Playa de Famara
Playa de Famara is one of the most important and most recognised beaches on Lanzarote. It is 6km of golden sand, mesmerising all those enjoying a walk here, especially at sunset when the tide is out. There are also a lot of tourists who make the most of their stay on the island to learn how to surf, kitesurf or do yoga at Famara. There is definitely no chance of getting bored at this wonderful spot.
What to see at Playa de Famara?
Where is Playa de Famara?
Playa de Famara is in the northeast of the island of Lanzarote, under the impressive massif of Famara, in the municipality of Teguise. It belongs to the Chinijo Archipelago Natural Park, along with several rocks and islets to the north of the island.
Features of Playa de Famara
Playa de Famara is the perfect spot for water sports fans. You can do all sorts of sports here: surfing, kitesurfing, bodyboarding, windsurfing, and even hang gliding or paragliding from off the top of Famara. Its sheer length means it is the ideal spot for a long sunset stroll, highly recommended on this side of the island. If you would prefer an even more relaxing plan, why not sunbathe or wander through the town of Famara and enjoy a drink in the Lanzarote sun?
How to get to Playa de Famara
Frequently Asked Questions:
There is normally a breeze blowing at Playa de Famara. However, along the beach there are some rocky shelters to protect from the trade winds.
It is a beach with golden sand.
Yes. Take special care with the currents on this part of the coast.
Yes. You can reach Famara via line 20 or 31 from Costa Teguise.
This is the busiest beach during summer. Nevertheless, it is still a relatively peaceful beach.
It is recommended for families, however, take special care with children due to the currents in the sea.
You can enjoy all kinds of water sports: surfing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, bodyboarding, kitesurfing. It is also a beautiful place to do yoga or go for a run.
You can park close to the beach.
No, this is not a beach that is recommended to people in a wheelchair due to the currents and strong tides at the beach.
Pets are not allowed, just as with other parts of the island’s coast. Despite this, there are often some local dogs.
Climate at Playa de Famara
The temperature at Famara is usually quite mild, which is particularly good during the summer. The average temperature ranges from 19-25ºC and there is often wind here throughout the year except from September to December.
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Lanzarote is one of the most beautiful islands in Europe, but it is also one of the windiest due to its location and orographic characteristics. In fact, its beaches with perfect temperatures at any time of the year make the island of Lanzarote one of the tourist destinations chosen by people from all over the world.
What should you keep in mind about the wind in Lanzarote for your holiday on the island?
The eastern islands of the Canary archipelago have a particular arid climate that makes their winds also special. Thus, the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura have a desert landscape and warm temperatures throughout the year that, together with the low rainfall, make up a very particular climate.
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