Crowd factor – Medium, busier and weekends
Beauty factor – Medium
Does not get too much wind due to shelter from town
Surf factor – Yes there can be surf in winter.
Rips – Some if surf is present.
Arrieta beach, Playa Garita
This is a nice safe sandy family beach. At the North end of the beach there is shelter from the prevailing Northerly winds so the beach can be enjoyed most days. There is also a small man made island at this end of the beach with a bridge connecting it to the land. You can swim out and jump off and take a stroll and use the bridge.
Parking via the beach car park at the North end and the restaurant car park in the middle of the beach.
There are lots of facilities nearby including toilets, cafes, restaurants, petrol garage and supermarket plus all the facilities in Arrieta town itself.
The beach does get surf, mainly in winter. As always if there are waves so be careful of rips.
The water can be a little mirky so snorkelling is not very good.
Crowds grow at the weekend as the Lanzarote residents like this beach and all the cafes nearby.
Take the road heading North from Guatiza. Use the Mala by pass road, after Mala you will see the beach in front of you as the road descends and curves left.