Playa La Cantería is an exotic beach in the north of Lanzarote and is known for being a surfing mecca on the island, as well as for its wild and rugged setting.

Locals also refer to it as “Playa de atrás”.

Where is Playa de La Cantería?

The beach is in one of the northernmost points on the island, by the town of Orzola in the municipality of Haria.

It is just over the sea from the island of La Graciosa and the other islands in the Chinijo Archipelago.

Features of Playa de La Cantería

Name
La Cantería
Municipality
Haría
Town
Órzola
Public transport connections
No
Windy
Yes
Sand
Golden
Number of visitors
Low
Waves
Yes
Family Friendly
No
Sports
Surfing
Parking
Yes
Showers
No
Lifeguards
No
Length
500 metros
Surroundings
Rural
Pets
Yes
Accessibility
Footpath. No disabled access

It is known for being one of the most unspoilt beaches in Lanzarote. With golden sands and strong tides all year round, this beach is a favourite surf spot for experienced surfers.

The island’s location makes this landscape truly unique, with impressive cliffs one side and the island of La Graciosa behind. You can also find caves to explore around the beach.

La Cantería is also the ideal place to relax and spend the day in the heart of nature.

How to get to Playa de La Cantería?

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is it a windy beach?

It is quite a windy beach with strong northerly winds.

What type of sand is there?

Fine and golden

Are there many waves?

It has big waves throughout the year and is a popular beach among surfers.

Are there any public transport connections?

No

Does it get busy?

No. It is not usually busy throughout the year.

Is it family friendly?

No. It is a beach with big waves and is windy so swimming in the water can be dangerous. It is not the ideal beach for families.

What sports can you do at the beach there?

Surfing.

Is there parking?

There is a carpark, but it is not very big.

Are there showers?

No.

Does this beach have lifeguards?

No.

Is this beach suitable for wheelchair users?

No.

Are pets allowed on this beach?

Si.

Climate at Playa de La Cantería

The climate at La Cantería is usually sunny with pleasant temperatures from May to December. The average high is 23°C in August (the warmest month), and 18°C in February (the coldest month).

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