Fuerteventura is a very naturist friendly island. Although there are no designated naturist beaches anywhere in Fuerteventura, you will find naturists on almost every beach provided that is not in a built up area of a resort or town.
The law in Spain (and therefore in Fuerteventura) allows for public nudity in any “natural” place. Most beaches in Fuerteventura fit that description perfectly.
The Main Naturist Beaches of Fuerteventura
Corralejo Dunes Beaches
These are also known as the Corralejo Grandes Playas. They are located to the south of Corralejo and run for miles along the coast. Although there may be naturists all along the beach, naturism mostly starts just south of the Oliva Beach Hotel and stretch right through the dunes down to the beaches that run next to the road.
You will find many places to lie both among the dunes and also in stone circles near the sea that people have made. These can be found on beaches throughout the island.
You could also go for a long nude walk inland through the dunes if you wished.
The sand dunes stretch for almost 2 miles inland, for most of which you are likely to be totally on your own.
If you do go for a long walk then make sure you take water with you as it can be hard going and very dehydrating.
El Cotillo Naturist Beaches
El Cotillo Lagoons
These start at the northern edge of the village of El Cotillo. The first few are generally not naturist. The next beach along is Playa de la Concha (also know as Playa Chica) and this beach is generally a mixture of textile and naturist. When it is busy the right-hand, northern side of the beach tends to be the popular naturist area.
Sometimes the beach is well populated with naturists and at other times it isn’t. It is my theory that if the first few people on the beach are clothed then those that arrive afterwards follow suit. If the first are naturists then more people go naked. No-one wants to be outnumbered!
From then on until the lighthouse and beyond you can find many little beaches and stone circles to practice naturism.
The only time this whole area is less naturist is during the Spanish holidays in August when Spanish families spend lots of time on the beach.
This is also known as the Surfer’s beach as it is very popular with water-sports enthusiasts. 10 years ago it was 50/50 clothed/naturist but, sadly, these days it tends to be only the far end (south) of the beach.
Steps Beach (Playa del Aguila)
This is my favourite beach in the El Cotillo area. It is accessed down a few flights of Heath Robinson stairs but is well worth it. It is never crowded and attracts plenty of naturists, particularly away from the steps in either direction.
The Jandia Peninsular Beaches
The most popular naturist beaches in this area of the south of Fuerteventura are Playa de Sotavento, Playa Esquinzo, Playa Barca and Playa de Butihondo. The biggest resort in the area is Costa Calma which has many luxury hotels fronting the beach.
You can reach the beaches at various places from the main road that runs to the south by taking one of the many smaller roads off of it, most of which which finish at the beach.
There are mile upon mile of beautiful white sandy beaches and lovely warm turquoise sea. Finding a quiet spot to spend the day lying on the sand is not a problem.
Other Nude beaches in Fuerteventura
Cofete has 14 miles of unspoiled, normally deserted, sandy beach where you can be nude all day. It would probably be a good place to try naturism for the first time, away from others, to break you in gently.
It requires a 20km drive along a fairly bumpy track from Morro Jable but it is definitely worth the drive. There is one small cafe/bar in the small village of Cofete.
This is a small place on the south west coast of Fuerteventura. It has a lovely long beach which is quite popular with surfers and kite boarders. Plenty of naturists can be found towards the southern end.
Resorts to avoid if you are a naturist
One of the most popular areas with British tourists on the island is completely devoid of naturist beaches in Fuerteventura.
Caleta de Fuste
There are two “beaches” in Caleta de Fuste. Both are man-made and neither are naturist (although they are at least topless). If you are a naturist, and want to stay there because of the facilities for eating/drinking etc. then you will need to hire a car to travel to the naturist beaches. You will either need to drive north to the dune beaches of Corralejo or the lagoons of El Cotillo or drive south to the beaches of Jandia.
Costa Antigua (aka Nuevo Horizonte)
This is just north of Caleta de Fuste and actually does not have any beaches for anyone to use, let alone naturists.
Fuerteventura hotels with naturist facilities
The Fuerteventura Princess Hotel is located right on a beautiful stretch of beach along the Jandia Peninsular in the south of the island. The Fuerteventura Princess has a dedicated naturist area around a swimming pool. The lovely beach, immediately below the hotel, is also naturist for most of its length.
Monte Marina Naturist Resort & Suite
This is located in the south of Fuerteventura, near Esquinzo in Jandia. It is part of the Hotel Marina Playa and the naturist part consists of 47 apartments around a lovely swimming pool. You can find their website here.
Infiniti is a small complex in Corralejo that is now a dedicated naturist facility. Part of the Fuerteventura Sun Club. Website here.
Gran Hotel Natura
Unfortunately the Gran Hotel Natura, a naturist hotel in Corralejo, has closed due to the building needing refurbishment. It is taking place but it is not known yet if it will reopen as a naturist hotel.