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Lanzarote Secret beaches

Full tourist guide to Lanzarote’s best and least known beaches

Caleton Blanco beach

Caleton Blanco beach

Lanzarote’s secret beaches are much closer than most tourists realise. The fast majority of visitors to Lanzarote stay in the area where their accommodation is. A short drive will reveal unspoilt white sand and clear water beaches with few others.

Lanzarote has a lot of amazing and little known secret beaches that most visitors ever have a chance see. A small effort can have huge rewards. You can be transported from a noisy full up beach to a quiet clear watered paradise.

The truth is that it is convenient visiting the closer beaches that are within easy reach and have nearby facilities. However spending long days at the same beach can become less interesting.

The draw back is that the beaches in the main tourist resorts can be very busy. The local beaches can get loud making peaceful shore side walks and naps in the sun less appealing.

In this article we will reveal the amazing secret Lanzarote beaches less than a 30 minute drive away from wherever you may be staying on Lanzarote.

You will need your own transport to get to the lesser known beaches of Lanzarote.

Let’s cover the secret Lanzarote beaches nearest to each tourist resort.

Secret beaches near Playa Blanca:-

playa del pozo

playa del pozo

Just outside Playa Blanca are the truly beautiful unspoilt set of Papagayo beaches.
The Papagayo area has eight separate beaches.

The most popular beach is Playa del Papagayo. This is a sheltered cover with two small beach cafes.

The draw back of Playa del Papagayo is that due to its popularity it does get busy

The other seven beaches in the Papagayo area are also very nice. The first beach called Playa Mujeres is recommended. This is the biggest beach with its own large car park. It is also the closest to Playa Blanca.

Read more about the Papagayo beaches in our Lanzarote Beaches section

Secret Lanzarote beaches near Puerto del Carmen:-

Playa El Reducto in Arrecife

Playa El Reducto in Arrecife

Puerto del Carmen is centrally located in Lanzarote. You can get to the very North of South of Lanzarote in a thirty minute drive time.

A ten minute drive North from Puerto del Carmen take you to Arrecife. Surprisingly there are a few nice beaches in the Capital city. The main beach is called Playa El Reducto. This is a large town beach. The size of the beach means you can always find a spot to your self.

Drive a little further North across Arrecife to the main port and there is a surprising little gem of a beach where you would least expect it. Tucked just inside the harbour is a pretty and sheltered white sand beach called Playa de la Arena.
Not many people us this beach especially in the week and it is warm and sheltered even on wind days.

Secret Lanzarote beaches near Costa Teguise

Playa La Garita

Playa La Garita

Driving along the coastal road LZ1 takes you to Arrieta with the Playa la Garita beach. This again is a town beach used by the locals. The beach is safe and sheltered with a nice pier and island to swim to and jump off. In the middle of the beach is a really nice restaurant.

Lanzarote secret beaches in the North

The North of Lanzarote has some amazing beaches. This part of the island can really reward beach lovers willing to make a small drive.
From Costa Teguise the drive time is around 30 minutes, from Puerto del Carmen 40 minutes and from Playa Blanca 60 minutes.

The secret lanzarote beaches in the North of the island are found alongside the LZ1 main road past Jameos del Agua.
The white sand was blown over from the Sarah desert. For thousands of years little by little easterly winds blowing from the Sarah towards Lanzarote carried sand. Bit by bit enough sand was blown over from the desert and landed on the Lanzarote beaches in their path.

La Caleta Beach

La Caleta beach

La Caleta beach

The first one of the beaches is found around five kilometres north of Jameos del Agua and is called La Caleta Beach.

This is a small sheltered beach in a cove. The beach faces south into a lagoon.

Read a full description of La Caleta beach here

Caleta del Mero beach


Caleta del Mero beach

Caleta del Mero beach

Caleta del Mero beach is an idyllic bleached white sand beach. There are lots of places to sun bathe and explore. The beach runs into a small cove like bay with crystal clear water.

Read a full description of Caleta del Mero beach here

Caleton Blanco Beach

Caleton Blanca beach

Caleton Blanca beach

Caleton Blanco is a very special beach. There is a large car park that is adjacent to the beach. The beach itself is made of of lots of lagoons linked together.

Read a full description of Caleton  Blanco beach here

Other Nearby Beaches

Just east of Caleta de Mero beach is another white sand beach with lots of sunbathing areas and a high tide beach with some tricky rocks. Parking is on the other side of the road. Few people go here.

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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