Best Beaches in Lanzarote

“When it comes to world-class beaches, Lanzarote has them in spades”

Although the island is largely known for its volcanic landscapes, it still boasts some pretty breathtaking stretches of sand…

  • Best Beaches in Lanzarote

    When it comes to world-class beaches, Lanzarote has them in spades. Although the island is largely known for its volcanic landscapes, it still boasts some pretty breathtaking stretches of sand. Whether you’re looking for a quiet, secluded beach or a lively beach where you can party the night away, there’s something for everyone on the island.

    Due to the sheer amount of choice available, trying to choose the best beaches to head to can be difficult. That’s why we’ve put together this top list of our favourite beaches. So, if you’re searching for inspiration, check out our choices for the best beaches in Lanzarote…

    Costa de Papagayo

    Approximately 20 minutes from Playa Blanca, you’ll discover the beautiful Costa de Papagayo beaches. Featuring breathtaking sands and a laid-back ambiance, these beaches are considered some of the best on the island. It’s the perfect place to head to if you plan on topping up your tan and spending hours relaxing on the beach.

    A lot of beaches in Lanzarote can become overly crowded, so if you’re looking for a more tranquil beach holiday, driving out of the way to Papagayo beach is highly recommended.

    Playa Flamingo

    Another beach to check out if you’re staying in Playa Blanca, is the popular Flamingo beach. Despite the fact that it has a central location, this stunning beach is actually one of the quieter ones on the island. It’s especially great for families thanks to its fine sands and beautiful tranquil waters. There’s a good little collection of shops, along with well-maintained, clean facilities. The sands are breathtakingly golden too, providing a nice change from some of the more dramatic charcoal coloured sands on the volcanic island.

    If you do plan on spending time at this stunning beach, why not stay at the exclusive TUI Family Life Flamingo Beach resort?

    Playa Quemada

    If you’re looking to enjoy a more luxurious Lanzarote break, Puerto Calero is the place to head to. Its stunning marina is one of the main highlights of the area. It typically housing some of the most impressive boats and yachts you’ve ever seen. However, one of its other captivating features is the nearby Playa Quemada beach.

    You’ll find this beautiful beach just south from the picturesque Puerto Calero harbour. The beach has a nice secluded feel, and is made up of small, scenic coves. Here you can expect to witness volcanic sands and pebbles, rather than a golden sandy beach. The waters are calm and crystal clear, making them great for swimming. This beach is mostly visited by locals rather than tourists. So, if you’re looking to get away from the crowds, the Playa Quemada beach is definitely the one to head to.

    Playa Cucharas

    Head to the Costa Teguise region of Lanzarote and you’ll find one of the best beaches – Playa Cucharas. It’s unsurprising given that the beach is located right in the resort’s centre. Featuring just over a kilometre of golden sands, it’s not the largest beach on the island, but it’s certainly one of the best for families.

    There are tons of facilities on offer too, including toilet blocks, sun loungers, sun shades and plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from. It’s a popular choice for wind surfers, and you’ll find that most of the year the water is separated into two, ensuring the wind surfers are kept separate from beach goers.

    It can become quite busy during peak times. So,

    You’ll find a lot of great hotels near the popular beaches in the area. Check out our Costa Teguise holidays today.

    Playa Grande

    Although there are three stellar beaches located in Puerto del Carmen, Playa Grande is considered one of the best. This stunning Blue Flag beach is one of the cleanest on the island and it’s perfect for families. The sea remains calm the majority of the time, making it a great spot to paddle.

    You’ll find lots of great facilities on the beach too. From the usual sun loungers and sun shades, along with more unique facilities such as swan pedaloe hire. There are also toilets, snack machines, showers and first aid facilities, giving you peace of mind if you are travelling there with the family.

    As it is the main beach in Puerto del Carmen, you can expect the beach to get fairly busy in peak times. There are smaller beaches and coves in the area which provide a more secluded feel so you can always take a stroll to one of those if the crowds do become too much.

    Browse our Puerto del Carmen holidays now.

    As you can see, Lanzarote is home to some breathtaking beaches. The above are just a small selection of some of the best beaches on the island. Take a look at our full range of Lanzarote holidays today and book your ideal beach getaway.


Author: Charlotte Brenner