The most beautiful beaches of Lanzarote | Spain

The island of Lanzarote is definitely an ideal destination for those who love the sea and want to enjoy the beach life. This is because it has many great beaches that will keep you occupied howerer long you stay there on holidays. Here are some of its best beaches for you to spend a lovely time by the sea.

Playa Blanca

This beach is located in the southern part of the island and here, compared to other places much that are much more free, you can also find sun loungers and parasols. You will also a comfortable stroll with various hotels, clubs and shops.

Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca

Playa Papagayo

This is undoubtedly the best known and most visited beach of Lanzarote, located in Punta Papagayo in the extreme south of the island. Playa Papagayo is considered as a Nature Reserve, then it is accessed only through a barrier controlled by paying a parking ticket. It has fine white sand and clear blue and calm sea: its location within a bay, in fact, protects it from the wind that often blows on the island. Here of course the beach is free and you will not find any kind of comfort. Tip: due its being a little secluded, it is ideal for many nudists!

Playa Papagayo

Playa Papagayo

Playa de Arrecife

This beach is located close to the capital and you can’t help but admire the beautiful natural landscapes with hotels and apartment blocks. However it is very large and spacious, again with fine white sand. Sometimes it gets windy, but that is not always.

Playa de Arrecife

Playa de Arrecife

Playa Puerto del Carmen

Here you’ll find many swimmers that surf the day away, until the sun goes down. Having spent the day like that, take a break to the numerous bars and restaurants that line the promenade, while the elongated shape of the beach allows nice walks with your feet in water. For parking you’ll have to aim for the streets of Puerto del Carmen and, with a little luck, you will be able to find a place not too far away.

Playa Puerto del Carmen

Playa Puerto del Carmen

Playa de Famara

This beach is located in the northeast of the island and it is considered the best beach you can get to! Here you can enjoy long walks on the shore but be careful when you take on swimming, as the ocean currents make this place a paradise for surfers, so you’ll often find high waves. This is ideal if you want to have fun but it’s not recommended for those who want to swim in peace and quiet!

Playa de Famara

Playa de Famara

Lanzarote beaches photos by: Andreas Weibel, Ruben Ugalde, El Coleccionista de Instantes, Giulia

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By +Nikos Kontorigas

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