The best beaches and coves of Lanzarote

Lanzarote , one of the Canary Islands , has a perfect mix of a volcanic environment and a beach paradise. There you can find numerous beaches and coves of all kinds that are perfect to enjoy a few days of vacation. Some are nudist, others are perfect for surfing, others to go with children, others to go as a couple … a wide range of possibilities so that your holidays can be in the perfect environment.

In many of them you can also practice various water sports, especially scuba diving, water skiing or recreational fishing, but also other sports such as paragliding or taking a ride on a jet ski. Here is a summary of the best beaches and coves in Lanzarote … enjoy them!

Arrieta Beach

It is in Arrieta and it is a small beach, with crystal clear waters and that is usually quite crowded since it is not only very touristy but it is also one of the favorites of the inhabitants of the area. It has various services such as showers, bathrooms and even a children’s area for the little ones to play. It is also a good place to surf.

Reducto Beach

It is in Arrecife , the capital of the island, and it is wonderful since it is always very clean, it has a great promenade and there are a lot of shops and bars, so you won’t get bored there.

Charco del Palo Beach

It is a small nudist cove that is in Mala, in a natural environment with spectacular beauty dominated by several black cliffs that make a beautiful contrast with the white of the sand.

Bastian Beach

It is in Costa Teguise , one of the most touristic areas of the island, and has several rocky cliffs that are interspersed with the sand. It is 200 meters long and very pretty.

Las Cucharas Beach

It is also in Costa Teguise, and is also the largest in the municipality. It has fine white sand, as well as very windy, making it perfect for windsurfing . In fact, there you can take courses and rent equipment to be able to do this sport or others such as scuba diving.

El Golfo Beach

It is a wonder that you have to visit even just to see it, and it is not sand but black lava , which leaves a landscape like no other. It is a perfect beach to relax but it is not very safe for swimming as the currents are very strong so it is somewhat dangerous.

El Risco Beach

It is to the north of Famara and it is a beauty of about 700 meters of white sand that forms a very quiet beach that costs something to reach but is worth it. It is probably the loneliest beach on the island, so you will find a lot of tranquility there.

Janubio Beach

It is close to a very interesting place to visit, the Salinas de Janubio . It is a beach of black sand and it is usually windy, so surfing is also practiced there. It is one of the few beaches where you are allowed to go with your dog, something that you should take into account whether you have a pet or not, because if you do not like them it is better to go to another.

Papagayo Beaches

There are several beaches of the same name and in the same place, being also the most famous on the island. Crystal clear and very calm waters, white sand, rocks and many small coves interspersed between them. Next to these beaches there is a campsite where people who live on the island usually go, so without a doubt that is a sign that it is the best you can find there.

Big beach

It is the largest beach in Puerto del Carmen , another very touristy municipality where there is a shopping center with all kinds of shops and entertainment venues. It is on a promenade that is full of small shops, bars, restaurants, game rooms and many more businesses. Its waters are usually very calm and have a depth of only 20 meters, and that being already out to sea.