List of Lanzarote Beaches

Lanzarote Beaches

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This is not an exhaustive list of beaches but lots of work collating information to try and provide one. The beaches are listed within each municipality.(Just to explain the dimensions, deep isn't referring to the depth of the water but the distance of the beach from land to sea). Any photos displayed are underneath the description of that beach.

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Please add a comment if one of your favourites has not been listed or you would like to add anything, directions on some of them would be good as I haven't been to them all (yet)!

Arrecife Beaches

El Castillo beach is on the end of Leon y Castillo, the main pedestrian street in the centre of Arrecife where the Castillo de San Gabriel is situated.
Dimensions: 30m long & 10m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: moderate

El Reducto beach is the one that you see on the main coast road, next to the Gran Hotel. This beach is very popular with locals but there are also a number of hotels offering city breaks along the front for tourists looking for a more Spanish holiday too.
Dimensions: 470m long & 45m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: calm but tricky to enter at low tide as situated on a reef

El Cable beach is situated mid way between Arrecife and Playa Honda, access is of the main carriage way where the petrol stations are situated opposite each other, or along the promenade. Not a popular beach as it can be polluted occasionally.
Dimensions: 315m long & 18m deep
Sand: fine golden
Sea: windy with moderate waves

La Concha beach is further towards Playa Honda from El Cable. Accessed from Playa Honda or along the promenade from Arrecife.
Dimensions: 250m long & 10m deep
Sand: fine
Sea: calm

Haría Beaches

Arrieta, Playa La Garita is the islands best kept secret! This beach is great for all occasions, it has a good swell for surfers, great snorkeling under the jetty, fishing off the pier and two tapas bars. Overnight camping not permitted but tolerated on the furthest section of the beach.
Dimensions: 810m long & 5m deep
Sand: fine golden
Sea: calm

El Charcon beach is the small one with a natural sea pool next to Casa Juanita in Arrieta.
Dimensions: 15m long & 4m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: calm

Caleta del Campo beach is opposite the renown restaurant El Lago on the coast road between Punta Mujeres and Arrieta.
Dimensions: 50m long & 6m deep
Sand: rocks
Sea: moderate

Caleta del Espino beach is in Punta Mujeres where the natural sea pool is opposite the tapas bar La Piscina.
Dimensions: 55m long & 6m deep
Sand: description says fine white but no sand!
Sea: calm

Las Sebas beach is the other end of Punta Mujeres, there are two sea pools, a slipway and lots of locals fishing.
Dimensions: 75m long & 4m deep
Sand: description says fine white with rocks, but I would say rocks!
Sea: calm

Los Caletones beach is along the coast path from Punta Mujeres to Jameos del Agua.
Dimensions: 125m long & 3m deep
Sand: rocks
Sea: moderate

Caleta de José Marí­a beach is on the coast path close to Los Caletones beach.
Dimensions: 80m long & 3m deep
Sand: medium white with rocks
Sea: moderate

There is a selection of small beaches stretching along the coast road towards Orzola, the less well known ones are:
Caleta del Guincho 60m & 4m, rocks, moderate
Caleta de las Escamas 140m & 4m, rocks, moderate
La Caleta 60m & 7m, fine white, moderate
Caleta de Mojon 100m & 13m, medium white, moderate
El Banquito 75m & 5m, medium white, moderate
Caleta Gonzales 70m & 8m, rocks, moderate

Caletón Blanco Beach is the largest of the shallow water and white sand beaches that appear on your right as you follow the road to Órzola. Great for children, lots of rock pools. Close by is a naturist beach Caleta del Mero.
Dimensions: 500m long & 9m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: calm and shallow

La Cantería Beach is hidden under the dramatic cliffs at Órzola. Access is by car along a dirt track, as you turn right from the coast road into the village turn left to find the beach. Often used for overnight camping and popular with surfers.
Dimensions: 300m long & 10m deep
Sand: fine brown
Sea: moderate with strong undertow

