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

Tue 25/06 »

Surf report for Tue 25/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 4mph
13:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 4mph
19:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:34
Sunrise07:01
Sunset20:57
Dark21:23

Wed 26/06 »

Surf report for Wed 26/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 13mph
13:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:34
Sunrise07:01
Sunset20:57
Dark21:24

Thu 27/06 »

Surf report for Thu 27/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
4:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 16mph
10:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 16mph
16:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:35
Sunrise07:01
Sunset20:57
Dark21:24

Fri 28/06 »

Surf report for Fri 28/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
4:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 17mph
10:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 17mph
19:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:35
Sunrise07:02
Sunset20:57
Dark21:24

Sat 29/06 »

Surf report for Sat 29/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 17mph
13:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 15mph
19:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:35
Sunrise07:02
Sunset20:57
Dark21:24

Sun 30/06 »

Surf report for Sun 30/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 15mph
13:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 16mph
19:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:36
Sunrise07:02
Sunset20:57
Dark21:24

Today's weather

Fair

23 °C
(73 °F)

Light breeze, 11.5 km/h from ESE

Sea temperature

20°C / 68°F

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