Top 10 Fuerteventura Beaches

Fuerteventura is located in the Canary Islands and sits in the Atlantic sea, just 100km north of the coast of Africa. Favoured for its beaches and pleasant temperatures it is the ideal destination for a beach holiday. 

As the second-largest in the Canary Islands, there are over 150 beaches for you to explore and the chances are that you'll love each and every one of them. Here is our pick of the top ten beaches for your holiday in Fuerteventura


Fuerteventura - Corralejo beach

Stay in Corralejo to be close to one of Fuerteventura's best beaches. Located on the north-east of the island, facing the tropical Isla de Lobos. There is also a small beach close to the heart of the resort known as Corralejo Viejo but for more towel space, head south to Playa Grande which boasts a near-10km-sweep of yellow shorelines and dunes.

  • Dimensions: 4000 metres; golden/white sand; not crowded
  • Services: restaurants, wheelchair access, parking, bathrooms
  • Ideal for: families, nudists (in the coves close the south end)

Caleta de Fuste

Best beaches in Fuerteventura - Caleta de Fuste beach

'Shank's Shark', or 'Caleta de Fuste,' has a more idyllic setting than its name would suggest. 800 metres long, this easterly resort beach has sand the shade of vanilla ice-cream and is a big hit for family holidays in Fuerteventura, thanks to its relaxed vibe.

  • Dimensions: 700 metres long - 40 metres wide; golden sand; slightly crowded
  • Services: bars, restaurants, wheelchair access, bathrooms, showers, water activities, sun loungers
  • Ideal for: families, groups of friends


Fuerteventura - Sotavento

The Sotavento Islands, are the most southerly of the Cape Verde archipelago. Sotavento beach, however, belongs to the Canarian archipelago. You'll find this 5km-long stretch of shoreline in the south-east of Fuerteventura, by turning off the FV2 at the KM-72 exit.

  • Dimensions: 800 metres long - 30 metres wide; golden sand; not crowded
  • Services: basic (wheelchair access, parking, bathrooms)
  • Ideal for: families, windsurfers, nudists


Fuerteventura best beaches - Playa del Cofete (Cofete beach)

Enjoy the silence on one of Fuerteventura's beaches located on the south of the island. Stretching over 20-km-long it is more suited for 4wd vehicles to lead you to the perfectly-isolated Cofete beach. Where your only companions could well be the Jandia mountains above.

  • Dimensions: 14 kms; golden sand; not crowded
  • Services: none
  • Ideal for: nature lovers, nudists


Best beaches Fuerteventura - Esmeralda beach

Playa Esmeralda is a seductress and one of the best beaches in Fuerteventura on the aptly-named Costa Calma. The waves are so gentle, you won't be able to resist frolicking about in the inviting water, experience the Atlantic at its most tranquil.

  • Dimensions: 400 metres long - 35 metres wide; golden sand; not crowded
  • Services: sun loungers, parasols, bar, parking
  • Ideal for: families, nudists

Gran Tarajal

Best beaches in Fuerteventura - Gran Tarajal

A great place to fish, you could well see your lunch being caught on Gran Tarajal. This Blue-Flag beach is on the east of the island and has darker sand than other beaches in Fuerteventura. It is a popular beach with the locals. 

  • Dimensions: 1000 metres long - 120 metres wide; dark sand; slightly crowded
  • Services: complete, Blue Flag awarded
  • Ideal for: families and those looking for a comfortable beach


Beaches in Fuerteventura - Esquinzo

Not to be confused with the more touristy Ezquinzo-Butihondo, you'll find Ezquinzo beach in the north of the island. Over 6km from the nearest town, this beach is perfect to get away from it all as well as being a magnet for surfers.

  • Dimensions: 300 metres long - 50 metres wide; dark sand, pebbles, rocks; not crowded
  • Services: none
  • Ideal for: nature lovers, nudists

Aljibe de la Cueva

Fuerteventura beaches - El Aljibe de la Cueva

La Escalera, is a mere 3.2km south of the fishing-village-turned resort, El Cotillo in Fuerteventura's north-west. This is one of Fuerteventura's hidden beaches and you might well have all for yourselves.

  • Dimensions: 1100 metres long - 30 metres wide; golden sand; not crowded
  • Services: none
  • Ideal for: nature lovers, nudists

La Concha

Fuerteventura Beaches - La Concha

La Concha's is on the north-west of the island. This is a quintessential Fuerteventura beach, with fine white sand and crystal clear turquoise water. It may be only 200 metres in length, but it rarely gets crowded.

  • Dimensions: 200 metres long - 50 metres wide - golden/white sand; slightly crowded
  • Services: bar, restaurants, bathrooms, showers, parking, wheelchair accessible
  • Ideal for: families, nature lovers

El Caserón

Fuerteventura best beaches - El Caseron

Another one of Fuerteventura's best beaches is El Caseron, depicting that off of a tourist brochure. 300 metres long and 45 metres wide, it has a natural and rustic beach feel and can be reached by bus. 

  • Dimensions: 300 metres long - 45 metres wide; golden/white sand; often crowded
  • Services: restaurants, bathrooms, showers, parasol, sun loungers, wheelchair accessible, parking
  • Ideal for: families, nature lovers, nudists

The island of Fuerteventura has many beautiful beaches for all tastes, from more secluded locations to bustling beaches, which one will you visit on your Fuerteventura holiday?

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