Fuerteventura is perhaps most famous for its beaches, with over 50km of stunning white and golden sand. If you just want to take it easy, then those miles of sand make for a perfect getaway and you should be able to find a relatively secluded spot for yourself even in peak season.
The miles of white sandy beaches that disappear into turquoise waters make the beaches of Fuerteventura by far the best in the Canary Islands.
These perfect white sand beaches are not the result of sand being blown across from the Sahara Desert (as some Guidebooks claim) but are in fact composed of broken shells and other remains from marine organisms.
Fuerteventura can get very windy, though normally it is possible to find a sheltered beach somewhere along the east coast. It can be perfectly calm in Morro Jable and very choppy around the Dunes of Corralejo on the same day. If it is a little choppy, it can often be worth driving around a little in search of a sheltered cove.
The western beaches such as those at El Cotillo receive bigger swells and are popular with surfers, though there are some sheltered coves and lagoons there too.