Best Beaches In Lanzarote

Beaches

Lanzarote has a large variety of wonderful beaches and despite the volcanic nature of the island Lanzarote also boasts several beautiful white beaches such as those of Playa Blanca and Papagayo.

 

Playa blanca offers the most beautiful beaches of the island with the immaculate white sand and crystal clear blue waters, the most popular beach is playa dorada beach, which offers bathrooms, bars and restaurants on the beach. Then in the centre of the town of playa blanca there is a small untouched beach which is perfect for soaking up the sun before some midday lunch in one of the frontline cafes or restaurants.

 

Playa Grande is the most popular and well known beach on the island, it is the Puerto Del Carmen beach, that is a long beach facing the busy resort.

 

Close to the old town lies the picturesque beach of Playa Chica, where you can partake in a host of sporting activities, including diving lessons, jet skis, parasailing or snorkelling. 

 

In the South of the Island near the resort of Playa Blanca lies the most stunning of all of Lanzarote’s beaches, Papagayo beaches. The gorgeous white beach is a beach lovers paradise, and although nudist bathing is allowed, it is not a strictly nudist beach, it’s for everyone to enjoy. 

 

If you enjoy water sports such as surfing and body boarding, then head to the beaches of Famara and La Santa to the West. Famara is world famous for its surf, but definitely not for beginners or the fainthearted.

 

Finally the golden beach of El Reducto, situated in Arrecife, Lanzarote’s capital, enjoys great facilities and is facing some excellent Canarian bars and restaurants.

Climate

Lanzarote enjoys a mild dry climate with average daytime temperatures ranging from about 21°C in January to 29°C in August. Annual rainfall is just 140mm . This makes Lanzarote the perfect year-round destination.