El Risco beach is deserted but beautiful! Access is via boat or down the goat path from the car park along from the Mirador del Rio towards Guinate. The definitely beach is worth the trek down but remember the only way back is up and its 650m!! The annual swim to La Graciosa starts here each September.
Dimensions: 845m long by 8m deep
Sand: fine golden
Sea: moderate

Jameos del Agua has two beaches in the area known as Malpaís de la Corona, the first is Las Cocinitas Beach and the second is La Caleta Beach, accessible from the car park or down a track, with constant wind and popular with experienced windsurfers:
Dimensions: 100m long & 13m deep 60m long & 7m deep
Sand: white medium, some stones fine white, pebbles
Sea: moderate moderate

Charco del Palo has a sandy cliff coastline with access into the sea off the rocks with ladders for exit. It is a naturist village and clothes are optional. There is also a natural sea swimming pool. Very popular with scuba divers.
Dimensions: 10m long & 4m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: moderate

Playa de Seifio, access by 4x4
Dimensions: 60m long & 4m deep
Sand: rocks
Sea: calm

San Bartolomé Beaches

The coast of San Bartolomé is the area of Playa Honda which has two beaches.

The first is Playa Honda beach, it's huge and stretches along the popular promenade.
Dimensions: 1900m long & 85m deep
Sand: medium golden
Sea: calm

The second beach is Guacimeta beach and it stretches around the airport runway, you can stand and watch the planes land over your head! Not classed as a naturist beach but is known for it.
Dimensions: 1km long & 40m deep
Sand: fine
Sea: calm

Teguise Beaches

The municipality of Teguise covers a wide area, Costa Teguise, Famara and La Graciosa.

Costa Teguise has some very different beaches accessed from the promenade. You can watch a short video of each beach here: Beaches in Costa Teguise.
Las Cucharas beach, considered the main beach and very popular for windsurfing especially with the wind increase in the afternoons.
Dimensions: 640m long & 25m deep
Sand: fine
Sea: calm

Los Charcos beach, sheltered from the wind.
Dimensions: 310m long & 30m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: calm

El Jablillo beach, sheltered cove and popular with children and try scuba divers.
Dimensions: 150m long & 20m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: calm

Playa Bastian beach, looks pretty with zocos but difficult to access the water at low tide.
Dimensions: 375m long & 15m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: calm

El Ancla beach, lovely and quiet
Dimensions: 150m long & 15m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: calm

La Caleta is situated past Costa Teguise heading towards Arrecife, just before the desalination plant is the beach of Ensenada de La Caleta. Great local tapas bars!
Dimensions: 400m long & 12m deep
Sand: fine
Sea: calm

Barlovento beach is where the boat has been beached after the desalination plant.
Dimensions: 220m long & 10m deep
Sand: gravel & rock
Sea: calm

La Arena beach is between Puerto Naos and Castillo San José, access is via the road to the Castillo and there is a turn off on the bend before.
Dimensions: 115m long & 5m deep
Sand: fine
Sea: calm

Famara is impressive, the beach stretches for nearly 6km and you can't help but be in awe of the magnificent Famara cliffs. Swimming is dangerous, there are strong waves and under currents making it popular with surfers. Also attracts kite surfers and experienced windsurfers.
Dimensions: 6km long & 100m deep
Sand: fine golden
Sea: strong, caution advised

Caleta de Famara, in the village
Dimenions: 190m long & 15m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: moderate

Caleta Caballo beach is along the coast, close to the sports holiday complex, Club La Santa.
Dimensions: 60m long & 5m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: moderate

La Charca beach
Dimensions: 50m long & 10m deep
Sand: description fine white, photo shows rocks
Sea: calm

Tio Joaquin beach, access by 4x4
Dimensions: 335m long & 5m deep
Sand: medium white sand and rocks
Sea: moderate

Tia Vicenta beach
Dimensions: 405m long & 10m deep
Sand: medium black with rocks
Sea: moderate

San Juan beach
Dimensions: 100m long & 5m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: moderate

