Best family beaches in Lanzarote

The Best Family Beaches on Lanzarote.

Caleton Blanco beach

Caleton Blanco beach


Finding the best family beaches on Lanzarote when on your holidays will make a big difference to everyones fun and safety.

A family holiday on the sunny island of Lanzarote is always a treat. The varied members of a family have different things they like to do whilst on holiday, but a dependable favourite is always a beach day.

To help you and your family have the most enjoyable time on the island here is a guide to the best family beaches on Lanzarote. The guide will cover how safe each beach is, what facilities there are for each family member and how safe each beach is plus any other relevant information.

Lanzarote has a total of over 40 unique beaches. Each Lanzarote beach has a different character and appeals to different groups and group needs.

What makes a good family beach on Lanzarote

The ingredients that go into a great family beach are good weather, nice water, safe waters for young and old, local facilities and accessibility.

Each family member will want something different from their day at the beach. The children will want to be able to play in safety without fear of any dangers from the sea. Parents will want warm sunny weather, comfortable sand or sun beds to relax in, local facilities and also the assurance that the kids can play safely.

A beach within walking distance can also be a bonus then for a change a more distance and less crowded beach can be a real treat.

Lanzarote has a beach to suit everyone including families looking for safe relaxing and beautiful beaches.

What are the best family beaches in Lanzarote?

Each of the main resorts in Lanzarote have several beaches suitable for a great family day out.
Depending in which part of Lanzarote you are staying will influence which beaches are most accessible to you and your family.

The main tourist resorts of Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise all have great family beaches.
If you are staying outside of these resorts there are still plenty of good beaches but more are within these resorts.

Let’s break the island into three main areas of South, Middle and North.

In the South is the tourist destination of Playa Blanca.

Best family beaches for Playa Blanca:-

Playa Dorada – Safe and sheltered town beach in central Playa Blanca. Lots of facilities for younger and older family members along the promenade just behind the beach plus local comercial centre. Two large sea walls either side of the beach offer a high level of shelter. Almost never any larger waves or currents enter the bay. Golden sand. Can get busy.

Playa Flamingo – A very safe and sheltered beach for family members of all ages. Located at the western end of Playa Blanca located next to the Playa Flamingo complex. The beach has white sand and clear water. The whole beach is enclosed by two sea wall that keep any waves or dangerous currents out. The promenade running adjacent to the beach has a wealth of shops and restaurants.


playa de papagayo

playa de papagayo

Papagayo beaches – The Papagayo beaches are located at the eastern end of Playa Blanca. Less facilities for everyone in the family but made of for with natural beauty. At the final beach along the headland is a bar and restaurant with toilets.

This set of seven beaches are famed as some of the most beautiful in the Canary Islands. The white sandy beaches with clear blue waters face south giving them shelter from the prevailing Northerly winds of Lanzarote.

The best family beaches in Puerto del Carmen

Puerto del Carmen has the most dependable good weather in Lanzarote, this is why it was Lanzarote’s first tourist destination for families and individuals.

Located on the south east side of Lanzarote, Puerto del Carmen rarely receives big waves or dangerous sea conditions. Large waves do arrive in Puerto del Carmen only occasionally in winter, take care on these days.
If the water is calm and flat with no waves then it is normally safe for swimming. If strong offshore winds are blowing take care with any inflatable water craft as you can get blown out to sea.

The vast majority of days in Puerto del Carmen have safe sea conditions for all the family.

On the main beach of Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen is an offshore inflatable water park. You buy a ticket from the kiosk on the beach and swim the fifty yards out to the park. Children using the water park in Puerto del Carmen need to be strong swimmers.

The main beach also has sun beds for hire.

Puerto del Carmen has many beaches along its full length and all are ideal for the family but always keep an eye on younger children especially as mentioned before in offshore windy days or days with waves.

Here is a list of all the beaches in Puerto del Carmen that are safe and fun for all the family.

