Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands after Tenerife. It has been declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in May 2009.
These are some of the beaches that greet thousands of tourists every year to its shores.
Costa Calma in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
This is a family oriented beach with many facilities and great swimming conditions. It is one of the longest at about 1.5 Km length.
It is located in the south of the island not far from the resort of Morro Jable at the very tip.
The waves here are always small, but beware of a few rocks at the northern end. You’ll find many restaurants and bars around the beach as well as many hotels just behind the beach.
La Lajita Beach in Fuerteventura
La Lajita Beach
This small beach is located near a fishing village. It is considered a small romantic beach and very well kept secret of Fuerteventura Beaches.
It is beautiful scenery what you’ll find here, palms along the promenade, small fishing boats at the harbor and dark sands with pebbles.
The beach is not tourist oriented, therefore there are no services but you’ll find a few fish restaurants around and a few shops.
Isla de Lobos offshore of the island of Fuerteventura
Isla de Lobos
This is an uninhabited small offshore island great for adventurers. It is just 4.5 Sq Km and just 2 Km from the coast of Corralejo resort.
It is surrounded with many reefs waiting for scuba divers on their adventures and it is also great for hiking and excursions.
The name of the island is “Isla de Lobos Marinos”, meaning “sea wolves” that once inhabited the island and were decimated by the crew of French explorer de la Salle after becoming shipwrecked here in the 15th century.
Secluded beach El Cofete in the south of Fuerteventura
Playa de El Cofete
This beach is located in the southern portion of the island. One may get there with a 4wd on a 20 Km long dirt track.
This is the place if you are looking for solitude in the company of the Jandia Mountains that surround it.
It features typically strong winds and big waves, not so recommended for swimming. For this reason only few tourists venture to this part of the island.
Playa del Mal Nombre
This beach is a section of the huge Jandia Beach. This is a secluded beach and naturists come here to sunbath without a problem.
That said, this beach may not be suitable for many of us, and there are just a few facilities, like beach huts selling food and drinks.
Playa Jandia one of the favorites in the Canary Islands
Jandía at Morro Jable resort
This is a tourist favorite huge beach, extending from the resort town of Morro Jable to Costa Calma, a distance of about 21 Km. It is the most popular beach on the island for tourists.
The beach is divided into several sections, being the most popular the Playa del Matorral with its lighthouse. The hotels and action are near this beach with golden sands and shallow waters. It features many services like umbrellas, sun beds.
This beach allows naturists, so expect to see a few nude bathers from time to time.
Playa de Sotavento
This is one more of the sections of the Jandia Beach. At 5 Km, this beach is very popular with tourists.
There is a resort complex on the northern tip of the beach, which is divided into two sections, Playa Barca and Playa Risco del Paso.
This beach is a surfer’s paradise where kite-boarding and windsurfing tournaments are held here each summer. Anyone can try these sports and you’ll find water sports equipment for rent at the beach.
Playa Garcey with its cliffs and rock formations
Playa de Garcey
The claim to fame of this beach is that it used to be the site of the wreck of the American Star ship. The wreck has been removed some time ago.
This beach has fantastic sights including large rocks at the beach and tall cliffs together with small canyons.
This beach has strong winds and is full of jellyfish, therefore not recommended for swimming.
This is a popular beach on the area of Costa Calma. The waves are so gentle invite the visitors for a nice swim or just relaxing under an umbrella.
Aljibe de la Cueva
This is the typical Fuerteventura Beaches with white sands and turquoise waters. Located on the northwest these 200 meters long beach is never crowded.
It is the typical brochure beach for its beauty. It is part of the Corralejo Beach and measures 300 meters long by 45 meters wide.
Corralejo Beach facing Isla de Lobos in Fuerteventura
It is located on the northeastern tip of the island facing the Isla de Lobos. This resort features a few beaches, being one Corralejo Viejo and Playa Grande with 10 Km of yellow sands.
During the summer months this stretch is packed with families with small children, as well as locals.
There are many restaurants and shops around the beach and also stands for hiring of water sports equipment.
Caleta de Fuste
This is an 800 meters long at the east of the island with golden sands. It is very relaxed and quiet.
For more information visit Canary Islands website
Map of Fuerteventura Beaches
images for fuerteventura beaches
calma by klapi
lobos by norbert nagle
jandia by hansueli krapf
garcey by tony hisgett
corralejo by norbert nagle
la concha n/a
el caseron n/a
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