Playa de La Garita is one of the main beaches in the north of the island. Due to its unique location, this coastal area is “shielded” from the fierce winds which blow across many of the beaches in the north. 

It is a long strip of golden sand (almost 1km long), making the ideal place to enjoy as a family.

Where is Playa de La Garita?

It is located in the town of Arrieta, in the municipality of Haria. This beach is on the northeast coast of Lanzarote, a rugged coastline which is beaten by high winds. However, thanks to its location this beach is protected from the winds and waves, though you must always be careful.

Playa La Garita
Playa La Garita

Features of Playa de La Garita

Name
La Garita
Municipality
Haría
Town
Arrieta
Public transport connections
Yes
Windy
No
Sand
Fine and golden
Number of visitors
Average
Waves
Yes
Family Friendly
Yes
Sports
Yes
Parking
Yes
Showers
Yes
Lifeguards
Yes
Length
800m
Surroundings
Rural
Pets
Suburban
Accessibility
Easily accessible by foot. No disabled access.

La Garita is an idyllic beach on the northeast coast of Lanzarote, making it a very special and appealing place to visit.

It has fine golden sand and its waters are usually calm with well-formed waves. It is very popular among surfers and gets busy over the summer.

The beach has showers and changing rooms which make it the perfect place to go as a family. 

How to get to Playa de La Garita?

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is it a windy beach?

The beach is sheltered from the area’s strong winds and is usually calm.

What type of sand is there?

Fine, golden sand.

Are there many waves?

Despite its calm waters, there are some well-formed waves, perfect for surfers. During the season they can reach up to 1.5 metres high.

Are there any public transport connections?

 The buses go to the town of Arrieta (lines 07 and 09).

Does it get busy?

During the summer the beach gets busy.

Is it family friendly?

It is considered a family beach due to its facilities and its favourable family features. Nevertheless, always be careful in the sea, especially with small children.

What sports can you do at the beach there?

The main attraction at this beach is surfing. If the wind and wave conditions are good, Playa de La Garita is one of the favourite surf spots on the island.

Is there parking?

There is a carpark for those visiting this beach.

Are there showers?

Yes

Does this beach have lifeguards?

Yes, but only over summer. Two lifeguards and a boat that watches over the coastline.

Is this beach suitable for wheelchair users?

No

Are pets allowed on this beach?

No

Climate at Playa de La Garita

The weather at La Garita is usually good throughout the year. The maximum temperature is 23°C in August and the coldest it gets is 18°C. The trade winds that run through the area keep the temperatures mild over the summer. 

Playa de La Garita has a dry climate and over the summer there is very little rainfall. The best dates to enjoy this place are from May to December.

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