The beaches of El Cotillo are for many, the best beaches in Europe and here we will tell you why. We are talking about a set of beautiful beaches, with calm waters of an intense turquoise colour that caress the shore of fine white sand.
For their beauty and charm, these beaches have nothing to envy to the beaches of the Caribbean. Get ready to spend a day in paradise, you will live a unique experience with a feast of senses and a mosaic of sensations.
El Cotillo Village
This is a small fishing village in the northwest of Fuerteventura with great tourist value. It is located in the northern municipality of La Oliva and is surrounded by beautiful unspoilt beaches and crystal clear lagoons that fascinate visitors. It also has many restaurants with excellent gastronomy where you will taste the authentic flavours of the sea. If you are lucky enough to go to Fuerteventura, you must get to know the charms of El Cotillo.
The sunsets in El Cotillo are spectacular, enjoy the most beautiful sunsets from the beach or during a boat trip. This is a magical spectacle in which the sky is tinged with various shades of orange, pink and violet.
Of all the beaches in El Cotillo, most are small coves with few visitors, ideal for those who like to enjoy the sea away from the crowds. The beaches with little waves are perfect to spend a day with the family and share with the children.
El Cotillo Small Beaches in the North
The northern beaches are those to the right of the Tostón lighthouse. Here you will find special beaches to enjoy with the whole family, offering calm waters, white sand, reefs and volcanic rock to enliven all the senses.
La Concha Beach
This is the best known of the beaches of El Cotillo. Its beauty is striking, turquoise waters with many reefs that protect it from the strong waves. It also has a very diverse underwater life, appreciated by divers. If you like to explore the seabed, Playa de La Concha is waiting for you.
Although it’s the most popular, it doesn’t get too crowded, so it’s still perfect for enjoying and relaxing. It has beach bars for eating and relaxing. When you want to eat, you can also go to the restaurants which are close by and await you with delicious food.
Los Lagos is a group of small coves which, like their neighbours, display white sands and crystal clear waters. They are surrounded by reefs that protect the beach from the strong waves. They are perfect to go with the children and bathe in the natural pools formed in the rocks.
Los Charcos is the name given to the group of beaches that stretch for 4 kilometres at the foot of the Faro del Tostón lighthouse. This lighthouse stands on a group of volcanic rocks that form small natural pools.
It offers white sands and extremely white waters for all those who want to relax and enjoy the marvellous coastal landscape of Fuerteventura.
Large beaches in the south of El Cotillo
In the south we find long beaches, some of which are unspoilt and surrounded by steep cliffs. Here the wind is stronger and creates a wild environment, perfect for water sports. Swimming is allowed but care should be taken. If you prefer a calmer environment, we recommend the northern beaches.
This is on the outskirts of the municipality and is surrounded by beautiful white sandy coves.
This beach depends on the tide. When the tide is low it is not suitable to visit it as it is difficult to enter the sea because of the volcanic rock. On the other hand, when the tide rises the beach becomes a paradise for swimming, snorkelling and exploring the seabed with many reefs and diverse marine fauna.
Also known as El Aljibe de la Cueva. It is about 1 kilometre long and offers soft white sands next to large volcanic rocks. It is far away and can only be reached via dirt tracks, so you can enjoy it without the hustle and bustle of the busier beaches.
It is characterised by wild waters in an unspoilt environment, ideal for surfing and other nautical activities. You will find many surfers and windsurfers who come to enjoy the sea in a true paradise.
This is also known as La escalera. It is located between the cliffs so you will have to go down to reach it. A particularity of this one is the staircase that connects the road with the shore, after parking you must go down each step to finally touch the fine sand and start enjoying a great day at the beach.
How to get there
If we have convinced you and you want to visit the beaches of El Cotillo, all you have to do is take the road to the Faro del Tostón lighthouse and park nearby. You will arrive without difficulty and you can enjoy a magnificent day at the beach that you will never forget.