Playa de La Cantería
Facing north, Playa de la Cantería is Lanzarote’s most northerly beach and has something of an edge of the world feel to it. Located close to the village of Órzola, it is a beach made of pale yellow sand, although at high tide it can look black because of a ribbon of loose volcanic rocks further back.
Surrounded by a typical Lanzarote landscape of steep, bare cliffs, it is around 300 meters in length and forms a tight curve around pale blue shallows. Rip currents mean it is not recommended for swimming, and is instead known as a destination for surfing between November and February.
Free of sun loungers and umbrellas, amenities are limited to a small number of parking spaces reached via a gravel road. This allows you to enjoy the natural splendour of Playa de la Cantería - often without another human in sight. If you’re coming to soak up the sun, be sure to make your visit a morning one since the shadow cast by the surrounding slopes can mean the beach is already in shade by the afternoon.
The westernmost part of the beach is sometimes used by nudists, who generally keep themselves to themselves. Órzola has a small supermarket and some places to eat and drink.
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