Last month we headed out to the Canary Islands for a sunshine adventure. We landed in Tenerife and stayed over there for a night and then ventured on to La Palma by plane. One of the first places we visited on La Palma was this secluded black volcanic sand beach set against a tall cliff faces on the north-east of the island, called Playa Nogales. When you arrive at the car park, there are lovely sea views and a path to the left. It’s about a 500 meter walk down to the beach. En route, you’ll get to see some interesting rock colours as well as the lush green vegetation along the path. The cliffs behind the beach are home to birds of prey that circle out from the rocks and the cliffs provide shelter from the breeze. This spot is excellent for a bit of relaxing in the sun with nature. Get directions here.