When we think of the Canary Islands as a holiday destination we rarely think of travelling to La Gomera. Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote are larger islands that receive more tourists, so we could say that it is on a par with El Hierro and La Palma in terms of popularity.
In spite of all the bad news, I have to say that those who rule out La Gomera are missing out on beautiful beaches, such as the ones I recommend in this article. It’s true that they don’t have the fine sand and turquoise waters of the Caribbean, but I can assure you that it’s worth enjoying the magic that surrounds them.
Beach of Valle Gran Rey
Valle Gran Rey is one of the most important municipalities of La Gomera, as it is the second most populated of the whole island with just under 5,000 inhabitants. It is located in the west and is home to some of the best beaches on the island, including Playa del Inglés, which I’ll tell you more about later, and La Caleta, which could very well be on this list.
This is another beach that must be marked in fluorescent light. It is 3 kilometres from the centre of Vallehermoso and is about 200 metres long and 20 metres wide. Although it is one of the best for obvious reasons, you have to be careful with the swell, which tends to be quite strong during most of the year.
San Sebastián Beach
In San Sebastián de La Gomera, which is the most populated municipality on the island, there are undoubtedly the best nudist beaches. The area is divided into several beaches that are well worth a visit, such as Playa Tapahuga and Chinguarime. If you’re looking for nudism, then head to Playa del Cabrito.
Playa del Inglés
I will finish by talking about Playa del Inglés, which in my humble opinion is the best of all the beaches on La Gomera. Why? Because the scenery is very beautiful, as along the way you come across cactus and other flowering plants that do not go unnoticed. Moreover, it is a quiet beach due to its location, although it is true that this tranquillity seems to break when the wind blows hard and the sea becomes rough.
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