Lanzarote Beach Guide

Here is a full descriptive guide to all the best beaches in Lanzarote. Click a beach to read full details on each one. We cover safety, facilities, access, quality, crowds and more so you can chose the ones you most want to see. Its a tough choice as they are all good.

Lanzarote has a prestigious selection of beaches of many different varieties. They are truly amazing and should be seen and experienced first hand.

Beaches range from wild surf beaches with 600 meter cliff back drops, through tropical blue lagoons and black sand volcanic. There are beaches full of people and facilities to quiet secluded beaches off the beaten track. Being a small island it would be possible to take explore a few in just one day.

Each of the main three tourist resorts have some lovely beaches all featured in this guide.

Getting a hire car and going on a small adventure can lead you on some great beach discovery adventures. There are white sand beaches with very few people, clear water lagoons, black sand, amazing snorkelling and big waves. Lanzarote is not a big island and most places and beaches can be found in a short drive.

The  beaches in this guide are ordered from North to South of the island in an Anti clock wise direction. The first beach is in La Graciosa, then starting at the Northern tip of Lanzaroet in Orzola  and  Southwards down the East Coast around the South and back up the West coast.   The last beach in the guide is back up the North West coast to the wild and laid back Famara beach.


Important note:  Beaches on the North and West coasts can have dangerous rips and currents. If there are large waves there can be rips, these can be very dangerous unless you know what you are doing.

If in doubt do not go over waist deep.

Here is a full guide on Lanzarote rips and currents at the beach

la concha beach graciosa

La Concha

orzola beach



Caleton Blanco


Caleta del Mojon Blanco

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Arrieta beach

playa los charcos lanzarote

Los Charcos

Playa Las Cucharas; Costa Teguise; Lanzarote

Las Cucharas

playa jablillo lanzarote

El Jablillo beach

playa bastian costa teguise

Playa Bastian

playa el reducto

Playa El Reducto

playa honda beaches

Playa Honda Beaches

matagorda beach

Matagorda beach

los pocillos beach

Los Pocillos

playa grande puerto del carmen

Playa Grande

playa chica puerto del carmen

Playa Chica

playa quemada

Playa Quemada

papagayo beaches

Papagayo beaches

playa dorada

Playa Dorada

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Playa Flamingo

playa janubio lanzarote

Playa del Janubio

la santa lagoons

Club La Santa Lagoon

famara beach

Famara beach