Lanzarote’s Beaches

The many beaches of Lanzarote provide something to make everyone happy. Depending on which beach you seek out, you could even see black volcanic sands, although only a few of the beaches are characterized by the black sand.

While Playa Honda is closest to Arrecife, it also happens to catch some of the noise from the nearby airport. Just to the west is the more popular Playa Matagorda which is common with young families. It is hard to feel crowded while relaxing here since it is one of the larger beaches on Lanzarote. Also nearby is Playa del Reducto, which is a local favorite that is a few minutes away from the major resorts.

Costa Teguise is one of the big resorts on Lanzarote. It features the small cove of Playa Bastian as well as the long and sandy Playa de Las Cucharas. Numerous restaurants and bars give you the opportunity to replenish your reserves while watching windsurfers embrace the windy conditions commonly found beyond the breakers.

If its big waves you want, then you may want to grab your board and head up the 401 or 402 to Playa Famara. Over three kilometers of beachfront provides plenty of room to claim your own break in the surf. Not for the faint of heart, novices may prefer to take in one of the surfing schools operating on the other side of the island.

If you’re an adventurist of sorts, then an unspoiled beach awaits on the south side of the island. The only way that you will take in the breathtaking views of crystal clear waters and completely natural surroundings of this famed beach is by four-wheel drive. No roads come into the Playas de Papagayo. Make sure to take enough food and drink for a few hours, since no bars or restaurants are found here either. It truly is a natural wonder of Lanzarote.

Playa Grande is located near Puerto del Carmen and may be one of the top destinations for sunbathers who want to stick close to the restaurants and shopping found just a minute away. The old town area also features tiny Playa Chica, which plays host to many watersports activities. It fills up quick in the peak travel season, so make sure you stake your claim early.

The beaches of Lanzarote truly have something for everyone. The best advice is to pick a couple to visit, since each one has quite a few differences to offer.

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