Over the past few weeks Popcorn Beach in Fuerteventura has been featured in both the UK and US press. I have no idea why it should suddenly feature as it has been here forever but that’s the press for you.
Popcorn Beach is on the north shore of Fuerteventura between Majanicho and Corralejo. It is basically made up of broken pieces of white coral that look very much like popcorn – hence the name.
As Fuerteventura beaches go it is certainly not one of the best but if you are driving along the north shore then it is worth a look at.
I drove from Majanicho along a very bumpy track first of all staying right by the sea shore. I was in my trusty old 4×4 so I was ok but you would struggle to take this track in a normal car. You certainly wouldn’t want to take your own car on it, although, as we all know, hire cars can go anywhere!
There is a much easier maintained track you can take too so that is quite easy in a normal car.
There is a small cafe/bar at the beach but it was closed when I visited. I don’t know when, or if, it opens.
How to get to Popcorn Beach
To get to Majanicho first go to Lajares and at the roundabout by the football ground take the turning along the side of the football ground – signposted Majanicho. Continue down there, past the entrance to the Origo Mare complex and then into the quaint picturesque fishing hamlet of Majanicho.
Once out of the village keep to the best track (right-hand) for about 10 minutes or so until you come to the little cafe. Turn off and park right by the beach.
To drive from the Corralejo end, take the back road which goes to the port. Look out for the two wind turbines by the desalination plant. Take the track which goes from the rear of the bus station and passes near the wind turbines and just keep going until you come to the little cafe.