Cofete beach fuerteventura wild landscape nazi legend


If you like large, deserted, unspoilt beaches, you’ll love Cofete beach. Located in the natural park of Jandía, in the municipality of Pájara, in the extreme south of the island of Fuerteventura, it has almost 14 kilometres of fine golden sand, surrounded by the mountains of Crestería de Jandía. It also hides a series of mysteries that make it even more attractive.

Despite the beauty of the beach, it has one drawback: the wind blows continuously from the north, which makes bathing very dangerous due to the strong waves. Fortunately, the wind will not stop you from strolling along the secluded beach. Would you like to know more about Cofete?

Divided in two

The coastline is divided into two parts by the Roque el Islote, which at low tide allows bathing in golden sands of excellent quality. To the south, Cofete is delimited by the Roque del Moro, a very popular spot for anglers.

The Nazi legend

Besides the extreme scenery, one of the things that makes Cofete beach more attractive is a legend that has been repeated for half a century in Fuerteventura. Apparently, during the Second World War, this sandy area was home to a secret base for Nazi submarines.

According to the story, the crew members are said to have found rest and recreation in the hut on the slope of the hill, which serves to separate the beach from the rest of the Jandía peninsula. This would be logical considering that this building is owned by a German citizen, Gustav Winter.

Difficult access

The only bad thing about this beautiful beach is its access, as it cannot be reached by a tarmac road, but rather by tracks that are difficult to access for cars that are not off-road. The route starts at the fishing port of Morro Jable and for 50 minutes you can see some truly breathtaking scenery.

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