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The most beautiful beaches and bays
Badebucht bei den Papagayo Stränden
Beaches on Lanzarote
Many different bays, black and white beaches provide
excellent conditions for swimming, relaxing and dreaming
to the sound of the rolling waves.
Lanzarotes northeastern beaches as Playa Famara
or Playa Janubio, situated in the west, are first choice
for body boarding and for the experienced surfer.
Beaches at the southeast offer manifold possibilities
of any kind of watersport activities as water skiing,
diving, pedal boats, snorkling , jetbikes and parascending,
big game fishing, to mention a few...
All the year round sailing conditions are ideal
even for the ambitioned Yachtsmen.
- La Garita
A small natural beach with cristal clear waters,
very popular with the locals and therefore normally
packed on the weekends. The beach is well kept and equipped
with showers, bathrooms and a children´s playground.
Nice surfspot and save for beginners !
Photopage, Beach of Arrieta
- El Reducto
The house beach
of Lanzarotes capital. Extraordinary well kept and clean,
it offers very fine golden sand and calm, shallow waters.
Therefore it´s ideal for families with children,
snorkling and swimming. The beach was awarded the EU´s
Blue Ribbon for beach quality, all sanitary facilities
Photopage, Beach of Arrecife
Located eastern of the village
of Mala, the nudist beach of Charco del Palo is set
in a very interesting landscape, where sheer dropping
black cliffs alternate with white dunes.
Teguise - Playa Bastian
A beach, streching
about 200 meters, interrupted by several cliffs.
- Playa Jabillio
two jetties, that tiny, golden beach is ideal for families.
Pedal boats and sunbeds are for hire.
- Playa del Ancla
This beach is
situated a little outlying in a windsheltered bay below
the Hotel Oasis and offers a safe and flat access to
the water, but no facilities.
- Las Cucharas
Beeing the biggest
beach at the Costa Teguise, the Playa Las Cucharas offers
very fine and white sand. Due to it´s excellent
conditions, here is the main spot for windsurfing and
half of the beach is reserved to that sport. It´s
possible to hire equipment for surfing, diving and snorkling
as well as pedal boats, sunbeds and parasols. A good
selection of kiosks and caffees are close at hand, along
with all sanitary facilities.
- Playa de los Charcos
This beach is next to Playa Cucharas,
a round and sandy bay, where sunbeds and parasols are
for hire. Some surfing going on as well, mostly beginners
trying their first steps in the shallow waters here
and entertainment is guaranteed...
- Famara Beaches
A beach like
paintbrushed, but tricky and not riskless ! Trademarks
of Famara Beach are the constantly blowing strong winds,
mostly from nortwest and rather cold in winter and it´s
formidable surf. It´s Lanzarote El Dorado for
the skilled and experienced boarders using sails , kites
or riding the breakers ! After high tide, the retrieving
water leaves very big, but shallow puddles, that are
ideal for children to play in.
Swimming in the open waters of the Famara Bay requires
utmost caution ! Especially when the water is ebbing
away, a strong undercurrents makes swimming very dangerous,
so never swim out farther as you can touch ground and
be aware of the waves.
La Caleta de
Famara Beach, The village of " La Caleta "
offers another long stretched beach, that is used for
surfing as well. Semicircle stonewalls give shelter
from the sometimes harsh winds. Swimming is dangerous
here as well.
Golfo - El Golfo
An astonishing beach of black
lava pebble in unreal surroundings. Very nice for suntanning,
but not recommended for swimming, like most beaches
on the west side, the strong currents might be tricky.
While taking a stroll it´s very likely to find
some of the typical Lanzarote semi precious green Olivin
- stones, that are used for nice creations of jewelry
on the island. Sunset at El Golfo is a true spectacle
of colours, a real experience of Lanzarote´s feeling
and afterwoods one should enjoy a fabolous dinner at
one of the small but excellent restaurants that offer
varieties of Tapas and fresh fish.
