Beaches In Lanzarote


From calm serenity and small hideaway coves to the lively tourist beaches, Lanzarote has it all. The larger, most important tourist areas boast a coastline full of sandy beaches ideal for snorkelling, swimming or topping up your holiday tan with unforgettable sunsets. All the services you would expect of a large resort are available including pedalos, sunbeds and beachside showers. Or you can try your hand at the various water sports.

Travelling south towards the famous volcanic zone, you will find wild sun bleached bays with dramatic backdrops. Also offering family friendly, sandy coves, near the popular Playa Blanca resort.
Playa Grande

Playa Grande is located in the number one tourist area of Puerto del Carmen and close to all the bars, shops and restaurants. The 1km long, 100 metre wide, sandy beach is also nearby and offers hammocks, showers, easy parking, pedalos, sunshades, first aid and lifeguards. The main Avenida de las Playas promenade makes a pleasant uninterrupted coastal walk passing by smaller, less populated coves ideal for snorkelling or those looking for a little privacy

Playa Chica Used by the diving schools because of the abundant marine life, this small 90m bay can be found between the Fariones hotel in Puerto del Carmen and the harbour. A small beach with various water sports on offer, a restaurant and a small terrace where hammocks and sunshades can be rented.
Playa Pocillos Located on the way to Matagorda leaving Puerto del Carmen, Playa Pocillos is a wide 1km long open sandy beach. Owing to the breeze, ideal for windsurfing or kiting with an abundance of space for football or volleyball. Close to the bars and restaurants that follow the Avenida de las Playas. Sunbeds available to rent and easy to park the car. High tides create a natural swimming pool.
Punta de Papagayo Found in the south of the island near the Papagayo Arena Hotel in Playa Blanca this series of wild fine white sandy beaches is a typical example of beach meets volcano. Rugged landscape with a spectacular volcanic background. There is a 3 euro entry fee and vehicles must be in a supervised parking area. Take your own lunch and refreshments.
Playa Blanca A small beach around 100 yards by 8 yards and set close to the boardwalk with bars and restaurants overlooking the old village. Playa Blanca beach has fine golden sand with calm waters plus. hammocks and sunshades available to rent. Parking is available in the port car park or village.
Playa Dorada To the east of Playa Blanca this 300m man-made, well protected beach with calm waters is a family ideal. Offering a commercial centre, bars, shops and restaurants, jet ski hire and refreshment stands.
Playa Flamingo Found in the Playa Blanca tourist area, this is a pretty white sandy beach overlooked by bars, cafés and shops with a protective rock barrier giving calm waters ideal for swimming and snorkelling; a family favourite. Hammocks and sunshades available for rent, easy parking near the Playa Flamingo hotel.
Playa Guacimeta As close to the planes as you can get, this long stretch of sandy beach is located right along side the airport runway divided by a walkway with access from the Matagorda promenade boasting a cycle lane that leads right to the capital of Arrecife passing local areas with beachside tapas bars and cafés. An untouched wild beach with the odd naturist! Take a picnic no services. Ideal for plane spotters.
Famara Beach

On the north east coast close to the sports village of La Santa, Famara is a must for experienced surfers and windsurfers. An untouched 6000m stretch of rugged beach with dangerous under currents making swimming unsafe. Accessible by car.

Playa Bastian Situated near the popular resort of Costa Teguise a natural beach with a mixture of white sand and small lava stones.373 metres with calm waters. Offering a complete range of services with bars and restaurants close by, sunbeds and parasols to rent. Easy parking.
Los Jameos Playa

Los Jameos Playa Beach sits between the beaches of Matagorda and Pocillos, by the Seaside Jameos Playa Hotel and Spa. Matagorda Promenade runs parallel to the sand towards Puerto Del Carmen in the west and Arrecife in the east, and is lined with a number of good restaurants and cafes. The promenade is popular with walkers and cyclists, with a cycle lane now added, wanting to explore more of what the area has to offer and admire the view.


The promenade provides plenty of parking for your hire car and gently slopes down into the sand. The facilities around the beach are good with sunbeds and parasols available for hire, toilets, a beachwear shop and cash point all easily accessible. The water is also shallow, making it very popular with families.

Matagorda Beach

Matagorda beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Puerto del Carmen area. Located in the area of Matagorda, this is a calm beach lined with a pretty promenade and an ample selection of restaurants and shops. It also has a parasol and sunbed service.


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