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

5 Day Sotavento UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Sotavento tide times & sea state

Fri 17/01 »

Surf report for Fri 17/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 16mph
12:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 18mph
18:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:24
Sunrise07:49
Sunset18:23
Dark18:48

Sat 18/01 »

Surf report for Sat 18/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 18mph
12:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 14mph
18:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:24
Sunrise07:49
Sunset18:24
Dark18:49

Sun 19/01 »

Surf report for Sun 19/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 15mph
12:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 14mph
18:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:24
Sunrise07:49
Sunset18:25
Dark18:50

Mon 20/01 »

Surf report for Mon 20/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 19mph
12:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 18mph
18:00 5ft 15s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:24
Sunrise07:49
Sunset18:25
Dark18:50

Tue 21/01 »

Surf report for Tue 21/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 14s  °  ° 17mph
12:00 6ft 14s  °  ° 15mph
18:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:23
Sunrise07:48
Sunset18:26
Dark18:51

Wed 22/01 »

Surf report for Wed 22/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 13mph
12:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:23
Sunrise07:48
Sunset18:27
Dark18:52

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

18 °C
(64 °F)

Light breeze, 11.5 km/h from E

Sea temperature

19.4°C / 67.0°F

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