The 10 Best Beaches in Lanzarote

Whether it’s the unspoilt coves of the north and south of the island, the small and simple beaches in the coastal villages, or the popular and convenient beaches in the tourist areas – Lanzarote has beaches for everyone.

Because of their quality, many of the island’s beaches have been awarded a Blue Flag. And with the ever-present sunshine and an average annual temperature of 21ºC, Lanzarote’s beaches are pleasant practically any day of the year.

There are tons of beaches along the island’s coastline. The following list is just a small selection of them, chosen according to their cleanliness, their safety, their services, their scenery, their waters and their ease of access. The 10 Best Beaches in Lanzarote:

1. Papagayo Beach

Playa del PapagayoPapagayo is one of Lanzarote’s most popular beaches and is in the south of the island. In an unspoilt setting, with white sands and crystalline waters [read more].

2. Playa Grande

Playa GrandePlaya Grande is one of Lanzarote’s best and most popular beaches – with golden sands and located in Puerto del Carmen. Come and see it! [read more].

3. Famara Beach

FamaraLocated in Teguise, on the southwestern coast of Lanzarote, surrounded by an idyllic natural paradise and close to the small village of Caleta de Famara. One of Lanzarote’s most impressive sights [read more].

4. Los Pocillos

Puerto del CarmenLos Pocillos is a kilometre-long beach in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarte. Relatively popular on the island [read more].

5. Matagorda

Playa de MatagordaMatagorda is a popular beach in Puerto del Carmen. There are various hotels alongside the beach [read more].

6. Playa Mujeres

Playa MujeresOne of the most popular of the beaches known as the Papagayo Beaches. Golden sands and crystal-clear waters [read more].

7. Las Cucharas

Playa de Las CucharasLas Cucharas is the most popular beach in Costa Teguise. Central, with golden sands and calm waters [read more].

8. Playa Flamingo

Playa FlamingoOne of Playa Blanca’s most popular beaches. White sands and turquoise waters [read more].

9. Playa Dorada

Playa DoradaPlaya Dorada is one of Lanzarote’s main beaches and is located in Playa Blanca. It has calm waves and golden sands [read more].

10. El Pozo Beach

Playa del Pozo, PapagayoEl Pozo Beach (Playa del Pozo) is a golden sand beach with calm waters and very little wind. Located on the Papagayo Coast, in the heart of the south of Lanzarote [read more].

Bonus: on La Graciosa Island

To the south of Lanzarote, the smallest inhabited island in the Canarian archipelago

10+1 Playa Francesa

Playa FrancesaLarge sandy beach with clear waters and magnificent views of Lanzarote [read more].

10+2 Las Conchas

Las Conchas, La GraciosaLarge and paradisical beach on La Graciosa Island. Isolated, with golden sand and crystal-clear waters [read more].