Discover the best beaches in Lanzarote

Discover the best beaches in Lanzarote

5 April 2024

Getting to know the most beautiful beaches in Lanzarote

Lanzarote is an island of contrasts where nature and art come together. Its lunar landscapes, sculpted by its volcanic origin, have turned this island into a haven for those seeking to disconnect outdoors. But if there is one thing that truly captures the essence of Lanzarote, it would be its beaches.

Each one of them offers something different to its visitors, from the crystal-clear waters of Playa Papagayo to the surfer atmosphere of Famara. Join us on a journey through the most beautiful beaches of Lanzarote and get ready to fall in love with the coastline of Lanzarote, where the blue of the sky merges with the blue of the sea.

Famara Beach: Every surfers' dream

Famara Beach, located in the northwest of Lanzarote, stands out for its breathtaking landscape and weather conditions, which make it perfect for surfing. With over 3 miles of golden sand and surrounded by the Risco de Famara (cliffs of Famara), it offers a unique natural spectacle. Its waves attract experienced and beginner surfers, which is why you will find several surf schools by the beach.

As well as being an excellent surfing destination, it is also an ideal place for a stroll along the shore during sunset where you can completely unwind. The best way to get to Famara Beach is by car, located just 30 minutes from Lanzarote Airport.

Famara beach in Lanzarote

Papagayo Beach: The jewel of Lanzarote

Playa de Papagayo, located in the south of Lanzarote, is one of the most famous beaches on the island and for a good reason. Nestled within a protected natural landscape, its turquoise waters and white sand invite you to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist centres. Considered one of the wonders of Lanzarote, Papagayo is the perfect setting for those seeking a paradise to swim, dive, or simply enjoy the sun in a tranquil environment.

Visiting this beach means venturing into the heart of the Los Ajaches Natural Park. The best way to reach Papagayo is by bicycle, as it is a protected natural area with no paved roads. The bike ride from the park entrance to the beach takes approximately 15 minutes and allows you to enjoy its unique landscape.

Views of Papagayo beach in Lanzarote

Playa Quemada: Peacefulness and natural beauty

Playa Quemada, a small hidden treasure on the east coast of Lanzarote, offers a peaceful corner perfect for those seeking to escape the crowds and enjoy the serenity of a different kind of beach.

Its name comes from the black colour of its sand and is located in the village bearing the same name, typical of the volcanic beaches of the Canary Islands. The calm, clear waters of Playa Quemada are ideal for snorkelling, allowing visitors to explore the marine life of this area.

The atmosphere of Playa Quemada is that of a traditional fishing village, offering a more local experience, away from the tourist buzz. At low tide, it is possible to walk to the neighbouring Playa de La Arena, another cove where time seems to have stood still.

Playa Dorada: Family fun in Lanzarote

Playa Dorada is the perfect choice for families and those seeking comfort and leisure by the beach. Thanks to its fine golden sand and calm waters, it is the best option if you are visiting Lanzarote with children. Playa Dorada offers a wide range of services, including sun beds, umbrellas and water sports, guaranteeing a day full of fun and relaxation.

Playa Dorada is located in the municipality of Yaiza, in the south of Lanzarote, in an area where you can find different types of restaurants and shops, making it a place to enjoy the sun and the smell of the sea.

Palm trees and sunbeds on Playa Dorada in Lanzarote

Playa Honda: The perfect combination of nature and comfort

Located between Arrecife and Puerto del Carmen, Playa Honda is in a perfect location to enjoy the most touristic areas of the island without sacrificing peace and relaxation.

Just under a mile in length, it has everything you need to enjoy a day at the beach: calm waters, plenty of space to relax in the sun, easy access, restaurants, services... Playa Honda is perfect for families travelling with children and for playing sports, whether in the water, on the sand or on the promenade.

Caletón Blanco: A Spectacle of Nature

Located to the east of Órzola, Playa Caletón Blanco offers a completely different experience. The name comes from the white colour of its sand, making it an ideal area for snorkelling due to its transparent and calm waters, which are rich in marine life. Characterised by its natural pools, surrounded by volcanic rocks, this beach is a paradise for those seeking tranquillity and intimate contact with nature.

The beauty of Caletón Blanco lies in its simplicity and the breathtaking view of the volcanic landscapes surrounding it, making it a must-see for lovers of photography and nature.

Caletón Blanco natural pool in Lanzarote

Las Conchas Beach: A Treasure in La Graciosa

Although technically located in La Graciosa, a small island to the north of Lanzarote that you can reach by boat from Órzola, Playa de Las Conchas deserves special mention because of its beauty and remoteness. It can be reached on foot or by bike, but it will be well worth the effort when you lay down on the soft golden sand.

The small island of Montaña Clara can be seen from the beach, adding a picturesque backdrop to the already spectacular scenery. Although its currents can be strong, making it less suitable for swimming, Playa de Las Conchas is perfect for those who love nature and tranquillity, ideal for picnics as a couple or simply contemplating the majesty of the ocean.

Las Conchas Beach on the island of La Graciosa

Montaña Bermeja Beach: A well-kept secret

When visiting Montaña Bermeja beach, you will find a natural landscape which looks like something from another planet. The most eye-catching aspect is its great contrast of colours; the sand is an intense black, the mountain is different shades of red and there is a small green natural puddle.

Although it is not recommended to swim here due to the strong currents of its waters, it is a very quiet place, perfect for those who wish to relax reading a book by the sea without being surrounded by many people, enjoying the scenery and taking pictures of unique places.

Green lake next to Montaña Bermeja beach

Will you have time to visit the best beaches of Lanzarote?

We have introduced you to some of the most beautiful beaches in Lanzarote, now all you need to do is decide which ones you want to visit. Make a list of all the beaches you want to explore and discover them at your own pace.

Remember when planning your trip that with TopCar you can hire a car in Lanzarote to suit your needs, whether you will be travelling with the whole family or simply enjoying the pleasant climate of Lanzarote in a convertible. Discover the island without a care in the world and get ready for miles of experiences with TopCar.