Top 5 – the best beaches in Lanzarote

In this small overview we present you the best beaches in Lanzarote – in our humble opinion.

As with all of our top lists, the selection is completely subjective and based on our own personal preferences.

If you have other favorites, just write a comment on this post, the top list will continue to grow and all readers who still not know the island very well, will get an idea and start their very own discovery tour.

1: Papagayo beaches

The bays in the south of Lanzarote are rightly considered the most beautiful beaches on the island. Everyone finds their favorite spot in the small bays and you can sunbathe, swim or snorkel. Since the Papagayo beaches are in the nature reserve, they also offer an absolutely natural environment without umbrella rental or ice cream vendors.

Papagyo Strände
Pure nature: the Papagayo beaches on Lanzarote

2: Famara beach

The surfer beach in the west of the island offers an absolutly amazing landscape. Unfortunately the wind makes the beach a little uncomfortable for many months of the year. But if you have the luck to be on a perfect day without wind here, you can’t ask for much more. However, this beach is not recommended for swimmers. Dangerous currents ensure that the red flags always dominate the beach.

Famara Surf
more than just a surf spot: Famara beach Lanzarote

3: Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen

At Playa Grande you will find a 1.5 km long sandy beach with ideal conditions for a long day on the beach with the family. There are sun loungers, parasols, pedal boats, showers and public toilets. And due to the proximity to Avenida de las Playas, you can also get something to eat or drink at any time.

Playa Grande Puerto del carmen
For families: Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen

4: Caletón Blanco

Straight up in the north of the island – just before the town of Orzola – lies the Caletón Blanco, a beautiful beach that is particularly popular with locals. Due to the ebb and flow of tides, new conditions arise and children find great opportunities to play.

Caleton Blanco bei orzola
Caribbean feelings: Caletón Blanco

5: Playa de las Cucharas

The meeting place for windsurfers in Lanzarote. In this bay in the tourist town of Costa Teguise, families lie next to surfers and everyone enjoys the day. There is a lot of infrastructure and restaurants nearby.

Playa Las Cucharas
Playa las Cucharas in Costa Teguise

We hope that our top list of the most beautiful beaches in Lanzarote will encourage you to discover the island on your own to get to know new beaches and landscapes.

Please let us which beach is your favourite.

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