Sotavento

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Sotavento, Fuerteventura
Photo: © Dirk Vorderstraße / CC BY
Sotavento Beach, Fuerteventura
Photo: © miquitos / CC BY

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Situated on the "Calma Costa" which runs along the south east coast of Fuerteventura is Sotavento beach. A vast tract of golden, windswept beach this stretch of coast is about one of the most remote areas on the island.

Sotavento is a collection of beaches which together create a virtually unbroken stretch of sand from Playa Barca right down to Morro Jable on the southern tip. That's 25 km of beach! With this much beach no one is going to complain if you take all your clothes off, or even notice. In fact nudism is pretty much the accepted norm along many stretches of this huge beach.

This side of the Fuerteventura is a little more protected from the powerful Atlantic swells as it faces towards Africa. However, there is plenty of wind blowing straight off the Sahara desert making it a well known windsurfing / kite-boarding spot. For sunbathers this isn't such great news although there is plenty of shelter to be found amongst the small dunes to the back of the beach.

Generally the water is quite safe here as it the beach slopes gently making for shallow, and warm, water. In fact the sea temperature here rarely drops below 20°C (68°F).

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Sotavento Weather Info

Sotavento UV Index

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Sotavento tide times

Sotavento sea state

Wed 23/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 19mph
12:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 5ft 15s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:23
Sunrise07:47
Sunset18:29
Dark18:54

Thu 24/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 18mph
12:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 17mph
18:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:22
Sunrise07:47
Sunset18:30
Dark18:55

Fri 25/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 13mph
12:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 8mph
18:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:22
Sunrise07:47
Sunset18:31
Dark18:56

Sat 26/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 6mph
12:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 6mph
18:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:22
Sunrise07:46
Sunset18:32
Dark18:56

Sun 27/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 14s  °  ° 5mph
12:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 7mph
18:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:21
Sunrise07:46
Sunset18:33
Dark18:57

Mon 28/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 12mph
12:00 2ft 12s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:21
Sunrise07:45
Sunset18:33
Dark18:58

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

18 °C
(64 °F)

Fresh breeze, 30.2 km/h from NNE

Sea temperature

18.3°C / 65°F

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