Playa de Alojera

  • Playa de Alojera - Spain
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  • Playa de Alojera - Spain
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If it’s peace and quiet you’re after, then this place hits the nail on the head.

This unique, cosy beach is nestled along La Gomera’s north west coastline, just a five-minute drive away from the tiny town of Alojera.

The beach is only around 200 metres long, and it’s made up of fine, black volcanic sand, which blends in perfectly with the rugged volcanic cliffs that stand tall behind it, and the handful of whitewashed buildings dotted along the seafront.

To get to the beach, you’ll need to head down a narrow, winding road, which slopes sharply down towards the seafront. There’s minimal parking down there, so your best bet is to leave the car up the hill and take the meandering walk down.

Down at the beach, you’ll find a couple of small restaurants serving fresh fish and Canarian specialities. Aside from those, there isn’t much in terms of facilities, with no watersports or changing facilities for example, and no lifeguards on duty.

The majority of beachgoers to this spot are couples, thanks to the secluded nature of this particular stretch of coastline. And thanks to its reputation for year-round sun, you can expect to find sunseekers here 12 months of the year.

As mentioned, the nearest town is Alojera, which you can walk to in around 15 minutes. There are a couple of bars and a supermarket here, but if you’re looking for a lot more choice, you’ll need to head around 40 minutes along the coast to Valle Gran Rey.

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