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Beaches in Lanzarote

Lanzarote Beaches

If you are looking for more of a beaching holiday then Lanzarote is ideal! You should head towards the south here you will find some amazing little beaches. Lanzarote has a multitude of beaches 99 in total! With a spectacular 250km of coastline including the 55km of coastline of the islets. Although out of that the Cliffs comprise 157km! With a crystal clear ocean and long stretches of sandy beaches! There are unspoilt coves for naturists and volcanic pools! The main beaches have lots of facilities for tourist e.g. Bars, restaurants and toilets etc. The majority of the beaches are sandy, golden-white!

Next to the resort of Playa Blanca, there are the quiet bays and beautiful fine white sand beaches of El Papagayo. These beaches are not normally crowded by tourists due to the fact that they are only accessible via water taxi or a very bumpy car journey along a dirt track.  Further north there are the more commercial beaches of Playa Blanca and Los Pocillos. The beaches that are situated in Puerto del Carmen you will find have row upon row of sunbeds and parasols, they are ideal for families as swimming is safe here, there is watersports along the beach, There is also toilets, changing huts and showers on the beach and the restaurants and bars are never more than a 5-minute walk away.

In the north around the fishing towns of Arrieta and Orzola there are lovely beaches. These beaches do lack the facilities that are offered by the beaches in the main resorts, but if peace and tranquility is what you desire, and to get away from the usual tourist hype, then these beaches are worth a visit. However, Swimming here is limited due to the low tide as the sea behind a natural rock barrier is usually too rough to be safe even to the strongest swimmer.  In Playa de Famara, a vast expanse of golden sand with the Famara cliffs offering a stunning backdrop. Due to the strong undertow and the crashing waves a red flag usually flies at this beach; the only people going into this water is the experienced surfers.

Puerto del Carmen Beaches

Playa Blanca is a beach of black volcanic sand of some 1,200 metres in length situated in the centre of Puerto del Carmen and bordered by a promenade. It has clean, clear waters, is easily reached, and enjoys all types of services, including toilets, changing huts and showers, bars and restaurants and watersports.

Playa de Matagorda, is near the airport at Guacimeta, has 800m of black volcanic sand, clear and calm waters, just like the beaches of Pena Grande, Barilla and Fariones.

Playa de Los Pocillos has 1,300 metres of black volcanic sand. The ocean surrounding this beach is ideal for learning to windsurf.

Playa Blanca Beaches

Playa Blanca, an old fishing village is nowadays one of the most important tourist centres on the island. With various very attractive beaches that make up this part of the coast. Playa Blanca is a beach of golden sand, easy to access from the promenade, which ends where the port of Playa Blanca begins. Playa Flamingo and Playa Dorada are beaches of golden white sand with calm waters near to all the services that the town has to offer.

Papagayo Beaches

Papagayo Beaches are a collection of beaches in the south of Lanzarote with golden sands of between 100 metres and 400 metres in length and separated by high promontories. Access is easy, but being remote beaches that are not near a population centre, few services are available. These beaches are; Playa Mujeres, Playa del Pozo, Playa de Papagayo, Playa de La Cera, Puerto Muelas and Caleta del Congrio.

Las Cucharas Beach

Beach of 600 metres in length of golden sand situated in the town of Costa Teguise, Lanzarote's second biggest tourist centre. It is easy to get to and popular with the windsurfers that come to the island. It is close to hotels and all types of services that respect their surroundings. The area offers all types of services, including telephones, restaurants, promenade, parking, shops, bus stop, sports hire, Red Cross, disabled access, etc.

Los Charcos and Bastian Beaches

Beaches of white sand and clear water. On Playa de Los Charcos it is not difficult to find windsurfers on windy days. Playa Bastian is ideal for children as it is protected from the wind and easy to get to.

Arrecife and El Cable Beaches

El Reducto is the capital's beach. It is a European Union blue flag beach with 470 metres  of golden sand and a long promenade bordering it. It has toilets, fresh water showers, telephones, kiosk, bus stop and disabled access.

El Cable is found 2 km from Arrecife. The beach has about 300 metres of golden sand.


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