Lanzarote’s beaches run along the 190km coastline and, despite being a destination popular with holidaymakers, they offer unspoiled landscapes. Lanzarote’s beaches are divided into six zones, each one with its own characteristics. The beaches on the south deserve special mention: Yaiza and the huge marina area of Playa Blanca.
Main beaches in Lanzarote
Yaiza beaches: In the south of Lanzarote, Yaiza beaches have the largest marina on the island, Playa Blanca. The most beautiful beaches are Papagayo, with fine golden sand, Flamingo, Janubio, in a protected natural area, Montaña Roja and Las Coloradas, which has managed to preserve its wild natural beauty.
Arrecife beaches: The beaches in the capital of Lanzarote offer excellent facilities and services. One of their advantages is that they are virtually part of the city. El Reducto is considered to be the best, since it has fine white sand, calm waters and a nice sea promenade. La Concha, beyond city borders, is excellent too.
Teguise beaches: The coastline in Teguise gathers numerous beaches that welcome surfers and windsurfers, as they are the windiest in Lanzarote along with those in Tinajo. Las Cucharas is among the best known, as are El Jablillo or Los Charcos. Farama is the longest (6km) but too many high waves make it bad for swimming.
Beaches in the north of Lanzarote: In the northern part of Lanzarote are Haría and La Graciosa, in the Chinijo archipelago, which has bright unspoilt beaches of fine white sand like La Laja, El Salado or Francesa.