Top 10: The most beautiful beaches in Fuerteventura

Spend your next beach holiday on Fuerteventura, where endless white sandy beaches, metre-high dunes, wide natural beaches and the turquoise-blue Atlantic Ocean await you. Whether as a family, with friends or alone, whether water sports enthusiasts or sun-worshipping naturists - here everyone will find their favourite beach.

We introduce you to Fuerteventura's most beautiful beaches. Look forward to an unforgettable holiday on the beaches of the island.

1. Grandes Playas de Corralejo

The Grandes Playas de Corralejo, some of the island's top beaches, are located in the north of the island. The long, dune beach has been awarded the blue flag and will captivate you with untouched nature. Due to the sanitary and gastronomic facilities, the stretch of coast is particularly suitable for beach holidays for families with children. Lifeguards ensure the safety of the bathers throughout the year.

Our tip: In the southern direction you will reach the nudist area. There are isolated corners where you can spend a day at the beach as nature intended.  

2. Flag Beach

Just a few miles from Corralejo, Flag Beach is a true surfer's paradise. There is a windsurfing and kitesurfing centre where you can rent surfboards and accessories, and take courses. A beach bar provides for your physical well-being. Not only nature lovers are thrilled by the breathtaking scenery of vast dunes and the views of the neighbouring island of Lobos.

Our tip: Complete a paddle boarding course and paddle to the neighbouring island of Lobos. 

3. Caleta del Marrajo

On this idyllic beach on the north-west coast of Fuerteventura, near the El Tostón lighthouse, black lava rocks form a multitude of small sea basins. This makes it one of the best beaches for families with children. Neither currents nor high waves interrupt the kids while splashing and snorkelling in the shallow natural pools. The completely natural, dreamlike environment of white sand, black rock and turquoise water promises couples a romantic day of bathing.

Our tip: Pack a picnic basket and sparkling wine; this is the perfect place for a marriage proposal.

4. Playa de la Barca

In the south-east of the island, not far from Costa Calma, you reach Playa de la Barca. The beach is a top destination for surfers as the thermals produce stronger winds than other parts of the coast. Every summer, the kite and windsurfing World Cup takes place here. A well-known water sports school has the right equipment for you. Try beach sailing and paddle boarding. Showers, toilets, sun loungers and lifeguards ensure carefree beach fun.

Our tip: Every two weeks, when the lagoon is flooded, a wave-free, shallow basin is created, in which the little ones can splash without hesitation. 

5. Risco del Paso

The beach Risco del Paso is one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. About 20 minutes south of Costa Calma you will find a breathtaking play of colours of golden sand, turquoise blue water and normally a cloudless sky. If the lagoon fills with water at high tide, a lake forms in the middle of the beach, which creates best bathing conditions for children. The surf and kite school, where you can rent the necessary equipment, offers surf lessons. A lifeguard monitors the beach.

Our tip: An extensive nudist area with large green space and shrubs is laid out at the southern end of the beach. 

6. Playa de la Concha

In the fishing village of El Cotillo is the beautiful bay of Playa de la Concha. It is very popular among holiday guests because of its cleanliness and tranquillity. Due to its excellent infrastructure and water quality, La Concha has been awarded the blue flag. The beach is barrier-free and very easy to reach. The bay is framed by a rocky sea of black, lava rock. Small stone castles protect the beach from wind and provide romantic places, where you can enjoy a lot of privacy. A small restaurant provides for your physical well-being.

Our tip: Try the tasty fish plate with freshly-caught delicacies.  

7. Playa de Costa Calma

In the south-east of Fuerteventura, Costa Calma boasts a fine sandy beach of about 2km in length with ideal bathing conditions all-year round. There are hardly any currents and only small waves enabling you to experience safe beach fun in the shallow water with the whole family. A variety of leisure and water sports facilities await you here, entertaining swimmers on land and on the water. Sun loungers and umbrellas, as well as a wide range of dining options promise a perfect beach day.

Our tip: Ride a banana boat or rent a quad for an excursion on land.  

8. Playa del Matorral

In Morro Jable, to the very south of the island, holidaymakers experience bathing fun on the Playa del Matorral. In addition to relaxation, tranquillity and nature, here you will find a wide range of sports, as well as restaurants, bars and a surfing school. The beach is barrier-free and has all the necessary sanitary facilities and lifeguards, as well as sun loungers and umbrellas. Not far from the lighthouse, which stands in the middle of the beach, there is a surf and sailing school offering courses in German. A nudist area in the northern part of the beach provides a lot of privacy. A beach promenade leads to the centre of Morro Jable, which exudes the charm of an old fishing village still today.

Our tip: Take a walk through the adjacent salt marsh nature reserve, where rare birds nest and plants grow that only feed on seawater.  

9. Playa de Cofete

At 11km, Playa de Cofete is the longest beach in Fuerteventura. Although it is not necessarily suitable for swimming with children, it offers an impressive backdrop and fine sand. The completely natural beach with the huge mountain range in the background is rightly nicknamed Queen of the Beaches. Here you can do hours of hiking and enjoy the powerful sound of the waves. Even the journey on a winding gravel road is spectacular.

Our tip: A small village with just 15 inhabitants borders the beach directly, alongside a small restaurant where you can try traditional dishes.  

10. Playa del Viejo Rey

Playa del Viejo Rey in La Pared provides nature lovers and surfers especially with the best conditions for a perfect day at the beach. Fantastic sandstone cliffs and thundering waves provide a very special backdrop for beautiful holiday photos. In the village there are restaurants and resident surf schools, which hire out the necessary equipment and offer various courses.

Our tip: Steps lead up the cliffs from the beach, where you can enjoy romantic sunsets in the evenings.  

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