After hopping our way around Fuerteventura island it was easy to see why it’s known for having the best beaches in the Canaries. From black and white sand, to massive dunes and rocky natural pools, there is truly something here for every type of traveler! Whether you’re going on a relaxing vacation to soak in the sun or are ready to spend your time hitting as many beaches as possible, Fuerteventura Spain has it all. Travel with us around the island to Popcorn Beach, the Corralejo Dunes, and the endless beautiful places to swim!
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Playa de la Goleta
Set in the city center not far from the famous Corralejo Dunes is a small, but beautiful town beach. This stretch of sand looks out over the harbor with Lobos island in the distance.
In the middle of the town a walking path stretches along the oceanfront and the small beach is filled with restaurants, beach bars, and sunbathers. If you’re staying in Corralejo or just looking for a quick dip while visiting the town, look no further than Playa de la Goleta!
Playa la Clavellina
Just a quick walk from Playa de la Goleta is another small cute cove. Playa la Clavellina isn’t the largest beach, yet it’s location in the heart of town and soft sand makes for a relaxing beach stop. You can easily grab lunch at one of the restaurants overlooking Playa la Clavellina, and then walk down the steps and jump in the clear blue water.
→ Playa la Clavellina Location
As you’re driving along the coastal road you’ll suddenly see massive sand dunes with a sliver of ocean in the distance. While there are some areas where you can park closer, you’ll want to get up close and personal for one of the most unique experiences on the island!
Hop out at the dunes and hike your way up and over the mounds of sand. That way you will both avoid the crowds, and end at one of the most secluded areas of the Corralejo Dunes beach.
Technically when you hike over the dunes it comes out at either Playa Larga, Playa Los Matos, or Playa El Bajo Negro. Still, know that all makes up the same stretch of golden sand.
Playa El Moro
What do you get when you mix surfers, sun bathers, and people who just don’t like wearing clothes? Playa El Moro! Set right off the main road this small strip was one of our favorite Fuerteventura beaches.
There are small waves where new surfers are practicing how to stand up, and swimmers are body surfing and playing in the water close by. So what about the nudists?
Well most Fuerteventura beaches are welcoming of a more natural beach experience… So we doubt this will be the last time you’ll see a naked bum or two on the Canary Islands!
Popcorn Beach might sound like a gimmick, but it’s exactly as the name suggests. Millions of small pebbly rocks appear like bite-size kernels of popcorn. These black and white kernels are spread throughout the beach and down the coast.
While this might be one of the most unique beaches on the island, you should know it isn’t one that you’ll be laying down your towel at and jumping in the water. At Popcorn Beach the sea is rough and waters a bit too rocky and dangerous to jump in. Also, make sure you don’t take any of these special rocks from the beach as it carries a hefty fine!
→ Popcorn Beach Fuerteventura: 6 Tips For Your Adventure to Corralejo
Aguas Verdes Natural Pools
No visit to the Canary Islands is complete without stopping at one of their famous natural pools. Only accessible at low tide, the amazing Aguas Verdes swimming enclave stretches for 6 kilometers.
Yes, that’s right… Six kilometers of unimpeded natural pools to enjoy! This is one of the many examples of the one of a kind nature you can explore in Fuerteventura Spain.
→ Aguas Verdes Natural Pool Location
→ Plan a Visit to Fuerteventura’s Wild West Coast and Aguas Verdes Natural Pools
Krabbenfelsen Natural Pools
If you visit any other natural pool in Fuerteventura Spain make sure you stop by Krabbensfelsen. The funny thing about this swimming spot is that you might miss it depending on the time of day!
Due to the tides, this magical little natural pool appears for only a couple hours each day at low tide. Make sure to take a dive in the crystal clear water of Krabbenfelsen at least once in between visiting all the best beaches on Fuerteventura.
→ Plan a Visit to the Low Tide Paradise at Krabbenfelsen Natural Pool
Playa del Castillo
The main beach of Castillo Caleta de Fuste is one of the most popular on the east coast of the island. The harbor wraps around the beach making a small protected lagoon where the water is calm and perfect for swimming.
Expect this beach to always be buzzing with activity as Castillo Caleta de Fuste is a busy tourist town, and especially common for families.
Playa Negra Tarajalejo
Driving towards the south of the island you can find one of the only black sand beaches in the Canaries. This makes Playa Negra well worth a quick stop!
If you’ve never visited a black sand beach, the small soft grains of sand will almost sparkle in your hand. There are only a few restaurants and hotels in the area so you’re likely to have this beach all to yourself.
→ Playa Negra Tarajalejo Location
Playa Costa Calma
Known as one of the hotspots of the south, Playa Costa Calma is one of the main vacation towns on the island of Fuerteventura Spain. The long sandy beach stretches almost the entire strip of sand, and small gentle waves rock the coastline.
While this beach is more traditional, if you walk around the corner near the H10 hotel you’ll be in for a different surprise. This is actually one of the most popular nudist beaches on the island!
Playa Lagoon Fuerteventura
By now you can probably tell how diverse this island with all its different beaches. We’ve showed you both Popcorn Beach and the Corralejo Dunes, but we have two more epic surprises in Fuerteventura Spain!
At high tide in the gigantic Playa Lagoon it fills with water several inches deep. If you continue far our to the edge of the ocean kite surfers fill the sky, and swimmers take to the water. Behind the water to the right of the parking lot is also a large dune that you can climb up if you want a better view.
Playa Morro Jable
We’re ending our list of the best beaches in Fuerteventura with one of the most famous on the island. Playa Morro Jable is in the south and a hot holiday destination. The beach seems like it stretches forever as it runs the entire coast of town.
Feeling like you are transported to the Caribbean, you’ll find power white soft sand and crystal clear blue water. Honestly, if you’re staying in the south it would be hard to leave to explore anywhere else!
Have any questions about the best beaches in Fuerteventura Spain, or want to share your own experiences on the island? Feel free to comment below! Also, for a deeper look at the island check out our Fuerteventura travel guide!
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Where To Stay In Fuerteventura
Ultra Luxury (High End) – Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real G.L – Upscale family friendly hotel set on the beach with two pools, spas, and six restaurants. While everything you need is onsite, the location also makes a great choice for exploring the north of the island.
Fun Vacation (Mid Range) – AVANTI Lifestyle Hotel – Upscale adults only hotel overlooking the ocean. Mediterranean style decor with ocean view rooms, rooftop pool, and stylish restaurant. Steps from seaside cafes and bars as well as the Carralejo town beach.
Hostel Life (Budget) – La Fresa Hostel – Basic hostel in the center of Corralejo with dorms and private rooms. Large common areas, small outdoor pool, and shared kitchen.
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