Beaches at Orzola The beaches in the area of Orzola, like La Playa del Caleton Blanco, are distinguish as having a low, pebbly shore, beautifully contrasting against its ethereal surrounding of the volcanic landscape.
If you re a surf devotee, the ideal place for you is La Cantera beach , known by the locals as a surfing haven. Access is a bit troublesome for it is a dirt path. Nonetheless, it is worth the effort for beautiful surroundings are at the foot of the mountain.
Down towards the vicinity of Arrieta is La Playa de Los Jameos, a beach with a little sand mixed with volcanic rock. Its a favorite amongst surfers and windsurfers.
Beaches at Arrieta
Before getting to Arrieta , we find the remarkable natural pools at Punta Mujeres which have been formed by lava. Here, even the tiniest can paddle without the chance of danger.
Located in the area is La Garita beach where one can bask and sunbathe, surf, swim, fool around in the waves or simply relish a refreshing, cool drink at the small beach bar.
Famara is a beach of fine, coffee-colored sand extending for 2,800 meters. Situated at the bottom of the rugged rocks of Famara, it is uncomfortable as well as dangerous to be on the beach when it is windy, due to the strong tide and currents. It s an ideal spot for surfing, and various surf schools offer beginners courses here. It is a must to see with its rock formations, crags and sand dunes which, together with the fog, make it a landscape of strange and exceptional beauty.
El Risco beach
Due to its being difficult access, El Risco beach is considered one of the wildest on the island. The only way to get there is to take the boat from Orzola or by coming down the cliffs at Famara . The beach has significant historic value due to the presence of Las Salinas del Rio , the oldest salt flats of Lanzarote which nowadays have been closed. It is also an archaeological site containing pre-historical remains. It is advised that you go prepared to spend the entire day there, bringing food, drink, and other necessities. And, keep in mind that going down the beach is easier than getting back up, so ready your physical energy and stamina!
Charco del Palo
In places with coastal gorges and the absence of beaches, the alternative is to create pools. Charco del Palo is one example. A residential area of charming residences, it has also been home to a nudist community seeking the tranquility and warm sun that s typical of the sea.
Los Cocoteros is a residential district that is distinguished by its abundant gardens of lovely palm trees. It has a natural pool of sea water that fills and empties as the tide ebbs and flows.
Los Charcos and Bastian beaches
For you to take pleasure in here are beaches of white sand and clear waters. Playa de Los Charcos abounds with windsurfers on windy days while Playa Bastian is ideal for the kids as it is sheltered from the wind and is easy to gain access to.
Playa Honda Beaches
Enjoy a thousand-meter stretch of fine golden sand in Guacimeta. Here you can windsurf, kitesurf or simply bask in the wonderful sunshine. It is easily reached from the road and has restaurants, parking, telephones, and a bus stop. Also in proximity is the islands only airport, making Guacimeta such an ideal destination.
Framed by a promenade and having some 1,900 meters of chromatic fine sand, getting to Playa Honda is trouble free and its waters are certainly safe to bathe in. La Concha meanwhile is 250 meters of fine toasted sand, also easy to access.
Puerto del Carmen Beaches
Nestled in the middle of Puerto del Carmen and bordered by a boardwalk, Playa Blanca is a beach of gold-colored sand that stretches for some 1,200 meters. It offers clean, clear waters can easily be accessed. All types of services can be availed here.
Playa de Los Pocillos has 1,300m of golden sand and is the ultimate spot for practicing windsurfing.
Near the airport at Guacimeta is Playa de Matagorda which has 800 meters of metallic yellow sand, clear and tranquil waters, similar to the beaches of Pe Grande, Fariones, and Barilla.
Playa Blanca Beaches
What used to be an old fishing village is nowadays one of the most important tourist centers on the island. A variety of very attractive beaches makes up this part of the coast. Playa Blanca boasts of fine golden sand that is easy to access from the promenade, which ends at where the port of Playa Blanca starts. Playa Flamingo and Playa Dorada have lovely, golden white sand with calm waters, perfectly situated in proximity to all the services that the town has to offer.
There is a string of beaches in the south of Lanzarote that boasts of golden sands of between 100 meters and 400 meters in length and separated by high peninsulas. Access is unproblematic but being remote beaches that are far from the population hub, few services are available. The beaches are Playa del Pozo, Playa de Papagayo, Playa Mujeres, Playa de La Cera, Caleta del Congrio and Puerto Muelas.
El Golfo Beach
A black beach of 150 meters of gravel and stones all around by the sea. It is located in the incomparable El Golfo, inside the crater of the volcano where a green colored lake has formed, known as El Lago de Los Ciclos.
Situated close to the well-known salt flats, Salinas del Janubio, this black sand beach is of great beauty. The atmosphere is uniquely serene, but it is very dangerous for bathing due to its powerful currents.
Located next to the hotel sports complex of La Santa Sport, this is an artificial beach of 900 meters, through which access is trouble-free. The beach is actually a closed, artificial lake of fine white sand and calm waters, ideal for learning to windsurf or just relaxed time under the sun.
Near the lake, there is a rocky beach where perfect surfing waves break. But here s a warning: this are is for experts only! This beach is dangerous due to the strong waves and currents. Caleta de Caballo is also a surfing haven.