The Canary Islands are pretty famous for their combination of gorgeous weather and stunning beaches. Personally, I’ve always been a big fan of the sandy stretches in Fuerteventura, and if this is where you’ve decided to go on holiday this year – or if it’s somewhere you’re considering – make sure you check out my guide to the top local beaches below.
A note on the Parque Natural de Corralejo
If you’re heading to Fuerteventura, it’s worth remembering that some of the most beautiful and luxurious beaches can be found in the Parque Natural de Corralejo. This is essentially a huge dune field spanning 2,669 hectares, running from Puerto Remedio beach to La Salina.
Here, you can discover everything from popular beaches to hidden, virtually untouched gems like Del Moro – a 300 m white sand beach tucked away in the island’s north.
Let’s start with Corralejo, a small port beach spanning 195 m. Boasting calm waters, this stretch of sand is a popular mooring area and offers a host of amenities despite its relatively small size.
For instance, there’s a promenade lined with restaurants and bars, while it’s also a great place to give windsurfing a go. Of course, if you’re not feeling too active, you can always simply lie back and soak up the sun!
Located in Pajara, Morro Jable is a huge beach and one of the best-known on the island. Spanning an impressive 4,325 m, it is well maintained and lined with hotels, so it will come as no surprise to hear that this particular stretch of sand is one that’s especially popular with tourists. Plus, there’s plenty to do in the way of water sports here, so you can be as active or as lazy as you please.
Playa del Mattoral
The lovely Playa del Mattoral at Morro Jable is a great little sandy stretch if you fancy having a quiet afternoon in the sun, thanks to the fact that it rarely gets crowded. It’s quite surprising that it doesn’t, really, because it’s absolutely stunning, and it’s also a fantastic place for playing on the water, whether you fancy trying a serious water sport or just having a relaxing ride on a pedalo.
Like Morro Jable, El Cofete beach can be found in Pajara. As this is somewhere known for its unspoilt beauty, it’s definitely the place to go if you want to relax in the most natural surroundings possible.
In my opinion, what’s particularly impressive about this beach is that it’s not only fantastically unspoilt, but that there is so much of it. If you think about it, a 14 km stretch of utterly unblemished sand in a tourist haven like Fuerteventura is quite a feat! As a quick note, if you do come here, bear in mind it is known for having quite strong waves.
Last on my list is Costa Calma, which is also in Pajara. This charmingly named beach is so-called thanks to the fact that, while it’s windy, the sea tends to stay quite calm.
What this means for you is that it’s quite a versatile place to visit. For instance, it’s particularly popular with windsurfers, since it’s possible to practise the sport at any time of year, while it’s also good for scuba diving. Plus, if you’re someone who wants to do nothing more than relax on the sand, then a real bonus of coming here is that it’s pretty easy to find sheltered, uncrowded spots even in the height of summer.
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