Beaches in north Lanzarote

Haría lies on the northern side of the island. It is the most rugged municipality with its mix of mountains and beaches, unique to the island. Due to these mountains Haría has the most rainfall year round, which has influenced the landscape.

This is a peaceful region where tradition mixes with lots of beaches of white sand, brown… and beaches of volcanic origin. As well there are natural volcanic pools in places like Órzola.

From Orzola in the north of the island, on the coast road heading back towards Arrecife, there are numerous scenic and natural beaches, most of which are not patrolled or lifeguarded, so be careful if swmming.  Heading back the other way from Orzola (towards Haria and Teguise), takes you to Caleta de Famara, the famous surfing beach.

You can happily spend a day just touring this area, and stopping wherever you fancy.  To be honest, that is probably better advice than giving the names of the beaches, and trying to explain where they are!  However, here are a few to look out for:


Las Cocinitas is along the coast road towards Arrecife from Orzola, and quite near to Jameos del Agua. It can be quite windy here, with moderate waves, and for that reason is popular for windsurfing.


La Garita is stuated in Arrieta, a lovely fishing port between Orzola and Arrecife.  It can be quite windy in Arrieta, but the sea is relatively calm here.

There are some excellent places to eat in Arrieta, as wella s a few shops, so it is a good place to visit for up to a day, though it also makes a good holiday base, if you prefer to be away from it all. 


Caletón Blanco(or ‘big inlet’), is the largest bay on the coastline between Orzola and Arrecife, and where the Malpaís de la Corona (volcanic ground) sweeps down to the sea on the north east of the island.

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