Playa Del Matorral (Morro Jable)
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 hotels, as well as most of the beach’s onsite facilities. It makes this part of Playa del Matorral a popular getaway for families with young children. Sunbeds and umbrellas can be rented without difficulty, and water sports equipment such as canoes and paddleboards are also available. A year-round lifeguard programme is in operation.
The section furthest away from Morro Jable is a dedicated nudist beach where sunbeds and umbrellas can also be rented. Behind it is the Jandia salt marsh, where many of Fuerteventura’s rarer avian visitors roost.
Between the two is a modern lighthouse. Here there are a handful of beach volleyball nets. This part of the beach is also known in the surfing community for the occurrence of Cruz Roja (Red Cross) waves when conditions are right.
Plenty of parking can be found immediately behind the beach along the coastal Avenida del Saladar. It is lined with bars and restaurants, meaning refreshment is never a problem on Playa del Matorral.
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