La Graciosa - the best Canary island for beaches
La Graciosa's beaches are for sure the islands biggest attraction. Many consider them to be the best beaches in the Canary Islands. Untouched and solitary, they are often devoid of people – especially outside of the main summer holiday months as well as the early morning and late afternoon hours before/after the first and last ferry leaves the port.
Some of the beaches are well protected from the waves of the open sea by bay or by lava stone reefs and thus provide safe bathing, even for small children. Please note that naturism is very common here.
If you only have time to visit one beach, we suggest you visit Playa de Las Conchas, the most beautiful beach on the island. It has also been rated in the top ten best beaches in Europe. Besides everything else this magnificent beach impresses with the contrasting colours: half a kilometre strip of immaculate white sand, the turquoise sea with white waves of majestic hight, the sun-golden Montaña Clara on the horizon and the red mountain of Montaña Bermeja in the background sprinkled by little vegetation. Please note, you will not be able to swim here due to currents and high waves. Map
Another jewel of tranquillity and natural beauty is Playa Francesa. This quiet beach forms a sheltered lagoon of white sand dunes and clear turquoise blue sea, ideal for swimming, snorkelling, sunbathing and exploring. Map
Five minutes walking distance from Playa Francesa you will find a hidden beach - Playa de La Cocina, another particularly beautiful and isolated white beach for escaping the civilization. Located remotely in a little bay at the foot of the Montaña Amarilla it is a perfect beach for romance and sunsets. The beach boasts stunning views and exclusive tranquillity. Map
One of the closest beach to the town is Playa El Salado, a vast strip of white sand shore fringed by calm waters. This beach is great for walking-by-the-beach as well as for little dips and snorkelling. It offers especially panoramic views to the Risco de Famara cliffs of Lanzarote and is another great spot for watching sunsets. Playa El Salado is close to the camping area, public toilets and showers. Map
Barranco de Conejo is tiny but beautiful little white sand enclave, located in between Caleta de Sebo and Pedro Barba. Morning sun, crystal clear water, colorful rocks and stunning views towards the ghost village of Pedro Barba and majestic cliffs of Lanzarote coast. This beach can be accessed only on foot. Map
Playa Lambra is another often completely secluded beach, where one can enjoy nature in its most unspoiled state. Located in the north of La Graciosa. It offers 600 meters long white sand shore with black rocks on the coast and views towards inhabited island Alegranza. Map
If you visit this beach, a little further to the north you will find a truly scenic natural phenomenon Los Arcos. Los Arcos is several meters high natural arch formed of volcanic rock:
La Laja is the first beach you will see when arriving to the island. It offers a little spot of fine white sand and crystal clear waters located right next to the port. The beach is the popular between the local fishermen and their families. Map
Pedro Barba beach is secluded rustic beach in Pedro Barba village - the second settlement on the island, turned into an exclusive vacation resort. With white sand, pebbels, calm waters and not a soul outside the main season when the village is completely uninhabited. It is not uncommon to meet turtles here. Map
*Please keep in mind that there are no services outside Caleta de Sebo, so make sure you carry sufficient amount of water. Also, because there are no palms or other trees outside Caleta de Sebo there is very little shade on the island. So if you are planning to stay on a beach for some time we advise you take some means of creating shade.