Lanzarote Island, discover the top 10 best beaches you should visit in Spain.

Lanzarote Island is a paradise for all beach lovers. It formed by volcanic eruptions; however, the beaches along the northern coast attract surfers all year round, while the calmer waters of the south are more suitable for families, swimmers, and sunbathers. If you are searching for isolation, warm temperatures, quiet beaches, dramatic natural scenery, and stunning sunset views, your beach is waiting for you on Lanzarote Island.

This stunning isle provides choices for all ages, and you will find white, golden, and black sand beaches in Lanzarote.

Here is our list of the top 10 best beaches you should visit in Lanzarote.


1- Papagayo Beach:

Lanzarote island Papagayo Beachvia – auszeit-lanzarote

Papagayo Beach is one of the most spectacular beaches in Lanzarote, located on the south coast of the isle. Besides, this beautiful beach has a steep volcanic rock cliffs shelter the beach from the wind, making it a perfect place to sunbathe. Papagayo Beach has gorgeous golden sands and stunning turquoise waters making it a landscape of unreal beauty. This sheltered beach provides few services, like two small restaurants at the top of the cliffs.


2- Jablillo Beach:

Jablillo Beachvia – turismolanzarote

El Jablillo is a familial beach located east of Lanzarote in the Costa Teguise municipality. It has 350 meters in length, with golden sands and calm turquoise waters. It is one of the most famous beaches in Costa Teguise; due to its natural environment and the wide range of amenities.

Playa del Jablillo is an ideal beach for the family, characterizes by a low tide creates a natural lagoon suitable for paddling toddlers, novice snorkelers, scuba diving, and underwater photography. Facilities include sunbeds, showers, parasols, a lifeguard service, a large car park, restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops.


3- La Garita Beach:

La Garita Beach in lanzarotevia – golanzarote

La Garita Beach is one of the best beaches in Lanzarote Island. It has a length of 800 meters of golden sand dotted with pebbles that stretches over the town of Arrieta on the northeast coast of Lanzarote. This semi-urban beach is quiet place and the best destination for surfing lovers. The beach is known for its famous pier on which the fishermen stand; and its stunning natural beauty. Also, there are services like showers, changing rooms, and all kinds of restaurants in the vicinity.


4- Famara Beach:

Famara Beach in lanzarotevia – hellocanaryislands

Famara Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches, located on the north coast of Lanzarote. Besides, this beach is the largest on the island due to 6 kilometers of golden sand backdropped by large volcanic cliffs, which makes it one of the most visited beaches in Lanzarote. 

This unspoiled location is known for its waves and strong winds, which make it the best destination for water sports like surfing and skimboarding. It is also the best place to watch the stunning sunset. Moreover, the beach offers different services, including bars and restaurants that overlook the beach and provide shelter from the gusts.


5- Playa Chica (aka Pila de la Barrilla) :

Playa Chica in lanzarotevia- turismolanzarote

Playa Chica is one of Lanzarote’s smallest beaches,  with only 100 meters from end to end but one of the prettiest on the island. This playa enclosed by dramatic lava flows, which keeps the water calm. This beach offers a wide range of facilities, like renting sunbeds with shades and scuba diving in search for  grouper fish named Felix. There are also restaurants and family-friendly leisure activities.

Chica Beach can get bustling, so get there early to reserve a sun lounger with an unobstructed view of the crystal-clear, shallow waters in Puerto del Carmen.


6- Playa de las Conchas:

Playa de las Conchasvia – salutilescanaries

Playa de las Conchas situated in a small islet named La Graciosa on the northern coast of Lanzarote. If you want to enjoy soft golden sand and turquoise water, you should ferry ride 20-minute from the main island and a 40-minute hike over the island. Then you will reach a collection of beaches known as Playa de las Conchas, where you can view some of the most remote and hidden sandy stretches of Lanzarote.

This beach is known for strong tides, high waves, and lack of professional supervision; we don’t recommend diving into the waters of La Graciosa. But you can enjoy views of volcanic rock formations and turquoise waters.


7- Playa Flamingo:

Playa Flamingo via – turismolanzarote

Playa Flamingo is one of the busiest beaches on Lanzarote Island. It is known for its sloping white sand and is about 200 meters long. The beach is shaded partly by a chain of palm trees on the promenade, where you can find a variety of bars and restaurants with lovely balconies.


8- Playa del Charco de los Clicos:

Playa del Charco de los Clicos in lanzarotevia – flickr

Playa del Charco de los Clicos is one of the best beaches on Lanzarote Island. It is a stunning example of a volcanic beachscape with black sandy beach contrasts with the blue ocean, red cliffs, and a curious green lagoon set inside an extinct volcano.

Charco de los Clicos has been declared a protected area, so it is prohibited to touch the water. But you can reach a viewpoint on the mountain and enjoy a panoramic view of this spectacularly colorful setting. It is allowed to swim in the nearby beach, called El Golfo.


9- Playa La Francesa:

Playa La Francesa via – salutilescanaries

Playa La Francesa, set on the southern coast of Lanzarote, is one of the best beaches of  La Graciosa Island. If you want to enjoy this isolated beach with golden sands, calm waters, and a mountainous landscape, you need to hike for about 45 minutes to reach this beach from the islet’s main settlement.

This playa has a breathtaking view of the sea strait and the massive wall of natural stone that make up the cliffs of Famara on the northeast coast of Lanzarote. Be sure to bring food, water and beach gear for your entire day at Playa La Francesa.


10- Quemada Beach:

Quemada Beach via – turismolanzarote

Playa Quemada is a famous fishing village located on the southeast of the island of Lanzarote, on the coast of the municipality of Yaiza. It framed by the mountains of the natural monument of Los Ajaches. This beautiful beach, covered with rocks and pebbly sand, stretches 310 meters long, with an average width of 8 meters. Quemada Beach offers various services, including restaurants, bars, and parking, but there are no facilities such as deck chairs and umbrellas for rent