The Playa Blanca Beach is a beach located in the area known as Puerto del Carmen in the Lanzarote island, Canarias, Spain. Although it is more known between the locals as “Playa Grande” or “Playa Grande de Fariones” to differentiate it from other beaches in Lanzarote also called “Playa Blanca” (there are at least other two beaches in Lanzarote called Playa Blanca).
Puerto del Carmen is an area where you will find many beaches, not only the Playa Blanca Beach. Like the “Playa de Los Pocillos“, or the “Playa de Matagorda“, but the Playa Blanca is the biggest and the first and more important in the area.
The Playa Blanca beach has all the services you may need and right to the promenade, you will find good restaurants, bars, and hotels. Of course, the downside is that the beach is very visited and may be crowded in the high season and some tourists find the prices of the coffee shops or the bars a little too expensive.
In addition to the expected services available at the best beaches in Spain like showers, toilets and so on, an interesting thing is that the town hall makes available a service to handicapped persons to take a bath using specially designed wheelchairs. If you are interested you have to contact the town hall to book the service.
The beach is also known because it may be windy some days and with medium and strong waters. This is ideal for the surfers buy maybe not so good if you are planning to lie down in a hammock and read a book. Remember to check the weather forecast in advance and if it will be a windy day maybe you need a more protected beach.
The best of Playa Blanca beach.
- It is a big beach with all the services you may expect and some extra services like the special bath wheelchairs to hell handicapped to take a bath.
- It is surrounded by bars, restaurants, cafeterias, and hotels. You can literally wake up from your bed and in five minutes you are on the beach.
The disadvantages of Playa Blanca beach.
- It may be very crowded in the high season. If you are visiting Lanzarote while the high season and you don’t like crowded beaches maybe you should visit another more isolated beach.
- There are days when the beach is very windy. This may be an advantage if you like to surf but not if you are visiting the beach with your family to lie around.