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Playa de Barlovento

Morro Jable, Fuerteventura

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The remote dream beach of Playa Barlovento is on the unspoilt west coast of Fuerteventura. The lengthy hike and the ascent to get here are a challenge, but you will be rewarded with spectacular waves on one of the most remote beaches of Fuerteventura.. Here you can enjoy undisturbed togetherness and depending on the waves you may also be able to go for a swim. All of this makes a visit to Playa Barlovento an unforgettable day at the beach and an amazing experience.

Playa de Barlovento - After a long hike you will be rewarded with a dream beach

The 10 minutes journey in an off-road vehicle to the starting point of the hike already raises expectations. The exhausting hike of 6 kilometres requires an ascent of 300 metres and also some orienteering skills and after going through the winding Barranco ravine and making a spectacular descent from the top of the pass, you will reach the hidden beach of Playa Barlovento.

This fine, yellow, sandy beach on the wild, western coast of fuerteventura is 1.4 kilometres long at low tide and between 10 and 150 metres wide depending on the tides. Towards the cliffs there are 3-5 metres tall sandstone rocks on the beach and these are fantastic to take photos of, especially with the cliffs of the 807 metres high Jandida mountain range in the background. At low tide you can also explore further bays to the left and right of the beach. There are no bars or restaurants on the way here or at the beach itself, so it is advisable to take your own food and drink. Well away from the rest of civilisation, there are no amenities or facilities for tourists or any sporting activities on offer here. Now and then you might spot some hikers on top of the cliffs, but hardly anybody makes the effort to climb down to the beach,

This is an ideal beach to enjoy some undisturbed togetherness. Especially in the autumn months, when the winds are not so strong and the waves are not so high, you can enjoy a swim here. If it is stormy or if the waves are high, swimming here involves a risk to life and a trip to this beach is not to be recommended if a storm is forecast.

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Playa de Barlovento 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
Place 50 of 80
Although it can get a little busy, you will find a nice spot here where you can relax.
Family: 1/10 points
Place 79 of 80
No facilites and completely unsuitable atmosphere - this beach is not for families.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 76 of 80
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 71 of 80
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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geo coordinates: 28.142317, -14.318358
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  • Sharp rocks in water
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  • Large waves