Some of the best beaches in Europe for practicing water sports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing
The Windsurfing World Championship takes place each year on Sotavento beach, in the south of the island
Many of the beaches in Fuerteventura are nudist friendly
You can find both beaches with golden sand and beaches with black volcanic sand
Best Beaches in Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura is a beach lover's paradise, but a few of these places stand out and deserve a special mention. Cotillo and Cofete were both included in Top 10 Best Beaches in Europe in 2015 by Tripadvisor users, so officially the island of Fuerteventura has 2 of the most beautiful beaches in Europe.
Characteristics: white sandy beach, nudist beach, with strong waves and wind
Facilities: sunbeds, umbrellas, hotels nearby. You can reach this beach by bus from Corralejo or Puerto del Rosario.
South of Fuerteventura - Dirt Road Access - Quiet and wild beach
Over 14 km of golden sand, with plenty of space to explore. Here you always find a private spot just for you.
Location: Situated in the municipality of Pajara, between Roque del Moro and Pta. Paloma. You have to take the road to Cofete, as Playa Barlovento is situated just before Cofete and a road sign will indicate the way.
Characteristics: strong winds, not many tourists, beautiful scenery
BEACH CALETA DE BEATRIZ
North of Fuerteventura - Dirt Road Access - Calm Water
This beach is situated in the North of Fuerteventura and it's around 200 m long and 18 m wide.
Location: between Corralejo and El Cotillo, following the gravel road
Characteristics: fine golden sand, nudist friendly, very wild beach with no amenities.
GPS coordinates: 28.727588, -13.979984
CALETA DE FUSTE
Center of Fuerteventura - Urban Beach - Calm Water - Suitable for children
Characteristics: almost 200 m long and 30 m wide. It has golden sands and although it's usually windy, the ocean is calm, with no waves.
South of Fuerteventura - Urban Beach
The Costa Calma area is one of the 4 main resorts in Fuerteventura.
Location: Situated in the resort of Costa Calma, on the south east coast, this beach is very close to hotels and restaurants.
Characteristics: Huge beach, almost 2 km long. Perfect for water sports: windsurfing and kiteboarding. This is a popular beach, but it's easy to find a spot due to it's large size. Many families come here with children and it's a good place to swim, although sometimes the winds can be pretty strong.