Playa del Inglés
This volcanic, black sand beach is nestled along La Gomera’s western coastline, just a couple of miles north of Valle Gran Rey.
Like most of the island’s beaches, there’s a shortage of facilities and amenities on the sands, which helps to keep them unspoilt. Like you’d expect though, the scenery is stunning and the sand is scattered with volcanic rocks.
As for the waters, they’re very calm and clear, and although there are no lifeguards, it’s generally quite a safe spot for a swim - although do take extra care during the cooler months as the waves do get a bit choppier.
It’s also worth noting that this particular beach is quite popular with nudists, so even though there’s no expectation to join in, it’s one to avoid if you’re not comfortable with this.
While the beach is relatively quiet, you won’t have to go too far to find supplies. A five-minute wander along the coast will bring you to Playa Calera, where you’ll find a decent choice of restaurants and a handful of shops.
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