Welcome to La Dehesa
Stop for a swim at Playa del Verodal, a curious red-sand beach that backs up to a majestic rock cliff. The beach itself is 1km off the main highway (follow the signs) and is often deserted, leaving you with your own private paradise.
As the highway nears the southern coast you’ll reach the HI-503, the turn-off for the Faro de Orchilla (Lighthouse of Orchilla), the most southwesterly point in Spain. Long ago robbed of its status as Meridiano Cero by Greenwich in the UK, the lighthouse is still an island icon. West of the lighthouse is a commemorative monument.