This is one of the largest beaches in Lanzarote, amounting to 2,800 meters long. It is a favorite destination for both nudists and surfers, and inexperienced swimmers should mind the strong undertows. The nearby village resort makes available plenty of accommodation solutions, as well as a fair number of restaurants and other eating venues. Given its fine surfing conditions, the waters washing this brownish beach are often selected as surf training site. In addition, the landscape yielded by the geological formations on this beach (cliffs, dunes) turns Famara into one of the most unmatchable stretches of sand in Lanzarote.

El Risco

El Risco is one of the most challenging beaches in Lanzarote. It is located close to Famara, and it is 6,000 meters long, which is impressive. Reaching to this beach is fairly difficult. Some prefer to come here by boat, since this manner releases them from the effort of climbing down the rocks in the event one chooses to get to El Risco on foot. Besides its worth as leisure opportunity, El Risco has a huge historic significance, being an archeological site and home to the oldest salt plains in Lanzarote.

Las Cucharas

Located close to Costa Teguise, one of the most popular destinations in Lanzarote, Las Cucharas is one of the most developed beaches in terms of anthropogenic facilities. This 600 meters long beach is fitted with or in close proximity to a promenade, plenty of sports facilities, parking lots, showers, toilets and it is also accessible by bus. Plenty of shops and bars, as well as restaurants and sleeping venues are located nearby Las Cucharas. On top of all, this beach is often chosen as windsurfing destination, which is substantiated by the number of windsurfing facilities and by the fact this beach falls nothing short of the definition of a cradle of the windsurfing tradition in Lanzarote.

El Bastian

El Bastian is located close to Costa Teguise, and it is fitted with hammocks, showers, parking lots. Several restaurants, as well as a promenade border one side of this beach. It is easily accessible and it is a highly family-oriented stretch of sand by force of its wholesome climatic features (shielded from winds and relatively calm waters). It is located close to another significant beach in Teguise, that is, Los Charcos which, on the other hand, is often frequented by windsurfers. This white sandy stretch is dotted here and there by small volcanic rocks.

El Jablillo

Costa Teguise neighbors upon yet another popular beach, El Jablillo. In fact, plenty of tourists accommodated in Costa Teguise come here to sunbathe, and they benefit from the wealth of facilities the beach is fitted with: showers, parking lots, restaurants, hammocks, as well as from an easy access by bus. Shopping is also not just possible, but actually fairly rewarding nearby El Jablillo. This is a calm beach pegged out by the presence of a bay.


Ancla does not excel in anthropogenic facilities, though accommodation in its surroundings can be spotted without too much difficulty, considering the proximity of this beach to Costa Teguise. It is a sandy beach with some rougher granulation due to the small volcanic rocks, which is why some tend to believe visiting Ancla is more recommendable at rising tide.

Other notable beaches in the municipality of Teguise

Francesca, La Laja, Pedro Barba, Isla de la Alegranza, San Juan

Beaches in La Graciosa

El Salado, El Caleton de Marrajo, La Cocina, Lambra, Las Conchas

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