Playa de las Cucharas
If you’re after a lively swathe of shoreline with something for everyone, then Playa de las Cucharas will tick all of the boxes.
This 650-metre stretch of golden sandy beach is the largest and busiest in Costa Teguise, on Lanzarote’s east coast.
The beach is effectively split into three smaller beaches, with vast differences between the two opposite ends. The northern end of the beach is a family favourite, where a breakwater helps to keep the waters calm and perfect for paddling. The only downside is that there are no sunbeds or parasols to rent at this end, but if you’ve got your own equipment then you can set yourself up in a quiet spot away from the crowds.
If you prefer your beaches action-packed and full of life, then head for the southern end of the sands. Here you’ll find tons of watersports on offer, with everything from pedalos to scuba diving on the cards. But it’s the windsurfing which really pulls in the punters here - this beach is widely considered to be one of Europe’s premier places for it, with adrenaline junkies flocking from far and wide.
If you’re just looking to lounge on the beach, there are sunbeds available for hire, plus plenty of bars and shops close to hand, so you can grab drinks and snacks throughout the day.
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