, but it is worth bringing appropriate footwear with you. There are no bars and restaurants on the way or at the beach itself and it is therefore advisable to bring your own food and plenty of water. Well away from civilisation here, there are no amenities or any facilities to carry out sporting activities.
There are many locals to be seen fishing at at Peñon del Roque and also the occasionally tourist. The beach itself is usually as good as empty. As a tip, the lighthouse of Faro de la Entallada, which is situated above the beach on the cliff, is well worth a visit. It is the nearest lighthouse to the African coast and from a secure platform you can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the eastern cliff coast of Fuerteventura.