When we prepare our family vacations we always try to look for fun, safe, and adapted options for the little ones of the house. In the case of Fuerteventura, the beaches are one of the main attractions. Large stretches of white sand with crystal clear waters, small coves sheltered from the wind, urban beaches with all kinds of services or even wild beaches, which are distributed along more than 300 kilometers of coastline.
Today, in our last post of the blog, we propose to you some beaches which are distributed all over the island and that, due to their size, location and calm waters, are ideal to enjoy during your vacations with children and without worries. Keep reading!
Costa Calma Beach
The entire coast of Costa Calma, where our R2 Río Calma Spa & Conference Hotel is located, is an incredible bay that forms a very wide beach of more than two thousand meters long and with a width of up to three hundred metres. It is a beach with a very fine whitish sand and where the water is always very calm. It’s great expanse allows you to always find a place to put your towel with comfort and some privacy. In addition, it has many services such as toilets, showers, taps to clean your feet and rental of umbrellas or hammocks. Of course, for the little ones, it has a playground, a sports area, with surveillance and lifeguard posts.
Esmeralda Beach (Costa Calma)
If you are looking for a quieter beach, this is your ideal choice. It is located between the beaches of Costa Calma and Sotavento, further south of the island. It is sheltered from the wind by a cliff and if the tide is low it is a spectacle for adults and children. It is a perfect place for families with children, since it has numerous services such as toilets, showers, security service and even a beach bar. The little ones usually have a great time looking for marine fossils and, with a lot of luck, spotting crustaceans from a distance. To reach it, we must reach the parking lot through a dirt road that is very easy to walk.
Los Lagos Beach (El Cotillo)
Los Lagos in El Cotillo are a succession of natural beaches located near the village of El Cotillo, just on the road that goes in the direction of the famous lighthouse. They are very protected beaches, ideal for families, with very fine white sand. Completely safe, since the reef prevents the formation of waves. The calm waters, the white sand, and the wealth of marine fauna, make this place a perfect environment to put on diving goggles and inspect the seabed. In the summer season it is usually crowded and it is important to know that it does not have services like the previous beaches we have mentioned, although there are options of bars and restaurants very close to them.
Caleta de Fuste Beach
We are facing a natural bay completely sheltered from the wind and waves, so it is a comfortable and especially safe option for those families with children who want to enjoy the beach with absolute tranquility. It has all kinds of services such as hammock rental, umbrellas, showers, restaurants of all kinds and plenty of options to rent equipment and practice different water sports. If in addition to enjoying the sun and the beach you want to do some sightseeing, next to it is one of the most important places in Caleta de Fuste, the Tower of San Buenaventura or Castillo de Fuste. It is a small fortification with a circular base that in other times served to protect the coast.
Morro Jable Beach
It is located in the fishing village of Morro Jable, south of Fuerteventura. It is a giant beach of white sand and calm waters that varies between turquoise and emerald colors. It has numerous services such as security and lifeguards, areas for renting sunbeds and umbrellas, beach bars and areas for water sports such as surfing or kayaking. It also borders an avenue with stores, leisure centers and restaurants. For the more curious, very close is the Saladar de Jandia, an enclave of scientific interest in which a type of vegetation resistant to salt water, and very rare in the Canary Islands, is preserved.
So we end our route through some of the beaches that can be visited with children, although they are not the only ones. We hope this information will help you to organize those eternal days at the beach during your family vacations. As a last recommendation and so that you can have a full experience in the days of sun and beach, do not forget to take with you sunscreen, umbrella, and some water.