Playa de La Puntilla
This predominantly sandy spot on La Gomera’s west coast is one of the island’s better connected stretches of beach.
Right next to the beach here, you’ll find a hotel, plenty of places to park, and a decent sprinkling of restaurants. It’s also just a 10-minute stroll to one of La Gomera’s busier towns - Valle Gran Rey.
As for the beach itself, as with most La Gomera beaches, there are no facilities like toilets, showers or sun loungers, but with its relatively close proximity to Valle Gran Rey, this place does attract a decent number of beachgoers.
During the summer months, the water is calm and clear, while the beach is made up of fine black sand. There’s a mix of pebbles too, but on the whole, this is one of the island’s smoother stretches of beach.
As with all of La Gomera’s coastline, there’s a pretty impressive backdrop, with a huge mountain towards the north that makes for a great background in the photos. But perhaps the most impressive photo feature here is the bronze statue on the edge of the beach - it was erected in 2007 and depicts the Guanche warrior, Hautacuperche, who led an uprising against the Spanish in 1488.
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