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Playa Peñón del Roque

Las Playitas, Fuerteventura

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There are only a few regions in Fuerteventura which have not been developed for tourism, but here at the Playa Peñon del Roque you will find a very remote beach. It has a spectacular location at the foot of cliffs which are 150 metres in height and it is ideal for swimming or just for relaxing. A trip to this beach can also be easily combined with a hike, or a visit to the landmark of the lighthouse of Faro de la Entallada at the top of the cliffs.

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.

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Playa Peñón del Roque is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 5/10 points
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Although it can get a little busy, you will find a nice spot here where you can relax.
Family: 1/10 points
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No facilites and completely unsuitable atmosphere - this beach is not for families.
Water sports: 1/10 points
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No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
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There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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