In Lanzarote you’ll find plenty of spectacular beaches – you can take a look at the 10 best on the island here. But there is also a small group of beaches with a special charm that most people don’t know about.
Discover 5 of Lanzarote’s Best Wild and (almost) Secret Beaches and How To Reach Them
1. Playa de Janubio
Janubio Beach (Playa de Janubio) is in an unspoilt area in the Yaiza municipality in the south of Lanzarote, which has been designated as a protected natural area. Specifically, it is next to the lake with the same name and also the largest collected of salt flats on the island – the Salinas de Janubio. It is a volcanic shingle beach, which is very quiet and has stronger than average waves.
2. Playa del Jardín
To reach this beach, you need to follow a coastal path for around 3 kilometres from the village of Playa Quemada. It is a volcanic rock beach hidden along Lanzarote’s south-east coast, flanked by cliffs and visited by very few people. You can find it here.
3. Caletón Blanco
On the outskirts of the town of Órzola, you can find several striking white sand beaches, which contrast with the black of the volcanic rock and create a unique landscape on the island [find out more].
4. Caletón de San Marcial
Everyone in lanzarote knows about the Papagayo Beaches, but among its many beaches is a small golden sand beach, which appears and disappears at the mercy of the tides. This is the Caletón de San Marcial and often goes unnoticed among the rest of the beaches [find out more].
5. El Pozo
A black rock beach on the island’s south-eastern coast. Named because of the well (pozo) located on the beach itself. You can find it here.