This small bay – barely 270 metres across – is located on the west coast of Fuerteventura in Pájara, around 28 kilometres from La Pared and opposite the tranquil fishing village of Ajuy, which you have to go through in order to access the beach.
The beach itself boasts fine, glimmering black sand. Just to one side of the beach, there is a stony path leading to what is probably the oldest and wildest area of the island.
A limestone track crosses over two enormous lime kilns, which constitute a natural monument, and a 45-minute walk this way offers visitors the chance to take in some breathtaking views of nature. From the viewpoint at the end, poised atop beautiful cliffs, there are unbeatable sea views and fragments of earth, rock formations and even fossils which will capture the imagination of adults and children alike.
One of the main attractions of this beach is its volcanic caves, the setting for countless adventure sagas and pirate tales. They tell the story of a seventy-million year journey, during which time erosion, water and the passing of time formed these imposing structures. Some of them are 40 metres high and are easily accessible – although you are advised to wear shoes for your comfort.
Ajuy Beach also offers a wide range of dishes in the restaurants facing the bay, where visitors can enjoy traditional cuisine with gorgeous sunset views.
The currents here are moderate to strong; on calm days, the water is great for swimming, however, when currents are stronger, caution is advised and it is better not to go in too deep.
The beach is easily accessible by car or bus.