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how to find a lonely beach?     

I had to forget some old rules....


Rule No.1:

* Buy a good map of the Island, on which you wish to find your lonely beach!


Rule No.2:
Drive around, and look for those small sideroads, leading down to the coastline.
Go out and look! To see what we found: continue
To go back home, without any opportunities for swimming or diving, click here:

Coming down from the mountains, which was a very spectacular experience,
we hit one of those green roads on the map. After a few miles, at the end of
the asphalt road, we had to stop the car, and leave it. Further on, we had to
walk on a new road, as the old asphalt road was covered with sand and stones
from here. Thethe asphalt road had served as a way for the water to run from
the mountains and down to the sea. Here it just became too big.....

To see how far we are from the coastline, walk on...

End of the asphalt road.
Notice the two ruins in the background, on each side of the new road.

To come closer to the coastline: continue further down the page

 Click here if you still want to go back home:

here it is, the lovely lonely beach - ready for you to dive....

sorry - that was looking south, lets look north now...

to the north -- must be something wrong with that road-map...

lets go further north on Fuerteventura and try again.
That's rule No.3: Never give up!

In the north you find the famous dunes of sand - sand and sand

may be that's the right one for you?
my wife is the tiny green spot in the middle, just to show you the size of the beach..

not so bad after all, but....
this picture was taken late in the afternoon, on a windy day in december,
and most people had gone home. During daytime, thousands of tourists
in the nearby Correalejo, are coming out here, by car, bicycle etc.
Notice Isla Lobos in background, and further behind also Lanzarote.
Not our favourite beach, so we had to do it all over again....


No more rules on how to do it...
From our place, left of the big hotel, we went south - by foot.
First we passed the 1500 beach-chairs,
and then followed a nice promenade between the hotels and the beach.
There still was a mile or so left of the 20 miles long sand-beach ending at this end.
If you're not afraid of walking, come along:

In the background you can still see the big hotel, from where we started. Notice the high level of the sand to the left. On top of this is the nice promenade, which invites to a walk during the early evening. Benches and lights have been set up to make such a walk comfortable. Sit down, and see the sun go down far out into the sea...

To the south is the old town of Morro Jable. By the sea you find some nice Canarian restaurants, one built into a vessel. Worth a visit, if you ask me. Notice the promenade to the right, look down the high sanddune and see how small the person on the beach is from here....
Well, we are heading for a lonely beach, and wondering what is on the other side of the town. We can already see the 'molo' sorrounding what may be a small harbour for fishingboats.

Let's see as we walk further down south

The Harbour of Morro Jable.
Not exactly what we expected, but still we are in for surprises.
Looking south, we could see the rocky coastline, but we did not
see what was just behind the first hill, to the right of the right pier.

You still there? Want to join us? Go on further down the page....

Not bad for a piece of wood. Would be suitable for a canoe, and then go searching for our lonely beach. Further down the road you see the right end of the 'molo' and as we still wish to go swimming, we walk on. On the way we pass two wellknown birds of the Canarian Islands. By the way, don't forget your binocular when you are walking around on the island!

Come on, let's walk further!

We told you, we were in for surprises!
may be that's the right one for you?

This beach has nice sand-bottom within the first hundred yards, along the cliffs.
But be aware of bathing when waves are too high (more than 3-4 feet) as they will knock you down
without asking first....
During weekends the spaniards use this beach, too - and it will polite to pay attention to their own
property, and to their traditions - i.e. wearing proper bathingsuits when they bring their families
including children, grandma's etc.
When tide is high in the middle of the day, the nearest part of the beach may be under water, so be careful.

Click here if you don't like lonely beaches:

Ever heard someone asking: What's around the next corner?
If you continue walking from the end of the beach, it becomes more rough, but not too bad.
Three or four smaller beaches showed up during the next 20 minutes, some of them really nice.
You have to keep in mind that high and low tide varies from 1 to 2 meters, (3 to 7 inches), and you are getting
your feet wet if you don't check with your wristwatch or the sun during the day!
You might be stuck on one of the small beaches for the next 6 to 7 hours, or to have an extra bath on your
way home! But the temperature of the water is nice, though.
Watch out for high waves!

Are you as curious as we are? Walk on.....

Don't understand you if you go back home now!

You just don't believe it.
Imagine - one mile long, and no sign of tourists!

Just one and half hour from our hotel, at the southern end of this beach,
we found what we were looking for.


Nice, clear salty water, and lot's of fish too!
This is looking north from the end of the beach.
Notice the two 'visitors' that came by car - up on the hill.
How small they are! And far away, too.
An old lime-kiln lies in the background. Now only ruins.
Observe that when walking along the coastline, you have to pass the point
in the background, and you will have to take a bath following this route
when tide is high! - or even worse - to fly..

Sooner or later you just have to go back. If you don't return till after 18.00
you will not be able to see where to put your feet, and you can end up
having to stay the night over.... But it's nice anyway....

and that's the end of our searching for a lonely beach.
Thank you for coming with us, and keep smiling!

Comments to this story are most welcome by E-mail: post@vulkaner.no

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