Las Palomas beach
Dimensions: 70m long & 5m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: moderate

El Perejil beach
Dimensions: 140m long & 8m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: moderate

Bajo Raso beach
Dimensions: 40m long & 10m deep
Sand: description says fine white photo shows black rocks!
Sea: moderate

Morros Negros beach, surfing for experts
Dimensions: 45m long & 6m deep
Sand: rocks
Sea: moderate

Barranco de los Conejos beach
Dimensions: 70m long & 7m deep
Sand: fine with rock
Sea: calm

La Graciosa is a small island but it has 8 beaches in the area known as Chinijo Archipelago. Many of these beaches are isolated and only accessible on foot.

Caleta de Arriba beach
Dimensions: 55m long & 10 deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: calm

El Salado beach, overnight camping permitted
Dimensions: 1.8km long & 20m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: calm

Francesa beach
Dimensions: 435m long & 30m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: calm

La Cocina beach
Dimensions: 100m long & 10m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: calm

La Laja beach
Dimensions: 100m long & 12m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: calm

La Lambra beach
Dimensions: 600m long & 55m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: moderate

Las Conchas beach, spectacular views to the other islands
Dimensions: 610m long & 80m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: strong

Pedro Barba beach
Dimensions: 115m long & 25m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: calm

Caleta del Puerto
Dimensions: 100m long & 10m deep
Sand: fine
Sea: calm

Isla de la Alegranza beach, access via boat
Dimensions: 215m long & 8m deep
Sand: thick red
Sea: strong

Tías Beaches

This covers the Puerto del Carmen resort with over 6km of beaches from Matagorda to the old harbor.

Playa Grande, the main beach on the strip in the resort, with sun beds and swan pedalos for hire.
Dimensions: 1.19km long & 100m deep
Sand: fine golden
Sea: calm

The smaller beaches along the front in Puerto del Carmen are:
El Caleton de Enmedio 45m & 5m, golden, calm
La Peña del Dice 50m & 5m, fine golden, calm
El Barranquillo 60m & 5m, fine white with rocks, calm

Los Pocillos beach, a deep beach with wind so good for windsurfing and flying kites.
Dimensions: 1.23km long & 150m deep
Sand: fine golden
Sea: calm

Matagorda beach stretches from Los Pocillos around the Matagorda commercial centre.
Dimensions: 850m long & 40m deep
Sand: fine golden
Sea: calm

Lima beach offers sheltered positions, some rocks. Good snorkeling and conditions ideal for beginners windsurfing.
Dimensions: 900m long & 50m deep
Sand: fine golden
Sea: calm

La Peña Grande is a thin strip of beach.
Dimensions: 40m long & 5m deep
Sand: fine golden
Sea: calm

Pila de la Barrilla beach, known as Playa Chica, just past the Fariones very popular with scuba divers and watersports hire.
Dimensions: 90m long & 22m deep
Sand: fine golden
Sea: calm

Fariones beach, situated next to Playa Grande and the Fariones hotel.
Dimensions: 60m long & 5m deep
Sand: fine golden
Sea: calm

Tinajo Beaches

This is a great coast for surfing, the sea is very dramatic with huge powerful rollers.

La Santa beach is on the La Santa island, popular for picnics and BBQ's and the lagoon is great for small children or learning to windsurf.
Dimensions: 940m long & 12m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: calm

Teneza beach
Dimensions: 90m long & 6m deep
Sand: black
Sea: strong

La Boca de Abajo beach, situated just past Club La Santa.
Dimensions: 30m long & 20m deep
Sand: medium black
Sea: strong

Las Malvas beach
Dimensions: 180m long & 10m deep
Sand: medium black
Sea: strong

La Madera beach
Dimensions: 85m long & 10m deep
Sand: medium black
Sea: strong

Yaiza Beaches

Yaiza covers the tourist area of Playa Blanca and some of the most popular beaches on the island.

