Best beaches in Lanzarote – South – Guide and Map

Lanzarote is a stunning island in the Canary archipelago, a destination you shouldn’t miss for its incredible volcanic and moon-style panoramas (like the unbelievable vineyards), but it still shines as a good destination for beach lovers. This guide is going to show you the best beaches in Lanzarote southern coast!

How to get to the best Beaches in Lanzarote?

As usual, let’s start with an easy map of the best beaches in Lanzarote southern coast! As you should already know if you’re a follower of my website, yellow pins mark the beaches and blue pins mark alternative parkings.

Natural beaches in Lanzarote – Playa del Papagayo, Playa Mujeres

Let’s start this journey with a look at the wildest and most natural beaches in Lanzarote.

We are talking about a set of beaches on the south-east corner of the island, all relatively near and similar but still very interesting.

The biggest are Playa Mujeres, Playa del Pozo e Playa del Papagayo.

If you feel like walking a little bit more through easy walk paths between the rocks you can reach many other smaller ones, like Playa Caletòn San Marcial, Playa de la Cera o Playa del Congrio, that you can still see on my map above just zooming in.

Playa Mujeres, una delle più belle spiagge nel sud di Lanzarote
Playa Mujeres from the top – take the walkpath from the town to reach it from this side

These beaches, Playa Mujeres overall, are definitely wide even if the map could confuse you. Look at that small dots on the picture above, they are people.

Remember that these beaches have no services, so always remember water, solar cream and umbrellas.

These beaches directly face the power of the ocean, and water rapidly gets deep; pay attention especially if you’re travelling with kids.

Despite rough waves the water is still bright and if you like sub or snorkeling there’s a lot to see (including nudists on the east side of the beach 😛 )

How to get to Playa del Papagayo, Playa Mujeres, Playa del Pozo

The three major beaches can easily be reached by car through stone roads that let you park a few meters from the beach.

But if you want to see some more interesting panoramas from the top, or your rental car insurance (see here how to rent a car!) doesn’t cover stone roads, my advice is to park in town near the blue pin on the map and walk through the wide walk path to Playa Mujeres: it lets you see the beach as in my picture above.

Quiet beaches: Playa Dorada and Playa Flamingo

Playa Dorada and Playa Flamingo, another two nice beaches in the south coast of Lanzarote, are located near Playa Blanca town (it may sound confusing but Playa Blanca is not a beach but the name of the town).

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Playa Dorada – Lanzarote – Spain ?? – ?? Playa Dorada è una delle spiagge del sud di Lanzarote, a forma di caletta, servita e riparata dalle onde. Il momento migliore per andarci è probabilmente il tramonto, per godersi la tranquillità e il sole che scende sul mare. Leggi la guida completa alle spiagge di Lanzarote su www.alwaysonboard.it (link nella bio) —- ?? Playa Dorada is one of the best beaches in the south of Lanzarote, suitable for children and families, thanks to calm water and services. Read the full guide to the best beaches in Lanzarote on www.alwaysonboard.it (link in the Bio) or follow for more pictures and Travel tips #canarias #lanzarote #paradise #enjoy #sun #sunset #photography #spain #sand #ig_canarias_ #todocanarias #nofilter #relax #beach #spiaggia #mare #sea #travel #viaggiare #summer #estate #sole #water #sand #holiday #vacanza #paradise #picoftheday #follow #photooftheday #wanderlust

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These two quiet beaches share the common round shape that protects from the main waves.

Playa Dorada and Playa Flamingo are then more suitable for children. There are services and water is quiet.

All around you can find bars and restaurants; they may be worth a try for a dinner at sunset while watching at the sun descending on the sea line.

How to get to Playa Dorada

You can park in front of “centro comercial Papagayo” , following the blue pin on my map.

At centro comercial Papagayo you’ll also find a couple bars and pubs open at night; this is the most active place of south coast in the night.

This does not mean that you’ll find big party life here in Playa Blanca anyway: if you’re searching for some nightlife you should consider moving to Puerto del Carmen, I’m going to write an article soon about nightlife topic.

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Playa Dorada – Lanzarote – Spain ?? – ?? Playa Dorada è una delle spiagge del sud di Lanzarote, a forma di caletta, servita e riparata dalle onde. Il momento migliore per andarci è probabilmente il tramonto, per godersi la tranquillità e il sole che scende sul mare. Leggi la guida completa alle spiagge di Lanzarote su www.alwaysonboard.it (link nella bio) —- ?? Playa Dorada is one of the best beaches in the south of Lanzarote, suitable for children and families, thanks to calm water and services. Read the full guide to the best beaches in Lanzarote on www.alwaysonboard.it (link in the Bio) or follow for more pictures and Travel tips #canarias #lanzarote #paradise #enjoy #sun #sunset #photography #spain #sand #ig_canarias_ #todocanarias #nofilter #relax #beach #spiaggia #mare #sea #travel #viaggiare #summer #estate #sole #water #sand #holiday #vacanza #paradise #picoftheday #follow #photooftheday #wanderlust

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And then, after relaxing on these cool beaches, don’t forget to explore the rest of this incredible island, the volcanoes, the white towns or the wonderful vineyards, that you can easily see while driving back to Puerto del Carmen with your car! 🙂

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