There are several; the sand is jet black, it's almost always windy, the sea is often too rough to swim safetly, and it's a pain to get to unless you have a car. Combined, they mean that Playa del Hombre beach is often empty during the week. Great news if you love having the sand to yourself and swimming in the surf.
For bodyboarders, Playa del Hombre is one of the east coast's most consistent spots and it hosts junior surf competitions every year. It's a beach break with a sandy bottom and is best surfed at mid tide. More often then not it's a fun surf rather than an exciting one.
Playa del Hombre beach has no facilities and no lifeguard. There are local restaurants in the town and one at the north end of the beach.
Get to Playa del Hombre by turning off the GC 1 motorway here.