Top 10 Beaches in Fuerteventura

Cofete Beach (Playa de Cofete)

Cofete Beach (Playa de Cofete)
Cofete Beach (Playa de Cofete)

This is one of the biggest and wildest Canary beaches in Fuerteventura. It is situated towards the north of Jandia peninsula and that falls on the south of the island. The endless golden sands and wild seas blend well together. There is the least amount of urban development around this area, making it secluded and pure. This was the first ‘virgin beach’ to have been named so. Reaching the beach is not that convenient since the road is made up of rocks and dirt. But visitors who cross all the obstacles to staying here are rewarded with the lovely views of Jandia Mountains, the fury of the Atlantic and of course the peak of El Islote.

Sotavento Beach (Playa de Sotavento)

Sotavento Beach (Playa de Sotavento):
Sotavento Beach (Playa de Sotavento):

Sotavento beach in Fuerteventura is about 9 kilometres long, happens to be a very popular one on the island. If you visit the island during low tides, you’ll watch the water from huge lagoons. What adds to the beauty is the constant sunshine and golden sands. A lot of visitors, who are not very used to seeing places like this, compare it to paradise and feel elated to be here. In reality, there are five small beaches which cover the entire area of Sotavento. All of them have clear waters and look breathtakingly beautiful.

Grandes Playas de Corralejo

and dunes in Corralejo National Park and view of sea,
dunes in Corralejo National Park and view of sea,

The beaches of Corralejo are known internationally. They sum up to be the largest area in the Canary Islands. The most attractive part about these beaches is that point where the turquoise waters lap the coastline. They create a type of white sand which forms naturally due to the erosion of shells. Beaches here are very family friendly which is why they remain crowded most of the time. On the other hand, it also has coves towards the south which is best for privacy.

Concha beach (Isla de Lobos)

Concha beach (Isla de Lobos)
Concha beach (Isla de Lobos)

The main beach, situated on the Isle of Lobos, located north of Fuerteventura, is the perfect place you’d like to start a day. Explore the uninhabited island which stretches 4.5 square kilometres. The beach has a semi-circular shape which provides a level of protection. The beach is always high on the sunshine and lets people enjoy an ideal beach time. From water sports to the best of beach facilities, you will not be disheartened about anything here. You could also enjoy the still waters of the Atlantic as you are by the legend beach of white sands. End your excursion around the scarcely crowded islet which is accessible by a ferry. It is very rejuvenating for the last dip, which will calm your senses and give you a great sleep!

Jandia Beach

Catamaran boats, crystal clear water on Jandia beach, Morro Jable, Fuerteventura
Catamaran boats, crystal clear water on Jandia beach, Morro Jable, Fuerteventura

The largest tourist’s zone of Morro Jable, located in the south of the island, has lovely white sands and tranquil waters. The waters glitter in the shades of turquoise and emerald, and the look extravagantly beautiful. The beach stretches from Las Gaviotas in the north up to the centre of Morro Jable in the south. There are numerous shopping facilities alongside and a striking lighthouse that stands out from the sea. Coming to this beach will be least dissatisfactory because you get all that you can ask for. From lifeguards, sun-beds and parasols, to the best of local cuisine and shopping facilities, you’ll get all that you’d want around.

Marrajo Beach (Caleta del Marrajo)

Marrajo Beach (Caleta del Marrajo) Fuerteventura
Marrajo Beach (Caleta del Marrajo) Fuerteventura

The Marrajo Beach has several small lagoons which have formed due to the rock formations. It is one of the most popular beaches for relaxation and sheltered bathing. Locals love to come here when they want to detoxify their spirits from stress and anxieties. This bay is ideal for couples as they can spend some romantic time around. The shallow waters look lovely during sunset and that could give you some moments to cherish forever!

El Cotillo Beach (Playa de El Cotillo)

El Cotillo Beach (Playa de El Cotillo) Fuerteventura, top 10 beaches in Fuerteventura
West coast of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

El Cotillo is a tiny tourist’s town located towards the north. The area has been geared up for tourism due to the lovely picturesque views around. There are category apartments built on the beach and they provide outstanding cuisines. This is one of the best places to get varieties of fishes to choose from. You would love to come here due pure sands, turquoise waters and marine animals which you can visible locate!

El Moro Beach (Playa Roque del Moro)

Playa Roque del Moro one of the best beaches in Fuerteventura
Playa Roque del Moro Photo credit: Andreas Weibel / Flickr

The beach of El Moro in Fuerteventura stretches slightly more than half a kilometre. It is located in the municipality of La Oliva and falls under the Natural Park of the Dunes, Corralejo. You might want to drop in for some time, while you are staying at Corralejo. The golden sands are accompanied by extreme wind and swelling. There isn’t much urbanisation around but you’d like to come here for some quiet time.

Costa Calma Beach (Playa de Costa Calma

Costa Calma Beach (Playa de Costa Calma fuerteventura
One of the beaches in Costa Calma, Fuerteventura

Costa Calma beach is one of the best maintained beaches in Fuerteventura. It is cleaned every day and is occupied by numerous morning joggers who love to workout. Tourists come here to relax and soak under the sun. There are recreation facilities along with lovely restaurants to have some tasty local cuisine. Costa Calma is anyway a very popular tourist’s destination in the island, and the main beach, which stretches for over 1.5 kilometre stays crowded most of the time. There are two smaller beaches which extend to the north and three more towards the south. Low tides create a favourable time for walking by the beach and it can surely make you feel very romantic.

Esquinzo Beach

Esquinzo Beach Top 10 Beaches in Fuerteventura
Esquinzo Beach

After you have visited the main beaches of Fuerteventura you can get to this beach to experience something slightly different from the rest. The wild and untouched beach of Esquinzo makes it apt for people who want to break free from the crowd. This is known to be the surfer’s paradise and an apt place to get lost for a while! If you love to swim, this could be the best you’d choose for. It stays slightly less populated so you can have some quality time with your friends and family.

 

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