Lanzarote >> Lanzarote Beaches
Lanzarote has a large number and variety of beaches throughout its coastlines; fine white or black sand, calm waters or waves…
In our beach guide you can find a beach to relax on, to renjoy different water sports or simply… lose yourself.
Arrecife is home to half the island’s population and is its administrative and commercial centre. Five minutes from the airport that has daily flights to the other islands in the archipelago as well as to mainland Spain.
A large part of the historic quarter of the island is in Arrecife and a few metres from the beaches here are the castles of San Gabriel and San José.
Click on the “more information” link for a selection of the best beaches in the municipality with a brief description of each and its features.
San Bartolomé extends across the central part of Lanzarote creating an invisible frontier between the two types of dominant landscapes, volcanic fields and beaches.
As in many parts of Lanzarote, the primary sector in San Bartolomé is wine production, especially malvasía white wine or semi-sweet and the cultivation of grapes.
The Tinajo coast is considered one of the best areas in Europe for surfing. Every year world class surfing championships take place here attended by the best surfers. A terrific opportunity to enjoy the world’s best surf in Tinajo.
The main industries in Tinajo are agriculture (grapes, fruits, onions) and sports tourism; the surf (in the La Santa district), and Timanfaya National Park, which is shared with the municipality of Yaiza. Worth mentioning is the Hermitage of Nuestra Señora de Los Volcanes (Patron Saint of Lanzarote) located in Mancha Blanca.
Haría lies on the northern side of the island. It is the most rugged municipality with its mix of mountains and beaches, unique to the island. Due to these mountains Haría has the most rainfall year round, which has influenced the landscape.
This is a peaceful region where tradition mixes with lots of beaches of white sand, brown... and beaches of volcanic origin. As well there are natural volcanic pools in places like Órzola.
The municipality of Tías, around Puerto del Carmen, once a little fishing village, has now become one of the most important tourists meccas of the province and the most important in Lanzarote. Its coast is a succession of marvellous beaches interspersed with small rocky outcroppings.
Some of Lanzarote’s best beaches are here with waters that are calm all year. The most pleasant and popular tourist destination.
Playa Blanca, situated in Yaiza, the southernmost part of the island, was once a fishing village and today is a tourist centre with a recreational port. The coast is dotted with a series of beautiful beaches.
You can take a boat from Playa Blanca to Fuerteventura and within half an hour your vacation choices will have multiplied.
Costa Teguise, in the municipality of Teguise, is the second largest tourist mecca on the island with great hotels and apartment complexes that exemplify the tourist model of this island where architecture and nature come together in harmony, always respecting the values of aesthetics and Mother Nature. Every year, Costa Teguise plays host to world championship wind surfing with the major riders on the circuit.
This is a quiet place where, despite being the second most visited, the beaches and centres maintain their tranquillity, unlike other parts of the Canaries.
La Graciosa is a small island situated to the north of Lanzarote in what’s called the Chinijo Archipelago. The arm of the sea that separates these two is called El Rio (the river).
La Graciosa has the privilege of being the largest island in the Chinijo Archipelago with different types of beaches such as those mentioned in this section.