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

Sat 23/03 »

Surf report for Sat 23/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 18mph
12:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 17mph
18:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:34
Sunrise06:57
Sunset19:09
Dark19:33

Sun 24/03 »

Surf report for Sun 24/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 11mph
12:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 8mph
18:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:32
Sunrise06:56
Sunset19:10
Dark19:33

Mon 25/03 »

Surf report for Mon 25/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 5mph
12:00 2ft 11s  °  ° 4mph
18:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:31
Sunrise06:55
Sunset19:10
Dark19:34

Tue 26/03 »

Surf report for Tue 26/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 11mph
12:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 14mph
18:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:30
Sunrise06:54
Sunset19:11
Dark19:34

Wed 27/03 »

Surf report for Wed 27/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:29
Sunrise06:52
Sunset19:11
Dark19:35

Thu 28/03 »

Surf report for Thu 28/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 13mph
12:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:28
Sunrise06:51
Sunset19:12
Dark19:35

Today's weather

Clear sky

20 °C
(68 °F)

Moderate breeze, 23 km/h from N

Sea temperature

18.9°C / 66°F

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