Playa de la Concha (Lobos) (Concha de Lobos)

  • Playa de la Concha (Lobos) - Spain
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Almost closed off from the seas that surround the Isla de Lobos, Playa de la Concha lies at the end of a bay formed by a jutting peninsula. It is pretty much the only beach on this uninhabited island since the rest of its coastline is dominated by volcanic rock.

Easy to access thanks to its proximity to the pier where ferries dock, Playa de la Concha comprises white sands and very calm waters which remain shallow for some distance. Arching around its bay for around a kilometre, the waterline can be studded with shells and small stones, while rocks and coastal vegetation also break up its expanse of sand.

The main reasons for making the ferry crossing to Playa de la Concha is to soak up the sun before swimming in the bay. For food, there’s a single restaurant serving up a couple of classic Spanish dishes, alongside the standard drink options.

Potential beachgoers should note that Isla de Lobos has a limit on visitor numbers of 400 people per day, split equally between morning and afternoon arrivals. Lobos Passes are free to obtain from Fuerteventura Council, but are limited to four hours duration. They are available online five days before the intended visit date.

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