Best Beaches in Fuerteventura
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Making the most of your holiday is important. For some that’s exploring the beaches, swimming in the sea, and relaxing on the sand. You want the best beaches in Fuerteventura, whether you’re visiting with friends or family. Here’s a look at the places you definitely want to visit for all types of activities.

A. Caleta de Fuste for the Families

Caleta de Fuste, fuerteventura

If you want somewhere for the kids to play, then Caleta de Fuste is the best option for you. This is also known as Shank’s Shark, and is 800m of pure golden sand and bright blue waters. There’s plenty of space to run around and nobody will bat an eye-lid at kids building sand castles and paddling in the water. You can also get out to swim a little, although there are no lifeguards.

B. Visit Corralejo Beach

Corralejo is one of the most popular parts of Fuerteventura and definitely a spot you want to visit. In the northern part of the island, Corralejo Beach sits just south of the actual resort. It stretches six miles and borders with the national park. This beach is very easy to get to via car rental (Voiture Fuerteventura) or bus, and you’ll have plenty of time to explore the areas around and take in the local wildlife.

C. Swim at Sotavento Beach

sotavento beach, fuerteventura

There are plenty of places that claim to be the best beaches in Fuerteventura for swimming, but Sotavento Beach definitely takes the top spot. The water is 21C throughout the year. It’s a little chillier than your local pool, but with the sun beating down on you it is perfect for swimming. This is also a popular beach for surfers, and you can take time to learn how to do it. Just want peach and quiet? With 17 miles of sand, you will not be disappointed.

D. Enjoy Cofete Beach Once You Get There

If you want something peaceful at the end of the thrill-seeking ride, then Cofete Beach is a place to add to your list. You can either drive yourself or get a bus to get you up there; the latter is popular for those who aren’t sure about twisting, hair-raising cliff roads. Once you get up there, you’ll be able to relax and unwind, while the world passes by you. This is a beautiful and picturesque location, with mountains surrounding you.

E. Gentle Waves of Esmeralda Beach

When you want some fun for a quick paddle and the sound of the sea, Esmeralda Beach is a place to visit. You’ll feel like you’re in paradise. The sand is golden and warm, and soft to touch with your hands. The downside is that it’s one of the most popular beaches around Costa Calma.

F. El Ajibe de la Cueva for Local Fishing

While the beach isn’t actually for fishing, there are plenty of places in the local vicinity. In fact, the beach is just 3km away from one of the best fishing villages, that’s now actually a resort: El Cotillo. You’ll spend your time around the north-west parts of Fuerteventura. The beach is one of the more popular ones, but it’s big enough to stay away from the crowds. It’s certainly one you want to choose whether you want to relax, play games on the beach, or go swimming.


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