Crowd factor – Low
Beauty factor – Rugged and pebbly
Sheltered from winds South to North West
Surf factor – Gets some bigger waves
Rips – Be careful when big waves, keep away from right side of beach where water goes back out to see. Rips also form randomly along the beach
Orzola beach, also known as ‘Playa de la Canteria’, is found at the very northern tip of Lanzarote around 300 meters West from the town.
This is a quiet beach found along a track. As you approach the town along the North coast take the right into town then the first dirt track on the left. Follow the track for around 5oo meters until you enter the parking area.
Most of the beach shows at lower tides but there should be some sand at high tide. Beware of dangerous currents especially if the waves are big. If in doubt do not go over waist depth.
Rips move randomly, do not enter the water at the right hand edge of the beach near the rocks as there is generally a bad rip out to sea there.
At lower tides the beach splits into two halves. You can have nice walks along the beach. Do not let the incoming tide cut you off.