Once haunted by pirates is now only Instagramers in the wild populating the very peculiar Fuerteventura Popcorn beach. Discover what is it and how to get there.
Fuerteventura Popcorn beach. How to get to the most peculiar beach in the island
What is it about?
It’s a beach located in Fuerteventura that, instead of sand, has some coral remains that looks like popcorn.
This phenomenon is not unique to one beach. The most famous beaches with popcorn are Playa del Hierro and Playa del bajo de la Burra.
The popcorn are actually Rhodolithsm and be aware is not permitted to take them with you. It took centuries for the beach to look like that and it is up to us all to keep it this way.
Our favourite places to stay in Fuerteventura
A concept guest house in a traditional village with a modern twist. Have a look here>
A riad-inspired boutique hotel that offers great value for money in this beautiful fisherman village. Have a look here>
An apartment in the “local” area of the village is equipped with kitchenette for a “homey” stay but with swimming pool. Have a look here >
Is Fuerteventura Popcorn beach worth visiting?
Whilst very popular, the beach is not very accessible, and it is only popular among surfers.
The waves are strong and it is full of rocks making it uncomfortable to lay down on or to swim in.
It is a unique place to see but only worth a quick stop to take some pictures.
How to get to Popcorn Beach Fuerteventura?
The two of the Popcorn beaches are located in the north coast of Fuerteventura.
You can drive to Playa del Bajo de la Burra from Corralejo and get there in about 15 minutes. You do not need a special vehicle but it is off road and a bit uncomfortable.
If you decide to head to El Hierro beach the closest village is Majanicho.
If you are in the island:
- If you are in the island you might want to check the local foods from Fuerteventura you should try.>
- Fuerteventura is quite windy but we have a post with the best tricks to avoid it here>
Save money on your trip to Fuerteventura Popcorn beach!
* This blog contains affiliate links. If you purchase or book something, we get a commission at no extra cost to you.