Playa de Ajuy
A beach that is as deep as it is wide, Playa de Ajuy is composed of dark, almost black sand surrounded in bare grey cliffs on either side. Situated on the west coast of Fuerteventura, Ajuy Beach is an area of the island’s coast to enjoy from the land, since strong currents can drag swimmers out to sea.
Immediately behind Playa de Ajuy you’ll find a handful of authentic restaurants, many of which serve up fish brought to shore just a few metres away. A good place to enjoy the sunset, Playa de Ajuy is rarely overcrowded.
At the northern end of the beach a path leads to caves (Cuevas de Ajuy) via various attractive viewpoints. They are said to have been used by pirates in former years to hide their ill-gotten gains, though sadly no traces of treasure exist today. The caves can be visited as part of an organized tour or independently alongside the beach.
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