- El Cotillo
- Head 20 metres down from the road to El Cotillo to find this beach
Fuerteventura is often hailed as having the best beaches of the Canary Islands, and El Charcón is no exception. Although it’s hardly a household name, even to those who find themselves living in a Fuerteventura household, as it’s a 300-metre-long stretch of what appears to be virgin beach. It does feature sand, but there’s also shingle and rock, making it resemble three beaches rolled into one. You’ll see kitesurfers here, but in truth the Atlantic is gentle enough to swim here too.