Discover the best beach for you in Lanzarote

Ferryhopper’s guide to start your beach adventures on the island

Even among the Canary Islands, Lanzarote boasts a large variety of beaches, suitable for all kinds of travelers and styles. Whether you are a single traveler or a member of a smaller or even a larger group, Lanzarote is worth a visit in any case. This guide is for all thrill-seekers, naturists, and curious travelers that are eager to discover as much as possible while being on the island!

Below you'll find more information and tips about:

The beach of Playa de la Cera in Lanzarote

Playa de la Cera, one of the magical Papagayo beaches in Lanzarote

The top 5 beaches for surfers in Lanzarote

Ferryhopper suggests 5 of the many beaches suitable for surfing on the island of Lanzarote. Keep reading, and get a small taste of the unique beaches that Lanzarote has to offer. 

Here are the best beaches to surf in Lanzarote according to ferryhoppers:

  • Playa Blanca

  • La Famara

  • La Santa

  • Playa de la Cantería

  • Las Cucharas

Learn more about the best beaches on the island below and take your pick:

Aerial view of Cantería beach in Lanzarote

Playa de la Cantería in Lanzarote from above

Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca is located in the southeastern part of Lanzarote, near Puerto del Carmen. It started its life as a small fishing village, but now it’s converted into a luxury resort with many hotels, shops, and restaurants. It is one of the most visited beaches in Lanzarote known for its golden sand, its surfing schools for aspiring surfers, and its large variety of facilities. 

La Famara

This beach with its golden sand and volcanic pebbles coast spans over 5km near the city of Teguise. Thanks to the large waves and strong winds that prevail in the area, it is ideal for water sports and surfing.

La Santa

It is one of the most popular beaches among the surfing community due to the quality of the waves. Definitely not a beach for beginners, La Santa is perfect for surfing between the months of September and May. 

Playa de la Cantería

Playa de la Cantería or Playa de Atrás is another beach that experienced surfers visit on their trip to Lanzarote. If you are a medium-level and above surfer, you can delight in its large waves! Otherwise, you can enjoy its white sand, and views of the neighboring island of La Graciosa.

Las Cucharas

Las Cucharas beach offers a wide range of all types of activities, such as surfing, windsurfing, and scuba diving. It is the most well-rounded beach in terms of sports and amenities in Costa Teguise, and is one of the first options among surfers, groups of friends, and families.

Tip: in case you’re up for some extra surfing experience, don’t forget to check our blog about the best surf spots in the Canaries!

The mountainous landscape of La Famara beach in Lanzarote

La Famara beach with waves in Lanzarote

The top 5 well-hidden beaches in Lanzarote 

Not all travelers are looking for crowded beaches or well-organized resorts to spend their time during their vacation. Here are some isolated beaches to discover in case you want to feel like a local!

  • Playa de las Malvas

  • Punta Escamas

  • Playa de Órzola

  • Piscina natural El Muro

  • Caletón Blanco

Take a small taste of our favorite isolated beaches in Lanzarote:

Playa de las Malvas

Located in the northwestern part of Lanzarote, Playa de las Malvas is a small beach with black sand created following the erosion of the Timanfaya volcano. The beach is exposed to strong northern winds, but there are wind-protected spots as well. 

Punta Escamas

It is a small beach, most probably the least visited in Lanzarote, hence suitable for those who seek peace and tranquility. The easiest way to get to this beach is by bus, or, for those who prefer hiking, follow a difficult path on foot.

Playa de Órzola

It is located near the village of Orzola and is considered one of the most beautiful hidden beaches on the island. Make sure to carry your water bottle and snacks as you might spend the whole day there.

El Muro

If you visit the village Punta Mujeres, don’t forget to make a stop at the natural pool known as El Muro. This natural pool is made from lava rock, and there are steps for you to get in and enjoy the water and views of the Atlantic. 

Tip: you can also enjoy seafood at one of the many restaurants there with a view of the setting sun.

Caletón Blanco

We’ve saved our favorite pick for last! The beaches forming Caletón Blanco in the northern part of Lanzarote are pretty unique! They are covered with white sand and volcanic rocks and they are mostly frequented by locals. The small pools formed due to the tide are perfect for relaxation away from the crowds.

Bright sand and volcanic rocks at the beach of Caletón Blanco in Lanzarote

The amazing landscape of Caletón Blanco combining bright sand and volcanic rocks

Nature lover? We got your back!

If you’re up to feeling the water on your skin, even without any clothes, Lanzarote has to offer some beaches that are suitable for you. We’ve done our research, and we’re here to suggest some of the available beaches that are nude-friendly

  • Caleta del Mero

  • Caleta del Congrio

  • Papagayo

  • Puerto Muelas

  • Playa del Seifío

Here are some basic information about our clothing-optional beaches:

Caleta del Mero

Caleta del Mero has a clothing-optional part that's popular among the locals with white sand, dunes, and black pebbles. It is easily accessible by public transport or car near the village of Órzola.

Caleta del Congrio

You can find this beach near Papagayo, and it is usually described as a “paradise on Earth” by the locals. The contrast between the white sand and light blue waters takes your breath away. In Caleta del Congrio, you can enjoy your time, undistracted and peaceful.


Cited as one of the most visited places for divers in Lanzarote, Papagayo is one of a total of 6 beaches in the southeastern part of Lanzarote which tends to attract the greatest number of visitors. However, there are several nude-friendly coves that you can swim away from crowds.

Puerto Muelas

A tiny and clean beach that is very popular among locals who want to spend some time away from crowded places. This beach is left completely unspoiled, and there is also a small area designated for campervans and tents. While swimming, you can see the mountaintops from the island of Fuerteventura.

Playa del Seifío

This rocky coast is near the town of Haría, which is easily accessible by bus. You can get to the beach either on foot or 4x4 vehicle from the nearby villages and towns. There’s also a small tent owned by fishermen, and in their absence, you can enjoy the peace and the sound of the waves lapping against the rocks. 

Tip: if you’re curious to explore the rest of the available nude-friendly beaches among the islands, make sure to check our blog for useful information about island-hopping in the Canaries!

Small cove formed in the Papagayo beach in Lanzarote

One of the many coves in Papagayo

Where to book cheap ferry tickets to Lanzarote

Booking your ferry tickets to Lanzarote on Ferryhopper is a piece of cake! The cheapest way is to catch the ferry from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote. Find all ferry schedules, prices and travel in comfort with Lineas Romero with only €18!

Last but not least, don’t forget to take a look at the latest updates about Covid-19 and ferry travel in Spain!

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