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The best beaches in northern Fuerteventura

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When we think about the beaches on the Canary Islands, generally thick and dark sand beaches come to mind due to the effect of the volcanoes that predominate on the islands. But nevertheless, if you visit Fuerteventura you will find beaches of fine white sand, extensive dunes and a very varied landscape according to the effect of the tide throughout the day.

Indeed, Fuerteventura has beaches worthy of any paradisiacal postcard. Of course, the wind usually hits the island hard and this is why Fuerteventura is an ideal place to surf, race or practice kite surfing. We traveled with the little one, so we had no plans to do any kind of sport other than bathing, lying in the sun and playing with the sand. Fortunately, during the month of August, it was barely windy and we could enjoy our goal.

The extensive Great Dunes beach northeast of Fuerteventura

On most beaches you will find stone circles to protect you from the wind if it gets worse. They call them corralitos. As a refuge, you can place the towels and sunshade on its outside and shelter from wind and sand.

We stayed in Corralejo, so during our week on the island we focused mainly on the north part of the island. In the south there are other wonders such as the Jandía Natural Park that we will try to visit on another occasion. Then We review the beaches that we liked the most in northern Fuerteventura.

Corralejo beach overlooking Lobos Island

Corralejo beach

Along Corralejo and even the Great Dunes south of this town, the sea offers an elongated coastline. One day I started running in the morning along its coastline and discovered a few beaches that open with views of the island of Lobos and the south of nearby Lanzarote.

Among the different beaches that exist, I did not see an excessive proliferation of beach bars, hammocks and other services. Rather, they are quiet beaches without crowds even in August.

In front of the same port and accompanied by restaurants with terraces, a beautiful and narrow beach rises. Here we can stick a good bath, however, I recommend the beach that opens next to the Corralejo Beach Hotel, about 200 meters south of it. This beach offers a great visual variety due to the impact of the tides. At high tide we will enjoy a good bath with crystal clear waters. When the tide falls in the afternoon, we can walk well into the sea and play with the conch shells and splash with the water with the little ones.

The crystalline waters of La Concha, in Cotillo

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