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The Beauty of Lanzarote: A Pocket Guide to Lanzarote’s Beaches

July 4, 2019

Lanzarote’s beautiful beaches offer everything from relaxing on golden sands to swimming in the sea and so much more. Whether you’re an active holiday goer looking for water sports galore, or you prefer soaking up the sun in peace, Lanzarote has something for everyone when it comes to planning your Lanzarote holiday itinerary. 

In this article, we’ll be offering a pocket guide with our top picks of the best beaches in Lanzarote, so if beach time is a holiday essential, you’ll find all you need to know for choosing the perfect spot to satisfy your requirements.

Lanzarote beaches

Playa de Famara

On the northwest coast, Playa de Famara is the ideal beach spot for those who love action-packed holidays. Away from the busy resorts with a backdrop of spectacular cliffs, this Lanzarote beach is a great place to escape for those who can’t sit still. With an abundance of surf schools in the village nearby, Playa de Famara could be the ideal place to try your hand at surfing and other water sports.

This isn’t just a haven for novice surfers though – far from it. Due to its location, this beach is more prone to those Atlantic winds than most, creating some impressive waves that are sure to please even seasoned surfers. Although water temperatures are often cooler than other Lanzarote beaches outside of the summer months, this does provide perfect conditions for water sports or anyone who enjoy active holidays.


Said to be one of the best beaches in Lanzarote, Papagayo is hidden in the Los Ajaches nature reserve on the southern tip of the island. Located in a crescent of fine, white sand and sheltered by cliffs, it offers an idyllic haven for those seeking pure relaxation. However, if sunbathing all day isn’t quite your thing, you’ll be pleased to know there are plenty of stunning spots for swimming and snorkelling in the clear blue water.

With consistently excellent reviews and great accessibility from Playa Blanca, it’s no surprise this beach is a popular haunt for tourists and locals that does mean it can get crowded during peak season. With this in mind, we’d recommend heading there early to secure your prime tanning spot.

Las Conchas

On the other hand, if escaping the crowds for a day sounds like the ideal treat, why not consider including a trip to the island of Las Conchas in your itinerary? You can walk or cycle around the island if lazing on the beach all day isn’t your cup of tea, or alternatively book a scuba diving session to see some of the Canary Islands’ incredible marine life up close.

Although getting to this beach does involve taking a ferry from the main island, the unspoiled beauty and turquoise seas on Las Conchas’s beaches are more than worth the trip. 

Playa del Charco de los Clicos

If you’re in search of something a little different, a visit to one of Lanzarote’s impressive volcanic beachscapes could be just the ticket. Formed by a volcanic crater, the striking contrast between the black sand, the red cliffs and the green lagoon are sure to deliver the wow-factor you’ve been searching for. 

The beauty of this spot ramps up as the sun goes down too, so why not make the trip at sunset to watch the colours slowly change in the fading light? This breathtaking setting is sure to offer a truly unforgettable experience – creating lasting memories of your time on the island. 

Famara Beach, Lanzarote

So there you have it, a pocket guide to the best and most blissful beaches Lanzarote has to offer, proving that the island really does cater for everyone when it comes to beaches. Taking the time to plan your itinerary in advance, means you’ll be primed for a stay on the island that ticks all your boxes, especially when you book a stay in one of our stunning private Lanzarote villas. Browse our complete range now and start planning the family holiday of a lifetime.

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