• Playa La Lima
• Hoyas Hondas
• Playa Matagorda
• Playa de los Pocillos
• Playa El Baranquilla
• Playa Vulcano
• Playa Grande
• Playa Blanca

Best family beaches in Costa Teguise

Costa Teguise has lots of lovely family beaches. On some of the beaches more care needs to be taken with the sea

The safest beaches for the family in Costa Teguise are Playa del Jablillo and Playa Los Charcos. These beaches are very sheltered by sea walls.

The other beaches of Playa Bastian and Las Cucharas are also safe beaches with nearby facilities but on certain days can be wavy with some currents.

Best family beaches in Lanzarote outside tourist resorts

Outside the tourist resorts are some very beautiful beaches in Lanzarote. These can be stunningly beautiful with few people around. They will not have the same local facilities as other Lanzarote beaches so taking provisions is important. Food, drink and sun cream are important things to take for the family on an out of the way beach.

Playa del Reducto
Lovely safe beach in Arrecife

Arrieta beach
Nice beach with ocassional waves, local restaurants. Authentic Lanzarote atmosphere.

Caleton Blanco beach
Beautiful unspoilt beach with amazing and safe lagoons to swim in

Summary of the best family beaches in Lanzarote

Lanzarote has lots of great and safe family beaches to spend enjoyable days.

Always take care when on any beach and keep and constant eye on younger members of the family when they are near or in the sea.

Most of the beaches in this article have lots of facilities nearby. Always take plenty of sun cream and water whenever at the beach. Its very easy to burn and dehydrate in the strong Lanzarote sun, even on cloudy days.

Take the right precautions and all the beaches in this article will give you some amazing family memories to take home.

In depth guide to every single beach in Lanzarote

Learn about every beach in Lanzarote.
The beach guide explains every detail of every beach.
Plan your holiday. You could easily enjoy a different amazing beach everyday.
Find little known beaches, secret beaches, white sand beaches, safe beaches, surf and sport beaches and much much more.

Famara Beach

Famara Beach, Spain
Famara beach is a beautiful and wild five kilometer long beach. The huge cliffs towering up behind the beach and the large waves in the sea give Famara beach a unique atmosphere.

Playa de la Montana Bermeja

Playa de Montaña Bermeja, Spain
Playa de la Montana Bermeja is a small and rugged black sand beach with a lagoon. This West facing beach has a natural and rugged beauty.

Playa del Janubio

Playa del Janubio, Spain
Playa del Janubio is a long black sand beach on the West Coast of Lanzarote. A pretty and rugged beach but great care of big waves and strong currents.

Playa de Montana Roja

Playa de Montaña Roja, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote
Playa de Montana Rona is a very small and little used beach to the West of Playa Blanca with lots of shelter and sun beds with parasols.

Papagayo beaches

Playa de Papagayo, Calle Punta de Papagayo, Yaiza, Spain
Papagayo beaches are the most natural and beautiful beaches in Lanzarote. Located in the San Marcial del Rubicon national park there are eight beaches in total.

Playa Flamingo

Playa Flamingo, Avenida Marítima, Playa Blanca, Spain
Playa Flamingo is a great family beach towards the Western end of Playa Blanca. The beach golden sand and sheltered by sea walls keeping waves and currents out

Playa Dorada

Playa Dorada, Playa blanca
Playa Dorada is a popular and safe golden sandy beach in Playa Blanca. A shopping centre just near the beach has everything you need for a great beach day.

Playa Quemada

Playa Quemada, Calle del Toscón, Yaiza, Spain
Playa Quemada is a world apart from the rest of Lanzarote. This small sleepy town has a uniquely relaxed atmosphere. Noted for sea front fish restaurants

Playa Chica in Puerto del Carmen

Playa Chica, Paseo Barrilla, Puerto del Carmen, Spain
Playa Chica is a little hidden jewel. It is centrally located between the old town harbour and Playa Grande but accessed via some back roads.

Playa Blanca beach in Puerto del Carmen

Playa Blanca, Avenida de las Playas, Puerto del Carmen, Spain
Playa Blanca beach in Puerto del Carmen is a large expanse of golden sand nestled between the well equipped beach road and the beautiful clear and warm sea. The perfect family on holiday beach.

Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen

Playa Grande, Avenida de las Playas, Puerto del Carmen, Spain
Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen is a Popular sandy beach. Good sea access with water park anchored just offshore. Sun beds and paddle hire available.

Playa Vulcano in Puerto del Carmen

Playa Vulcano, Puerto del Carmen, Spain
Playa Vulcano is a pretty beach with palm and sun beds trees giving lovely character and some welcome shade.

Playa El Barranquilla in Puerto del Carmen

Playa El Barranquillo, Avenida de las Playas, Puerto del Carmen, Spain
Playa El Barranquilla is a compact beach in Central Puerto del Carmen just off the main beach road. Rugged feel with dark sand and some rocks either side of water entry point

Playa de los Pocillos

Playa de los pocillos, Puerto del Carmen, Spain
Playa de los Pocillos is the largest fully sandy beach in Puerto del Carmen. Good access, three zones of sunbeds in North, middle and South.

Playa Matagorda

Playa Matagorda, Avenida de las Playas, Puerto del Carmen, Spain
Hoyas Hondas is a large sandy beach to very North of Puerto del Carmen. Sunbeds and lots of facilities from CC Matagorda.

Playa de la Concha

Playa de la concha, Spain
Playa de la Concha is a nice and very quiet beach located between Arrecife and Playa Honda.

Playa de la Arena

Playa de la Arena, Arrecife
Playa de la Arena is a hidden jewel of a beach hidden in the centre of Arrecife.

Telamon Beach

Barco Fantasma (Telamon), Carretera las Caletas, Arrecife, Spain
The Telamon ship wreck can be found grounded just off a small beach next to the main cargo port of Lanzarote in Arrecife.

Las Caletas beach, Costa Teguise

Las Caletas Village - Costa Teguise, Avenida del Mar, Costa Teguise, Spain
Las Caletas beach is a little used small beach on the Southern outskirts of Costa Teguise

Playa El Ancla

Playa El Ancla, Costa Teguise
Playa del Ancla is a small and sheltered cove type beach.

Playa Bastian

Playa BASTIAN, Avenida del Mar, Teguise, Spain
Playa Bastian is a nice sheltered beach and favourite with the locals.

Jablillo beach

Playa del Jablillo, Teguise, Spain
Jablillo beach is a beautiful and very safe clear water beach in heart of Costa Teguise.

La Cucharas beach

Cucharas Beach, Costa Teguise, Spain
Las Cucharas beach is a huge bay. This is the main and largest beach in Costa Teguise.

Melia Salinas beach

Melia Salinas beach, Spain
Melia Salinas beach or 'Salinas Beach' is a small golden sandy beach in between Las Cucharas and Los Charcos beach.

Los Charcos beach

Playa de los Charcos, Spain
Los Charcos is a  sheltered beach which has two sea walls either side of the bay mouth making it a safe place to swim, snorkel and enjoy the sea.

Arrieta Beach

Playa La Garita, lanzarote
Arrieta beach is a safe dark golden coloured sand beach in Arrieta.

Jameos del Agua Beach

Jameos del Agua, LZ-204, Punta Mujeres, Spain
Jameos del Agua beach is quiet with spectacular white sand. Entry into water can be tricky.

La Caleta Beach

La Caleta
La Caleta beach. Sheltered from prevailing winds and large waves. Small beach and entry point into sea. Good swimming and snorkeling

Caleta del Mero beach

Playa de Caleta del Mero, Haría, Spain
Caleta del Mero is a lesser known and used beach that is a real gem. Perfect white sand leading down into a crystal clear turquoise sea.

Caleton Blanco beach

Caletón Blanco, Órzola, Spain
Caleton Blanco beach is one of the best in Lanzarote. Explore, swim and snorkel in crystal clear lagoons. Parking next to beach. Safe for all the family.

Orzola Beach

Playa De Orzola Lanzarote, Órzola, Spain
Orzola Beach is a quiet off the beaten track beach. Good parking and access to beach.
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