Dunas de Corralejo Beach

  • Dunas de Corralejo Beach - Spain
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While small by most standards, at 2.5 by 10.5 kilometres, Dunas de Corralejo Natural Park remains one of the highlights of the Canaries. Part beach and part volcanic landscape, it is named after the huge sand dune which sits at the park’s northern end. It sees pale sands meet shallows the colour of turquoise. Meanwhile, its southern end takes on a slightly different scene, with rocks spread across the deep sand and old lava flows shifting from ochre to red.

Free of manmade structures except for the FV-104 highway, those looking to enjoy the beach aspect of Dunas de Corralejo Natural Park will want to bring all they need to be on the safe side, including towels to lie down on since they are areas with no sun loungers for rent. 

You then have a choice of various areas of sand, each given their own name, including the interconnected Playa del Medano and Flag Beach. Both are excellent spots for water sports such as surfing and kitesurfing. The strong currents which aid these sports mean swimmers have to be careful to avoid getting out of their depth.

Other ways to experience the park include the hike to the summit of the volcano Montana Roja, for which you will need walking shoes. There are numerous parking spaces situated along the length of the road.

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