Fuerteventura is renowned for its stunning beaches with golden sand, turquoise waters, and scenic backdrops.
If you like beaches you could well be in one of the best places in the world and almost certainly Europe. Crystal clear sea and amazing white sand combine to create a waterscape hard to beat.
Take your time to explore the beaches in our guide below, it really is well worth the effort.
At certain times of the year, especially on the West Coast and in Winter, large waves can be seen. With large waves come dangerous conditions and strong currents. Take care to not go out too far. Constantly check your position with a landmark on the shore. If you get caught in a strong current that is moving faster than you can swim head towards the shore at a 45 degree angle. DO NOT just swim directly against the current, this will just wear you out and leave you scared. Keep calm and swim across and in. The area with bigger waves will actually wash you in. Strong rips dissipate further out.
Here are some of the best beaches to visit in Fuerteventura:
Playa de Sotavento:
Located on the Jandia Peninsula in the south of the island, Playa de Sotavento is a long and expansive beach known for its soft sand and clear waters. It is a popular spot for windsurfing and kiteboarding due to the strong winds. During low tide, the beach extends, creating shallow lagoons perfect for swimming and relaxing.
Corralejo Beaches (Grandes Playas):
Situated in the Corralejo Natural Park, the Corralejo beaches, also known as Grandes Playas, offer a stunning desert-like landscape with vast stretches of sand dunes. The beaches here are pristine and offer a mix of tranquil spots and areas with more wave action. The dunes provide a unique backdrop and create a sense of seclusion.
Located on the southwest coast of Fuerteventura, Cofete Beach is a remote and untouched beach that stretches for several kilometers. It is known for its wild and rugged beauty, with towering cliffs and strong Atlantic waves. Cofete Beach offers a sense of isolation and is a paradise for nature lovers seeking an unspoiled coastal experience.
Playa de Costa Calma:
Situated on the southeastern coast, Costa Calma beach is a wide and sandy beach offering calm waters and a relaxing atmosphere. It is an ideal beach for families and sunbathers. The nearby town of Costa Calma provides amenities such as restaurants, cafes, and shops.
Playa de Ajuy:
Located on the western coast of Fuerteventura, Ajuy beach is a hidden gem known for its dramatic black volcanic sand and towering cliffs. The beach is framed by stunning rock formations, caves, and rugged landscapes, creating a unique and picturesque setting. It is a great spot for photography enthusiasts and those seeking a more off-the-beaten-path beach experience.
Playa de Esquinzo:
Esquinzo Beach is situated just a short distance south of El Cotillo, approximately 3 kilometers away. It is easily accessible by car, and there is parking available near the beach. Esquinzo Beach offers a tranquil and scenic coastal escape near El Cotillo.
Its natural beauty, uncrowded atmosphere, and naturist-friendly status make it an appealing choice for those seeking a peaceful and unspoiled beach experience in Fuerteventura.
Playa de La Concha:
Situated on Lobos Island, just a short ferry ride from Fuerteventura, La Concha beach is a picturesque beach with calm and crystal-clear waters. The beach is known for its seashell-like shape and offers a tranquil setting away from the mainland.
These are just a few of the many beautiful beaches that Fuerteventura has to offer. Whether you prefer calm and secluded coves or long stretches of sandy coastline, Fuerteventura’s beaches provide a variety of options to suit every preference.