The best beaches in Fuerteventura

Grab your passport, towel and sun cream, and head to one of the best beaches in Fuerteventura.  Did you know that this island has over 150 beaches for you to enjoy? This much coastline can only mean two things: lots of relaxing and fun to be had. With year-round sun, there are plenty of opportunities for sun-seekers, families and friends to take a well-deserved break. So, why not explore or chill out on the miles of beautiful, white, sandy beaches available on the second largest Canary Island?

Plage de El Castillo

Plage de El Castillo

When you think about visiting a beach on your holiday there’s a lot to consider, from needing plenty of shade when you want to escape the Mediterranean sun or finding out what water sports are available. Take to the water for a thrill ride while your loved ones cheer you on. If you’re looking for both of these beach factors then Plage de El Castillo will be perfect for you. Based in the holiday resort of Caleta de Fuste, this magnificent horseshoe beach is a firm-favourite for all holidaymakers alike. With some of the best water sports around, hop on a board and join the windsurfing school. If catching the wind in your hair isn’t quite your thing, then set up for the day and relax on one of the many sun loungers available. If you’re travelling with your little ones, you can relax knowing that the water sports and swimming areas are separate, so take them for a splash and a paddle in the sea to cool off and play. All the fun that you’re bound to have here will certainly build up your appetite. You can pick up any refreshments needed in a local shop or treat your loved ones to lunch at one of the great bars or restaurants nearby. With all this available at your fingertips, this beach definitely ticks a lot of boxes. So, check this off the list of things you have to do on your holiday to Fuerteventura.

Grandes Playas

Grandes Playas

If you’re looking for sand as far as the eye can see, you won’t be disappointed when you visit Grandes Playas, as it literally translates into ‘big beaches’. This stunning shoreline is located in one of Fuerteventura’s largest resorts, Corralejo. Not only is this destination a surfer’s paradise, but it’s the perfect place for families and nature lovers. Back to big beaches, Grandes Playas has everything you could want for a day out in the sun. Make sure that when you pick your spot for the day that you have enough shade, carry plenty of water on you to keep hydrated and regularly apply your sun cream. Whether you spend your time helping to make sandcastles, reading a book on one of the many sun loungers or swimming in the clear blue sea, you’re guaranteed to make memories that’ll last a lifetime here.  Oh, and did I mention that this beach has received the prestigious Blue Flag award? Its water quality is amazing which means it’s great for snorkelling, you’ll find lifeguards patrolling up and down the beach and the parking is even good with lots of spaces available, ideal if you’ve hired a car. Can you imagine the sand between your toes and feeling the sea breeze on your skin? If the answer is yes, then this is a beach not to be missed.

Sotavento

Sotavento

Fall in love with this lagoon-like beach in the south of Fuerteventura. Sotavento beach is definitely Instagram worthy, so grab your phone and capture the different shades of the emerald blue water against the amazing contrast of the golden sand. Perfect for walking hand in hand with your loved one, this romantic spot has such a tranquil feel to it; this peaceful vibe is helped by the calm nature of the water. If you get a chance to watch as the high tide comes in, you really should; it’ll create a sea-water lake in the middle of the beach and is amazing to see! If watching this natural wonder isn’t quite what you had in mind for your beach holiday, you can also catch the Fuerteventura Windsurfing and Kitesurfing World Cup, which is just a short drive away in Playa Barca. Don’t miss this annual event between July and August, where professionals battle it out to win. Right, back to the wonders of Sotavento Beach, there are also lots of wind surfers and kite surfers to watch from the sandy shoreline. Once you’ve taken in all the beautiful scenery that surrounds you, you’ll be able to dip your toes into the sea; you’ll find little fish swimming here too which may tickle your toes! Being able to experience so much at one beach is what makes this the ideal attraction to visit while you’re on holiday with us.

Morro del Jable

Morro del Jable

Whether you’re a first time visitor or return year-after-year, this small beach is ideal for relaxing. You’ll have lots of opportunities to soak up the sunshine and create memories you’ll want to hold on to forever. Located in the old town of Morro Jable, this once small fishing village has now transformed into a fantastic holiday resort, where beautiful landscapes meet modern life. What’s more amazing is how close everything is; on one side of the road you’ll find beautiful sandy beaches and on the other side there are plenty of shops to pick up essentials and restaurants to grab a bite to eat in. If you want to escape the afternoon heat or fancy a change of scenery, you’ll have plenty of places to choose from. Although, don’t forget to head back for an afternoon swim in the crystal clear waters. The average sea temperatures here don’t drop below 20°C between May and December, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to make a big splash your holiday. When the time comes to pack up for the day, the adventure doesn’t have to stop as I’m sure you’ll want to come back again and again.

Comment below and let me know what beach you think is best to visit in Fuerteventura.