Photopage Beach of El Golfo
The neighbouring island "
La Graciosa " offers a selection of very romantic
and mostly lonely white sand beaches, for example the
beach " La Laja ", situated near the only
village " Caleta de Sebo ", the 400 meter
long " Playa de las Conchas " opposite the
small island " Montana Clara " and the biggest
and nicest beach of La Graciosa, the " Playa El
Saldo " , a stretch of fine, white sand of about
one mile in lenght and only accessable after a long
walk throught the uninhabitated landscapes of this treasure
island. Never forget to take enough water with you...
Located northward of the Famara
Beaches, the ambitioned hiker will be awarded discovering
a dreamlike, white sandy beach of about 700 meters of
lenght. Because it´s only accessable by taking
a troublesome but interesting walk down the cliff of
Famara, the beach is one the loneliest of Lanzarote.
It offers a breathtaking view over the island of La
Graciosa and the " Risco de Famara ", the
Photopage El Risco Beach
and wild - romantic natural black beach near the famous
Salinas de Janubio. Mostly windy and with a big surf,
that beach is rather recommended to take an extensive
stroll during sunset than having a swim. The location
is not very touristic and very popular with surfers.
Dogs are allowed here and enjoy having a swim as well.
Iin the township
of Tinajo, at the rather windy western coast of Lanzarote,
windsurfers find mostly ideal conditions for their sports
at the natural beaches of " Playa Tenaza "
( 90 m.) and " Caleta Caballo " ( 60 m.).
Because of the high contend of pebble and strong currents,
both beaches are not suitable for children and caution
is required while swimming!
Playas de Orzola
The probably most extraordinary
ones are the white beaches of Orzola, called "
Flour white and very fine sand is nestled at the black,
volcanic stones, creating stunning contrasts. The most
souther of the Caletones is the " Caleta de Mojon
Blanco ", followed by the " Caleton Blanco
" and the " Charca de la Laja ", a huge,
very shallow and snow white puddle at low tide and therefore
very popular with the resident families at the weekend.
North of Orzola and only accessable with a dirt track,
the " Playa de la Canteria " invites to surf
and tan. Swimmers should be arware of the currents.
Beaches near Orzola
Orzola - Punta de Mujeres
Photopage of beaches between Orzola and Punta Mujeres
Blanca Papagayo Beaches
Only an unfortified and rather bumpy dirt road
leads to the famous beaches of Papagayo at the southern
end of Lanzarote, a parking fee of 3 Euro per car is
obligatory. Cristal clear and normally very calm waters
are ideal for children and a real fun to snorkle. Many
locals spend theire summer holidays at the adjacent
camping. Daring folks are able to access a handful of
intimate bays, climbing over the rocks during low tide
and enjoy the sun as God created them. The biggest beach
at the Papagayos, the 400 metres long " Playa de
Mujeres", is relatively packed during the weekends.
It´s followed by the " Playa de las Coloradas
", " Playa de las Ahogaderas " and the
" Playa de la Cera ". Behind the southern
cape of " Punta de Papagayo " the beaches
" Caleta del Congrio " and " Muela de
Abajo " end the row of fantastic spots.
Blanca - Playa de Las Coloradas
A calm and sandy
beach mixed with pebble, stretching out about 400 metres.
No public facilities here.
One of the most beautiful beaches at the promenade
of Playa Blanca. About 300 metres long and laid out
partially artificial. Sunbeds, parasols, jetbikes and
pedalos are for hire. The entry to the water is very
shallow and two breakwaters protect the swimmers from
the sometimes rough seas. Absolutely ideal for children
Beach Playa Dorada
Western of Playa Blanca, the
200 metre beach " Playa Flamingo " offers
excellent conditions for snorkling and diving. A local
shop offers equipment for rent and the beach is sheltered
by breakwaters and surrounded by palms. Very good with
Photopage Beach Playa Flamingo
Immediately in front of the restaurants along the
promenade, this small and white beach is located in the
heart of Playa Blanca. The constant stream of tourists
pulsing up and down the promenade, in and out the restaurants,
leave the well kept beach rather suitable for a quick
cool down than a relaxed swim and tan. The place offers
a nice view to the harbour, where the ferries to Fuerteventura
and the excursion boats can be watched going in and out.
