Top 6 Beaches in Fuerteventura

Dreamy stretches of pale gold-to-white sand. Dunes heaped high under blue skies. Turquoise waters that are perfect for a paddle – and windy spots for surfing the waves. Here are six of the best Fuerteventura beaches for you to discover.


1. Corralejo Beaches

Jaw-dropping white sand dunes in Corralejo Natural Park in Fuerteventura

The poster child of Fuerteventura’s best beaches, Corralejo’s dunes are an incredible sight. Glowing in the sun, these sandy heaps are irresistible! Dig your toes in and breathe easy.

This picture-perfect stretch is just part of 9 km of beaches (known as the Grandes Playas), reaching down the coast from buzzing Corralejo town. Burro and Bajo Negro are the best for families. Couples will love beautiful Playa del Moro. And the watersports at El Medano are a thrill-seeker’s dream.

Plus, not all that far away (about an hour’s walk from Corralejo’s resort centre if you like a holiday hike) is the Insta-famous Popcorn Beach. Made up of white fossils shaped just like popcorn, it’s a must-see!


2. Costa Calma Beach

Costa Calma beach, Fuerteventura

Playa de Costa Calma is a 2 km vision of white sand and turquoise sea. One of the most popular beaches in Fuerteventura, it’s no wonder that the resort here has grown to be the second biggest holiday spot on the island.

Gentle waves at the town end make that section a top pick for the kids, and you’ll find plenty of handy shops and places to grab a bite to eat nearby. There’s a great choice of holidays in Costa Calma too, with all sorts of hotels from family faves to couples’ hideaways.


3 & 4. Playa de Esmeralda and Playa de Sotavento

Stunning view along lagoon at Sotavento Beach, Fuerteventura

Costa Calma’s also the place to be if you’re tempted by the quiet vibe of Playa de Esmeralda. Just south of Costa Calma beach, this tranquil stretch is prime windsurfing territory with mellow waves. And while it’s a little away from the main resort, there are hotels, bars and loungers here.

Follow the coast from Esmeralda towards Jandia and you’ll soon be on the world-famous Playa de Sotavento. An amazing 9 km long, it’s actually made up of five beaches. With lagoons that are fantastic for watersports and the most incredible low tides, where it seems like the sand reaches out forever, Sotavento Beach has to be on your must-visit list. Pick a hotel in Jandia or Costa Calma to stay nearby.


5. Playa del Matorral, Jandia

Kitesurfers on the white sands of Matorral Beach in Jandia, Fuerteventura

Camera at the ready! This mindblowing stretch of shimmering fine sand reaches along the resort of Jandia, known for its lighthouse, wild marshes and paddle-friendly water. Tranquil but not isolated, it’s popular with families, peace-loving adults, golfers and birdwatchers alike.

And when you’re not chilling on the Caribbean-like beach itself? Take a wander along the sand-dusted prom. Relax in Morro Jable (the original fishing village). Or pay a visit to some of the other mountain-backed shorelines on the Jandia peninsula.


6. Caleta de Fuste Beach (Costa Caleta)

The idyllic white sand and blue sea of popular Caleta de Fuste Beach in Fuerteventura

Caleta de Fuste beach wraps around an idyllic bay. You’ll find everything you need for a holiday by the sea, from cafes beside the golden sand to beach volleyball.

Perhaps better known by us Brits as Costa Caleta, it’s the best place in Fuerteventura to mix beach days with nights out, combine fantastic golf with exciting watersports, or blend family time with day trips to some of the island’s top attractions.

For a change of scene, head to the neighbouring little resort of Costa de Antigua. Life here may be quieter but the beach is simply stunning!


The best of the rest

Untouched Cofete Beach in Fuerteventura

Did you know, Fuerteventura has more beaches than any of the other Canary Islands? Over 150 km of them in total! So, we’ve had to miss plenty of gorgeous highlights off our list. Like heavenly La Concha in El Cotillo, breathtakingly untamed Cofete, or the black sands and volcanic caves of Playa de Ajuy.

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Lucy Roberts

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Lucy blogs about all things holiday, with tons of Thomas Cook knowledge. And as a mum of two, she's always looking for ways to help you have family getaways that are memorable for all the right reasons!