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With 89 beaches covering 54 kilometres, Lanzarote is a Mecca for beach lovers. From May to October, bathing is perfect and the natural sand swept over from the Sahara over centuries or produced by the volcanoes make the island’s beach varied but always beautiful.

 

Playa Grande – The most popular beach of Puerto del Carmen has golden sand and extends for 1,2 kilometres. The beach promenade is lively and beach facilities are excellent. Playa Grande beach has calm waters and is very ideal for families and children. Every leisure activity is catered too.

 

 

Playa Chica – This small beach near Puerto del Carmen´s Old Town is frequently crowded, but it is still a little treasure in the heart of the islands main tourist hotspot. Bathing is perfectly safe, and you’ll be surprised at the sea life you can see if you go snorkelling.

 

 

Las Cucharas Beach - is the main beach of Costa Teguise. It's a white fine sandy beach and very popular for windsurfing. You may find a variety of restaurants and bars along the beach promenade.

 

 

Playa Jablillo – Smaller than Costa Teguise´s main beach, Cucharas, Jablillo is perhaps the island’s most perfect family beach, with rock pools, clean sand, safe bathing and spectacular snorkelling opportunities.

 

Playa Dorada – The 'Golden Beach' of Playa Blanca provides sun beds, parasols, sheltered bathing, a wide range of activities and magnificent views over Fuerteventura. Beach bar/restaurant serving food and drinks throughout the day and toilet facilities.

 

 

Playa Papagayo – One of the most famous beaches in Playa Blanca is formed by smaller beaches separated by high cliffs. Playa Papagayo beach, with the idyllic coves with white sand and crystal-clear waters is ideal for families and children. Accessible only by boat or over a rough track, it's worth the effort as many regard it as the best in the Canaries.

 

Famara – This beach is away from the resorts, located on the north part of the island in Famara. The long, curving bay is located beneath spectacular cliffs and has a wild rugged beauty that is unique. A magnet for surfers and kite surfers!

 

 

Caletón Blanco - Rather than one beach, this is a bracelet of delicious tiny coves of white sand and warm rock pools on the northeast coast of the island near Órzola. The clear sapphire water along this stretch makes it a good snorkelling spot. Otherwise, find a suitable slab of volcanic rock to lean against and get on with your holiday reading.

 

 

Playa del Reducto - The main beach of Arrecife is a beautiful urban beach with golden sand and calm waters. It is very ideal for families and children.

 

 

Playa Quemada - The name translates as “burnt beach”, and when you see the gravelly dark sand and rocks you can understand why. On the south-east coast of the island, it adjoins a former fishing village near Puerto Calero. The beach is quite sheltered from the wind, which makes it very pleasant for sunbathing. It is also safe for swimming.

 

 

Playa de Las Conchas - the most beautiful beach on the little island of Graciosa at the nord of Lanzarote. It has also been rated in the top ten best beaches in Europe. This magnificent beach impresses with the contrasting colours: half a kilometre strip of immaculate white sand, the turquoise sea with white waves of majestic hight, the sun-golden Montaña Clara on the horizon and the red mountain of Montaña Bermeja in the background sprinkled by little vegetation. Please note, it is too dangerous to swim here due to currents and high waves.