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
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.
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.
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
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).