Playa del Pozo

Top choice in Fuerteventura

This sand and seashell beach is a picture, with its gentle curve and protected, calm turquoise waters. There are steps down into the water from the walkway along the northern side of the beach and a lifeguard is usually on duty from May to September. Often there's no one around but it can get busy during peak periods.

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