Top 25+ Fuerteventura Beaches

  • El Cofete Beach

    El Cofete Beach
    © eyewave

    Cofete Beach is located just around the headland from the southern tip of Fuertaventura. The bright lights and resorts to the north of the island will do nothing to prepare you for the awe-inspiring scale and wildness of this beach. The beach is a wide expanse of golden sand that continues for as far as the eye can see. Directly behind the beach the dramatic… read more »

  • Playa de Esquinzo

    Playa de Esquinzo
    Iván Hernández Cazorla

    Not to be confused with the beach of a similar name in Fuerteventura's south, Playa de Esquinzo is a relatively remote stretch of soft golden sand on the northwest coast, six kilometres from El Cotillo. It lies within a small horseshoe shaped bay at the end of a gravel road and beyond a footpath leading from the car park down the dark cliffs to the… read more »

  • Playa del Águila

    Playa del Águila
    Sebastian Köttinger

    A wild and relatively wind-swept section of Fuerteventura's northwest coast, Playa del Águila also goes by the name of Playa de la Escalera, or Stairs Beach. A beach for a romantic sunset stroll rather than family day out, its orange-gold sands are backed by high sheer cliffs and lack any kind of facilities.

    To reach it, visitors must travel a short distance along an unsurfaced road… read more »

  • Playa del Castillo

    Playa del Castillo
    Bengt Nyman

    Playa del Castillo is one of Fuerteventura's most popular beaches when it comes to visitor numbers and names. Also known as Caleta de Fuste and Piedra Playa, it is considered a good beach for families even though strong surf means younger paddlers shouldn't be left alone in the water.

    Close to a wide range of hotel complexes and places to eat and drink, it lies on… read more »

  • Playa Del Matorral

    Playa Del Matorral
    Dirk Vorderstraße

    Curving around the southernmost point of the island, the three-kilometre-long Playa del Matorral can be roughly split into two equal parts. Its rich golden sands have been awarded Blue Flag status for cleanliness time and time again over the years, while the waves that come ashore are also normally calm.

    The section closest to the city of Morro Jable is where you'll find the majority of… read more »

  • Playa Esmeralda

    Playa Esmeralda
    © nito

    Playa Esmeralda sits on the broad neck of the Jandia peninsula in the far south of Fuerteventura, and faces east. Best reached with a private vehicle, the final section of the journey requires a short drive along a dirt road from the FV-2 highway. Beyond the car park, low cliffs slip down onto the beige sand.

    Playa Esmeralda stretches for roughly 400 metres in length, and… read more »

  • Sotavento

    © Dirk Vorderstraße / CC BY

    Situated on the "Calma Costa" which runs along the south east coast of Fuerteventura is Sotavento beach. A vast tract of golden, windswept beach this stretch of coast is about one of the most remote areas on the island.

    Sotavento is a collection of beaches which together create a virtually unbroken stretch of sand from Playa Barca right down to Morro Jable on the… read more »

  • Playa de Gran Tarajal

    Playa de Gran Tarajal
    Frank Vincentz

    Playa de Gran Tarajal sits along Fuerteventura's southeast coast. Edged by whitewashed villas that climb part of the way up the surrounding hills, it stretches for approximately 600 metres with sand that shifts between golden yellow and black dependent upon the prevailing weather conditions.

    A favourite with locals rather than tourists, it can be up to 90 metres wide at low tide and generally has good… read more »

  • Cala de las Playas

    Cala de las Playas
    Rolf Dietrich Brecher
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  • Dunas de Corralejo

    Dunas de Corralejo
    Victor R. Ruiz
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  • El Burro

    El Burro
    Vilmos Vincze
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  • El Hierro

    El Hierro
    © André Meyer-Vitali
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  • Flag Beach

    Flag Beach
    Bengt Nyman
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  • Piedra Playa

    Piedra Playa
    Bengt Nyman
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  • Playa Barlovento

    Playa Barlovento
    H. Zell
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