Strikingly beautiful, unspoilt and the perfect place to soak up the Canary Island’s sunshine and relax on holiday. See for yourself just how stunning the beaches of Lanzarote and its islets are with a well-deserved break.
There is something for everyone here; a wealth of golden sandy beaches, volcanic stretches of sand, dramatic cliffs, impressive headlands, pristine waters and good areas for water sports enthusiasts.
Some beaches are protected areas and bathing is not allowed, others are secluded and can be reached on foot or by boat. A word of caution; watch out for tides, weather and current changes, which can make the sea dangerous for swimming. Your hotel reception will always be able to give you the right and updated indications as to where to go and when to enjoy a wonderful day under the sun.
This is the Spain-Lanzarote guide to the best beaches on the island, the ones we know you will want to visit!
Starting with Puerto del Carmen’s lovely Playa Los Pocillos, we recommend staying at the VIK Hotel San Antonio. This 4-star luxury haven has direct access onto the beach thanks to its superb oceanfront location. There are the beaches of Playa Blanca, which are a big hit with families who love to enjoy the gorgeous, calm waters and excellent facilities. Nearby are the fantastic Hotel Volcán Lanzarote by the exclusive Marina Rubicón and Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort, facing Playa Dorada, both of which offer great deals on sumptuous 5-star accommodation, pampering spa facilities and spectacular entertainment for all the family.
In addition, the idyllic beaches of Papagayo are located in a protected natural reserve in the very south of the island. Wow, they are amazing! If you fancy staying in this area, check out the 4-star Sandos Papagayo Arena Hotel, which offers an all-inclusive holiday package at an unbeatable price and faces the beautiful beach of Playa de Las Coloradas.
On the eastern coast is the popular resort of Costa Teguise, which boasts several scenic beaches with calm warm waters. Here, we recommend a stay in the Hotel Grand Teguise Playa Resort, a 4-star hotel which overlooks the volcanic beach of El Jablillo.
See our Lanzarote Map for a closer look.