Fuerteventura, the island known as “the beach of the Canary Islands”, offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy the best beaches in Europe.
Are you planning your next vacation in Fuerteventura? Or simply, do you dream of losing yourself on a paradise beach? Those of Fuerteventura are perhaps the best beaches in the Canary Islands and, without a doubt, they are also among the best in Europe. From north to south, from El Cotillo to the Jandía peninsula (a huge beach in itself), the island of Fuerteventura offers endless possibilities that nothing has to envy the paradisiacal images of the Caribbean that have been recorded in the collective imaginary. Unlike the more western islands, here the volcanic black sand gives way to a fine yellow powder that evokes the nearby Sahara desert.
Below, we show you our ranking of the 10 most popular beaches. We start!
Cofete’s is the dream beach: golden sand, a unique landscape with hardly any people.
It is not the beach with better access, but it is a virgin paradise that, by itself, will make the trip to Fuerteventura never forgotten. Surrounded by mountains, usually with very few users (precisely because of its remoteness from the tourist centers and its complicated access), it is the ideal place to disconnect with the vision of the Atlantic. It is located in the south of the island, on the peninsula of Jandía.
2. Grandes Playas de Corralejo
The Great Beaches are, with the Natural Park, the soul of the tourist town of Corralejo.
The whole of the great beaches of Corralejo, north of the island, in the municipality of La Oliva, will delight the most demanding tourist. It is a series of beaches and coves, of fine golden sand and transparent waters and greenish tones, which, dotted with beach bars, offer places for everyone: from families with children to lovers of water sports. The town of Corralejo offers all kinds of tourist establishments, hotels and apartments, which make it one of the favorite places for visitors.
Sotavento is the beach-lake of Fuerteventura, ideal for water sports, also to start.
The Sotavento beach, on the Jandía peninsula, in the south of the island, is the typical postcard beach: fine golden sand and crystal clear, calm and green tones. This area, in total, is almost 10 kilometers long and has several accesses. The Sotavento beaches are also characterized by the lake that forms between the shore and the sand bar that rises between 100 and 400 meters away from it, which creates an ideal space for initiation in water sports.
4. La Concha (Lobos Island)
Like the islet, that of La Concha is a small beach, but a must see and bath for those who make the boat trip.
The Lobos Island, which can be reached from the port of Corralejo with prior authorization, where several companies make journeys throughout the day (the ideal is to leave on early trips and return in the afternoon, to walk around the whole islet), offers two bathing areas that should not be missed. One is the small beach of La Concha, with yellow sand, totally protected from the waves and very quiet. Ideal to spend the last hours on the islet before returning to Corralejo.
5. Puertito de Lobos (Lobos Island)
El Puertito de Lobos, ideal to sit in its natural pond and enjoy the Atlantic. A corner of postcard.
Apart from the beach of La Concha, Lobos also has its little port, where not only do fishing boats and diving enthusiasts dock, but it also forms a natural pool in which to sit, swim or play and, ultimately, enjoy Its warm waters under the sun. Ideal for relaxing before eating a good paella (pre-booking) in the only restaurant on the islet, which opens during the summer period to cater for hikers. An essential place for those who visit Fuerteventura.
6. Costa Calma
The beach of Costa Calma is synonymous with tourism and relaxation.
Another of the beaches that give the island the title of owning the best in Europe. Something more than two kilometers of white sand beach dotted with palm trees. In fact, the first time you reach the town, located in the south of the island, on the peninsula of Jandía, gives the feeling of reaching an oasis in the middle of the desert.
7. Gran Tarajal
The urban beach of Gran Tarajal recalls those of the western islands, for its almost black sand.
The beach of Gran Tarajal, located in the homonymous town of the municipality of Tuineje, is an exception among the many beaches of the island. Not in vain here the typical golden sand becomes darker, reminiscent of the black volcanic sand of beaches such as those of Tenerife, for example. The beach is located in the heart of the town, so it has all the services to spend a day of tranquility without worrying about anything.
Esquinzo, the perfect beach to get lost … without being found.
A place of 250 meters and white sand, located in the municipality of La Oliva, between Playa del Águila and Paso Chico. The area is somewhat isolated, but the beautiful natural environment that draws the enclave makes your visit essential. The image of the rocks that protect it offers an unparalleled postcard.
9. La Concha and its thousand lagoons
La Concha, in the north of the island, is a beach dotted with puddles.
There is also a La Concha beach, like the one on the islet of Lobos, in the northern town of El Cotillo, an almost obligatory pilgrimage site for surf lovers. Actually, the El Cotillo beach complex offers multiple possibilities for surfers, but also for families with beaches like this, with lagoons that resemble natural pools made explicitly for the enjoyment of the visitor.
10. Solana del Matorral
In Morro Jable, to the south, Solana del Matorral is the tourist beach par excellence.
Solana del Matorral-El Sebadal beach is south of Fuerteventura, in the town of Pájara, eminently tourist. About a kilometer separates the avenue full of shops on the shore of this beach of yellow sand and dotted with radiant sun, one of the favorite of English and German tourists. It is essential to take a picture next to the Morro Jable Lighthouse, which breaks into the landscape of the beach.
So far our ranking of the 10 most popular beaches! If you want to discover the rest of the beaches that surround our coasts, you can do it here.
What do you think of this mini-guide? Are you missing any more beach? If you dare, you can send us the photo of your favorite beach in Fuerteventura to the following address: [email protected].