Playa La Garita
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.
Features of Playa de La Garita
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:
The beach is sheltered from the area’s strong winds and is usually calm.
Fine, golden sand.
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.
The buses go to the town of Arrieta (lines 07 and 09).
During the summer the beach gets busy.
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.
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.
There is a carpark for those visiting this beach.
Yes, but only over summer. Two lifeguards and a boat that watches over the coastline.
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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