Here are the 7 Best Beaches in Lanzarote

Here are the 7 Best Beaches in Lanzarote

Trying to decide which of the Canary Islands to visit is a tough choice, and if you decide to holiday in Lanzarote, then you’ll also have many beautiful beaches to choose from. Here, the list of options is long and each beach offers something different.

From secluded coves and kid-friendly wading pools to windsurfing hot spots and party centric retreats, you’ll have plenty to choose from.

To help you narrow it down, we’ve come up with the 7 best beaches in Lanzarote.


Caleton Blanco

This beach is made up of a collection of small coves with white sands and rock pools. The water in the pools often gets heated by the sun, so they make a nice place to relax. Visitors here mostly include locals and most people can be found snorkeling or scavenging for volcanic rock. There are a few fish restaurants by the harbor to get a fresh catch for lunch.

  1. Papagayo

This beach is one of the most beautiful in Lanzarote. It’s shaped like a crescent and is blessed with soft, white sand. The surrounding cliffs make it slightly sheltered, and its location in Los Ajaches nature reserve make it extra stunning. Sunbathing, snorkeling, and swimming are the top activities to do here.

Playa de Famara

This beach seems to stretch endlessly along the water. The winds here really pick up fast, which makes this beach a top spot for surfers. Once you’re done catching some waves, there are plenty of bars to grab some lunch and a cold drink. It’s a great spot to hang out, especially if you are visiting with sport in mind

Playa Blanca

Considered one of the best beaches on Lanzarote for families, Playa Blanca was once an ancient fishing village. Visitors will notice the blue and yellow beach umbrellas that colorfully line the shore. Full of secluded bays and white sand, families love to relax on the beach, go snorkeling, and swim here. With a fleet of lifeguards and plenty of places for food and drink, families find this beach convenient and relaxing.

Flamingo Beach

Also a popular spot for families, this beach is located close to Playa Blanca Resort. The promenade runs along the area, giving visitors a pretty place to walk and look out over the sea. The beach is man-made so it’s great for young children as there are hardly any waves or currents to worry about. There are beach chairs and umbrellas so that visitors can lounge comfortably. And, there are plenty of nearby places to get food and drinks.

Charco del Palo

This beach is great to visit for those who are bit more open-minded and adventurous. It has been a popular nudist beach in Lanzarote for years. It’s far off the beaten tourist path and is known to provide a tranquil atmosphere. There are a lot of waves here, but the bathing pools are protected so that you can watch them from a safe distance.

Las Conchas

This sandy beach is located on the small island of La Graciosa and is surrounded by fantastic, natural scenery. It’s far away from the normal tourist track and is popular with visitors who enjoy raw nature. You won’t find any sun beds, umbrellas or public bathrooms here. The water is often too rough for swimming, but it’s still beautiful to look at from the beach.

Lanzarote is filled with great beaches. If you can’t visit them all, start with these seven and save the rest for your next trip! Don’t forget to book your taxi from Lanzarote Airport in advance.