Best Beaches In Lanzarote & Where To Find Them?

There are well over 100 beautiful beaches that dot the coastline of Lanzarote. Most line the top resorts across the island such as Playa Blanca, Costa Teguise and Puerto del Carmen.

There are however many which are not easy to access unless you pay. Below is a short description of some of the top playas here.

Lanzarote Beaches Sand

The sand for many of the beaches in Lanzarote came from the Sahara Desert. This was a Spanish territory until 1976.

Papagayo Beach (playa de Papagayo) is one of the most famous beaches in Lanzaote. This beacj is also one of hardest to access unless you pay for the ferry from Playa Blanca. The water taxi usually costs 15 Euros to reach this series of beautiful beaches. You can also drive via a dirt track which will cost 3 Euros which includes parking.

Papagayo Beach, Lanzarote
Papagayo Beach, Lanzarote

Playa de las Cucharas (spoons beach) is not one of the longest but it is one of the most beautiful. This stunning beach measures 650 metres and is the top playa in Costa Teguise. Here there is also a lovely promenade with pretty gardens running alongside. The location is also excellent close to all the shops and amenities in Costa Teguise.

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Playa Grande, Puerto del Carmen

Playa Grande is the main beach in Puerto del Carmen which has lots of facilities. This beach has a total length of 1200 metres in one of the top parts of Lanzarote. Running alongside is the beautiful promenade making Playa Grande very accessible.

Playa Grande, Puerto del Carmen
Playa Grande, Puerto del Carmen

On beach facilities include sunbeds, parasols, deck chairs and lifeguards in attendance. There is also good access for wheelchairs. The other side of the promenade there are many bars and restaurants to dine and have a drink. A super location and well worth a visit.

Playa de las Conchas, La Graciosa

We mention above that some beaches are not very accessible and this is very much the case for Las Conchas. This playa lies on the tiny islet La Graciosa off the northern coast of Lanzarote.

A pristine beach of white sand that measures 610 metres in length and 100 metres in width. This is one of the most unspoiled beaches in Lanzarote and worth the effort to visit. You will need to take the boat to La Graciosa from north Lanzarote and then walk 45 minutes. Playa de las Conchas lies on the west coast of the island.

Playa de las Conchas, La Graciosa
Playa de las Conchas, La Graciosa


There are strong undercurrents here which makes this a red flag beach. We strongly recommend you stick to a paddle here as you wont find any lifeguards if you get into difficulty.

Famara Beach

Famara is another super beach if you prefer isolation. This remote playa lies in the northwest of the island in Caleta de Famara. Surrounding Famara are cliffs which very much make this a little bay.

Famara Beach
Famara Beach

Famara stretches for over 5 kilometres making in one of the longest beaches in Lanzarote. Due to it´s vast size and conditions, this is a popular spot for windsurfers. There are no services on this beache which is another with strong undercurrents. We recommend not going out too far if you are here to swim.