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Fuerteventura's Beaches


Fuerteventura's beaches have been described as some of the best in the Atlantic. It's not an exaggeration, and there are plenty of them too, with blue flag status, covering about 125 miles of the coast. The main resorts, all good for family holidays, include Costa Calma just north of the Jandia region, Morro Jable to the south in Jandia and central main resort Caleta de Fuste. Costa Calma's beach is a real gem and its blue flag beach is cleaned daily. This leads nicely into one of the best beaches on Fuerteventura - Sotavento with its white gleaming sands stretching for miles and offering perfect conditions for windsurfing. The Windsurf World Cup is held here on Sotavento during late July into August annually. http://www.fuerteventura-worldcup.org/

Fuerteventura beaches are most certainly the best of the crop on the Canary Islands. Top choices include the beaches south of Corralejo. The white sands are backed on by stunning drifting sand dunes. This beach stretches for about 6 miles and is situated in the north east of Fuerteventura. On clear days from Playa de Corralejo you can see Isla de los Lobos small island and Lanzarote. The white sand here can be quite volatile in high winds so watch out for that, especially with young children.

The sublime endless sands of Sotavento (popular with kite surfers and windsurfers) and home to an international windsurfing competition annually. Playa de Sotavento is without doubt the most beautiful beach on the island, stretching down the Jandia Peninsula coast. Much of it is pretty deserted, with just a scattering of bars (with a bohemian surfing/kitesurfing/windsurfing vibe). The Playa Barca section of Sotavento is fronted by a lagoon. It's particularly good for swimming here.

The equally beautiful endless white sandy beaches of Morro Jable and further south near Cofete on Jandia. Playa de Cofete (with adjacent Playa de Barlovento) comes a close second to Sotavento as best beach Fuerteventura. Cofete beach is in the far south of Fuerteventura on the north coast of the Jandia peninsula. Almost completely untouched by tourism, Playa de Cofete attracts naturists and is a popular nude bathing beach. The white sands of Cofete stretch for about 8 miles. This beach is not suitable for young children - you get very strong breaks here and the winds are very strong. Indeed the whole beach is not a safe swimming beach.

El Cotillo up on the north west coast of Fuerteventura is another beautiful beach, with excellent waves which are popular with surfers, and increasingly kite surfers!

For safe family swimming head for Playa del Castillo at Caleta de Fuste - this is a nice sandy south facing bay especially designed for young children as the waters are calm and very clean. The manmade beach of Caleta De Fuste is perfectly adequate, sheltered and ideal for families. Caleta De Fuste is very much a family resort and very well presented it is too with a choice of many water sports and diving excursions, and some very nice swimming pools here too. The new beaches at the Atlantico Shopping centre are beautiful and designed for families with young children and are set amongst rock coves.

Blue Flag Beaches on Fuerteventura
Grandes Playas La Oliva (North), Gran Tarajal Tuineje (Centre), Tarajalejo Tuineje (Centre), Costa Calma Pajara (South), Matorral-Morro Jable Pajara (South), Canada del Rio Pajara, Morro Jable Pajara (South), Grandes Playas II La Oliva (North). Playa de Esquinzo (South), Playa Bajo Negro near Corralejo (North).

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