Papagayo beaches, there are a series of them all with golden sand, calm turquoise water and views to Lobos and Fuerteventura. These are remote but very worth exploring, so please take food and drink with you and make a day of it. From left to right there are 8 beaches:
Playa Puerto Muelas 130m x 10m
Playa Caleta del Congrio 130m x 10m
Playa Papagayo 120m x 15m
Playa la Cera 105m x 30m
Playa la Cruz 320m x 60m
Caleton del San Marcial 35m x 6m
Caleton del Cobre 40m x 3m
Playa Mujeres 395m x 85m
Playa Las Coloradas 410m x 7m
The beaches are accessed by a dirt road off the large roundabout on the road to Femes, public are asked to pay an entry fee of €3 Euros and residents with are free of charge. You can also take a water taxi or catamaran trip to reach these beaches from the resort. There are a number of boat excursions that anchor off Playa Mujeres and Las Coloradas as they are the larger beaches. Papagayo is also popular with naturists.

Playa Blanca beach is situated in the centre of the resort, where the old village was.
Dimensions: 40m long & 8m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: calm

Playa Dorada Beach is between the centre and the Marina Rubicon port, it's a popular beach with water sports available for hire.
Dimensions: 300m long & 10m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: calm

Flamingo Beach can be located past the old harbor towards the lighthouse.
Dimensions: 200m long & 20m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: calm

La Mulata beach
Dimensions: 80m long & 5m deep
Sand: fine golden
Sea: calm

La Campana beach
Dimensions: 140m long & 12m deep
Sand: fine golden
Sea: calm

Montaña Roja beach
Dimensions: 260m long & 7m deep
Sand: fine white
Sea: calm

La Arena beach
Dimensions: 85m long & 10m deep
Sand: black
Sea: calm

El Golfo beach is the one you see on the postcards with the green lagoon called Charco de los Clicos. This coast is windy with strong waves, there is also a beach of 125m x 15m in the village of El Charco.
Dimensions: 320m long & 30m wide
Sand: medium black
Sea: strong

Janubio beach is next to the Salinas just off the main road from Yaiza to Playa Blanca where you turn for El Golfo, here you can find lava rock with the green olivina inside.
Dimensions: 820m long & 30m deep
Sand: medium black
Sea: strong

Its not a beach but you should stop at Los Hervideros along this coastline (Janubio - El Golfo) to see the strong waves pound into the caves and blow holes.

Montaña Bermeja beach, situated along the coast to El Golfo.
Dimensions: 455m long & 40m deep
Sand: medium black
Sea: strong

El Paso beach, between El Golfo and Timanfaya
Dimensions: 120m long & 11m deep
Sand: fine black
Sea: strong

Playa Quemada is hidden away between Puerto Calero and Playa Blanca, an untouched Canarian village with good restaurants.
Dimensions: 310m long & 8m deep
Sand: pebbles
Sea: calm

El Pozo beach
Dimensions: 345m long & 10m deep
Sand: fine black
Sea: calm

El Valle de la Casa beach
Dimensions: 105m long & 8m deep
Sand: fine black
Sea: calm

El Parrado beach
Dimensions: 280m long & 5m deep
Sand: fine black
Sea: calm

La Fuentecita beach
Dimensions: 60m long & 6m deep
Sand: fine black
Sea: calm

Berrugo beach
Dimensions: 210m long & 5m deep
Sand: medium golden
Sea: calm

The Cabildo de Lanzarote list the details of the beaches on the island with a photo of each one and description on this website.

For lots of information on 20 surfing spots in Lanzarote, please see our Hawaii in Europe - Lanzarote Surfing post, there's a table of local beaches, with difficulty rating, GPS and directions etc.

Beach Wizard offer a surfing guide to the following Lanzarote beaches:

North:
Orzola, La Canteria
Jameos del Agua
Punta Mujeres
Arrieta, La Garita

West:
Famara
Caleta de Famara
San Juan
Ghost Town
Caleta Caballo
Morro Negro

South:
El Golfo
Janubio
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Lanzarote Beaches