Sotavento a changing beach in fuerteventura


To the southeast of the island of Fuerteventura, on the coast of Jandía, is one of the most beautiful beaches in the archipelago: Sotavento beach. It is just over a kilometre long, so it cannot be said to be very long, but it is well worth a visit for the beauty of its surroundings, its crystal clear waters and its magnificent white sand.

Some time ago, we talked in this blog about which were the best beaches in the Canary Islands. And although the islands have many good beaches, Sotavento stands out among the long string of beaches hidden in the Canary Islands. In Fuerteventura, for example, Sotavento is part of almost 20 kilometres of uninterrupted, excellent beaches.

It changes with the tide

One of the secrets that Sotavento hides, and that gives it a special beauty, is that it is a changing beach, which varies greatly with the action of the tides. Thus, at high tide the beach becomes a narrow tongue of sand, while at low tide the beach is immense and windy. Another of its attractions is its low level of occupation, which will guarantee you a day at the beach without crowds or crowds. Perfect, isn’t it?

It is a perfect beach to go with children, despite the wind, as on the shore there is a very large shallow space, which barely covers the water and forms a sort of crystalline lagoon, without danger for children. The ideal place for older children to learn how to kitesurf and kiteboard.

The lure of the wind

Sotavento is a windy beach, which makes it very suitable for water sports such as surfing and sailing. In fact, the annual World Kitesurfing Championship is held here. You can also go scuba diving and snorkelling.

There is also room on this beach for nudism, as it has quiet corners where those who wish to practise it can do so.

Bars, restaurants, parking, lifeguards, sun loungers for hire… In Sotavento you will find all the services you need, which makes your stay on this beach much safer and more pleasant.

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