The hidden beaches of Lanzarote you have to visit

Known across the world for its unique volcanic landscape, Lanzarote is also home to some of the best Canary Islands’ best beaches.

Unlike neighbours Fuerteventura and Tenerife, the island has relatively few black sand beaches and is blessed with an abundance of white sand and blue ocean views. While holidaymakers flock to the resorts of Costa Teguise and Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote is packed with hidden beaches just waiting to be discovered.

Here are our pick of the beaches you need to visit.   

Playa de Famara

Perched on the northern tip of the island, Playa de Famara is the perfect encapsulation of Lanzarote’s natural beauty. This sprawling stretch of white sand beach is complimented with a backdrop of sheers cliffs, volcanic rock and crashing waves. Thanks to the prevailing winds, the bay is a favourite among surfers; however in the summer months it provides a pleasant place to catch a sun tan.

Playa de la Canteria

If you like a beach where the only thing you can hear is the lapping of the ocean, you are going to love Playa de la Canteria. A short walk from the quaint village of Orzola, this secluded cove feels a world away from the lively resorts in the south of the island. It is a delightful sun trap and offers an excellent place to go for a dip in the inviting waters.  

Playa Quemada

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Get a feel for traditional Canarian life by heading south to Playa Quemada. Close to the sleepy harbour of Puerto Calero, this is where the locals come to enjoy the calm waters. The beaches are a mixture of volcanic sand and pebbles, and are one of the best places in Lanzarote to swim. There are a handful of restaurants lining the shore for a bite to eat.

Caleton Blanco

When you picture an unspoilt beach, there is a very good chance it’ll look like Caleton Blanco. Another charming stretch of shoreline close to Orzola, it features vivid blue ocean waters and the best white sand Lanzarote has to offer. Sheltered by a number of rocks, it is an excellent place to swim and the small beach area means you can build sandcastles until your heart’s content.

Playa de las Conchas

Another of Lanzarote’s delightfully remote beaches, Playa de las Conchas lets you be at one with nature. Accessible by road or on a ferry from Orzola, you can often have this whole white sand paradise to yourself. It is not the easiest beach in Lanzarote to reach but once you do the reward is a stunning picturesque view deserving of an Instagram snap and an ocean ideal for paddling.

Playa de las Coloradas

Just moments from the vibrant resort of Castillo del Aguila you’ll find the ultimate chill out zone of Playa de las Coloradas. Here you can enjoy the best of both worlds, bathe in the serenity of sunkissed volcanic sand and admire the views of Fuerteventura and also treat yourself to a spot of tapas from the restaurants lining the promenade. It’s the best beach to provide a refreshing tonic from the busy Playa Blanca resort.

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