Fuerteventura, the second largest of Spain’s Canary Islands is mostly known for its white sandy beaches, but few people know that this island also hosts one of the world’s most stunning attractions, a beach that has popcorn for sand.
There are plenty of tourist spots named after things they resemble, even if just vaguely, but that’s not the case of Popcorn Beach.
This amazing place genuinely looks like it’s covered with million of white, puffy popcorn, but don’t go putting them in your mouth, as they are actually stony pieces of coral shaped like popcorn by the elements.
Located at the end of a dirt track north west of Corralejo, Popcorn Beach isn’t really known as one of Fuerteventura’s must-visit places for swimming and sunbathing – stone popcorn isn’t as comfortable as sand – but no one can deny that it’s a must-see.
Popcorn Beach has been around for as long as locals can remember, but its popularity has surged in recent years thanks to a thing called Instagram, you may have heard of it. For obvious reasons, photos of a white beach that seems literally covered in popcorn attracts a lot of attention, and posting pics of this place is a guaranteed way to get views on Instagram.
All this talk of popcorn is making me hungry, and besides, words just don’t do this place justice, so I’ll just let you enjoy these gorgeous pictures of Popcorn Beach instead.