Be aware when the impressive fast-ferry of Fred. Olsen
Playa Blanca - village beach
Especially at high tide, the waves produced by the catamaran
can flood the whole beach, so keep an eye on your possessions
and smaller children!
Photopage Village Beach Playa Blanca
- La Mulata
Between Playa Blanca and the
" Faro ( Lighthouse ) La Pechiguera " the
white sand and pebble beach " La Mulata "
is located. Nearby the beaches " La Campana "
and " Montana Roja ", consisting of fine,
Honda - Playa de Guacimeta
This beach stretches
out besides the runway of the airport and " plane
spotting " is great fun here ! Besides, the beach
offers fine and white sand and a lot of stone castles
build to protect from the sometimes harsh wind. Nudism
is normal here ! The water is normally calm and currents
absent, so it is suiteable for children as well, if
they are not totally charmed by the chance to have a
direct look at the traffic on the airport.
Photopage Beach Playa de Guacimeta
Quemada Playa Quemada
Here, in front of a tiny and sleepy
fishing village, we find a small beach with loads of
coarse pebble, visited regulary by local residents and
friends of the excellent, but unvainly styled restaurants.
A little more to the south a big black beach can be
reached either climbing over some mountains or at very
low tide ( dangerous ! ). This place is popular with
campers during the summer.
del Carmen Playa Grande oder Playa Blanca
the most beautiful and best known beach in Puerto del
Carmen, spreads eastward from the Hotel Fariones and
ends in a handful small and attractive bays, ideal for
swimming and tanning. Because of it´s geografical
position the beach is rather sheltered from the wind,
the sea normally calm as a pond and very shallow for
more than 20 metres. Public facilities are well equipped
with showers, bathrooms and changing rooms, loads of
bars and restaurants catering all demands are just a
hop over the street away. The beach disposes of a first
aid facility and is supervised by lifeguards. Windsurfing
is not allowed, but pedaloes and diving equipment are
for hire as well as sunbeds and parasols.
Beach Playa Grande
Puerto del Carmen
Playa de Los Pocillos
The second big beach at the northern
part of Puerto del Carmen, " Playa de Los Pocillos
", extends from the Hotel San Antonio to the Hotel
Jameos Playa. Given the fact, that the force of the
wind tends to be a little stronger here, Los Pocillos
offers mainly the same features as Playa Grande, it
is even considerably bigger. The promenade was completely
restructured in the recent years and now offers a wide
selection of activities for the children as trampolin
- bungee and bouncing castles, while adults have a drink
and watch them from one of the many beach bars. Certainly
there are sunbeds, parasols and pedal boats for rent.
Photopage Beach Playa de Los Pocillos
Puerto del Carmen
Playa de Matagorda
At the northern end of Puerto
del Carmen, the third and smalles beach of the resort,
the " Playa Matagorda " marks the beginning
of one of the longest sea promenades of the world, the
" Paseo Maritimo ", connecting Puerto del
Carmen with Arrecife. The beach is rather exposed to
the wind and therefore popular for windsurfing. A surfing
school rents equipment and is happy to teach the first
steps into surfing to the newbies.
Photopage Beach Playa de Matagorda
Puerto del Carmen
Playa de La Barilla
Situated near the " Old Town ", south
of the Hotel Fariones, the tiny " Playa la Barilla
" is the main diving location in Puerto del Carmen.
Nearly all excursions start from the pier with the nice
restaurant on it. Many diving schools use the small
bay, created by natural volcanic rock and very sheltered
from the waves for the first dive training. The bay
is a favorite location for snorkling and very suitable
for children. Bathrooms are provided, as well as sunbeds
and parasols can be rented. At the pier jetbikes are
for rent and you can race with a powerboat, go parascending
or experience a banana boat ride.
Photopage Beach Playa La Barilla