Playa de Vueltas
This soft sand beach is tucked into a picturesque corner of La Gomera’s south west coastline.
As with most of the island’s beaches, the sands here are volcanic black, but unlike many of the others, this one’s sheltered by a breakwater, so the waves rarely get too choppy. As a result, this spot’s a popular choice with families, although that’s partly thanks to the nearby facilities too - Valle Gran Rey’s quiet town centre pulls right up to this beach, so ice-creams, snacks and sit-down dinners are all on the doorstep.
The beach is also a bit better equipped than most of the island’s other beaches, so facilities like showers can be found here. Lifeguards are also on duty during the summer months.
And of course, just like the rest of La Gomera’s beaches, there’s a rugged mountainous backdrop to Playa de Vueltas. However, that’s not the only scenery you’ll spot here - Valle Gran Rey’s port is right by this particular stretch of sand, so you’ll be able to snap plenty of different coloured boats on your camera.
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