If there’s one thing that no visitor to Fuerteventura should miss, it’s the beaches. Whether you’re seeking a remote getaway or amenity-packed stretch of sand, this Canary Islands destination has you covered. Here are a few of our favorite Fuerteventura beaches.
Situated at the southern tip of Fuerteventura Island, Playa de Cofete is a completely undeveloped stretch of sand that’s popular among surfers. While it’s not recommended for swimming—the currents can be dangerously strong—it remains one of the island’s most beautiful beaches.
Isla de Lobos
A popular sailing day trip from Fuerteventura, Lobo Island features a wide, golden-sand beach with crystal-clear water, making it ideal for both swimming and sunbathing. The entire island is a protected nature reserve, and the aquatic ecosystem teems with fish and marine life.
Stretching for 17 miles (27 kilometers), Sotavento Beach, in southeastern Fuerteventura, appeals to beachgoers looking for room to stretch out and kite surfers looking to take advantage of the consistent trade winds. With white sand and turquoise water, it’s one of Spain’s best beaches.
One of the most popular beaches on Fuerteventura, Corralejo stretches for six miles (10 kilometers) just south of the eponymous resort town. A nature park bordering the beach has kept development at a minimum.
Caleta de Fuste
A wide crescent of sand and shallow water make the main beach in Caleta de Fuste popular among families. While it’s not the most attractive beach on the island—the dark sand is imported—it does offer ample space to spread out. It’s also a draw for novice windsurfers.
La Concha Beach
This white-sand beach in the former fishing village of El Cotillo is known for its calm, clear waters and sense of tranquility. On-duty lifeguards, plus the small pools that form at low tide, make La Concha Beach a favorite among families with young children.