Playa Nogales
Playa Nogales
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David D
By David D
Nice view of beach - it is currently closed
2.0 of 5 bubblesAug 2022
Sunday 21st August we were driving along the LP 1, exploring the northeastern side of the Island. We decided to visit this highly regarded beach which is situated between Puntallana and San Andres Y Sauces. We did drive past a number of signs advising that the Beach was closed. We incorrectly assumed that although the beach was closed that the roads around the coast would still be open. Just before the Mirador overlooking the beach, the road was blocked off with a chain across it and concrete bollards. There was also a large sign informing us that the Beach was closed for works. It appears to have been closed for some time. We parked up on front of the chain and walked the short distance down the road to the Mirador to look at the beach below. What a sight, there was a black volcanic sandy beach stretching along the rugged coastline. It was such a vivid contrast between the black sand and the white crashing waves of the North Atlantic Ocean rising up from it's deep blue waters. The distance from the Mirador down to the beach is around 500 metres. We could see the Beach's car park below. Where we had parked there were other cars parked up and the occupants had ignored the signs and walked down to the beach. People were using the beach with their towels spread out on the sand. Also some were in the sea on surf/paddle boards Further along the coast there was another road leading to the Beach, this was also closed.

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Panagiotis Meletis
Santa Cruz de la Palma, Spain16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Got off the bus at LP-1, and got to the beach on foot. It was kind of a fun way down, but the return will definitely be a challenge. The beach is fantastic, though not that easy to reach. But it's totally worth it, the views and the scenery are just incredible. Giant waves, black sand (one of the finest I've ever come across) - they all make for a totally blissful state of mind. As for parking, there is plenty of space, but you'd still have to go on down on foot to reach the beach. As for the return, it's better to have your own car, as it's really unlikely you're going to come across a lot of visitors.
Written January 4, 2020
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MarjaLiisaJantti
Turenki, Southern Finland, Finland25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
Few hundred steps down from parking place and I found "privite beach".
Should visit in the morning when sun shine from east.
Written January 28, 2016
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ginsengNewYork
New York City, NY1,309 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
This beautiful black sand beach is not for swimmers as there are many strong dangerous undertow currents.
BUT, it is great for surfing or just relaxing!
To get there, you have to drive down through banana plantations to a spacious car park. Then stroll down along the long but well protected footpath with amazing views
Written August 6, 2018
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David D
Devon, UK25,316 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Sunday 21st August we were driving along the LP 1, exploring the northeastern side of the Island. We decided to visit this highly regarded beach which is situated between Puntallana and San Andres Y Sauces.

We did drive past a number of signs advising that the Beach was closed. We incorrectly assumed that although the beach was closed that the roads around the coast would still be open.

Just before the Mirador overlooking the beach, the road was blocked off with a chain across it and concrete bollards. There was also a large sign informing us that the Beach was closed for works. It appears to have been closed for some time.

We parked up on front of the chain and walked the short distance down the road to the Mirador to look at the beach below. What a sight, there was a black volcanic sandy beach stretching along the rugged coastline. It was such a vivid contrast between the black sand and the white crashing waves of the North Atlantic Ocean rising up from it's deep blue waters.

The distance from the Mirador down to the beach is around 500 metres. We could see the Beach's car park below.

Where we had parked there were other cars parked up and the occupants had ignored the signs and walked down to the beach.

People were using the beach with their towels spread out on the sand. Also some were in the sea on surf/paddle boards

Further along the coast there was another road leading to the Beach, this was also closed.
Written August 24, 2022
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higgypuffalump
skipton165 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
All I can say about this is its not for people who are scared of heights or people who have bad knee's my husband and I drove from fuencaliente to this place the road down made us nervous then we saw the walk down to the beach and decided it was not worth risking life and limb for the walk down is not for the faint heart ted
Written December 27, 2014
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Leo1401
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Really close if you stay in Puntallana. Its a 10min walk down steps to the beach from the car park to a beach under the cliffs. The finest and best sand on the island and 200m long beach. Great for waves. No life guard when we were there. No facilities (toilet or cafe etc).
Written May 13, 2017
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Ward51
Retie, Belgium178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
This beach is one of the best the island has to offer. It stretches very long and has some of the biggest waves on the island. It's popular with surfers and is surrounded by nature.
Written August 30, 2019
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David A
Sant Cugat del Vallès, Cataluña, Spain24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This beach is beautiful and spectacular, parking was easy when we went, the walk down is comfortable.
Currents are strong, not great for swimming, but the water temperature is great
Written August 19, 2019
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Hellz2001
Manchester, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Absolutely stunning beach - completely deserted when we were there . Advise heading there in the morning as by the time we got there in the afternoon the sun had nearly disappeared due to the high cliffs . Well worth the dramatic short cliff side walk from the parking area
Written January 14, 2019
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Daisy F
Hastings, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
Bit of a drive and a trek down to the beach but my goodness it is worth it. Just picture perfect, the black Sand is totally amazing! The views and the sea looked beautiful. It is basically a walk down a cliff, it is ok but perhaps a struggle if you have bad knees.
Written October 19, 2018
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