Lanzarote Beaches
Canary Islands

Lanzarote Beaches have become a top tourist destination due to the fact that they are spectacular and the climate is ideal. They come in all colors; many are black of volcanic origin but others are made of golden and white sands.

Lanzarote and the other Canary Islands are the result of volcanic activity in the past. You can see it in the landscape, wild and exotic.

Please visit our pages on Gran Canaria Beaches and Tenerife Beaches to get a clearer picture on the Spanish Canary Islands.




Playa Papagayo is the most beautiful beach in Lanzarote

Playa Papagayo is the most beautiful beach in Lanzarote


Beaches of Lanzarote Canary Islands

  • Playa Papagayo

This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Lanzarote surrounded by crystal clear waters. It is a protected beach and the access is a little difficult. The nearby resort of Playa Blanca offers the accommodation and facilities.

Located on the southern tip of the island, it is sheltered by volcanic hills and cliffs. It is great for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing.

From Papagayo you may walk to a few hidden coves such as Las Mujeres, Pozo, Congrio and Muelas, which are popular with the nudist crowd.




Playa Flamingo a small beach in Lanzarote Canary Islands

Playa Flamingo a small beach in Lanzarote Canary Islands

  • Playa Flamingo

This is a tiny beach near the resort of Playa Blanca with gentle slopping golden sands. This beach has many amenities. Since it’s a small beach it may get crowded during weekends and holidays.

The tiny beach of Playa Blanca lends its name to the mushrooming coastal resort of the same name. Although the town's original beach is dwarfed by the area around it, it's central location makes it well served.

  • Playa Chica

This is a small beach in the old town of Puerto del Carmen. It offers many activities and water sports like water skiing, paragliding, and ideal snorkeling on its shallow waters.


Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen Lanzarote

Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen Lanzarote

Lanzarote Beaches

  • Playa Grande

This is the main beach of Puerto del Carmen with a one Km long stretch of sand. Due to its size it seldom feels crowded like the former Playa Chica.

It features sun beds and umbrellas for rent, but don’t worry if you have not many amenities at the beach itself, since Puerto del Carmen with its bars, restaurants and shops is just a minute walk away.

  • Playa Matagorda

Located east of Puerto del Carmel, this is one of the largest beaches in Lanzarote. The waters are shallow and the beach is wide, so children can play safely away from the waters.

  • Playa Honda

This is a nice beach but it is located under the path of planes landing on Arrecife Airport. It reminds me of St Maarten’s Maho Beach in the Caribbean.


Lanzarote Beaches

Playa del Reducto in Arrecife the Capital of lanzarote

Playa del Reducto in Arrecife the Capital of Lanzarote

  • Playa del Reducto

This is the beach of the Capital of Lanzarote, Arrecife. It feels that it has been undiscovered by tourists, but locals made it a very popular beach.

  • Playa de las Cucharas

It is located in Costa Teguise, one of Lanzarote’s main resorts. It features many bars and restaurants. Expect this beach to be quiet busy during the summer months.

The special windy condition of this beach made it very popular with windsurfers.

  • Playa Bastian

For families staying is Costa Teguise, this is the ideal beach. It never gets crowded. The beach is a mix of sand and volcanic rock and the waters couldn’t be clearer.


Famara Beach in Lanzarote is a surfing paradise

Famara Beach in Lanzarote is a surfing paradise



  • Famara beach

This is a large beach in the northern coast. It is a surfing paradise and many come to even watch those guys and their pirouettes. Surf season is from November to march and this beach is recommended for experienced surfers only.

There are no facilities on this beach, but the nearby village of La Caleta de Famara has a few restaurants and bars.

  • Las Conchas

This idyllic beach is located on the island of La Graciosa off the north coast of Lanzarote, just a short ride by boat. It is a romantic getaway for those seeking some solitude and relaxation.

The waters may be rough, so beware while swimming. There a few bars and restaurants serving the tiny island.


Playa de la Garita on the northern coast of Lanzarote

Playa de la Garita on the northern coast of Lanzarote

  • Playa de la Garita

This beach on the town of Arrieta on the northern coast of Lanzarote is a favorite with locals and tourists staying in this town. It features a few bars and restaurants.

  • Caletón Blanco

This is group of small coves of white sands located on on the northern coast near the town of Órzola.

It is great for snorkeling in its blue waters. It features restaurants, bars and ample parking.

For more information visit Lanzarote Tourism Website


Playa Quemada is a unique black sands beach in Lanzarote

Playa Quemada is a unique black sands beach in Lanzarote

  • Playa Quemada

Once there when you see the dark sands and rocks you will understand the meaning of this name in English, Burnt beach. It is located on the southeast coast of the island near the fishing village of Puerto Calero.

It’s an ideal change from the rest of the island landscape. Being this the reason why people come here in the first place. It has all the facilities needed for a great Day on the beach.



images for lanzarote beaches

papagayo by lviatour
flamingo by frank vincentz
palaya grande by moulinblue
famara by marc ryckaert
reducto by frank vincentz
garita by wiki05
quemada n/a

all courtesy of wikimedia commons




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