Crowd factor – busy in Summer
Beauty factor – gold sand
Surf factor – Lots most every day
Rips – Yes, strong on bigger surf days
Local facilities – In the town of Caleta de Famara
Access – By side of beach
The iconic, beautiful and rugged Famara beach.
This is one of Lanzarote’s jewels. A three kilometre long sand beach with dramatic 600 meter cliffs soaring up behind.
A hot spot for active beach users. Great location to learn and practice surfing and kite surfing. In the nearby town of Caleta de Famara you can hire surfboards and boogie boards. If you wish to learn there are surf and kite surf schools that are happy to teach these amazing sports, all equipment and instruction included in the price.
The beach itself gently curves three kilometres into the distance. At the beginning of the beach is a road along side the beach where you can park. A more secluded part of the beach can be accessed along a dirt track. Drive up along the right side of the houses, left at the very top and follow the track back down and along the far side of the beach. This area is much more secluded. On windy days there are stone built shelters where you can enjoy the warmth of the sun.
This beach does get large waves and winds. Be very careful of rips and currents. If in doubt do not go over waist depth. The rips move around so you can find yourself in one by surprise.
Famara beach and the local town have an atmosphere all their own. After a day on the beach you can go into the town and sit outside a bar, enjoy a drink and some tapas and watch the world go by.