Playa de Sotavento de Jandía

Playa de Sotavento de Jandía

Playa de Sotavento de Jandía
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  • Richard B
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom5,031 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Beach
    Stunning wilderness with mile after mile of unspoiled coast. A large contingent of kite and windsurfers. Therefore it is windy. A sandbar sirts off the beach between a lagune and the Atlantic. A great walk that can be achieved by anyone willing to walk out. Water in the lagune is below knee level and the sand bar is easy to reach. A visit here is a must whichever part of the island you are staying.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 30, 2023
  • juliethetraveller123
    Greater Manchester, United Kingdom240 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Big waves
    Such a beautiful peaceful beach. Very windy so although many naturists don't seem to mind the cool wind I was wrapped up in warm fleece and leggings so worth taking some layers. Did not swim as the sea was very rough with potential rip tides. Enjoyed seeing the many species of feathered birds with the nature area. When the high tides fills the lagoon it is soon full of windsurfers taking advantage of the waist deep water.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written January 15, 2024
  • Shaun L
    Clanfield, United Kingdom2,735 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Picture postcard scenic beach
    First time visit to this part of Sotavento beach which by way of a location pinpoint is just by the large Melia Fuerteventura hotel. Reached from the FV2 turning just after Costa Calma there is a tarmac road leading to dusty car park and a further dirt track to a closer beach car park if you fancy the offroad drive. The views are stunning with a lagoon, streams, sandy mountains and miles and miles of pure sand. Popular with water sports enthusiasts there is plenty of room for everyone! Worth visiting even if just to admire the view and the surrounding landscape.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 17, 2024
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Richard B
Edinburgh, UK5,031 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Stunning wilderness with mile after mile of unspoiled coast. A large contingent of kite and windsurfers. Therefore it is windy. A sandbar sirts off the beach between a lagune and the Atlantic. A great walk that can be achieved by anyone willing to walk out. Water in the lagune is below knee level and the sand bar is easy to reach. A visit here is a must whichever part of the island you are staying.

Written August 30, 2023
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Luisa V.
Fuerteventura, Spain26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Best beach on the island. So large, clean, far from the city, heaven on earth. You can see at the very far left some resorts and oasis that make you feel like you’re in Az or Nevada lol, impressive and good for photoshoots
Written January 28, 2023
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Naturisten01
Gothenburg, Sweden11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Solo
It's great to spend a sunny day walking nude for hours along the beach. It can however be rather windy.
Written January 4, 2016
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annabananaok
Scotland37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015
Even if you are not staying in the surrounding area if you have transport both Risco del Paso and Playa Barca are worth visiting....We always try and go when the tide is turning as the sight of the sandbars is just wonderful to see and it is lovely to walk through the water knee deep to get to the next sandbar as it is very safe....It is really good to watch the windsurfers on pools of water that are left behind by the tide.....we go and take a picnic lunch and just enjoy our time there......
Written February 18, 2015
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YadaYadaYada
United Kingdom952 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
If you visit Jandia I would totally recommend that you go to the beautiful beaches of Playa de la Barca and Risco El Paso. To be honest they are basically one beach but given the distances involved you can be forgiven for thinking of them as two. Playa Barca is the beach where the Melia Gorriones is situated and is the Kite Surfing beach. Risco El Paso is a mile further south and is the Windsurfer beach. In between is a huge expanse of beach backed with sand dunes known as the "lagoon" as the water comes over the surf line and backfill the whole area with water. If you time your visit about an hour before high tide you can watch the lagoon fill and walk/wade in water that is ankle to waist deep, lovely and warm and teeming with fish. A sandbank is created between the lagoon and the surf line which is a beautiful place to walk. Beware if you time it wrong you might have to swim back !!.

There is car parking and cafe facilities at both beaches.

100% recommended !.
Written August 24, 2014
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111Helen
Glasgow, UK50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
Loved the golden colour of this beach. It was clean and did not have lava through it which made it easy to walk along. A car is necessary to access this area.
Written January 30, 2014
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Mad0range
Vaxjo, Sweden53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Solo
Absolutely amazing huge beach, but goes under water in the second part of the day because water coming and flooding it. Will recommend for a whole day stay.
Written October 25, 2013
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Stefano C
Peacehaven, UK177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Friends
No comprise. You must see it through the whole day. According to the tide the beach become an impressionable laguna with the water deep just 30 to 50 cm.
The beach, by its own, it's not particular, but the entire beach with the lagoon is spectacular.
If you're not residing nearby consult before the tide calendar to get the best moments from the increasing tide to the maximum level.
Written October 23, 2013
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Les T
York, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Couples
We have been to this stretch of sandy beach many times and never get tired of going. It is often windy, hence the wind surf school and club there but if you get into a stone circle or into the dunes a little then it is very sheltered. You can walk for miles in the nude. The sea is great for swimming in as the beach is not too steep and stays quite shallow for a long way out at higher tides.Be careful if you are in the dunes as sometimes at high tide you can get a sudden high wave that swamps all the dunes and catches a lot of dozing sunbathers out! Quite funny to see though!
Written February 26, 2012
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Ama_lia
Madrid, Spain147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
It is a very nice beach where you can see a lot of people practicing water sports and they offer a very nice colorful view on the water surface. For those who like these kind of sports it is a very good place to go to, they have a special area assign only for them. The beach is very large and even if there are a lot of people it doesn’t seem crowded and its appearance changes depending if the tide is high or low.
Written August 29, 2020
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