Top 24 Lanzarote Beaches

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Lanzarote combines a beach-lovers paradise with a unique volcanic landscape that is UNESCO-protected.

As a result of the island's unique makeup, you'll find a decent number of black sand beaches here too. El Golfo is the best known of the bunch - it's also home to the famous green lagoon, and the mix of emerald green lagoon and black grainy beach make for some truly top photos.

For beaches that are better suited to catching the rays and taking a dip, head to Puerto del Carmen. Lanzarote's liveliest resort, it comes with three sandy beaches, which all come with a thriving watersports scene.

For a Blue Flag beach, Playa Blanca's the place to head to, and if you're after secluded and secret, then El Papagayo is the ideal spot. It's a protected national park on Lanzarote's most southerly tip, and the only ways of getting there are by hire car along the rugged mountain access road, or a water taxi from Playa Blanca.

Whichever beaches in Lanzarote you decide to visit, there's never a bad time to go. The island's subtropical-desert climate means the temperature very rarely drops below double figures, so it's a great destination for year-round sun.