Beaches are not really El Hierro’s thing, but if you know where to look there are a few opportunities to get the bucket and spades out.

  • Playa de las Arenas Blancas Pristine, uncluttered stretch of white sand interspersed with dark volcanic rocks. No facilities whatsoever and frequently dangerous swimming.
  • Cala de Tacorón Stark volcanic coves abutting a sapphire sea with world-class diving and snorkelling opportunities.
  • La Maceta Popular natural swimming pools set into a wave-lashed cove. Excellent for all the family. Some facilities.