Lanzarote beaches


Whether it’s hidden coves, stretches of sand with turquoise waters or beaches with perfect waves for surfing, Lanzarote has beaches to suit all tastes. If the volcanic island is distinguished by the black color of its soil and its rusty red landscapes, most of its beaches have white or golden sand.

Here are some of the best beaches in Lanzarote:

  • Famara: Bordered by dramatic cliffs, this long sandy beach is a popular spot for surfing due to the strong winds that are common in this part of the island. It is in the northwest of Lanzarote and does not offer many amenities to visitors. La Caleta de Famara, a nearby village, has some good restaurants where you can enjoy an excellent meal after your day at the sea.
  • Papagayo: many call it the best beach in Lanzarote. Located on the south coast, this beautiful little bay is protected by high cliffs and has golden sands and calm, turquoise waters. A small chiringuito (Spanish beach bar) sits just above the beach.
  • Chica: It is a family beach with golden sand and calm waters. It is located in the southeast of Lanzarote, near the seaside resort of Puerto del Carmen. It is very popular with divers of all levels. If you decide to try your hand at diving on this beach, you might encounter Felix, the enormous 50-kilo grouper who is the bay’s most famous guest!

  • La Canteria: it is a wild and isolated beach, located on the north coast, near the peaceful village of Orzola. This beautiful little piece of coastline left intact has a superb view of the neighboring island of La Graciosa. The beach has pristine white sand, speckled with jet-black rocks and stones. Unfortunately, it’s not really the place for a relaxing swim as the currents can be quite strong there but its high waves make it a surfer’s paradise. However, it is the ideal choice if you want an exotic retreat away from the crowds.

  • Mujeres: located on the south coast, this is one of the most popular beaches in Lanzarote, although it is not very well equipped for visitors. This long beach has golden sand and pure, crystal clear waters. It is also open to naturism.

  • Caletón Blanco: this heavenly beach is located on the north coast and has white sand and black lava rocks. The natural pools formed by the falling tide are ideal for children.